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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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"Christmas officially comes a few days early with the Festive Surprise 2016, now available in GTA Online. This holiday season includes brand new festive items in stores across Los Santos, as well as the return of all your favorites from past holiday seasons, along with a new Super class vehicle offering compliments of Benny’s Original Motor Works."
Rockstar Games Newswire
Festive Surprise 2016 (also known as the Holiday Bonuses) is an Event in Grand Theft Auto Online. The event started on December 20, 2016 and ran until January 5, 2017. This event features new content releases and discounts on vehicles, weapons, and properties, and double GTA$ & RP earnings for Turf Wars and Juggernaut Adversary Modes.

Store Updates

Job Updates

Log-in Gifts

  • Bold Pinstripe Smoking Jacket and Bold Pinstripe Pajamas.[14]
    • Unlocked for logging in on any day from December 20th, through January 2nd, 2017.
    • Found in clothing stores under the Tops>Loungewear category for free.
  • One random Special Event T-Shirt and Firework Launcher & 10 Firework Rockets.[15][16]
    • Unlocked for logging in on December 23rd, 24th, or 26th.
    • The random Special T-Shirt can be found in clothing stores under the Tops>Special Tops category for free.
    • Special T-Shirts given away as part of a Twitch Raffle are not available from the gift.
  • Unicorn Mask, Blue Checked Pajamas or White Graphic Pajamas, Carbine Rifle & 200 rounds, Marksman Rifle & 200 Rounds, Knuckle Dusters, Firework Launcher & 10 Firework Rockets, 25 Sticky Bombs, 25 Grenades, 5 Proximity Mines, 5 Molotovs, Full Snacks Inventory, Full Body Armor Inventory (up to 10 each armor type).[17][18]
    • Christmas Gift unlocked for logging in on December 25th.
    • Unicorn Mask can be found in the Vespucci Movie Masks store for free, alternatively accessed from the player's wardrobe.
    • Pajamas can be found in clothing stores under the Tops>Loungewear category for free.
  • Unlocked after logging in on December 30th or 31st 2016.
    • Firework Launcher + 10 Firework Rockets.
    • A random Special T-Shirt.
    • The random Special T-Shirt can be found in clothing stores under the Tops>Special Tops category for free.
  • Unlocked after logging in on January 1st, 2017
    • Firework Launcher + 10 Firework Rockets.
    • A random Special T-Shirt.
    • The random Special T-Shirt can be found in clothing stores under the Tops>Special Tops category for free.

Snowfall Phenomenon

  • Los Santos is covered in snow.[19]
    • Available from December 22 through December 26, 2016.
      • Forecasted to appear again for New Year's weekend - December 31, 2016 through January 1, 2017.[20] Became available on December 30th, 2016 and will remain till January 2nd, 2017.
    • The players can pick up and throw Snowballs.[21]
    • Vehicle handling is affected by the snow.
  • Christmas trees were added to players' Apartments, Stilt Houses, Clubhouses, Offices, Office Garages, and Yachts

Double GTA$ and RP Bonuses

  • Double GTA$ and RP can be earned from Turf Wars Adversary Mode.[22]
    • Available from December 20th through December 22nd.
    • All seven Turf Wars jobs are eligible.
  • Double GTA$ and RP can be earned from Juggernaut Adversary Mode.[23]
    • Available from December 22nd, 2016 through January 1st, 2017.
    • All seven Juggernaut jobs are eligible.
  • Triple RP earnings from Premium Race.[24]
    • Premium Race for the event is Plummet.
    • Available from December 22nd, 2016 through January 2nd, 2017.
  • Payouts for all Special Cargo Deliveries, Biker Business Sales, and Vehicle Exports are increased by 50%.[25]
    • Available only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Discounts

