Festival Playlist events and rewards Dec. 23rd - 30th (Winter S2)

Below are the seasonal events and rewards found in the Campaign / Festival Playlist menu. Use this thread to share tips and tuning setups for completing challenges!


This is the third season of Series 2.
The season starts at 6:30am Pacific on December 23rd and closes at the same time on December 30th, 2021.

The 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO is this week’s new exclusive reward car.


Send Gifts to friends and other players via the #Forzathon Shop or Gift Drop. When enough gifts are sent globally everyone gets rewards!
Reward: Santa Outfit - new Clothing item!
Reward: (mystery car!) - find out when the community sends those gifts!


Points are accumulated across all four seasons. Each event in the Festival Playlist has a number of points to earn noted in the bottom left corner of the event tile. Accumulate points with any combination of completed events to earn the first reward car, and continue earning points from remaining events to earn the second reward car. Cars noted as Hard to Find are not available in the Autoshow, so grab them while you can! But don’t worry if you miss them, these cars may come back again for future Festival Playlists.

Reward: Gingerbread Outfit (120 points) - new Clothing item!
Reward: 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (200 points) - #NewToForza car!


Total Points: 65
Accumulate points with any combination of completed events this season to earn the first reward car, and continue earning points from remaining events to earn the second reward car.

Reward: 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO (new Exclusive car) (25 points)
Reward: 1971 Meyers Manx Forza Edition (Hard-to-Find car) (45 points)


Not only do completing these events earn seasonal points, they also earn Forzathon Points which can be used in the Forzathon Shop.

#Forzathon Weekly Challenge: Game Changing (5 points)
These four challenges must be completed in sequence for completion.

  • Pininfarina Style | Own and drive the Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Limit Breaker | Maintain a speed of over 200mph for 10 seconds in your 458 Italia
  • True Grip | Earn 6 stars from Speed Zones in 5 minutes in your 458 Italia (Tip: don’t use Fast Travel)
  • Go Go Go | Win 2 Road Circuit Events in your 458 Italia

#Forzathon Daily Challenges (1 point each)
Each day a new challenge opens at 6:30am Pacific.

  • Family Sport | Win a Road Race in a Super Saloon
  • The Eliminator | Complete a game of The Eliminator
  • Air Force Three | Earn 3 Stars from any Danger Sign
  • Control Master | Drive above 100mph for 20 seconds in any car
  • Parking Ticket | Smash 25 Bikes in Guanajuato [Requires Bicycles; motorbikes won’t count]
  • Camper Convoy | Complete a Horizon Tour in teh 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe
  • Challenging | Complete a Challenge Card

Forzathon Shop

  • 600 FP car: 2003 Nissan Fairlady Z Forza Edition (Hard to Find car)
  • 300 FP car: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR (Autoshow car)
  • 75 FP car: HO HO HO Car Horn unlock
  • 75 FP car: Deck the Halls Car Horn unlock
  • Wheelspins and Super Wheelspins cost 80 and 300 FP each


Toggle the menu to show the rewards and restrictions for each event - if you complete the event in a car outside the restrictions or fail to meet the target, you won’t get the reward and points from completion.

Horizon Arcade (3 points)

  • Complete any Horizon Arcade theme.

The Trial (10 points) | Santamental Feelings | Road Racing | (B700) Retro Sports Cars
Note: You must have unlocked the Hall of Fame with Accolade points to enter the Trial.
Reward: 1995 Nissan NISMO GT-R LM (Autoshow car)

Seasonal Playground Games (3 points) | Jungle Bells | Aerodromo en La Selva | (B700) Classic Rally
Reward: 2017 Volkswagen #34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle (Autoshow car)

Danger Sign (2 points) | Basejump | (B700) Retro Sports Cars | 899.0 feet
Reward: Wheelspin

Speed Trap (2 points) | Bulevar | (S1 900) Mazda RX-7 '97 | 150.0 mph
Reward: Wheelspin

Trail Blazaer (2 points) | Barranco | (A800) UTV’s | 15 seconds
Reward: Wheelspin

Championship (5 points) | Feliz Navidad | Dirt Racing | (C600) Decade: 1970s
Reward: 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800 (Autoshow car)

Championship (5 points) | 20 Supra GR Championship | Road Racing | (A800) 2020 Toyota Supra
Reward: Toyota Race Suit (new Clothing item)

Championship (5 points) | Oh, Deer | Cross Country | (A800) Land Rover Range Rover
Reward: Reindeer Antlers! (new Clothing item)

Horizon Tour Co-op Championships (3 points)

  • Win with your team.


