When will the GTA Online snow be gone?

GTA Online snow
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If you're asking when is the GTA Online snow going away, then you're probably done with the festive season and just want things back to normal, as although the dusting of white powder across the land is pretty it also makes vehicle handling quite tricky and can scupper your driving missions. Usually the GTA Online Festive Surprise ends in the first week of January, though as it began later than usual in 2022 it is also running on for longer. However, we expect that the GTA Online snow will be gone on Thursday January 11 when the next content update drops, so you don't have much longer to wait for the weather to clear.

For the remaining days, GTA Online snow is a staple part of the holiday season and if you find all 25 GTA Online Snowmen you'll unlock a snowman outfit and GTA$125,000. There's also The Gooch mugging people and all sorts of holiday rewards. However, the most important thing in this season of giving is what GTA Online gives you. Namely a seasonal raft of weapons and gear, as well as outfits and a character called The Gooch who will jump you and steal your cash and snacks – but if you catch him you'll get it all back with a bonus.

So, while it's still snowing in GTA Online let's take a look at the Gooch, the Snowmen, plus all the gear and outfits you can get for the holidays.

GTA Online Snowmen Locations

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There are 25 GTA Online Snowmen to find and destroy, which will earn you GTA$125,000 and the Snowman outfit for your wardrobe. It's slightly different to the GTA Online Jack O' Lanterns that appeared over Halloween, as you'll have to find all 25 to earn your reward. So use out handy GTA Online Snowman map to narrow things down. You can destroy them however want - smash them up, blow them up, drive over them. Whatever takes your fancy.

What are the GTA Online Festive Rewards

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The GTA Online Festive Rewards are this range of weapons, hats and resources: 

  • GTA Online Christmas rewards:
  • Candy Cane (melee weapon)
  • Green Reindeer Beer Hat
  • Firework Launcher
  • 20 x Fireworks Rockets
  • Full Snacks
  • Full Armor
  • 25 x Sticky Bombs
  • 25 x Grenades
  • 5 x Proximity Mines
  • 10 x Molotovs

You'll get that simply for logging in while it's snowing. Thanks to leaks we also know what's coming for New Year's Day, with a similar themed set of gear and items dropping

  • GTA Online New Year's rewards:
  • Gold New Years Glasses
  • Silver New Years Glasses
  • Rainbow New Years Glasses
  • Yellow Holly Beer Hat
  • Firework Launcher
  • 20 x Fireworks Rockets
  • Full Snacks
  • Full Armor
  • 25 x Sticky Bombs
  • 25 x Grenades
  • 5 x Proximity Mines
  • 10 x Molotovs

Watch out for the GTA Online Gooch

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Adding some festive 'fun' is the GTA Online Gooch. This NPC is active during the Festive Surprise 2022 event and is basically a seasonal mugger - appearing out of nowhere to knock you down and steal some of your cash and snacks. If you're quick enough you can chase them down and waste them to get your items back, along with a bonus from the present they leave behind. The first time you do this you'll also receive The Gooch Mask reward.

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.

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