  • 25% off a number of vehicles, all resprays, neon lights, weapons and properties.[26]
    • Eclipse Towers Penthouse Suite 1 discounted to $738,750.
    • Eclipse Towers Penthouse Suite 2 discounted to $678,750 .
    • Eclipse Towers Penthouse Suite 3 discounted to $825,000.
    • 2862 Hillcrest Avenue discounted to $528,750.
    • 2866 Hillcrest Avenue discounted to $393,750.
    • 2868 Hillcrest Avenue discounted to $504,000.
    • 2874 Hillcrest Avenue discounted to $428,250.
    • 2113 Mad Wayne Thunder Drive discounted to $336,750.
    • 2117 Milton Road discounted to $456,000.
    • 2044 North Conker Avenue discounted to $571,500.
    • 2045 North Conker Avenue discounted to $545,250.
    • 3677 Whispymound Drive discounted to $358,500.
    • 3655 Wild Oats Drive discounted to $600,000.
    • Modern Penthouse Interior discounted to $210,000.
    • Moody Penthouse Interior discounted to $176,250.
    • Vibrant Penthouse Interior discounted to $165,000.
    • Sharp Penthouse Interior discounted to $243,750.
    • Monochrome Penthouse Interior discounted to $221,250.
    • Seductive Penthouse Interior discounted to $187,500.
    • Regal Penthouse Interior discounted to $198,750.
    • Aqua Penthouse Interior discounted to $232,500.
    • All Primary Colors are 25% cheaper.
    • All Secondary Colors are 25% cheaper.
    • All Pearlescent Colors are 25% cheaper.
    • All Trim Colors are 25% cheaper.
    • All Accent/Dial Colors are 25% cheaper.
    • Front Neon Setup discounted to $7,500.
    • Rear Neon Setup discounted to $7,500.
    • Sides Neon Setup discounted to $9,375.
    • Front and Rear Neon Setup discounted to $13,500.
    • Front and Sides Neon Setup discounted to $15,000.
    • Rear and Sides Neon Setup discounted to $15,000.
    • Front, Rear and Sides Neon Setup discounted to $22,500.
    • White Neon Color discounted to $3,750.
    • Blue Neon Color discounted to $4,612.
    • Electic Blue Neon Color discounted to $4,668.
    • Mint Green Neon Color discounted to $4,725.
    • Lime Green Neon Color discounted to $4,781.
    • Yellow Neon Color discounted to $4,837.
    • Golden Shower Neon Color discounted to $4,893.
    • Orange Neon Color discounted to $4,950.
    • Red Neon Color discounted to $5,006.
    • Pony Pink Neon Color discounted to $5,062.
    • Hot Pink Neon Color discounted to $5,118.
    • Purple Neon Color discounted to $5,175.
    • Blacklight Neon Color discounted to $7,500.
    • Crew Neon Color discounted to $15,000.
    • Buckingham Nimbus discounted to $1,425,000.
    • Buckingham Volatus discounted to $1,721,250.
    • Enus Super Diamond discounted to $187,500.
    • Hawk & Little Mini SMG discounted to $6,675.
    • Nagasaki Shotaro discounted to $1,668,750.
    • Shrewsbury Compact Rifle discounted to $10,987.
    • Shrewsbury Sweeper Shotgun discounted to $11,175.
    • Vom Feuer Compact Grenade Launcher discounted to $33,750.

#FESTIVESURPRISE2016 Snapmatic Contest

"What holiday would be complete without oversharing pictures on LifeInvader to try and make all your casual acquaintances red-and-green with envy? Snap your new gifts, or capture a Christmas miracle and enter the #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 Snapmatic Contest."
The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire

A Snapmatic Contest, #FESTIVESURPRISE2016, is available for the event.

To participate, the players need to take a Snapmatic photo related to the festive content added as part of Import/Export, this event, and previous Festive Downloadable Content, and tag it with the "#FESTIVESURPRISE2016" tag. As with other Snapmatic Competitions, the reward is $1,000,000 in GTA Online. Submissions started at the beginning of the event, and will end on January 2nd, 2017.[27]

Rules

The photo must be taken with the in-game Snapmatic App, or with Rockstar Editor, and must be uploaded to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with a #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 tag.

The images will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity 35%
  • Originality 35%
  • Image Composition 30%

Evaluations are in Rockstar’s sole discretion, and may change at any time.[28]

The photo must be uploaded between 12:01AM ET December 12th, 2016 and 11:59:59PM ET January 2nd, 2017.[29]

In-game modifications are not allowed, and the participant may be disqualified if they are found to have modified the game in any way, shape, or form to take the photo.

Winners

Five winners have been announced on January 19th, 2017. Each winner has received the GTA$1,000,000 reward.[30]

"Raton Canyon's transformation into a winter wonderland is captured in vegarius1's scenic and enchanting shot."
Rockstar Games
FestiveSurprise2016SnapmaticWinnerPic1-GTAO

Snapmatic picture by vegarius1.

"There are more than a few explosive surprises sitting under the tree in Legion Square as Basimatic kicks off the festive celebrations with a bang."
Rockstar Games
FestiveSurprise2016SnapmaticWinnerPic2-GTAO

Snapmatic picture by Basimatic.

