Disney Dreamlight Valley – Tips & Tricks

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Avatar Design Tool | Critter Overview | Upgrades & Unlocks | Recipe Tips and Remy’s Realm | Promotional Codes | Random Tips & Quest Info | Star Path Tips

Avatar Design Tool & Importing

The ADT (Avatar Design Tool) is essentially the game’s demo showing off the character creator. It is only available on PC devices (Steam, Epic, Windows Store), but you can use the import code anywhere using the Import option on the Avatar Create screen. The Import Code only lasts for 24 hours. Buying Dreamlight Valley on Steam also overwrites the Demo so make sure you get the code first before buying the game or consider the other two options instead.

Advantages for using the ADT first:

  • You get to pick an outfit for your character from the start with hundreds of options (though, not everything). You get the “starter” outfit (White shirt, blue jeans, sneakers) either way, but this lets you have an outfit you may like more or even your own custom outfit from the beginning (though, you do have the tool right away so you can always make one after starting too)
  • You get a Bonus Jersey as a gift. This is the only way to get the item currently.

Obviously, if you don’t care about those things or want to earn everything solely through Scrooge’s shop, then it’s fine to skip out on it, but just wanted to mention it!


Critter Notes

Animals could originally be only fed once a day (so if you messed up, that was it), but this was changed with the patch on December 6th, 2022 and they now can be fed multiple times a day. They only will count towards befriending and give a gift the first time you successfully feed them though. This is mainly an opportunity if you fed them something they won’t eat to try again.

Favorite Food Observations thus far

  • Squirrel – Peanuts
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Any Fruit
  • Rabbits – Carrot
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Other Vegetables
  • Turtle – Seaweed
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Shellfish (what the game calls Seafood)
  • Raccoon – Blueberries
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Other Berries
  • Crocodiles – Lobster
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Herring, Squid
  • Foxes – White Sturgeon
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: Salmon
  • Sunbirds: Flowers that match their colors (So they can have more favorites than listed)
    • Golden Sunbird – Orange Houseleek
    • Emerald Sunbird – Green Passion Lily, Green Rising Penstemon
    • Orchid Sunbird – Purple Impatiens, Pink Bromeliad
    • Red Sunbird – Red Bromeliad
    • Turquoise Sunbird – Pink Houseleek
    • Non-Favorites they will also all eat: Berries, any other flowers
  • Raven – 5 Star Meals
    • Non-Favorites they will also eat: 3 Star Meals, 4 Star Meals

*Insertitemhere* is pretty rare. Why should I feed them a favorite over a non-favorite?

For one, Critters do get befriended slightly faster with Favorite Foods. Depending on the Critter, you could shave off how many times you need to feed them to befriend using favorites versus liked food. That said, the difference is negligible and only really shaves off 1-3 times at most. It’s possible this could be a stronger gap when newer critters come out though.

Before September 15th’s patch, the biggest plus to this was higher chance of Dream Shards as you need a lot for certain quests, but with the recent changes, it’s much more common and possible to get with Liked Food as well. That said, feeding favorites is still the best chance for earning Motif Bags, so if you’d like to collect them all, you may still want to go this route until you have all the current ones in the game.

There’s also a Dreamlight Task per Critter that requires you to feed a favorite item 10 times in addition to just feeding them at all, so you do need to feed it at least 10 times for the task. (If you’re wondering why you should care about the Dreamlight Tasks, there’s more on it in the next section).

Plus, while still needing more testing to check, it’s does feel like you have a higher chance of feeding memories favorites as well.

But otherwise, if you’re really just focusing on befriending, it’s up to you and just how badly you want the color if you want those extra feedings shaved off or not.

