December 16, 2020

Sleigh what?! Zynga’s Fantastic Holiday is here!

Players Are Invited To Experience The New Selection of Holiday Events in Several of Zynga’s Most Popular Games


Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, is proud to present the Fantastic Holiday, featuring new jolly events across several of Zynga’s most popular games. As the festive season is upon us, we have lots of new characters, activities and warm treats awaiting players to help them get into the festive mood.


“This year, the holidays will be a bit different for us all,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “We wanted to give our players opportunities to celebrate this season with their loved ones and connect through our games. This year we’ve got it all: candy canes, elves and many good ol’ fun tasks. Players who take part in these events will experience many fun challenges, new characters and incredible rewards.”


Empires & Puzzles // Winter Fun!

Already Live In Game through December 31, 2020


Empires & Puzzles makes this season even more special with a barrage of festive features, gifts and offers to make the holidays much more magical! In addition, players will have a chance to participate in Santa’s Challenge and experience new features and enemies. The Festive Calendar will also feature throughout the event, including mystery offers and free treasures throughout December.

Empires & Puzzles successfully blends approachable match-3 battles with deeper gameplay elements including hero collection, base building and social alliances. Since its launch in 2017, the game has reached the #1 grossing game position in over 60 countries on the Apple App Store and over 30 countries on Google Play.

FarmVille 2: Country Escape // Yule Goat Festival

Already Live In Game through 27 December 2020


Every year in FarmVille 2: Country Escape , Nisse of Sweden puts up a Yule Goat made of presents and lights that Mr. Kringle will deliver around the world. This season has been more difficult than most, and Nisse needs help collecting the gifts so that they finish building the goat! Players will go through a new festive crafting cycle to win new holiday farm hands that will make this year extra festive.

FarmVille 2: Country Escape lets players experience the world of farming, friends and fun! Raise animals and grow your farm with friends where you can trade and share. FarmVille 2: Country Escape offers a unique experience and lets players customize and build their farms just how they wish whilst going on incredible adventures to collect rare goods and craft new recipes.

Farmville 2: Tropic Escape // Santa’s Holiday Memories

Already Live In Game through 28 December 2020


This season, FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape welcomes new guests Santa and Mrs. Claus! They’ve finished all their work for the year – the children’s presents are crafted, wrapped and ready to deliver – leaving them time to relax in the tropics! This year has been hard and Santa needs a little perking up. The plan is simple – send Santa on a trip down memory lane to help him rediscover his love for the season and everything it stands for. With a little magic, some helpful elves and an advent calendar full of memories, players will be able to do exactly that!

FarmVille 2: Tropic Escape is a part of the most beloved farming franchise! Escape to an island getaway filled with adventure, mystery, and fun new mini-games in this colorful free-to-play game.

Merge Dragons! / Oh Christmas Tree! Event

25 December 2020 – 28 December 2020


Join Merge Dragons! and embark on a festive adventure this Christmas! Participate in a scavenger hunt and find all of the hidden gifts and Christmas treats in our snowy Oh Christmas Tree! event! The beautiful Ice Dragon is waiting for you!

Merge Dragons! is a puzzle adventure game where players are tasked with healing magical lands and building their camp to harness the power of dragons. It’s a game where everything can be matched and merged to produce unique artifacts and skills, including dragon eggs, trees, treasures, stars, magical flowers and enchanting dragons themselves. Players will overcome magical and mysterious puzzles, whilst combining everything into more powerful items on their journey of discovery.

Merge Magic! // Christmas Excitement!

18 December 2020 – 21 December 2020


Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Make sure to join the Merge Magic! Christmas Excitement event for the chance to collect magical holiday treats, decorate your Garden with holiday cheer, and meet the merriest of Creatures: Rudog and Candymur! What better way to kick off the holidays than in the magical land of Mythia?

In Merge Magic!, players will discover enchanted tales and quests in the mysterious world of Mythia, where they can combine everything into better and more powerful items for their journey through ‘merging’. In the game, the only hope to lift the curse from the bewitched land rests in the player’s extraordinary power to merge anything – eggs, trees, treasures, stars, magical flowers and even mythical creatures.

Words With Friends // Warm Wishes Rewards Pass

Already Live In Game through 24 January 2020


Grab a cup of hot cocoa and a fuzzy blanket, and cozy up to the Warm Wishes Rewards Pass in Words With Friends for a fun and festive way to connect with loved ones. Starting in December, players complete tasks to unwrap dazzling gifts along the way, with the option to upgrade to Premium to unlock exclusive content and rewards!

To bring some social ‘spice’ to the holidays, from December 20 – 25, players can visit the Words With Friends Facebook page each day to play fun teasers and collect a present to celebrate the season.

Launching in 2009, Words With Friends has grown from popular mobile game to global pop culture sensation. Since its early days, the game has expanded to new platforms like Facebook Messenger, launched the hit sequel Words With Friends 2 and brought innovative new ways to play to people around the world. The game’s success through this decade-long journey has been powered by player connections made through quick and clever wordplay that has become a touchstone in fans’ lives.

Zynga Poker // Winter Wonder Event

Already Live In Game through 21 December 2020


The Winter Wonder Event has arrived in Zynga Poker, featuring stunning visual and Event Challenges that players must complete to earn an exclusive watch. In this limited-time event, players take part in the recently released Zynga Poker Watch Series where players win hands at the tables to earn progression towards an exclusive, in-game watch, which signals your prowess and poker savvy at the tables! For the holiday season, the featured watch is an icy masterpiece, glittering with the glamour and glitz of the holiday season.

Zynga Poker is designed to be played like a real table experience; this Texas Hold ‘Em Poker game lets players participate in Sit-N-Go or Spin & Win tournament modes or a table game to win generous payouts with up to nine players in either fast or slow style settings. Zynga Poker has developed a strong community within the game supported by Leagues and a VIP program. This allows players to earn benefits and features by reaching higher tiers with exclusive chip package offerings and special game modes.


Zynga is a global leader in interactive entertainment with a mission to connect the world through games. To date, more than one billion people have played Zynga’s franchises including CSR Racing™, Empires & Puzzles™, Merge Dragons!™, Merge Magic!™, Toon Blast™, Toy Blast™, Words With Friends™ and Zynga Poker™. Zynga’s games are available in more than 150 countries and are playable across social platforms and mobile devices worldwide. Founded in 2007, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with locations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India, Turkey and Finland. For more information, visit Zynga or follow Zynga on TwitterInstagramFacebook or the Zynga blog.


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