Photo Challenge (2 points) | #SNOWGIANT | Take a phot of any vehicle at the top of La Gran Caldera
Reward: HO HO HO! Forza Link Phrase unlocked

Horizon Open (2 points) | People Person | Eliminate 5 players in The Eliminator
Reward: 25,000 CR

The Eliminator (2 points) | Battle Royale | Finish 30th or better
Reward: Happy Holidays! Forza Link Phrase unlocked

Collectibles (3 points) | It’s Raining Gifts! | Smash 25 piles of white presents found at the Horizon Outposts
Reward: Merry Christmas Car Horn unlocked


DeLorean at Cathedral Circuit (4 points)

  • Set a clean lap in the provided car in as many laps as you like.


Complete the Horizon Super7 in the Creative Hub menu
Reward: Super Wheelspin

Reminders and Tips
For any case of the game not behaving as expected (such as an event not unlocking), do the following before posting:

  1. Double check to see if your car actually meets the event requirements both in car model and PI Class.
  2. Reboot your device to see if that clears the issue.
  3. Read the Known Issues list and other articles at Forza Support for possible explanation or solutions.
  4. If your issue is not listed or solved by anything on Forza Support, use the link at the bottom of any article to Submit a Ticket so the team can log and investigate your issue.

Specifically, the Known Issues list includes this item:

  • Festival Playlist - Series 2 - Winter- Seasonal Championship - Feliz Navidad, Oh, Deer, '20 Supra GR Championship may not complete after finishing the races (Date Added:12.10.21)

So, they know on advance the event of broken, and yet they still release it. Question is, how did they know it was broken on advance? Did someone cheat and then report it, or did they intentionally release a broken event just to play silly games with us?
Makes me think the Trail Blazer event was released broken intentionally now just to force people to play parts of the game they don’t like to achieve the required points.
Either way you look at it, it does not look good for the company as a whole. I can’t blame the devs as much as the people at the top running the whole show. Devs will take the heat, and some of it is justified because they went alone with it.

only reason any of us would waste our time doing this crap is for the vehicles you can’t buy!! I don’t want to turn this game on anymore, which is sad!!!


Same here.

I’m having way more fun reading the anger and high dudgeon tapped out here than playing atm…

As you said - ‘sad.’


Started off at Hotel Castillo in the RX-7, went to the Rush outpost and found + smashed a few presents, went and did the speedtrap with it, went to the Street Scene outpost and found a good few more presents.

Then I went and got the Arcade out of the way, ever since that not 1 of the outposts has contained a single present including the 2 above I was at 5-10 minutes earlier.

I wondered if it was just me. Did some presents near an Arcade while waiting for the timer, did the Arcade. Went back to the same Outpost to see if presents had respawned, nope, in fact not a bit of Christmas at all there. Hoped it was just because I’d already done that one but nope, no Christmas anywhere. Waiting for a chance to get back to game after a restart and hope that fixes it.

EDIT : And done. Restart restored Christmas.

Enough with the Eliminator being part of the weekly activities. It is bad enough that it remains a weekly Challenge, but this week it is also one of the daily activities.

I know there are some who enjoy Eliminator, but I also know there are many who do not.


Presents all outposts except Baja for me… although at the street race another player was smashing them in front of me…

Is that eliminate 5 players in one game or does it carry over for multiple sessions?

I have the same question otherwise this will be a hard challenge for many!

I think that the Eliminator challenge is bugged. I had to eliminate much more than 5 players in order to get it to register

Multiple sessions?

I got it in my second session (3 + 4).

Their descriptions leave a lot to be desired and it’s near impossible to get any clarification.

It’s in the same game, unfortunately.

I just did 2 in a row where I got 4 eliminations and it’s not showing as completed. What’s annoying is that in the first game, I challenged a 5th guy to a head to head, was winning easily with under 200 metres to go, then the head to heads were cancelled for the final showdown.

But yeah, either it’s bugged (which is quite possible), or you have to get 5 elims in the same game.

I did it a few hours ago. Got 4 in the first game and 2 in the second and it popped for me.

Sometimes it doesn’t register right away…I got 2 in my first go, then another 2+2 in later goes but didn’t register. It popped when I loaded the game back up a few hours later

can someone explain why we have to upgrade the rx7 to s1 when its perfectly capable of doing the speed trap stock, i really am sick of this bs

I have it on good authority that the explanation is… " reasons " :wink:

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