In 2009, there were three cupboards available to players, one each in Varrock, Falador, and Draynor Village. Each cupboard was accompanied by a partygoer exclaiming phrases such as Come inside, wine, food, and many more! and Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!
In 2010, four cupboards existed, one each in Varrock, Falador, Draynor Village, and Lumbridge. They were each accompanied by a pair of Fremenniks. The NPCs who were accompanying these Christmas cupboards were Fremennik men and women, who explained the nature of the Heimland Games.
The cupboards were the one of the first interactive sceneries to use particle effects. Snowflakes can be seen floating out of the cupboard. Particle effects can also seen in the Land of Snow where snowflakes appear to fall onto the ground.