#1 - Dec. 30, 2012, 11 a.m.
Blizzard Post

Another year is ending in the rich world of Azeroth. Countless battles have been fought, and numerous accolades achieved. It is time to laud victories and give remembrance to the fallen. In celebration of the old year's passing and anticipation of the new, skilled brewers and talented pyrotechnicians have brought their finest creations to the bustling cities; join the party underway and ring in the new year with your fellow adventurers!


When: December 31st-January 1st
Where: Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Booty Bay.
Learn More: Wowpedia.


Happy New Year! The celebration will begin at 6:00 a.m. realm time on December 31 with fireworks in the skies above the cities, and repeats every hour on the hour. Feel free to sample some of the exotic brews and libations carted in from around the world, and dance ‘til the new year dawns.

If you're on a PvP realm, you're cautioned to steer clear of Booty Bay (or potentially visit with haste) as the guards there appear to have had too much fun already and aren't likely to be enforcing the town rules until morning.

The innovative and artistic engineers of Undermine have been slaving away. Their latest and greatest -- not to mention highly dangerous to operate -- creations will be on display in the cities of the world every hour. Keep your eyes to the skies, and be sure to stick around for the finale!

Potent Potables
What good is a party without sampling some of the brewers' delicious work? Kegs of the finest brews are available in the cities of Azeroth, bringing good cheer as we bid farewell to the old year. Cups are available for all party-goers; simply pick one up and fill up at the keg to warm your belly and lift your heart!

Revelers, All
Many soldiers formerly abroad have come home to engage in the festivities. Share in the merriment and dance with the revelers, or, if you're so inclined, blow a kiss to one that catches your eye. It's all in fun, after all; they appreciate the attention!

Check out our New Year screenshot gallery!