at night 🌸 the park
[It's finally time to say goodbye to the year, an even more memorable occasion than usual when you're experiencing the clock ticking down to midnight while trapped in a strange world away from home.
Still, Miracle Country likes to celebrate, and so the occasion should be cheerful enough. While it's still rather cold and snowy overall, the day will be clear and tolerable enough. The pavillion by the park will have some heavy curtains set up to protect people from the chill, on top of its already set-out holiday decorations, with the obvious invitation to hang out and share a meal with others as the night falls... Although for once, the Usyagi won't provide the food. Instead, they sent out notes earlier to ask people to collaborate with that as they saw fit, with the addition that everyone should bring something - either food or drinks! Surely with certain skilled coughgodmodscough people around, there'll be enough for everyone involved.
Why bother hanging around if there's no free meals, though? Well, if the company isn't enough of a bonus for you, you might not want to miss out on the massive fireworks display by the time midnight strikes! Or you might be too bothered by the noise and lights, and might as well join in, sure.
On top of that, the Sakura tree by the middle of the park will start to glow, a little after midnight, and hand out not the usual quest options that you'd expect by the time the month changes, but instead special, bright pink cards that read:
And, as they say, they're valid for exactly one new year's wish - you could request a photograph from home, for your beloved pet to join your side, a new gadget or toy, some candy for your jar if you're entirely running out, for your home to be magically cleaned up for you, for good luck the next time you go into the forests to explore and so meet less dangerous monsters, and so on. Each person gets a single card, so make sure your wish is a good one! You wouldn't get a special New Year's deal every day, afterall.]