Farmville Marco's Bright Idea (Holiday Lights) Quest Guide


Farmville Marco's Bright Idea (Holiday Lights) Monthly Quest

Quest Story: Hey Farmer! Is that you? It's gotten dark around here, now that the Holiday Season has passed. Let's work together and bring some illumination back to Holiday Lights!

 

Expected duration of this Farmville quest is from 11th April 2014 to 11th May 2014

Note: These are all farm quests and repeatable… Requirements can change at any time without notice as and how Zynga updates them… Images will only show up when they are available in the game files… For updated list of crop alternatives that can be used for quest planting, click here
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Quests Info

Note: Smart Quest credit is not guaranteed and can be removed by Zynga at any time without warning. Smart Quest amounts are provided in case you wish to GAMBLE, but planting anything less than the full amount required by the quest is at your own risk.

This is a CRAFTING INTENSIVE QUEST. If you wish to complete it reasonably quickly, you will need to READ THE FULL POST and ALL TIPS  Step 11 requires 150 HOURS OF CRAFTING, so you will need to prepare ingredients while you do steps 1-10


MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 1: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Firefly Grapes  Seasonal Spirits  sparklewatertrough  Chameleon LightShow 
1. Harvest 150 Firefly Grapes (23 Hrs) 2. Harvest 200 Seasonal Spirits (15 Hrs 54 Mins) 3. Craft Sparkle Water Trough 3 times in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Chameleon LightShow
Other Rewards: 125 XP 2500 Coins  Share Rewards: Stardust Cement Stardust Cement 
Quest Tips: Remember to PLANT THE FULL AMOUNT NOT SMART QUEST AMOUNT and use a Firefly Grape Bushel when harvesting as you will need to master it to 3 Stars for a later step of the quest .Firefly Grapes are not locked to Holiday Lights, they will be able to be planted on any farm. They will be released to the market approximately 13 hours before normal quest release time with market update. There is no new recipe for this month long, so you will only need to use bushel swap for one for your first harvest.

SAVE your Sparkle Water Troughs, do not sell them, you will need them as an ingredient in a later stage of the quest. Sparkle Water Trough can be found in the WATER ENCLOSURE station.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 25/33
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 2: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Firefly Grapes  Roman Candle Cauliflower  holidaysparklesicle  Star Statue 
1. Harvest 200 Firefly Grapes (23 Hrs) 2. Harvest 250 Roman Candle Cauliflower (14 Hrs) 3. Make 2 Holiday Sparklecicle in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Star Statue
Other Rewards: 150 XP 3000 Coins  Share Rewards: Emerald Wood Emerald Wood 
Quest Tips: Remember to PLANT THE FULL AMOUNT NOT SMART QUEST AMOUNT and use a Firefly Grape Bushel when harvesting as you will need to master it to 3 Stars for a later step of the quest.

SAVE your Holiday Sparklecicles, do not sell them. You will need them as an ingredient for a later stage of the quest. Holiday Sparklecicle can be found in the FEEDING ENCLOSURE STATION

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 33/42
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 3: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco
Sleigh Guider Cherries Radiant Radish donationdrive MultiColored Cow
1. Harvest 275 Sleigh Guider Cherries 2. Harvest 300 Radiant Radish (12 Hrs) 3. Make 4 Donation Drive in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 MultiColored Cow
Other Rewards: 175 XP 3500 Coins  Share Rewards: Silver Bell Trowel Silver Bell Trowel
Quest Tips: Donation Drive is a 6 hour recipe that can be found in the GIVING ENCLOSURE station. If you want to complete this quest as quickly as possible, it is wise to have one ready to collect when you reach this stage.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit:46/50
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter

MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 4: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Sleigh Guider Cherries  Firefly Grapes  pepperminttugtoy  Unwither 
1. Harvest 300 Sleigh Guider Cherries (9 Hrs 30 Mins) 2. Harvest 325 Firefly Grapes (23 Hrs) 3. Make 3 Peppermint Tug Toy in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Unwither
Other Rewards: 200 XP 4000 Coins  Share Rewards: Stardust Cement Stardust Cement 
Quest Tips: Peppermint Tug Toys can be found in the ENRICHMENT ENCLOSURE Station

