Here is my full Guide to the Life Day Event in Star Wars the Old Republic. This guide covers the basics of the event including how to get started and what to do. Also included is a full list of rewards and previews. This event was first introduced to SWTOR in 2013.
Up-to-date for 2022 – including previews of all the new Vendor Items.
The Basics – What is Life Day?
In The Old Republic, it is an event where you throw snowballs at people and NPC’s to get Snow-Covered Parcels and hug Wookiees.
That’s it. That’s the Event. There are no missions to pick up. All missions are automatically given to you. There are also some achievements to get along the way which grants some nice titles.
Basically, there are three different activities you can do.
- Throw Snowballs at other players, companions and some NPC’s to get Snow-Covered parcels
- Throw Snowballs at Lifeday Gift Droids to get Snow-Covered Parcels and Decorations
- Hug Wookiees to get Snow-Covered Parcels and Achievements
How to Get Started with the Life Day Event
Simply travel to your faction’s Fleet and go to the ‘Master of Ceremonies’ Life Day Vendor. They are located in the Galactic Trade Market Area.
Once you’re at the vendor, purchase the ‘Life Day Snowball Bomb’ for 1,000 Credits.
Alternatively, you can purchase the ‘Life Day Snowball Cannon’ from the Cartel Market for 500 CC that does the same thing. The only difference is that the cooldown to use it is 6s.
Then, put the Bomb or Cannon on a quickbar, target a player or NPC, then click on the ‘Life Day Snowball Bomb’ to throw it at your target. Note there is only a CHANCE that you will get a Snow-Covered Parcel.
When you successfully earn a Snow-Covered Parcel, a mission completion window will pop up. Accepting the Mission Completion will grant you the Snow-Covered Parcel into your Currency Tab.
Currency – Snow-Covered Parcels
Snow-Covered Parcels are the currency you get from throwing Snowballs. You can use this currency to purchase a fair few items from the ‘Master of Ceremonies’ Life Day Vendor.
Snow-Covered Parcels are now a Legacy Event Currency. They are stored in the Currency Tab of your Inventory in the ‘Event Currencies’ section.
If you have any Snow-Covered Parcels from previous years sitting in your Legacy Bank or Cargo Hold etc. you will need to mail them to an alt. Then log onto the alt and take them out of the mail. They will then automatically be placed into the Currency Tab.
Getting Snow – Covered Parcels
You have a chance of getting a Snow-Covered Parcel by throwing Snowballs at:
- Other players
- Life Day Reveler
- Life Day Gift Droids
- Overheated Life Day Gift Droids
- Wookiee Caroler or Reveler
Life Day Gift Droids, Overheated Gift Droid & Life Day Revelers
You can find Life-Day Gift Droids on the following planets
- Coruscant – Senate Plaza
- Dromund Kaas – Kaas City (Victory Spire)
- Nar Shaddaa – The Promenade (Lower and Upper)
- Mek-Sha – Slugfall Harbor, Three Points – The Bazaar, Contested Gangland
Throwing a Snowball at a Life Day Gift Droid only gives you a chance of getting a Snow-Covered Parcel. Throwing a Snowball at an Overheated Gift Droid has a chance of giving you either a Snow-Covered Parcel and/or a Decoration.
Wookiee Carolers and Revelers are found on Fleet, Nar Shaddaa and Mek-Sha.
Life Day Missions
There are three different missions you can complete during the Life Day Event. All missions are granted automatically for performing specific tasks.
Two of the missions have a chance of completion by throwing Snowballs and one requires hugging Wookiees.
|A Special Snowflake||Throw a Snowball at a player, companion or select NPC.||1 Snow-Covered Parcel|
|Little Helper||Throw a Snowball at an Overheated Life Day Droid.||Choice of 1 of 4 Decorations.|
|Could Use a Good Hug||Hug 10 Wookiee Revelers or Carolers.||2 Snow-Covered Parcels|
Snowballs – A Special Snowflake
Simply throw Snowballs at players or select NPC’s for a chance to earn Snow-Covered Parcels and complete the Mission ‘A Special Snowflake’. It’s not uncommon to throw out a lot of Snowballs and not get any Parcels.
Overheated Gift Droids – Little Helper
Throwing Snowballs at Overheated Gift Droids gives you a chance of completing the mission ‘Little Helper’. The reward for completing the mission is your choice of one of four different decorations.
Here are the decoration choices.
Wookiee Hugging – Could Use A Good Hug
Wookiees can be found at the following locations.
- Fleet – near the Life Day Vendor
- Nar Shaddaa – The Promenade (Lower and Upper)
- Mek-Sha – Slugfall Harbor
To hug a Wookiee, you need to click on the Wookiee and then stand close to it. Once you are standing close enough the temporary ability, ‘Hug A Wookiee’ will pop up. Then you have to find the ‘sweet spot’ for the ability to light up. Once the ability is lit up, then you can hug the Wookiee.
Hugging a Wookiee automatically grants the daily mission ‘Could Use a Good Hug’. You still have to hug an additional nine Wookiees to complete the mission.
