The Merry Snowberry SSE (2024)

This is a port of the Merry Snowberry from original Skyrim to SSE by Jokerine. All credits go to her for the design and implementation of this mod. Many thanks for allowing open permissions to port it over. The original mod can be found here:

The Merry Snowberry - Holiday Decorations and Food

The .esp has been saved in form 44 in the CK. All meshes and textures have been processed and run through the latest version of NifOptimizer
to insure compatibility with SSE. Since this is a port, this mod is offered as-is and will not be getting any support from Jokerine.
She has retired from modding and is not planning on updating any of her mods anytime soon. I can provide limited support and I did test it
in my game to make sure it works.

This should be compatible with everything unless another mod occupies the same space as this one. Check to make sure. Not many mods use that area of the Solitude Lighthouse as far as I know.

Load order:
I would probably let LOOT sort this one for you unless you know what your doing with your load order and have experience.

The Merry Snowberry SSE (1)

Many thanks to Michael at Gamer Poets for including this port in his holiday special YouTube video:

Here is the description by
Jokerine from the original Skyrim page:


The Merry Snowberry is here to celebrate Saturalia! This holiday is traditionally celebrated on the 25th of Evening Star, so get ready to decorate your home with the fine items and apparel you will find in this humble little shop.

This mod has been cleaned with TES5EDIT, does not require any DLC, does not make changes to cities, add NPCs, or modify scripts. Just like I did with The Golden Rose and The Bloody Tankard, everything is buyable and droppable for maximum compatibility; none of the items have been added to leveled lists or placed around the world. I made it so you could install it and keep it, instead of feeling you should uninstall the mod once it's summer and the holiday spirit is gone ;)

The Merry Snowberry is located at the Solitude Lighthouse, at the very northernmost of Haafingar Hold. There is no map marker specifically made for the little shop, but the Lighthouse itself has a marker that needs to be discovered before you can fast travel.

Inside, you will meet Kavanagh Honey-Hand and Hulgar Stoneback, a young couple who have started a small business. Kavanagh will sell food, while Hulgar
will sell wrapped presents, some table decorations, candles, spell and recipe books, festive trees and hats, for you to place around your home.

The food has your usual effects, and I'm afraid I'm not planning on making patches for needs mods. I included cooking recipes, in case you'd prefer to make your own meals. I, however, did not make the presents and trees craftable. Why not? Well, all you could use for crafting, say, the trees, is firewood, and that just doesn't do the trick...

The presents do not do anything, so don't expect to activate them in your inventory and receive a full set of Daedric armor! The candles also do not emit light, although they have an animated flaming wick. To compensate for this, I made a simple, silent variant of the Magelight spell that will last for 30 days, allows you to place multiple lights, and requires no Magicka to be cast.

About the trees, I made four variants, a plain one with no decorations, a common one with simple round ornaments (based on the model of Meridia's Beacon), an upper one with retextured Soul Gem pieces (they point to the texture of the Greater Soul Gem, because the original texture was too dark), and a personal favorite, the Dwemer one, with downsized Dwemer gyros. I also included a smaller tree in case you think the others are too big. They have no animations; I tried to give them some visual magic effects, but they kept making my game crash, so I discarded the idea.

All items in the mod, with two small exceptions, use vanilla textures to reduce filesize, so they may look a bit different in your game. The only custom textures are the outside sign, and the festive hat. As I was feeling adventurous, I decided to include some apparel, but after failing spectacularly at making proper clothes (I'm not a very good texture maker and I couldn't import even vanilla clothing meshes as standalone...), I settled for the hat. The enchanted version will slightly increase the chance of successfully persuading someone when worn.

The store will be open all day for you to browse (because I cannot for the life of mine make working locklists), but items will be sold only from 8 AM to 8 PM. It also is fully navmeshed, so bring along your friends! Just be careful not to bump things and send them flying across the room.

The Merry Snowberry was also included in Skytts' "Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim Mods Weekly - Christmas Special!" Skip to 07:20!

Extract the contents of your downloaded file to your "Steam/SteamApps/Common/SkyrimSpecialEdition/Data" folder. Then activate the mod
through your preferred launcher by ticking the checkbox next to the esp.

Simply delete the files with the name "FestiveClutter01" from your Data folder, and you're good to go. Although you will have broken my heart...

