Tiffi-alarm This episode is hell!

This episode is currently nearly impossible to beat without, or even with boosters. Most of the levels in this episode are very hard, extremely hard, or even nearly impossible to complete.
This is mostly caused by buffs, which makes the episode dependent on extremely insane luck to complete.
This episode is currently one of the hardest, if not the hardest episode in the game.
Please remove this template when certain levels are nerfed, which then lowers the episode's difficulty.

Episode 278
World (Flash) None
World (HTML5) 56
Levels 4146-4160
Characters Cherry Baroness
Champion title Glamorous Guest
New features Liquorice swirl Horizontal striped candy cannon  Liquorice swirl Vertical striped candy cannon new  Ingredient Horizontal striped candy cannon new  Vertical striped candy Wrapped candy Candy key cannon  Ingredient Liquorice swirl Waffle cannon new
Horizontal striped candy Vertical striped candy Wrapped candy Sugar key cannon new
MagicMixernew1 that can spawn more than three blockers
Non-spawning colour Lucky Candy Red in other level types
Non-spawning Lucky Candy Yellow on Conveyor (trans)
Release date Windows10 - 12 December 2018
WebSmartphone icon - 26 December 2018
Difficulty Nearly Impossible
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Glittery Gala is the 278th episode of Candy Crush Saga and the third episode of World 56 (HTML5). This episode was released on 12 December 2018. The champion title for this episode is Glamorous Guest.


Tiffi and Cherry Baroness party at the gala on New Year's Eve.

New things

  • Several new candy cannons are added.
  • Regular magic mixers can spawn more than three blockers for the first time in level 4147.
  • Lucky candies of a colour that don't spawn appear outside of candy order levels for the first time in level 4153.
    • It's also the first time when they appear on conveyor belts.


This episode contains levels 4146-4160.

Glittery Gala is a nearly impossible episode, mean = 7.27. It contains two hard levels: 4151 and 4159, and four very hard levels: 4147, 4153, 4157 and 4160. The rest of the levels are extremely hard, except for 4148. Overall, it is much and much harder than the previous episode, Merry Market.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new Mixed new
1 3 3 2 6
The easiest :
Level 4148
The hardest :
Level 4156
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
12 3
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Mixed new Level 4146 Mixed new Level 4153 Mixed new Level 4160
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 0 0



  • This episode appears to celebrate New Year's Day 2019.
    • Gala is another word for party or celebration, fitting the New Year's episode theme.
  • This is the fourth New Year's themed episode.
  • This is the last episode that was released in 2018 for Facebook and mobile.
  • This episode shares its first word with Glittery Grove.
  • This is the 17th episode to have at least one HTML5-exclusive element in every level.
  • This is the 20th HTML5-exclusive episode in which the episode name is not related to food or drink in any way.
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