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 50/54
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 5: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Borealis Blueberries  Shiny Sprouts  stuffedbonetoy  Instagrow Potion 
1. Harvest 325 Borealis Blueberries (12 Hrs) 2. Harvest 350 Shiny Sprouts (12 Hrs) 3. Make 3 Stuffed Bone Toy in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Instagrow Potion
Other Rewards: 225 XP 4500 Coins  Share Rewards: Emerald Wood Emerald Wood 
Quest Tips: Stuffed Bone Toy can be found in the ENRICHMENT ENCLOSURE station.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 54/58
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 6: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Borealis Blueberries  Kindle Onions  holidayreins  Light Trail Tree 
1. Harvest 350 Borealis Blueberries (12 Hrs) 2. Harvest 375 Kindle Onions (23 Hrs) 3. Make 3 Holiday Reins in the Hollybright Animal Park  Reward: 1 Light Trail Tree
Other Rewards: 250 XP 5000 Coins  Share Rewards: Silver Bell Trowel Silver Bell Trowel 
Quest Tips: Holiday Reins is a 2 hour recipe which can be found in the TRAINING ENCLOSURE station.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.


Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 58/63
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 7: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Seasonal Spirits  Firefly Grapes  trainingclicker  Fertilize All 
1. Harvest 375 Seasonal Spirits (15 Hrs 54 Mins) 2. Harvest 400 Firefly Grapes (23 Hrs) 3. Make 4 Training Clicker in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Fertilize All
Other Rewards: 275 XP 5500 Coins  Share Rewards: Stardust Cement Stardust Cement 
Quest Tips: Training Clicker is a 2 hout recipe that can be found in the TRAINING ENCLOSURE station

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 63/67
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 8: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Seasonal Spirits  Candle Light Cranberries  squeakerfish  Gift Wrapped Horse 
1. Harvest 400 Seasonal Spirits (15 Hrs 54 Mins) 2. Harvest 425 Candle Light Cranberries (23 Hrs) 3. Make 6 Squeaker Fish in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Gift Wrapped Horse
Other Rewards: 300 XP 6000 Coins  Share Rewards: Emerald Wood Emerald Wood 
Quest Tips: Squeaker Fish can be found in the ENRICHMENT ENCLOSURE station

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 67/71
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 9: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Moonlit Mistletoe  Kindle Onions  iciclespike  Ice Cool Phoenix 
1. Harvest 425 Moonlit Mistletoe (19 Hrs 54 Mins) 2. Harvest 425 Kindle Onions (23 Hrs) 3. Make 4 Icicle Spike in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Ice Cool Phoenix
Other Rewards: 325 XP 6500 Coins  Share Rewards: Silver Bell Trowel Silver Bell Trowel 
Quest Tips: Icicle Spikes are a 4 hour recipe which can be found in the AURORA ENCLOSURE station. As this recipe is a bit more time consuming, it is wise to have one ready to collect when you reach this stage of the quest.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 71/71
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 10: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco
Auroral Corn Fa La La La-Lavender Firefly Grapes Instagrow Potion
1. Harvest 425 Auroral Corn 2. Harvest 450 Fa La La La-Lavender 3. Master Firefly Grapes to 3 Star Reward: 1 Instagrow Potion
Other Rewards: 350 XP 7000 Coins  Share Rewards: Stardust Cement Stardust Cement
Quest Tips: Remember to use a Firefly Grape Bushel when harvesting  To see how many you will need to plant based on bonuses applicable on your farm click here.

Make either a HARNESS STRAP or HOLIDAY FILLAMENT in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE station while doing this stage of the quest. You will need 5 of each for ingredients in stage 11 and they take 10 hours to craft.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 71/75
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter

MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 11: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Auroral Rosemary  Roasting Chestnuts  hollybrightharnesses  Holiday Light Dream Deer 
1. Harvest 450 Auroral Rosemary (23 Hrs) 2. Harvest 450 Roasting Chestnuts (23 Hrs) 3. Make 5 Holly Bright Harnesses in the Hollybright Animal Park Reward: 1 Holiday Light Dream Deer
Other Rewards: 375 XP 7500 Coins  Share Rewards: Emerald Wood Emerald Wood 
Quest Tips: Holly Bright Harnesses are a 10 hour recipe that can be found in the LIGHTING ENCLOSURE STATION. They require 2 10 hour ingredients each. If you have followed the quest tips to this point, you should either be ready to begin them immediately, with no further long -term ingredients needed or maybe have one ready to collect and should be done with this stage in 3-4 days. If you have not pre-crafted this stage will take you a week or so to complete.

After harvesting the crops for this stage and while waiting for the harnesses, plant the Fa La La Lavender for the next stage as it's a 3 day crop.



Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit: 75/75
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
MARCO'S BRIGHT IDEA: PART 12: Let's bring the Light back while there's still time!

Marco 
Fa La La La-Lavender  Candle Light Cranberries  Blueberry Cupcake  Colour Wave Pegacorn 
1. Harvest 500 Fa La La La-Lavender (69 Hrs) 2. Harvest 500 Candle Light Cranberries (23 Hrs) 3. Raise Blueberry Cupcakes to Level 15 in the Sparkle Cafe Reward: 1 Colour Wave Pegacorn
Other Rewards: 400 XP 8000 Coins  Share Rewards: Silver Bell Trowel Silver Bell Trowel 
Quest Tips: Blueberry cupcakes is one of the original Sparkle Cafe Recipes that came out with the Holiday Lights Farm. It requires a level 2 Sparkle Cafe. You may already be past level 15. If not work on leveling it up as you work through the other stages.

Amount to Harvest with Smart Quest Credit:83/83
Excellent! Things are already getting brighter
Bushels Required: 0 to a lot depending on your current level of Blueberry Cupcake


Note, ingredients for self contained crafting, such as the Holly Bright Park include both raw and crafted ingredients, as well as the sub-ingredients required for the crafted ingredients.


Holly Bright Park Ingredients Required: 32 Sparkle Water Buckets, 22 Gold Stars, 4 Holiday Feed, 36  Enrichment Toys, 11 Giving Basket, 4 Sparkle Water Trough, 8 Winter Magic Wand, 4 Holiday Rubber Ball, 45 Holiday Lights, 5 Harness Straps, 5 Holly Bright Fillament, 5 Holly Bright Salt Lick,  5 Holiday Feed Bag, 5 Holiday Sparklecicle, 5 Cookie Treats, 35 Holiday Feed, 10 Sparkle Water Bucket



Plots Required With Smart Quest Credit: 1,311

Plots Required Without Smart Quest Credit: 8.625


 Thanks to our friends at Farmville Wikia for the Smart Quest pattern. To read the chart in full, click here.

Note:  As quest is active for all farms, make sure you plan and plant the crops for the quests across the farms for better planning... More tips and details will be added as and when they are found out... Stay Tuned...







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  1. Again the crafting at the end of this Mission is very hard. Might do half of it. THANKS for the heads up!

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    1. I agree with you....I will only do as much as I can since there is a lot of crafting on all the other stuff too, and not worry so much about finishing.

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  2. This would be a lot easier if they would bring back the link at the bottom of the screen. Do we really need quick access to the fair, or the craft shop? Now we will have to keep jumping back to the farm every time the park has something ready. VERY annoying!

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  3. Once the quest starts, we will be able to jump to the Hollybright Park from the quest icon. It will not be quite as convenient as jumping from the link at the bottom of the screen. But since we will use the Park for every step except Step 3, it should help us quickly and easily access the Park. We will just have to get used to a new way. Then once we get used to it, the quest will be over. And we will be lost again. Back to, "How do I get to Hollybright Park?" LOL

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  4. What do you mean by the tip "use a Firefly Grape Bushel when harvesting as you will need to master it to 3 Stars"....Is there a way to master a certain crop faster by doing something else when harvesting a different crop? Please explain...Thanks!

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    1. They're talking about when you actually harvest the Firefly Grapes. Any time you use the same type of bushel as the crop you're harvesting, you'll get double Mastery. So, say your combine/harvester is maxed out, instead of getting 16 Mastery for it, you would get 32 Mastery. And if you have Super Fertilizer left, that, by itself, gives an additional triple Mastery, iirc. And the bonus mastery stacks, so you can use a Super Fertilizer AND the Bushel and be done faster.

      Even though Bushel bonuses carry over to all farms during the 2 hour period they are active, and Super Fertilizer needs to be done on EACH farm you want to use it on.

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  5. Any idea when this quest will start I already have my firefly grapes ready to harvest, and no quest, thank you

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  6. Warning, FV switched the last goal on Step 3 and Step 10. This gives more time to master the grapes to 3*, but moves up the Donation Drives, which take 6 hours each. Thanks to you, I already had one ready, and the supplies for a 2nd. Thanks so much for your guide, makes this quest MUCH MORE FUN!!! Also, in response to when the Mediterranean farm begins, Monday (April 14) is early release. The next Monday (April 21) is free access.

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  7. ICE COOL PHOENIX
    FIELD OF EL DORADO
    BIG ROOST

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