The 2001 Christmas event was the second RuneScape holiday event. After the 2001 Hallowe'en event, Jagex decided to do another holiday drop for Christmas, this time with Christmas crackers. Players picking them up would use them on others, and both players would receive a reward. One would get a partyhat of random colour, while the other would get a completely random item, like a gold ore or silver bar. At that time, partyhats were only worth a few coins, and because of this many partyhats were then given away, dropped or sold to the general store.
2001 Christmas event