How to Approach

  • Squirrel – Just approach them
  • Rabbits – Chase them three times, then approach
  • Turtle – Stand next to them until they stick their head back out of the shell
  • Raccoon – Chase until they stop, then play Red Light, Green light. When they are fully standing up, stay still. When they crouch down, approach. Repeat until you get close enough to interact with them. When they sit down in the grass, they are safe to further approach.
  • Crocodiles – Same as Raccoon, but they’ll just lift their head up and look side to side before crouching down. When they lay all the way down on their bellies, they are safe to further approach.
  • Foxes – Same as Rabbits
  • Sunbirds – Approach when they’re staying in place
  • Raven – Work kind of like Turtles. Get close and they’ll fly up– just stand there until they fly down to you.

Weekly Schedule

Squirrels are in the Plaza, Rabbits in the Peaceful Meadow, Sea Turtles are in Dazzle Beach, Crocodiles are in Glade of Trust, Raccoons are in Forest of Valor, Foxes are in Frosted Heights, Sunbirds are in Sunlit Plateau, Ravens are in Forgotten Lands

Each Animal has 4 colors that will show up 4 times a day– three times for all day and one day where they will only show up for 12 hours. The last color (or for Crocodiles, last two) are only available for 6 hours for one single Day. Below, you can find all the specific times.
At the moment, Daylight Savings Time is not currently accounted for so if your clock turned back an hour, despite the times not changing, everything is an hour earlier than listed.

Critter TypeSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
SquirrelsWhite (12AM-6AM)

Black (12AM-12PM)

Red (12AM-12PM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)

Gray (12PM-12AM)
Classic (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Gray (All Day)
Gray (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

Gray (All Day)
RabbitsBlack (12AM-12PM)

White (12AM-12PM)

Brown (12PM-12AM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)
Black (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Brown (All Day)

White (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Brown (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

White (All Day)

Calico (8AM-2PM)
Black (All Day)

White (All Day)
Brown (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Sea TurtlesBrown (12AM-12PM)

Purple (12AM-12PM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)

White (12PM-12AM)
Brown (All Day)

Classic (All Day)

Black Sea Turtle (10AM-4PM)
Purple (All Day)

White (All Day)
Brown (All Day)

White (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

Purple (All Day)
Brown (All Day)

Purple (All Day)
White (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
CrocodilesBlue (12AM-12PM)

Golden (12AM-12PM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)

Red (12PM-12AM)

White (6PM-12AM)
Blue (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Golden (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

Golden (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

Golden (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

Red (All Day)

Pink (6AM-12PM)
RaccoonsRed (12AM-12PM)

White (12AM-12PM)

Black (12PM-12AM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)
Classic (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Black (All Day)

White (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Blue (4PM-10PM)

Red (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

White (All Day)
Red (All Day)

White (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
SunbirdsGolden (12AM-12PM)

Turquoise (12AM-12PM)

Emerald (12PM-12AM)

Red (12PM-12AM)
Red (All Day)

Turquoise (All Day)
Emerald (All Day)

Golden (All Day)
Emerald (All Day)

Turquoise (All Day)
Golden (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Golden (All Day)

Turquoise (All Day)

Orchid (9AM-3PM)
Emerald (All Day)

Red (All Day)
FoxesBlue (12AM-12PM)

Classic (12AM-12PM)

Black (12PM-12AM)

White (12PM-12AM)
Classic (All Day)

White (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Blue (All Day)
Black (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

White (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Black (All Day)

White (All Day)

Red (2AM-8AM)
RavensBlue (12AM-12PM)

Red (12AM-12PM)

Classic (12PM-12AM)

White (12PM-12AM)
Classic (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

White (All Day)

Brown (6PM-12AM)
Red (All Day)

White (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

Classic (All Day)
Blue (All Day)

Red (All Day)
Classic (All Day)

White (All Day)

Which are the 1 day only colors?
Sunday – White Squirrel (12AM-6AM), White Crocodile (6PM-12AM)
Monday – Black Sea Turtle (10AM-4PM)
Tuesday – Brown Raven (6PM-12AM)
Wednesday – Blue Raccoon (4PM-10PM)
Thursday – Calico Rabbit (8AM-2PM)
Friday – Orchid Sunbird (9AM-3PM)
Saturday – Red Fox (2AM-8AM), Pink Crocodile (6AM-12PM)

