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Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Get The Maracas

Here's how to get Maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons as a gift.

Even though Animal Crossing New Horizons released on 20th March 2020, Nintendo is still adding periodic updates every 1-2 months. The current update, Version 1.7.0 adds lots of new cool features, Pave character, festival-themed items, and even 4 new poses you can buy from Nook’s Cranny. Among all the new items you can get your hands on, find out how to get the maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons easily.

Get the Maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons


How to Receive the Maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH)

Here’s how to get Maracas in ACNH:

  • To get Maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons, all you have to do is download the January 28 update.
  • Once you updated it to Version. 1.7.0, just start the game.
  • Check your mailbox. You will receive a thanking you letter from Nintendo and you will receive Maracas as a present.
  • Nintendo is giving Maracas as a bonus free item for everyone updating their game to Ver. 1.7.0 without any time limit. This means you can get Maracas anytime you update your game to the latest version.


Maracas are not just some decorative item you place on your island or home, but you can interact with them. You can select Maracas from your inventory and make your character play them.

To use Maracas select them from your inventory and then press the A button to make your character play them and look happy. It’s one of the best items to play along with your friends while visiting them. All of your characters will look super cute while playing Maracas together.


That’s all you need to know about how to get the Maracas in Animal Crossing New Horizons. While you are here check out our article on How To Get Festivale Items In ACNH.

For everything else, here’s our Animal Crossing New Horizons wiki – you never know what hidden secret trick you will discover!