Best Winter Illuminations in Yokohama 2022-2023

Best Winter Illumination and Christmas Events in Yokohama

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 2022-2023 winter!

1.Yokohama Milight

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 previous years, 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: 10 November 2022 to 12 February 2023

Hours: 16:00~23:00

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An illumination event, YORUNOYO -YOKOHAMA CROSS NIGHT ILLUMINATION- (ヨルノヨ-ヨコハマ クロス ナイト イルミネーション-) will be held at Yokohama Shinko Central Square and surrounding area from 18 November to 26 December 2021. The event features a special art program collaborating illuminations and the urban city scenery.


Venue: Shinko Central Square and surrounding area

Date: 24 November 2022 to 3 January 2023

Hours: 17:00~21:05 (“NIGHT VIEWING” every 30 minutes from 17:30 to 21:05, 5 minutes each)

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3.Christmas Market in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Christmas Market

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. 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.


Access: 6 mins walk from Bashamichi OR Nihon Odori Stations

Date: 25 November to 25 December 2022

Hours: 17:00~21:00 (25 Nov), 11:00~21:00 (26 Nov to 9 Dec), 11:00~22:00 (10 to 25 Dec)
*Light-up after 16:00

Fee: Free (weekdays from 25 Nov to 16 Dec)/500 yen (weekends and weekdays from 11 to 25 Dec & 23, 24 Dec)


4. Harry Potter Christmas Illumination 2022

In collaboration with the world famous top selling book Harry Potter in winter 2022 the “MINATOMIRAI CHRISTMAS 2022 ‘Harry Potter’ Journey to the Wizarding World” Christmas event will be held at Yokohama Landmark Tower and Mark’s Minato Mirai. The event will be featuring  three different trees inspired in the wizarding world of Harry Potter installed in different locations at Landmark Tower and Mark’s Minato Mirai.

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Access: 4 mins walk from Minato Mirai Station

Date: 10 November to 25 December 2022

Hours: 7:00~24:00 (lighting shows are held every 30 minutes from 16:00 to 23:00)


5. 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)” annually from mid November. The event features a gorgeous 8m tall Christmas tree placed at the 1st floor. In 2021, the event is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the beloved Japanese manga series, Chibi Maruk-chan and there will be special contents featuring adorable characters from the series.


Venue: Yokohama Landmark Tower

Date: 11 November to 25 December 2021

6.MARK IS Minato Mirai

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A special Christmas event, Good Memory Christmas (グッドメモリークリスマス) will be held at the popular shopping mall MARK IS Minato Mirai from 11 November to 25 December 2021. There will be a 7m tall Christmas tree, Good Memory Christal Tree on the 1st floor and special illumination outside of the building.


Venue: MARK IS Minato Mirai

Date: 11 November to 24 December 2021

7.Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise

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.

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Venue: Yokohama Hakkeijima Seaparadise

Date: TBA

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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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