Are there any Critters you can get that are not in the Critter Collection?
Yes! There’s currently the following: Pua, the IncrediSquirrel, Wind-up Raccoon, Choco Crocodile, Celestial Sea Turtle, and Regal Fox.
Pua is from Moana’s Friendship Questline.
IncrediSquirrel and Wind-Up Raccoon have been available through Star Paths. Unfortunately, they become no longer available as each Star Path ends.
Choco Crocodile was a gift to anyone who started playing Week 1. It is currently no longer available, unfortunately.
Celestial Sea Turtle and Regal Fox are from the Founders Packs– you get the Sea Turtle from the Deluxe Edition or you can get both the Fox and Sea Turtle if you buy the Ultimate Edition.


Various Tool/Item/Feature Upgrades/Unlocks

Upgrades are essentially gotten through various quests. It’s one of the main reasons to work on Friendship Quests in addition to regular tasks.

WALL-E vs Moana vs Remy – Which first?

More or less, each character unlocks something kind of important as you level them up. Depending on what you’re looking to do or want to focus on may have some input on your choice here. I think each has their advantages. And honestly, it’s entirely possible to unlock all three the first day anyway.

  • WALL-E – WALL-E is actually a side character in many quests and helps out in various ways, including in Merlin’s friendship quests to upgrade your watering can. His main addition to the valley is when his friendship is high enough, you’ll have a quest to fix up a garden where he’ll plant crops for you to harvest once a day. He can plant crops from any biome, even if you haven’t unlocked them yet.
  • Moana – Besides the fact that you can’t get Maui until she’s in your valley, through her friendship quest, you’ll eventually find a boat you can fix up. Fixing it up will allow you to get various fish from her multiple times a day. She can catch fish from any biome, even if you haven’t unlocked them yet. Due to Sunlit Plateau not having fishing spots right now, this is also the only way to get a Walleye when her boat is upgraded to a higher level.
  • Remy – Unlocks his restaurant which includes letting you server characters their requested meals which gives a huge friendship boost and unlocks ingredients you can only get from buying them at his restaurant. Plus, you can cook with Remy.

Finally, a list of general unlocks from everyone:

  • Merlin’s questline needs to be finished in order to make your Watering Can work on the various Mushrooms you’ll see around. You’ll first only be able to get rid of small patches of mushrooms (after the initial quest to test it out) and in his final quest, you’ll be able to remove the big patches as well.
  • Anna’s questline needs to be finished in order to remove the mushroom stumps with your Shovel. Unlike most upgrades though, hers is pretty early on.
  • The Pickaxe actually has upgrades from different characters. To remove the big coral (big green things on the beach), you need to work on Maui’s questline, while for the Ice Chunks (both small and big– like Merlin’s, it’ll take different quests), you need to work on Elsa’s. The bones require doing Scar’s questline.
  • Kristoff’s friendship quests not only let you get Donald Duck, but allow him to open a stall, similar to Goofy’s, where he sells “basic” materials such as Stone and Softwood. At the end, he adds additional materials like sand.
  • Remy’s friendship quests allow him to add Peanuts and Slush Ice to his purchasable items at his restaurant. Not to mention the whole Restaurant unlocking in the first place (see above for more information)
  • Moana unlocks a Fishing Boat that will bring in various fish from every biome. Her questline also gets Pua as a Critter you can equip to follow you and new constellations in the sky.
  • WALL-E unlocks the ability to fix up the garden for him to plant various crops (from all biomes) for you to harvest once a day.
  • Ursula’s friendship questline needs to be completed in order to unlock Eric.
  • Eric’s questline allows Ariel to switch from her Mermaid form to Human form (and vice versa if she wants to). It also lets him unlock a Blueprint station in his house where you can buy new crafting recipes.
  • Mickey’s questline is required to get Minnie.
  • Goofy’s questline unlocks a Raft which, when fixed up, is how you can find and get Ariel.
  • Finishing Donald’s first quest unlocks the Missing Socks quest which is how you unlock Stitch.
  • Stitch unlocks Coffee Beans. They start growing in the Glade of Trust.

