Top 20 Best Minecraft 1.20.3 Seeds for December 2023

Here's our monthly list of the Top 20 best Minecraft 1.20.3 seeds for December 2023.

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In the last month of the year, Mojang has been focusing on fixing various bugs regarding explosion packets, server lists, and resource packs. Now, with all these pesky bugs out of the way, be sure to check out our list of the Top 20 best Minecraft seeds for December 2023.

Minecraft 1.20.3: Top 20 Best Seeds for December 2023

Seed: -273642856869720656

Four villages at spawn
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains, Cherry Grove

There are four villages standing around a small patch of Cherry Blossom trees at spawn. We all dream about finding seeds like this one day, and here’s one in all its glory. This is probably the best possible start to a fun and productive survival game.

Seed: -9089462239107337859

Woodland mansion and village at spawn
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  • Spawn: X: -16 Z: 16
  • Biomes: Meadow, Forest

As soon as you spawn, go a bit to the south, where you’ll see a village at the edge of the cliff at coordinates X: 336 Z: 400. If you take a glimpse beyond the edge of the cliff, you’ll find a massive woodland mansion standing right down below at coordinates X: 520 Z: 424.

Seed: 1892599422615381629

Jungle temple inside cave
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  • Spawn: X: -304 Z: 144
  • Biomes: Jungle, Ocean

Spawn on a survival island with only one structure, which is a jungle temple that’s hidden underground at coordinates X: -408 Z: 120. Fortunately, there’s an opening in the ground for easy access. Other than that, be sure to check out an ocean monument at coordinates X: -264 Z: 40.

Seed: 293864214737850354

Triple zombie village at spawn
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains

If you like the idea of having multiple villages at spawn but wish to up the difficulty, then here’s a cool seed for you. I was flabbergasted to encounter not one or two, but three zombie villages right at spawn. Fortunately, there’s a fourth village nearby, which is normal, at coordinates X: -160 Z: 0.

Seed: -2677366336902971156

underground cave village near spawn
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  • Spawn: X: 16 Z: 80
  • Biomes: Plains

If you want to escape the overworld and live in the comfort of the underworld in Minecraft, then check out this seed. You’ll spawn right next to a village that’s almost entirely located inside a large cave with an exposed abandoned mineshaft, which is rather convenient.

Seed: 1318743231038699868

Mineshaft spawner chest glitch
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 32
  • Biomes: Snowy Plains

Speaking of abandoned mineshafts, here’s an example of a very rare glitch that you may find at coordinates X: -645 Y: -55 Z: -290. You’ll see that one of the treasure chests has glitched into the dungeon spawner. But don’t worry, the loot stays intact!

Seed: 3360604749574056681

Cliffside cherry village at spawn
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains, Cherry Grove

Setting up a base in a cliffside village has a few advantages. One of them is that some of the houses are embedded into the cliff and, thus, well protected. But this village at coordinates X: 16 Z: -208 also has a very convenient house on the top of the cliff, which no hostile mob can ever reach.

Seed: 17986988

Lake village sourrounded by cliffs
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains, Cherry Grove

It never ceases to amaze me what incredible landscapes Minecraft can generate out of nowhere. This seed will spawn you on the lakeshore with the most astonishing view of the cherry grove hills and glacial mountains. Oh, and did I mention the village at spawn?

Seed: -2629072901193568504

Hillside village on the ocean shore
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Various

If a small lake isn’t satisfying enough, then how about a hillside village at spawn that stands on the ocean shore? Once you’re ready to explore things further, travel to coordinates X: 1,112 Z: 200 for some nice trail ruins.

Seed: -8049418499283291905

Village with an exposed ruined portal
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains

Having a cozy village at spawn is surely great, but if you can also gain quick access to the Nether, then it’s even better. I managed to find a village at spawn with an exposed ruined portal that will get you straight to the nether fortress at nether coordinates X: 251 Z: -197.

Seed: -31266854651

Igloo stands on the frozen lake
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  • Spawn: X: 96 Z: 64
  • Biomes: Snowy Taiga

Spawn on the shores of a frozen lake in the middle of taiga that accommodates a cute little igloo at coordinates X: 8 Z: 88. Unfortunately, this igloo has no basement, but there are trail ruins right underneath it at coordinates X: 8 Z: 24.

Seed: 9007199256741005

Snowy village on the cliff
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Snowy Slopes

There’s a perfectly fine plains village at spawn in this seed, but if you’re looking for something spicier, then go to coordinates X: -704 Z: -224. There, you’ll encounter a cliffside village, part of which is hidden in a cave under the mountain.

Seed: -2684688636619527715

Village in the river valley
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  • Spawn: X: 16 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains, Forest

If you enjoy building bridges, then here’s a perfect seed that spawns you in the village, which is located in the wide river valley. What I also like about this seed is that the river perfectly separates the two biomes, forest and plains, in half.

Seed: -6777981462955588877

Igloo, portal, and village at spawn
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Snowy Plains

Sometimes, you hit a real jackpot in Minecraft! Here you get a village, an exposed ruined portal, an igloo with a basement, and an ancient city at spawn. This couldn’t have been any better, so be sure to check this seed out as soon as you can.

Seed: 74309393853616044

Woodland mansion over ravine
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  • Spawn: X: 16 Z: -48
  • Biomes: Forest

Spawn next to a woodland mansion that hovers over a massive ravine that exposes a dripstone cave biome. I was able to locate the nearest village at coordinates X: -432 Z: 96 and found an ancient city on my way there at coordinates X: -168 Y: -51 Z: 136.

Seed: 4469696801327343152

Cherry grove village with blacksmith
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  • Spawn: X: -16 Z: -48
  • Biomes: Plains, Forest, Cherry Grove

Having a blacksmith at spawn is extremely helpful, especially in the early stages of the survival game in Minecraft. This seed spawns right next to a village with a smithy, which is located in the lush Cherry Blossom valley.

Seed: -7004669270740563777

Floating jungle temple
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  • Spawn: X: -48 Z: 32
  • Biomes: Jungle

You’ll spawn at one of the tallest windswept savannas I’ve ever seen. After you take a good look at it, move westward to coordinates X: -312 Z: -280, where you’ll encounter a floating jungle temple next to a natural spawn point for panda bears.

Seed: -914948971

Sparse acacia village
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Savanna, Forest

Most villages generated in Minecraft have a tendency to flock all the huts too close to each other. But here’s an example of a rare acacia village that has its houses located in a rather sparse and random manner, which may fit your bill for a survival village much better.

Seed: 5833835738195074998

Village stands on top of mineshaft
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains

Right after you settle in one of the villages near spawn, you may start mining for the resources. But this seed may just well give you resources without a single stroke of the pickaxe, as here you’ll find a village standing on top of an exposed mineshaft at coordinates X: -240 Z: -160.

Seed: 19642930

Cherry grove village
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  • Spawn: X: 0 Z: 0
  • Biomes: Plains, Forest, Cherry Grove

The last seed on our list is simply a beautiful village in the cherry grove at spawn that grants access not to one but two ancient cities located at coordinates X: -296 Y: -51 Z: -232 and X: -184 Y: -51 Z: 184.

That’s it for this month’s best Minecraft 1.20.3 seeds for December 2023. Check out more Minecraft articles right here, including a huge catalog of awesome seeds for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch!

About the author

Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.