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Oh, what fun it is to ride through Merry Mountain, an all-new Mario Kart course in the Winter Tour

Bundle up for this ride!

The Mario Kart Tour "Winter Tour" is here, and it brings with it all sorts of festive action. For a complete rundown of what's lined up for the weeks to come, read the official press release below.

Get into the festive spirit by jumping, drifting, and dashing through the snow in the Winter Tour—the latest limited-time event in the Mario Kart Tour game, happening now! Collect Grand Stars and see if you’ve been good enough to earn all the in-game rewards.

Mario Kart Tour is for everyone, newcomers and karting veterans alike. Check it out to join the race today.

Tour overview

Event and login bonus duration: Until Dec. 15, 2020 at 9:59 p.m. PT

Experience an all-new course

Jingle all the way to the top of Merry Mountain, a brand-new course making its Mario Kart™ series debut! Race through the streets of a lively and festive town, heading up the train tracks on your way to the top of the present-adorned peak. The super half-pipe at the top is great for catching some air right before you descend back to the warmly lit town.

Spread cheer to build a coin bonus

Until Dec. 6 at 6:59 p.m. PT, take the scenic route and help everyone earn coins! Snap screenshots from your auto-mode drive through Merry Mountain and share them on Twitter using the hashtag #MerryMountain and #NintendoPromotion. Each eligible post adds 10 coins to a bonus gift that all players will receive (for a maximum of 5,000 coins)! Check in-game messaging, for additional details.

Week 1: Bowser (Santa) is in the spotlight

In the first week of the Winter Tour, you can find Bowser (Santa), the Holiday King kart, and the Jolly Bells glider in the spotlight.

Bowser (Santa)’s special item is the Coin Box. Coins can make a thoughtful gift to your fellow racers.

The favored courses for Bowser (Santa) will include the second course of every cup for the duration of the Winter Tour. See if you can cross “new point records” off your wish list!

Week 2: Mario (Santa) and Yoshi (Reindeer) are in the spotlight
In the second week of the Winter Tour, you can find Mario (Santa), Yoshi (Reindeer), the Jingle Bells kart, the Cheermellow kart, the Starchute glider, and the Gift Glider in the spotlight.

Mario (Santa)'s special item is the Fire Flower—the hottest gift of the year!

Yoshi (Reindeer)'s special item is Yoshi’s Egg—an egg-cellent gift for the person in front of you.

The favored courses for these drivers will include the third course of every cup for the duration of the Winter Tour. This should help you wrap new point records.

Tour gifts

The included Tour gifts this time are Roy, the Green Kiddie Kart, and the BBIA Parafoil glider. If you have a Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription and earn enough Grand Stars, you will also receive Ice Bro, the Gold Train kart, and the Bowser Hanafuda glider as Tour gifts.

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