How to unlock Forza Horizon 5 Secret Santa rewards: Gift Cars, Gift drops, more

horizon secret santa peel p50Microsoft/Santa

Looking to find out how to unlock Forza Horizon 5 Secret Santa gifts? We’ve got everything you need to know, from how to send gift cars in the Forzathon gift shop and via gift drops. 

When completing the Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist, you’ll encounter series and seasons, with seasons changing every Thursday and series changing every four weeks to signify an in-game year.

Players compete to unlock better and faster cars, from drag racers to offroaders and rally cars, as well as completing weekly and daily challenges that range from driving specific cars to winning races.

With the first event nearing completion, the developers have released teasers for the next two, as well as Horizon Secret Santa Gifts – which include a Santa outfit and the 1962 Peel P50 – but how do you unlock them?

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The 1962 peel p50 in Forza Horizon 5, the Secret Santa giftMicrosoft
The peel p50 is the Horizon Secret Santa mystery car.

How to unlock Horizon Secret Santa gifts in Forza Horizon 5

In order to unlock the Horizon Secret Santa gifts, players around the world have to band together and send an unidentified amount of gifts to each other.

This can be done either through the #Forzathon shop or the gift drops that appear after you locate a Barn Find.

How to send gifts through Forzathon Shop in Forza Horizon 5

According to the official blog, once series 2 drops in-game on December 9, 2021, it will unlock a “Secret Santa” feature in the shop. We’ll update this post with a how-to once the feature goes live.

How to send gifts through gift drops

A map with green circles showing the Barn Finds locations in Forza Horizon 5Playground Games
These are the 14 barn finds that were made available during series one.

In order to send a car through the gift drops in Forza Horizon 5, you must first locate the in-game barn finds and take possession of the car inside. Afterward, the building will turn into a gift drop, which will allow you to send cars to anyone you want. Simply follow these steps:

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  1. If you don’t already own the car you want to send, buy it from the Auto Show.
  2. Locate one of the gift drops on your map, marked with a gold star on the icon.
  3. Drive to the drop, press ‘X‘, and choose the car you want to send.
  4. Choose who you want to send the gift to: Anyone, New Players, Returning Players, New Hall of Fame Members, or Community Contributors.
  5. Choose your message.
  6. Confirm the gift.

Once enough people send gifts throughout the game, you will be able to go into your Festival Playlist menu to claim the Santa Suit and new car.

So, there you have it – that’s everything you need to know about how to unlock Forza Horizon 5 Secret Santa gift cars.

For more tips and tricks to help you on your journeys around Mexico, check out our guides:

How to complete the Wash for 20 seconds | How to fast travel in Forza Horizon 5 | Best retro cars | Barn Finds guide | The Goliath guide | How to get free cars | Is Forza Horizon 5 cross-platform? | How to repair your car | How to change the radio station | Top 5 best liveries | Is Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Game Pass? | How to change seasons | Fastest drag carsFastest drift cars | Fastest rally cars | Best offroad cars | Buying and selling cars guide | How to make money fast: Credits guide | Unlocking the Event Lab

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