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Santa Stars is Coming! 25-Day Christmas Festival Starts Now

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$5 million in prizes is about to be paid out to PokerStars players in December via the annual Christmas Festival and the action has already begun.

Qualifying is ongoing as of Nov. 21 for the next $1 million freeroll on December first and that's just the beginning of the highlights.

Also coming up over the month is 25 days of Christmas Challenges, a MicroMillions Marathon and a $2m Monday Million to wrap things up on Boxing Day.

Here's How to Qualify

Qualifying for the $1m freeroll runs until Nov. 29 and is dead simple.

If you're already a PokerStars player just open up your Challenges window and complete whatever pops up. It won't be difficult.

Once you've finished you'll get a ticket for the next All In Shootout. That event you won't even have to play as every player is all in every hand. If you make the final 8,192 players you've earned a seat in the freeroll.

if you miss your window there there's also a Last Chance Skill qualifier on the day of - you'll just have to be good enough to play your way in there.

Once the $1 million freeroll has wrapped and paid out its winner it's then on to the 25-day Christmas Calendar. Each day until Dec. 25 a new prize, from deposit bonuses to Spin & Go tickets and more - will be on offer.

You can unlock it everyday from the very same Challenges window in your PokerStars client. $2m in total prizes will be paid out.

MicroMillions Marathon, Mega Monday Million

Along the way one of those Calendar days will unveil a 21-event MicroMillions Marathon day with micro buy-in events running all day.

At the end of the day the $22 Main Event will fire off and another $1m will be paid out there.

The ultimate finale to the whole shebang plays out on Monday, December 26 with a special Monday edition of the famed PokerStars Sunday Million. This one will have a $2m guaranteed prize pool and a $200,000 guaranteed winner's prize.

For all the details of the Christmas Festival check PokerStars.com, but to sign up for a new account and receive our up to $600 sign-up bonus, just use our download link in our review right here.