What about Biomes? Is there an order I should unlock them in?

I would say an easy way to do it is either by going in cost order or by what your quests require. If you look in your quest list under Quests not unlocked yet, it will tell you what you need to unlock them. If you still want to know what you can unlock from each Biome, I’ve made a quick list below.

Some notes: Every Biome has their own fish, gems, and crops/forageables you can find. Some do overlap. There’s also their Orb. I will not be mentioning these as you can find the details through your Collection Menu and it’s something that can change a bit across every biome.

  • Peaceful Meadow – The one area that doesn’t require Dreamlight to unlock– you should open it up as soon as you get the pickaxe, but this is where you can find Goofy and get the Royal Fishing Rod. You can find Rabbits here. This is also where the Gardening area for WALL-E is.
  • Dazzle Beach – Usually the next you’ll unlock. Sea Turtles are here and it’s where you need to place any houses that require being placed on the water. Unlocking it also lets you get access to the raft to get to Ariel, Moana’s boat for fishing, and Ursula.
  • Glade of Trust – Where Crocodiles are. You can also meet Mother Gothel here.
  • Forest of Valor – Where Kristoff is and how you unlock Donald. Kristoff’s house also doubles as Anna’s. You can also find Raccoons here. Plus, the ice cave Elsa will use as her own house.
  • Sunlit Plateau – Likely where Scar will be. Also where you find Sunbirds.
  • Frosted Heights – Where you can find Foxes.
  • Forgotten Lands – At the moment, the only real plus right now for this area is to get to the back area of Sunlit Plateau and for certain quests.

I have so much Dreamlight now… Is there any reason to keep working on tasks?

Well, for one, you have no idea how much things may cost in the future, but as for something now, the tree around the Fountain in the Plaza will actually grow as you complete tasks. The more Dreamlight Tasks completed, the more your tree grows. Dreamlight Duties do not seem to count for the tree as a whole, but the task for completing a certain number of them does. Some are NOT currently possible to complete either so do your best!


Recipe Notes

Despite many Recipes saying you can use any ingredient of that type, it’s not always true. For one, if that item makes something else (for example, 1 Lettuce will make Salad or 1 Potato will make Puree), they will not make something like… Crudites or Grilled Vegetables. Crudites in general can only be made with certain vegetables while others will make Grilled Vegetables or a specific soup. As Soup is specified, I’ve just listed below the ones that will make the two simple Vegetable dishes that can come up, despite calling for general ingredients.

Crudites – Bell Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber, Mushroom, Zucchini
Grilled Vegetables – Asparagus, Chili Pepper, Corn, Eggplant, Onion, Pumpkin, Spinach

You can check out this video where I make every Recipe.

Walleye is currently unable to be caught in Sunlit Plateau and can only be gotten through Moana’s Boat once unlocked.
Fugu can only be caught in gold bubbles when it rains and Kingfish can only be caught in gold bubbles at night.

Finally, Star Rank for a Recipe is determined by the amount of required ingredients it has. If you make a Salad with 5 Lettuce, it will still be 1 Star, but Vegetarian Pizza, as an example, requires 5 ingredients so it’ll always be 5 stars.

Remy’s Realm (An Important Night at the Restaurant)

Remy requires you to make various dishes for a busy night at the restaurant. All ingredients on his shelves can be used for free, but only in his Kitchen. You cannot take them outside of the Realm, but you can use this opportunity to learn more recipes– just keep in mind they won’t count towards Dreamlight tasks. Recipes do not require cookbooks or a quest to learn (unless it’s quest specific and thus isn’t in the Recipe section)– if you manage to make the dish with the proper ingredients, you learn it.