Life Day Event Vendor Items – Master of Ceremonies
Here is a list of all the items you can purchase from the Master of Ceremonies Life Day Vendor.
Life Day Vendor Items Table
|Cyan Sphere||Mount||36 Parcels
16 Gray Helix
|Czerka LD-1 Celebrator||Mount||100 Parcels|
|Embracing Wookiee||Decoration||60 Parcels||50|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Assault Cannon||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Blaster Pistol||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Blaster Rifle||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Dualsaber||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Lightsaber||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|[NEW] Family of the First Seed Sniper Rifle||Weapon||40 Parcels|
|Fireworks: Life Day Tree||Toy||500 Credits|
|Hand Warming||Toy||75 Parcels|
|Hoth Wampa Cub||Pet||60 Parcels|
|Life Day Boots||Armour||30 Parcels|
|Life Day Ceiling Light (Globes)||Decoration||20 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Ceiling Light (Icicles)||Decoration||20 Parcels||999|
|[NEW] Life Day String Coloured Lights||Decoration||25 Parcels||50|
|[NEW] Life Day Coloured Wreath||Decoration||25 Parcels||50|
|[NEW] Life Day Gala Hat||Armour||30 parcels|
|Life Day Holo-Tree||Toy||50 Parcels|
|Life Day Holo-Tree||Decoration||40 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Holo-Tree (Blue-Purple)||Decoration||40 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Holo-Tree (Blue-Purple)||Toy||50 Parcels|
|Life Day Holo-Tree (Green)||Decoration||40 Parcels||50|
|Life Day Holo-Tree (Green)||Toy||50 Parcels|
|Life Day lcicle Mound||Decoration||20 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Lower Robe||Armour||30 Parcels|
|Life Day Medium Potted Tree||Decoration||5 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Orb||Toy||50 Parcels|
|Life Day Reveler||Decoration||20 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Small Potted Tree||Decoration||5 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Snow Blower||Decoration||10 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Snowball Bomb||Toy||1,000 Credits|
|[NEW] Life Day String Lights||Decoration||25 Parcels||50|
|Life Day Tinsel Bomb||Toy||20 Parcels|
|Life Day Vestments||Armour||30 Parcels|
|Life Day Freezer Wall Unit||Decoration||10 Parcels||999|
|Life Day Wampa Rug||Decoration||40 Parcels||999|
|[NEW] Life Day Wreath||Decoration||25 Parcels||50|
|Sleigh I||Mount||20 Parcels|
|Snowfallen Gizka||Pet||60 Parcels|
|Snowfallen Wampa Cub||Pet||60 Parcels|
|Vectron J0-1Y||Mount||100 Parcels|
Life Day Vendor Item Previews
Here are reviews of all the items on the vendor (where applicable).
Life Day Event Toys
Life Day Event Decorations
Life Day Event Mounts and Pets
Life Day Event Armour Pieces
Life Day Event Weapons
Life Day Event Achievements
There are a number of Achievements associated with Life Day. They can be found under Events -> General -> Life Day.
Snow-Covered Parcel Throwing Achievements
|Jolly Parcel Peddler||Find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb.||1|
|Merry Life Day to All!||Find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb.||25|
|To All a Good Night!||Find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb.||100|
|The Celebration Continues||Find Snow-Covered Parcels by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb.||200|
|Holiday Hero||Receive a decoration by using the Life Day Snowball Bomb.||N/A|
Wookiee Hugging Achievements
|Spreading Joy||Hug Wookiee Carolers and Revelers.||10|
|In the Spirit||Hug Wookiee Carolers and Revelers.||25|
|The Gift of Love||Hug Wookiee Carolers and Revelers.||100|
|Wookiee Hugging Champion||Hug Wookiee Carolers and Revelers.||1,000|
|Hugs for All||Hug Wookiee Carolers and Revelers.||1,500|
The Following Achievements grant Legacy Titles upon completion.
|Jolly Parcel Peddler||Life Day Celebrant|
|To All A Good Night!||A Special Snowflake|
|The Celebration Continues||Cheer Delivery Expert|
|Wookiee Hugging Champion||Wookiee Hugging Champion|
|Hugs for All||Hugs Everlasting|
Life Day Event Conquest Objectives
In 2020, Conquest Objectives were introduced for Life Day!
|Life Day: Snowball Fight!||Share the joy by completing the mission: A Special Snowflake numerous times (25) during the life Day event.*||Once|
|*Life Day: Snowball Fight Eternal!||Oh, it is ON! Share the joy by completing the mission: A Special Snowflake numerous times (5) during the life Day event.||Infinite|
|Life Day: Goodness Gracious Me!||Soothe an overheating droid and received a gift during the Life Day event.||Daily|
|Life Day: Come Here, You Big Lug!||Share the joy by completing the mission: Could Use a Good Hug during the Life Day event.||Infinite|
*Completing Life Day: Snowball Fight! unlocks Life Day: Snowball Fight Eternal!