Best Christmas Events in Tokyo 2021
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!
NOTE: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, some events in Tokyo are cancelled or postponed. Please check their official websites before visiting.
1. Disney Christmas
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!
Date: 9 November to 25 December 2021
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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 Christmas will be held from 5 November to 26 December 2021 with the theme of snow dome.You can meet adorable Sanrio characters in special Christmas costumes. There will be fairy winter decorations, colourful illumination, photo spots, special shows, limited food and drink menu, and merchandise.
Date: 5 November to 26 December 2021
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 during winter.
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!
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. Marunouchi Bright Christmas “Harry Potter” Gift from Wizarding World
Marunouchi Bright Christmas is a special event held annually from early November until Christmas day near Tokyo Station, featuring gorgeous Christmas illuminations at several sites within the area. In 2021, the event is collaborating with Harry Potter to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first movie series “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and display Harry Potter themed Christmas trees and illuminations. Moreover, a digital stamp rally and limited merchandise will be available during the Christmas season.
7. 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!
8. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa NAKED Star Aquarium
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 aquarium is hosting a Christmas event “NAKED Star Aquarium” offering romantic and festive contents created by the collaboration between sea creatures and the latest digital art technology produced by the creative company, NAKED,INC. The popular dolphin show will be also held with special effects of water, lights and projection mapping.
Date: 3 November to 25 December 2021
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!
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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