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- "The stench of spiked egg nog stained on your Clubhouse floor and drunken Santas stumbling down Vinewood Boulevard can only signify one thing: the Festive Surprise 2017 Event has hit Los Santos and Blaine County. With Weazel News’ crack team of weathermen already calling for a frosty forecast this coming weekend, new festive gear along with all of your old favorites return to the shops of Southern San Andreas. Send sparks through the night with the Firework Launcher as you stomp through a crimson-coated winter wonderland in your favorite Elf mask, pay a visit to your favorite 247 Supermarket in a Mirthful Gingerbread Hockey mask or show your head-to-toe spirit in a festive albeit slightly creepy Reindeer Bodysuit. Plus keep an eye out for a few free unlocks in the coming days including new Krampus masks gifts starting on Christmas Eve. Because in this town, only the naughty get their stockings stuffed."
- ―Rockstar Games Newswire
Festive Surprise 2017 was an event in Grand Theft Auto Online. The event started on December 19, 2017, and ran until January 1, 2018. This event featured discounts on vehicles/properties and double GTA$ payouts in a new Adversary Mode, Occupy.
Festive Surprise 2017 marks the fifth year of the Festive period, which began in 2013 with the Holiday Gifts event, returned as Content Updates in 2014 and 2015 named Festive Surprise and Festive Surprise 2015 respectively, and previously returned as an Event in 2016 called Festive Surprise 2016. It is the fifth year that Snowfall makes an appearance in GTA Online.
The traditional "Happy Holidays" awards for this year were awarded to players on December 18, 2017, one day before the event began, as well as on December 24, 2017, and December 25, 2017. The same gifts awarded on December 18th were also awarded on 1st January, 2018. The award this year was full ammo for all owned weaponry. December 18, 2017 also saw the addition of Christmas Trees in all Apartments, Offices, Office Garages, Galaxy Super Yachts, Facilities, Bunkers, Hangars and Clubhouses. A large Christmas tree was added to Legion Square. Christmas decorations were also added to the interior modules of the Mobile Operations Center and Avenger.
Log On Awards
Numerous Log-On Awards were given to players who log on on specific days during the Festive period and throughout the New Year. These are awarded only for a specific day, unlike other rewards (see Store Updates)
- December 24
Traditional Christmas Eve "Happy Holidays" gifts were awarded.
- Firework Launcher with 10 Firework Rockets
- A random special top
- Odious Krampus mask awarded FREE for logging on on December 24.
- December 25
Traditional Christmas day "Happy Holidays" gifts were awarded.
- Players will be one FREE purchase of the Hermes on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
- Awarded for FREE only for players who log on on December 25, 2017.
- Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for FREE (logging on on December 25) or for $535,000 (logging on after December 25).
- Full Snacks
- Heinous Krampus mask awarded FREE for logging on on December 25.
- Various weapon and ammo rewards:
- New Year's
All new vehicles are still available for purchase after the event, however Festive Horns and Festive Wrap liveries are no longer available after the event.
- The Sentinel Classic is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
- Released December 19, 2017.
- Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $650,000.
- The Streiter is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
- Released December 22, 2017.
- Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $500,000.
- The Hermes is made available for purchase on Southern San Andreas Super Autos.
- Released December 25, 2017.
- Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $535,000.
- The Autarch is made available for purchase on Legendary Motorsport.
- Released December 26, 2017.
- Available from Legendary Motorsport for $1,955,000.
- All previous Festive clothing, including Masks, Outfits, Tops, Pants, Shoes and Accessories return from Festive Surprise, Festive Surprise 2015 and Festive Surprise 2016.
- 5 free Festive Wrap liveries for Doomsday Heist and Gunrunning update Weaponized Vehicles, released for each vehicle individually over the next few days: Galaxy, It's a Wrap, Candy Cane, Deck the Halls, and Trees Camo.
- The Adversary Mode "Occupy" is made available.
- The Adversary Mode "Slashers" is made available on December 26.
Double GTA$ and RP Bonuses
- Double GTA$ and RP in the new Adversary Mode "Occupy" through to January 8th, 2018.
- Double GTA$ and RP in the new Adversary Mode "Slashers" through January 8th, 2018. 
- Triple RP earnings from Premium Races.
30% discounts on selected vehicles, properties, and more, through January 1, 2018:
- Arcadius Business Center Office - reduced to $1,575,000
- Fort Zancudo Hangar 3499 - reduced to $1,855,000
- All Yachts
- Orion reduced to $4,200,000
- Pisces reduced to $5,600,000
- Aquarius reduced to $7,000,000
- Pegassi Zentorno - reduced to $525,000
- Karin Kuruma (Armored) - Standard and Trade prices reduced to $488,775 and $367,500 respectively.
- Nagasaki Buzzard Attack Chopper - reduced to $1,225,000
- HVY Insurgent - Standard and Trade prices reduce to $628,425 and $472,500 respectively.
- Festive period
- New Year period
Snowfall began again on December 31st, and lasted until January 2nd, 2018.
#FESTIVESURPRISE2017 Snapmatic Contest
A Festive Surprise Snapmatic Contest was available to take part in between December 19, 2017 and January 1, 2018.
- Players needed to tag their entry with "#FESTIVESURPRISE2017".