So, you’re interested in lots that change throughout the year with the seasons? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This thread has everything you need to understand how these lots work, and even includes a step by step tutorial that will teach you how to build a lot of your own that changes over time.
Before we begin though, please be aware that this is a guide intended for advanced builders. You will be using debug objects that were created for use by the development team to build these special lots. The method of using them isn’t particularly user friendly. If you aren’t already comfortable with using many different features of Build/Buy Mode you may want to consider just enjoying other people’s creations from the exchange.
…still here? Great! If I didn’t scare you off with that warning, you’re ready to get started. Here's the best tip you'll get in this guide: save early and save often when creating your seasonal lots. If you accidentally change anything you didn't intend to, you can simply go back to an earlier version. I would also encourage you to read everything in this guide before doing any serious building of your own; there is a lot of important information that you should know. This guide is split into four handy sections:
• FAQ – All questions regarding the Seasonal Lot Marker answered.
• Build/Buy List – Which objects and tools can and can’t change with the seasons.
• Tutorial - A step by step guide to building a lot that changes with the seasons.
• Official EA Festivals - A list of festival lots officially released by EA that are available to download for free from The Exchange.
This guide will give you info on just about everything you need to know regarding the Seasonal Lot Marker, but it doesn’t 100% cover every possible situation you can encounter in-game. I’ll continue to update the thread if any other important questions need to be answered, or if any information is discovered to be inaccurate.