The Calendar is a huge gameplay feature that comes with The Sims 4 Seasons Expansion Pack, letting you not only have an overview of the days to come but giving you the ability to plan every single day for up to 112 days!
Each year is defined by the seasons’ length. This means that if you choose seasons to last for one week you’ll have a year that lasts for 28 days; years with 2 week seasons last for 56 days and years with 4 week seasons last for 112 days.
Down below you can see how the calendar changes with each option that you select in the game options:
The calendar provides useful information such as the forecast for the next 7 days, current weather and work & school schedule. Down below you can see a full overview of the calendar and what you can do with it.
Through the calendar you’re able to plan your own holidays! However, just make sure that you plan holidays for the coming day(s) as you won’t be able to plan a holiday for the day that you’re currently in. Still, if there’s a holiday that’s going on at the moment you are able to edit it and customize it to your will.
To create your own holiday, select any day in the calendar that’s not the present day and select Add Holiday.
From here you have plenty of options to create your own holidays. First, you’re able to choose your own icon for the holiday that’ll follow you through the entire holiday. For example, if there’s an interaction that’s supported by one of the traditions that you’ve chosen, the holiday icon will appear next to that interaction.
You’re also able to write your holiday’s name, as well as choose the decoration theme and make a decision should that day be a day off work/school or not.
However, the most important part about creating a holiday is choosing traditions. These traditions define how all Sims will act in the world around you. There’s plenty of traditions and if you’re looking for a full list click here!
You can choose up to 5 traditions for your holiday, however you don’t have to feel obligated to use every tradition slot. You can have only 1 tradition or if you want – none! Having no traditions will give you the opportunity to only have a day free from work and school and if you want – decorate the worlds with the theme that you want.
With calendars you also get a feature that lets you plan events in advance. Unlike with holidays you’re able to plan an event for the current day as well. Any day on the calendar can be planned up with any social event that you want. However, planning events through a calendar over planning events through a phone gives you a slight advantage and that’s the ability to choose the time of when your event begins.
What’s great about the calendar is that it allows you to have both social events and holidays planned up on the same day. This means that you’re able to have a Spooky Party (from The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Pack) AND celebrate the Halloween Holiday that you’ve created.