Best Christmas Events in Tokyo

10 Best Things to Do in Tokyo for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner! Numbers of festive events are held in Tokyo during Christmas season. From spectacular illuminations to special events at Tokyo Disney Resort, here are best things to do/see in Tokyo in Christmas!

1. Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea) is hosting an annual Christmas event “Disney Christmas” from early November to 25 December with Christmas decorations, large Christmas trees, special day and night parades, limited food, drinks, and merchandise collection. It’s definitely the most festive and dreamy place to be during Christmas season!

▶ Book tickets to Tokyo Disneyland in advance!
▶ Book tickets to Tokyo DisneySea in advance!

Date: 8 November to 25 December 2019

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2. Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is a theme park dedicated to Sanrio which produced numbers of popular Japanese characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Gudetama, Pompompurin, etc. The Christmas event, Puro White Christmas is held from early November to 25 December with “White Snow” theme. There will be fairy winter decorations, special shows, limited food and drink menu, and merchandise and the attraction collaborating with the famous design company NAKED.

▶ Discount tickets to Sanrio Puroland is available here!!

Date: 8th November to 25 December 2019

3. Christmas Illuminations

Christmas illuminations are the biggest attraction in Japan during winter. The colourful and gorgeous illuminations turn the city into a winter wonderland and simply make us feel festive and happy! Not only within the city, but there are also numbers of spectacular illumination events outside of Tokyo which are perfect for a winter day trip. Check out the best illumination events held in and around Tokyo 2019-2020 winter.

In Tokyo: Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2019–2020
Near Tokyo: 5 Must-See Winter Illuminations near Tokyo 2019–2020

4. Christmas Markets

Authentic German style Christmas Markets can be found at several spots in Tokyo during Christmas season. Along with Christmas trees,lights, decorations and music, enjoy hot and delicious Christmas food and drinks at day and night!

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5. Ice Skating

One of the most festive and wintery activities around Christmas season is ice skating. There are several limited-time outdoor ice skating rinks open in Tokyo during winter, and they usually offer visitors rental facilities. With the great view of city’s illumination, and warm Christmas food and drinks, enjoy being on ice in the heart of the city!

6. Christmas Dessert Buffets

All-you-can-eat dessert buffets are held at numbers of venues in Tokyo through the year with special themes/seasonal ingredients. High-quality and creative desserts prepared by top-notch patisserie chefs are delicious and super photo-worthy. During Christmas season, winter/Christmas theme dessert buffets will be available at several places with festive and wintery themes, and traditional and creative Christmas desserts can be indulged with all-you-can-eat style!

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7. STAR WARS Marunouchi Bright Christmas 2019 -Precious for you-

The most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released on 20 December 2019, and the special Christmas event celebrating the release of upcoming movie will be held in Marunouchi, Tokyo this winter. The event takes place in several locations including decorations, objects, pop-up shops, interactive event, gallery, cafe, etc all in collaboration between STAR WARS and Christmas!

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8. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa NAKED STAR AQUARIUM -Starry Sky Christmas-

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a popular aquarium located in the heart of Tokyo (near Shinagawa Station). The aquarium is home to 350 kinds of sea creatures displayed at 11 different sections. The Christmas event “NAKED STAR AQUARIUM -Starry Sky Christmas-” will be held with special light effects at several spots in the aquarium including the spectacular Dolphin show is held several times a day. The show will be held with special Christmas light effects as if Dolphins are having a Christmas party.

▶ Book discount e-tickets to Aqua Park Shinagawa!

Date: 2 November to 25 December 2019

9. Starbucks Japan Christmas Collection

One of the best Christmas gifts to buy is Starbucks Japan Christmas merchandise collection including limited designed tumblers, mugs, gift cards as well as special Christmas beverages! The collection is released in early November and available till Christmas day while the stocks lasts!

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10. Mister Donuts Pokemon Collection

Mister Donuts’ winter collection arrives with super cute and festive Pokemon theme donuts, drinks and dishware with the limited design. The exclusive Christmas Pokemon collection is at Mister Donuts stores across Japan till late December (while stocks last!).

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How exciting?? Christmas is definitely one of the best time to visit Tokyo! For more info about travelling in Japan in December, please check out these article, too!

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