"Tripping the light fantastic, bougazn's aquatic figure is radiant in an Electric Bodysuit."
Rockstar Games
FestiveSurprise2016SnapmaticWinnerPic3-GTAO

Snapmatic picture by bougazn.

"Pigeon Superstition Co-Commish erin7696's resourceful Saint Nick demonstrates there's more than one way to hit the skies during busy season."
Rockstar Games
FestiveSurprise2016SnapmaticWinnerPic4-GTAO

Snapmatic picture by erin7696.

"Life's a beach for DocWurst's band of Santas enjoying some well-earned R&R at Del Perro Pier."
Rockstar Games
FestiveSurprise2016SnapmaticWinnerPic5-GTAO

Snapmatic picture by DocWurst.


Honorable mentions are:
Merry Snowman by JUNKieGobbO

"There's no party like a snow party, especially with this frosty crew all geared up for some wintry mischief."
Rockstar Games

Let's Play! by CodeBre4ker

"An innocent invitation takes on a slightly sinister edge in this shot of a menacing snowman."
Rockstar Games

A Festive Future by Darkshifter

"Snowball fights go futuristic with the help of a festively painted Shotaro and Luminous Bodysuit."
Rockstar Games

Basesnowball by EdgarLatvian

"Santa has many gifts in that bag of his, one of them being a textbook swing sure to send that ball straight out of the park."
Rockstar Games

Hoo Hoo Hoo by greatler

"Shout out to the doubly distinguished greatler, for making the honorable mention list thanks to this inspired take on a Christmas classic."
Rockstar Games

Gallery

FestiveSurprise2016-RGSCEventBanner-GTAO

Rockstar Games Social Club Event banner

References

  1. "Coming out of the holy modification temple known as Benny's Original Motor Works, the highly customizable Nero is easy on the eyes with its sleek design and also packs plenty of zip. And keep your eyes open throughout the holiday season for more special vehicle inventory updates at Benny's, as part of GTA Online: Import/Export."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  2. "Get in the holiday spirit with new seasonally-themed Sweaters and Hats, along with all the returning classic Masks, Santa outfits and other festive clothing - all available to add to your inventory absolutely free now through January 9th."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  3. "Light up the streets with colorful new Bodysuits available for purchase from clothing stores; each with illumination settings to glow, pulse or flash."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  4. "Or get lit like your drunk uncle with the Firework Launcher, returning to the shelves at Ammu-Nation (and under the trees of all the good little boys and girls in Southern San Andreas on Christmas Eve) to help you celebrate the holidays in explosive style while you wait for that rare Los Santos snowfall phenomenon."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  5. "Benny continues working hard through the holidays and just in time for Christmas, he's re-imagined the Pfister Comet - once a beacon of the champagne-popping San Andreas elite - into a gritty urban dragster suitable for the rough-riding drifters of Los Santos. Head on over to Benny's Original Motor Works or your very own Executive Garage Custom Auto Shop to deck out a slay ride of your own today."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  6. "It's a clash of the titans in Juggernaut, the latest adrenaline-fueled Adversary Mode to hit GTA Online. In this brutal war between two opposing teams, the Juggernaut is your greatest asset and your only liability. As an Attacker, you'll need to flank, swarm and successfully execute the opposing team's heavily-reinforced Juggernaut - while protecting your own - to take the win. If your team is unable to wipe out the opposition's Juggernaut in time, Sudden Death rules go into effect and everyone becomes a Juggernaut. First kill wins though, so you'll want to be aggressive in trying to take first blood."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  7. Mission: Juggernaut I - Rockstar Games Social Club
  8. Mission: Juggernaut II - Rockstar Games Social Club
  9. Mission: Juggernaut III - Rockstar Games Social Club
  10. Mission: Juggernaut IV - Rockstar Games Social Club
  11. Mission: Juggernaut V - Rockstar Games Social Club
  12. Mission: Juggernaut VI - Rockstar Games Social Club
  13. Mission: Juggernaut VII - Rockstar Games Social Club
  14. "Available through Sunday January 2nd, log in to GTA Online to unlock the sophisticated Bold Pinstripe Smoking Jacket and Pajamas."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  15. "Also look for another especially explosive special gift when you log in on either Friday, December 23rd, Saturday December 24th or Monday, December 26th - the Fireworks Launcher plus 10 Fireworks rockets, along with a special Event Tee of our choosing."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  16. Image:
    HolidayGift2016-GTAO

    An example of the gift.