Recipes for everything you need (or have the option) to make:

  • Grilled Fish – Any Fish (Rainbow Trout)
  • Fruit Salad – Any Fruit
  • Hearty Salad – Lettuce, any 2 Vegetables
  • Bell Pepper Puffs – Bell Pepper, Eggs, Cheese
  • Veggie Casserole – Any 2 Vegetables, Cheese, Any Spice
  • Margherita Pizza – Any Spice, Tomato, Cheese, Wheat
  • Banana Pie – Banana, Wheat, Butter
  • Apple Pie – Apple, Wheat, Butter
  • Ranch Salad – Lettuce, Bell Pepper, Corn, Tomato, Onion
  • Ratatouille – Tomato, Eggplant, Zucchini, Onion, Any Spice
All Recipes you can make using ingredients from Remy's Kitchen
  • Apple Pie – Apple, Wheat, Butter
  • Banana Pie – Banana, Wheat, Butter
  • Basil Omelet – Basil, Egg, Cheese, Milk
  • Bell Pepper Puffs – Bell Pepper, Eggs, Cheese
  • Cheese Platter – Cheese
  • Crackers – Any Grain (Wheat)
  • Crudites – Any Vegetable (Cucumber)
  • Eggplant Puffs – Eggplant, Egg, Cheese
  • Fish Pie – Any Fish, Wheat, Butter
  • Fish Sandwiches – Any Fish, Wheat
  • Fish Soup – Any Fish, Any Vegetable, Milk
  • Fish Steak – Any Fish, Tomato, Basil
  • Fruit Salad – Any Fruit
  • Gazpacho – Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Any Spice
  • Greek Pizza – Any Spice, Wheat, Cheese, Tomato, Onion
  • Green Salad – Any Vegetable, Lettuce
  • Grilled Fish – Any Fish
  • Grilled Fish Entree – Any Fish, Any Vegetable
  • Grilled Vegetables – Any Vegetable
  • Grilled Veggie Platter – Any 3 Vegetables
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs – Egg
  • Hearty Salad – Lettuce, any 2 Vegetables
  • Hors d’Oeuvres – Any Spice
  • Jam Waffles – Any Fruit, Wheat, Eggs, Milk
  • Margherita Pizza – Any Spice, Tomato, Cheese, Wheat
  • Mediterranean Salad – Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, Any Spice
  • Omelet – Egg, Cheese, Milk
  • Onion Puffs Onion – Egg, Cheese
  • Pasta – Wheat, Tomato
  • Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Wheat
  • Porridge – Milk, Wheat
  • Porridge with Fruits – Milk, Wheat, Any Fruit
  • Ranch Salad – Lettuce, Bell Pepper, Corn, Tomato, Onion
  • Ratatouille – Tomato, Eggplant, Zucchini, Onion, Any Spice
  • Salad – Lettuce
  • Scrambled Egg – Egg, Cheese
  • Seared Rainbow Trout – Rainbow Trout, Tomato, Onion
  • Shake – Any Dairy or Oil
  • Souffle – Cheese, Egg, Milk, Butter
  • Tasty Salad – Lettuce, Cucumber, Any Vegetable, Any Spice
  • Tasty Veggies – Any Vegetable, Any Spice
  • Tomato Soup – Tomato
  • Vegetable Soup – Any 2 Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Pizza – Any 2 Vegetables, Tomato, Cheese, Wheat
  • Veggie Casserole – Any 2 Vegetables, Cheese, Any Spice
  • Veggie Pasta – Tomato, Wheat, Any Vegetable
  • Veggie Pie – Any Vegetable, Butter, Wheat
  • Zucchini Puffs – Zucchini, Egg, Cheese

Promotional Codes


Did you know?

