Father Winter Not Appearing on Winterfest

by Sandfang

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Father Winter Not Appearing on Winterfest

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Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number?
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Cats & Dogs, Get to Work, Get Together, Seasons, Dine Out, Jungle Adventure, Realm of Magic, Strangerville, Vampires, Backyard Stuff, Bowling Night Stuff, Laundry Day Stuff, Movie Hangout Stuff, Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack, Perfect Patio Stuff, Romantic Garden Stuff, Spooky Stuff, Vintage Glamour Stuff
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Engage in Winterfest activities and wait for Father Winter.
What happens when the bug occurs? Father Winter never appears resulting in that portion of the event remaining unchecked. I have tried multiple iterations with this single family and in each one Father Winter never appears. There are numerous fireplaces throughout the house, if that matters.
What do you expect to see? I expect for Father Winter to show up and engage with the Sims in the household, as has happened in every other iteration of the Sims (4) that I have played.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure 

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Re: Father Winter Not Appearing on Winterfest

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@Sandfang That's a known bug which also can cause massive lag and save bloating. Disable the Father Winter tradition until a fix is found.
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yeah, just started happening for me with the latest patch. Thought it was because my sims didn't have a fireplace. But even after I got one not showing up.

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Re: Father Winter Not Appearing on Winterfest

All info in this here: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/CURRENT-ISSUE-Game-Freeze-Extended-Loading-Times-Save-Game/m-p...

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Hey there @Sandfang @fudge7eleven @alanmichael1,


As this topic is discussed in the thread that @crinrict linked, I'm locking this one. That way, it's easier to keep track of this issue. Standard smile 


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