Sparklers are hand held objects that Tortimer gives to the player to use during special events in the Animal Crossing series, such as the weekly fireworks show in August and New Year's Eve. It is similar in appearance to the Roman Candle, but only sparkles until it burns out. Also like Roman Candles and Party Poppers, the player can get as many as they wish by dropping the item and speaking to Tortimer again.
During the Fireworks Show, Redd will set up a stand selling Redd's Cookies for 500 bells. These cookies are like the fortune cookies sold at the Nookling stores. If the character trades in a dud ticket, they will receive a sparkler.