A selection of random tips and information that I’ve seen a lot of people not know that you may find helpful!

  • You can quick travel to any Realms you’ve unlocked– simply click the Castle from the map and you can choose which Realm you want to visit. You can also use this to quickly pick any Well in any Biome as well by picking the “Villages” option.
    • This is especially handy with Remy’s world– as cooking there doesn’t use up goal, it’s a quick way to make food to eat. You can’t take it with you, but the stamina recovered there from eating cooked dishes will carry over after leaving.
  • What wood drops from trees depends on which Biome they are in! If you need more of a specific type of wood, try putting more trees in that area. Wood can spawn up to 2 blocks out from a tree in all directions (think of two squares around it) so try and have those areas free to get as much wood as possible.
  • Crops grow 10% faster if grown in the Biome they’re available in.
  • A LOT of things can be moved, even the Forageable trees/bushes (Blueberries, Apples, Cherries, etc.), so feel free to put them somewhere more convenient for you or to make things look nicer.
  • As of Update 2, only Watering Dried Flowers counts for memories, unfortunately.
  • You can earn Cooking Memories in Remy’s realm to save on ingredients and coal!
  • There is a path to the backside of Sunlit Plateau through the Forgotten Realms.
  • Scrooge currently only lets you buy more of an item if there is at least one in your inventory, crafting items included. You can even use this to make more of the chest that comes with your house, however: The items will always be shared. It will not let you have more of that chest to store more stuff.
  • There is no limit to how many gifts you can give a character a day. The only limit is on the favorite item boost– you can only get 3 boosted friendship from items a day (one per favorite). Flowers seem to be the best gift after favorites so it’s worth picking them all just to build up that count as there is a limit to how many can be in a biome and more won’t spawn if that flower limit is hit (it also varies per color per type). You can keep giving favorites until they hit level 10.
  • The Collection Tab is very helpful! It tells you what Biome you can find each thing in, lets you know if a Critter is available that day (and what time), and even how many ingredients a dish requires. It’s also a quick way to check what each character’s favorite items of the day are ahead of time.
  • The Orb of Nurturing takes about 2-3 days to grow with watering needed every 16 hours. However, you can grow it instantly if you use one of the Potions you unlock for instant watering the next time it dries out. You can do this with other quest-related items you need to water as well. Just keep in mind it only works if the crop is dry.
  • The Villager/Companion Skill Bonus isn’t solely by level, but also how many you have with that skill as well. (IE: 5 Characters with Mining will do more than 4 Characters with Fishing) I’m not sure if there is a max.

Misc. Quests, Other Information, and Resource Gathering

What to do with the Black Shard you find in the Forgotten Lands?
It’s used in Ursula’s Friendship Questline.

Where do I bury the Night/Evening Shard for Mother Gothel and how long does it take to grow?
Forgotten Lands. It takes 24 hours. It needs to be watered multiple times.

What do I do with the Conspicuous Book I found in the secret room in the Castle during Mickey’s Level 10 Quest?
Interact with the Bookshelf and place it to unlock a hidden room in the secret room!

How do I make Extra Fizzy Root Beer?
The Dried Ginger you get plus Vanilla and Sugarcane.

My quest’s objective isn’t updating!
Try having the task set as the focused/tracked task (Or even the character following you so they don’t wander off to bed). A lot of the issues can be fixed with that. Other times, a reboot or changing zones can help.

What’s the best way to get Seaweed?
Fish where there aren’t any bubbles. You don’t have to throw your rod in bubbles to fish.

What’s the best way to get Soil and/or Clay?
Rich Soil: Harvesting Crops
Soil: Dig holes in Peaceful Meadow
Clay: Dig holes in Glade of Trust or Sunlit Plateau

What’s with the Atlantean? Does it say anything?
All the Diary Entries essentially sat the same thing in the Diary Page Photos, with a couple of letters missing or cut off:
This Diary Belongs to
the Ruler of Dreamlight Valley
Private. Do not read.

