Looking for the best place to enjoy illuminations or Christmas events around Tokyo?? Yokohama could be the perfect day-trip destination from Tokyo this winter as there are numbers of special events held during this winter and the Christmas season. From a spectacular light-up event to an authentic European style Christmas market, check out the best winter illuminations and Christmas events held in Yokohama in 2019–2020 winter!
Best Winter Illuminations in Yokohama 2019–2020
Best Winter Illumination and Christmas Events in Yokohama 2019–2020
Yokohama Milight (ヨコハマミライト ～みらいを照らす、光のまち～) is an illumination event takes place at several locations in Yokohama Minato Mirai area. The area of illumination has been expanded and the scale got bigger comparing to last year, which stretches for about 1.5 km from the east exit of Yokohama Station to the Sakura Dori Street in Minato Mirai area. About 500,000 LED lights in various colours will be displayed from mid November to after Valentine’s Day next year.
Venue: Multiple locations between Yokohama Station East Exit to Minato Mirai Sakura Dori Street
Date: 14 November 2019 to 16 February 2020
Hours: 16:00〜23:00 (~22:00 at Sakura Dori Street)
Official Website: https://ymm21-illumination.jp/
-Night Sync Yokohama
An illumination event, Night Sync Yokohama (ナイト シンク ヨコハマ) will be held at multiple locations around Minato Mirai Shinko area from 1 November to 27 December 2019. The event features a special art program synchronizing illuminations and the urban city scenery. In the main venue of the event, Shinko Central Park (Shinko Chuo Hiroba), there will be a media art with illuminations using the latest technology.
Venue: Shinko area (around Shinko Chuo Hiroba)
Date: 1 November to 27 December 2019
Official Website: https://night-sync.yokohama/
-Christmas Market in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market (クリスマスマーケット in 横浜赤レンガ倉庫) is an authentic German style Christmas market takes place at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse annually, and it’s celebrating the 10th year anniversary in 2019. The market features traditional huts offering European style Christmas dishes, drinks and crafts such as ornaments. The whole market is decorated with warm lights and Christmas decorations including the 10 m tall Christmas Tree.
-The Landmark Christmas
The symbolic high-rise building in Minato Mirai area in Yokohama, the Yokohama Landmark Tower presents a special Christmas event “The Landmark Christmas (ザ ランドマーク クリスマス)” from 14 November to 25 December 2019. The event features a gorgeous Christmas tree placed at the 1st floor, the Merry Snow Christmas with snowfall from a 30m high atrium.
Venue: Yokohama Landmark Tower
Date: 14 November 25 December 2019
-Starlight Garden Christmas
The Starlight Garden Christmas (スターライトガーデンクリスマス) will be held at the popular shopping mall MARK IS Minato Mirai from 14 November to 25 December 2019. There will be a 7m tall immersive Christmas tree, Starlight Garden Tree on the 1st floor. Visitors can enter inside the tree and experience the illumination changing its colours.
Venue: MARK IS Minato Mirai
Date: 14 November to 25 December 2019
-SNOW ROSE GARDEN YOKOHAMA Directed by NAKED
An illumination event, SNOW ROSE GARDEN YOKOHAMA Directed by NAKED will be held for the very first time at a popular public park, Yamashita Park (山下公園) in Yokohama. The illumination is produced by the creative group, NAKED, and the flowers of light will be displayed at the flower bed with about 1,900 roses of 160 species. In addition, romantic performances with LED lights and LED balls are held every 15 mins.
Venue: Yamashita Park
Date: 21 November to 27 December 2019
-Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise Mystical Island
Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise (横浜八景島シーパラダイス) is a popular amusement park in Yokohama, consisting various amusement rides, an aquarium, shopping mall and hotel, marina. During winter, the park features a special light-up event which takes place at several locations within the site, turning itself into a colourful and bright mystical island. Besides the illuminations, adorable animal shows will be also held with a Christmas version including the Dolphin show, Penguin parade, Otter greeting and more.
Venue: Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise
Date: 1 November 2019 to 29 February 2020
Official Website: http://www.seaparadise.co.jp/special/mystical_island/
Thanks for reading! Yokohama is one of the most romantic places to visit during winter where visitors can enjoy the gorgeous winter illuminations with the cool and modern urban scenery. If you are looking for a good place for a day-trip from Tokyo, Yokohama could be one of the best choices!
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