  17. "On Christmas Day, we'll be stuffing the stockings of anyone who logs in to GTA Online with the Unicorn Mask and either the White Graphic or Blue Check Pajamas, plus enough hardware and munitions to line around that jumbo-sized tree of yours:
    • Unicorn Mask
    • Set of Pajamas (Either White Graphic or Blue Check)
    • Fireworks Launcher plus 10 Fireworks rockets
    • Carbine Rifle plus 200 rounds of Ammo
    • Marksman Rifle plus 200 rounds of Ammo
    • Basic Knuckle Dusters
    • 25 Sticky Bombs
    • 25 Grenades
    • 5 Proximity Mines
    • 5 Molotovs
    • Full Snacks
    • Full Armor
    "
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  18. Image:
    ChristmasGift2016-GTAO

    The Christmas Gift.

  19. "Dreams of a white Christmas are now a reality with the current snowfall phenomenon blanketing Los Santos and Blaine County to last well into the evening on Monday, December 26th."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  20. "The Weazel News Weather Desk is also calling for more of the white stuff on New Year’s weekend, but urge everybody to stay tuned throughout the week for more details as they become available."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  21. "Not only does this mean you'll enjoy a picturesque holiday in GTA Online, but you'll also be able to mix it up with your friends and foes with some good old fashioned snowball fights (just press left on the D-pad to collect up to nine snowballs for your arsenal)."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  22. "The benefits of territorial battling continue as Double GTA$ & RP on the new Turf Wars Adversary Mode has been extended. Through this Thursday, December 22nd, stand your ground and paint your enemy's tiles at twice the profit."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  23. "To celebrate the launch of Juggernaut, we're offering Double GTA$ & RP in the mode now through Jan 1st - giving you the chance to spill some red while making that green. Don the suit and bring the holiday fear."
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  24. "The latest Stunt Race to get the Premium treatment in GTA Online is "Plummet". Now through January 2nd, hit the yellow blip at Legion Square or enter via the Quick Job App on your in-game phone to compete for GTA$ prizes as one of the top three finishers. Regardless of how you fare, you'll earn Triple RP just for participating."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  25. "If you're going to miss Santa's "Nice" list, you might as well miss by a mile. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day only, get 50% more from the following criminal activities:
    • 50% more GTA$ on all Vehicle Exports
    • 50% more GTA$ on all Biker Business Sales
    • 50% more GTA$ on all Special Cargo Deliveries
    "
    GTA Online: Festive Surprise Holiday Bonuses – Los Santos Snowfall, New Comet Retro Custom, Juggernaut Mode & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  26. "Be your own Secret Santa and gift yourself with any of these GTA Online items, available at 25% off now through January 2nd - featuring everything from luxury vehicles and real estate to weaponry.

    Vehicles: Enus Super Diamond, Nagasaki Shotaro, Resprays and Neons
    Air Travel: Buckingham Nimbus and Volatus
    Real Estate: Eclipse Towers Penthouses, Stilt Houses and High End Apartment Interiors
    Ammu-Nation: Compact Grenade Launcher, Sweeper Shotgun, Mini SMG and Compact Rifle
    "
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  27. "Tag relevant pics with #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 on Social Club for a chance to be one of five chosen Snapmatic photographers, who will each receive a hefty holiday bonus of GTA$1,000,000. Valid submissions must be taken any time between today and 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 2nd."
    The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2016, Plus New Truffade Nero Supercar & More - Rockstar Games Newswire
  28. "2. Evaluation The theme for this event is “#FESTIVESURPRISE2016”. Your Snapmatic image should feature content from FESTIVE SURPRISE 2016. “FESTIVESURPRISE2016” images will be judged based on the following criteria: Creativity 35%; Originality 35%; and Image Composition 30%. Evaluations are in Rockstar’s sole discretion. "
    #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 GRAND THEFT AUTO V SNAPMATIC PHOTO CHALLENGE - Rockstar Games Social Club Event Rules
  29. "3. Event Period The Event Period starts at 12:01 AM ET on 12/20/2016 and ends 11:59:59PM ET on 1/02/2017. Eligible images may be uploaded to the Social Club during the Event Period. Eastern Time or “ET” is the local time zone for New York City in the United States."
    #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 GRAND THEFT AUTO V SNAPMATIC PHOTO CHALLENGE - Rockstar Games Social Club Event Rules
  30. Newswire: #IMPORTEXPORT and #FESTIVESURPRISE2016 Snapmatic Photo Challenge Winners