Captions for what each diary entry apparently actually entails do show up after a bit, but may take a while to load initially. There has been some Atlantean in promotional material and even a tiny bit in the opening cutscene, but the latter gets cut off too much to make out more than one word.

What’s with the Pumpkin icon tasks under “Village”?
These are seasonal tasks for Halloween and give you special items upon completion!

Trick or Treat – Give any gift to at least 10 different Villagers.
Sugar Rush – Eat candy. You’ll need to eat 100 total for all three tiers.
A 3-Course Halloween Meal – From October 24th-November 1st Candy buckets will start spawning in your Valley. You need to get one of each color and eat the respective Candy (So 1 Red, 1 Purple, and 1 Green) to unlock this.
Villainy Wears Many Masks – Put a mask on your character– anything in the “Masks” category under wardrobe counts.
Stockpiling Pumpkins – Harvest 100 Pumpkins.

What’s with the Present icon tasks under “Village”?
These are seasonal tasks for the Festive season and give you special items upon completion!

Cookie Taste Test – Eat one of each of the three different cookies. (The Hero Cookie, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Minnie’s Gingerbread Cookies)
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? – Place a Snowman you crafted outside.
A Home for the Holidays – Place 5 Festive items in your home.
Even Fish Are Festive! – Catch one of each Festive Fish during the Holiday Event. They are indicated by green/red bubbles. Remember it has to be raining for Fugu and the Festive Anglerfish seems to only be at night and early morning (so 6PM-7AM roughly)
Ho! Ho! Ho! – Give 10 Gifts (the presents you can craft) during the Holiday Event


Star Path Overview & Recommendations

The Star Path has set tasks where you can only see 3 or 6 at a time depending on if you unlock premium or not. I’d recommend unlocking Premium right away if you want Premium items, but if not, try your best with just three tasks at a time. They are set in their requirements (not random like Dreamlight Duties) so you need to get through all of them to finish the Star Path.

The reason I recommend doing so right away (unless you really just don’t care for any Premium only items) is because some tasks will require more time. For example, if a quest asks you to remove 30 Night Thorns or give more than 3 favorite gifts to a Character, these are things you may need to wait until rollover to gift or for more spawns. If you start late or get these at the end, it may be very hard to finish due to the waiting nature of some of the tasks.

Is it better to do the 2,500 or 3,300?

It depends on two factors– how badly you want certain items (If you really want some ASAP, it may feel more worth it to get 100 right away) and if you’ve finished the Star Path or not. You do not need to do the 3,300 right away so if you’re undecided, I’d recommend doing the 2,500 only for now. The reason for this is that the first 100 Event Currency you buy will ALWAYS be discounted to 800* instead of 1,000. If you plan to buy any, do not buy less than that 100 for the best deal.

That said, when you completely claim every item in the Star Path, a final tier unlocks where you can trade in 10 Event Currency for 90* Moonstones. If you buy the extra currency when you’re done (or had at any point and thus, have some left over), you will make a profit of 90* Moonstones for every 10, earning an extra 900* which can be useful to keep for future Star Paths. This is the only definite reason I’d recommend the extra currency, but only after you finish.

* The first Star Path was 4,400 total for the bonus 100 to start with it being 1,600 for your first purchase of 100 extra Star Path Currency and earning 175 Moonstones per 10 Currency. This has been changed as it now costs less for the extra Star Path Currency.

Are there any tasks I can do easier?

Offhand, Flower picking ones you can just pick up a flower, drop it, and pick it up again. But most of the others aren’t really as possible. At best, ones that have the same requirement (IE: Remove # Night Thorns) you may want to try and have at the same time, but due to only being able to see 3-6 at a time, there’s no real way to know ahead of time how many may be in the list of tasks to begin with or when they may even show up due to the randomness of it all.