Important Notes:
Because this is Skyrim we're talking about, my items tend to spazz out and jump around when you place them too close to each other, to other things, or whenever they are touched by an NPC or the player. Not much I can do about that, unfortunately.

If you want to get the items but don't/can't afford them, open the console and type "help festive" to get a list of IDs. You can then use the "player.additem" command to get the items you want.

Due to the way the game works, in order to be able to multicast my custom Magelight spell, I had to edit one value in the code that will also
allow the regular Magelight spell to be cast more than once. So, if you have a mod that limits the amount of Magelights, there could be conflicts. Besides this, the mod should be compatible with anything, unless there is a mod out there somewhere that makes massive changes to the Solitude Lighthouse. In that case, there may be issues such as the entry to The Merry Snowberry being nothing but a floating door.


- 20 November 2013 - v1 - First release.
- 21 November 2013 - v2 - Fixed candles not appearing in the merchants' inventories; now
Hulgar sells everything except for the food. Also added a smaller tree. (This file has been deleted to save space, please update to v2.1)
- 21 November 2013 - v2.1 - Quick update because I forgot to add the cooking recipe book to the merchant list.
- 01 September 2015 - A very delayed update to add an optional esp that will only make the recipes appear in the cooking menu if you are carrying the "A Basic
Festive Menu" book.

- Craftable and moveable alchemy and crafting containers, by Zaria, so you can store presents for your loved ones under your tree.
- Skyrim Toy Story, by jacknifelee, for more presents!
- Lanterns and Candles, by Mentilreq, for more candle variety.
- Christmas Lanterns, by MannyGT, for a dash of color!

- Strotis Ovens Resource, by Stroti and Tamira.
- Modders Resource Pack, by Oaristys and Tony67.
- FPI Experiment Pack 1, by The Fuzzy Physics Institute.
- Christmas Resource, by InsanitySorrow.
- Red fabric texture, by Mayang.
- Wreath clipart, by Cool Holiday Graphics.

Jokerine: For the original mod and allowing open permission to port. Many thanks!
bchick3: For a making a good guide that allowed me to learn to port mods from Oldrim
Bethesda: For Skyrim SE
The Nexus Community: For a great bunch that makes gaming and modding fun for everyone

Jokerine has stated that all of her mods are free to use and can be converted and modified without permission. She has also given open and free permission to port her mods to other games including Skyrim SE. After a discussion with a moderator, we both felt it was a good idea to post a link to Jokerine's profile stating that this is so. If you would like to view this yourself, her profile can be found here:

Jokerine's Nexus forum profile

12-22-18: Version 1.0 Initial release for Skyrim SE

My other ports from Jokerine:

Underwater Treasures SSE
Cake O'Clock - Hearthfire Bakery SSEThe Honey Spirit - Liquor Shop in Solitude SSE
Amulet of Auriel SSE
Seedy Merchant SSE
The Mystery of Icebound Crypt SSEHamvir the Ghost Follower SSEThe Golden Hen Restaurant SSEFreshwater Cave Player Home SSE
Harvestable Elves Ear and Frost Mirriam SSE
Mushroom Soups SSEFilled Pots SSE
Bau Pet Supplies for SSE
Frostflow Lighthouse Player Home SSEGourmet Gourds SSEBuyable Decorative Daedric Shrines SSEChaurus Egg Cooking SSEChicken's Bounty Player Home SSEThe Bloody Tankard SSEThe Golden Rose SSE
Ironback Hideout Player Home SSE

My other ports from Oldrim:

Campsites in Skyrim SSELumberjacked SSEPsilocybin Mushrooms SSE (Psychedelic Shrooms)Reading List SSEHidden Treasures SSEFreshly Picked SSEDwemer Fairies SSEExposed Armors - He-Man Outfit SSEFreshly Ground SSEAlternate Book Fonts SSECollect Ivy SSEShields of Skyrim SSETempest Snow Elven Sword SSEArchmage Necklace SSEGolden Egg Treasure Hunt SSEThe Drunkards Drinks SSEBreezehome Basem*nt 3x2 SSEWolf Sigil Shield SSE

This mod is not to be sold under any circ*mstances. Jokerine made that very clear in her profile. If you see this mod being sold anywhere, its an illegal copy and should be reported immediately to a Nexus moderator. I am not the original Author, Jokerine is.
If you want to show appreciation, please consider endorsing the original mod. If you like this mod, please endorse it.

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