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Christmas cracker
Christmas cracker

Nicknames None
Released 25 December 2001 (Update)
Quest item No
Members item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 1gp
Low alch 1gp
Shop price Not sold
Sale price Not sold
Examine Use on another player to pull it

A Christmas cracker is a discontinued holiday item that was dropped during the 2001 Christmas event on 25 December 2001 - RuneScape's first Christmas event. They are traded for a high price because of their rarity.



A bubble is visible when the player is pulling a Christmas cracker.

A Christmas cracker holds a Party Hat and a miscellaneous item. To open it, one player must use it with another player. Upon pulling it one player will get the prize - a random partyhat and one miscellaneous item.

Other possible cracker rewards

Inventory showing some of the other possible miscellaneous rewards.


  • You pull a christmas cracker

(if you get the prize upon pull):

  • You get the prize from the cracker

(if the other person gets the prize):

  • The person you pull the cracker with gets the prize

Party Hats

Party Hats come in 6 colours, each with a varied rarity[1]:

Image Item Quantity Rarity
Party Hat (red) Party Hat 1 7Common(32/128)
Party Hat (yellow) Party Hat 1 7Common(28/128)
Party Hat (white) Party Hat 1 7Common(23/128)
Party Hat (green) Party Hat 1 7Common(18/128)
Party Hat (blue) Party Hat 1 7Common(15/128)
Party Hat (pink) Party Hat 1 7Common(10/128)

In RuneScape 2, the Pink Party Hat was changed to a Purple Party Hat.

Miscellaneous items*

Image Name
Chocolate Slice Chocolate Slice
Gold ring Gold ring
Holy Symbol of saradomin Holy symbol
Silk Silk
Spinach roll Spinach roll
Chocolate Bar Chocolate Bar
Silver Silver
Law-Rune Law-Rune
Black dagger Black dagger
Certificate Iron ore certificate

*Given in quantity of 1


Early cracker message
  • Earlier on Runescape Classic, christmas crackers when pulled were referred to as simply "cracker" on the dialogue, and if the other player received the party hat, you would see their name mentioned, i.e. "Playername got the contents!"
  • Before a hidden update, when pulling the crackers both players would get something out of it. One person would get the party hat and the other would get a miscellaneous item that could be from coal up to rune armour.
  • They are depicted as being white in RuneScape 2.



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