New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve Countdown are two identical events that occur in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World, respectively. They both occur on December 31st to celebrate the oncoming new year. A large clock will be placed in your town to countdown, and once the new year has arrived a large fireworks display will ensue. Talk to Tortimer in both games to get special items - in Animal Crossing the Noisemaker and in Wild World the Poppers.