Visit Osaka This Christmas For the Grand Wish Christmas 2020 Illuminations

04.October.2020 | SPOT

Grand Front Osaka has announced a Christmas event this year called ‘Grand Wish Christmas 2020’ which will run from November 11 to December 25. ‘Winter Voyage’ is the theme for the event which will switch on host of dazzling illuminations to warm up the cockles of everyone’s heart this coming winter.

 

Winter Voyage: A journey of hope to connect the world

The ball-draped Winter Voyage Tree was created by Japanese designer Kimi Hasegawa and will be placed inside the mall’s Knowledge Plaza. Guests will also be welcomed by the Champagne Gold Illumination which has been fitted with 400,000 balls, and there will also be a photo exhibition made in collaboration with travel culture magazine TRANSIT that showcases beautiful sights around the world.

 

*Please note that parts of the event are subject to change or cancellation depending on the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Winter Voyage Tree: The main Christmas tree

The balloons that adorn the tree each represent a continent and how the world is connected to the same sky. The Winter Voyage Tree is a magical Christmas tree to deliver wishes this winter, with the balloons each having motifs of animals, buildings, and plans from each place around the world. See them illuminated with the ‘Lighting Show’ this winter.

 

Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020

Lighting Show: [Weekdays] 17:00-Midnight / [Weekends] 16:00-Midnight

Location: Knowledge Village, Grand Front Osaka North Building Floor 1F

 

Champagne Gold Illumination

126 trees around the 1 hectare-wide Umekita Plaza in front of Osaka Station will glow with 400,000 champagne gold lights.

 

Running: November 11, 2020 – February 23, 2021

Illumination Time: Everyday 17:00-Midnight

Locations: Umekita Plaza, Keyaki Namiki, West Side of Grand Front Osaka’s North Building

 

TED HYBER -Ugly Christmas Sweater-

Ted Hyber is a giant teddy bear created by French contemporary artist Fabrice Hybert. A symbol of Grand Front Osaka’s Umekita Plaza, he will be dressed up in an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” this year.

Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: Grand Front Osaka South Building

 

TRANSIT Photo Exhibition – “It’s a beautiful planet”

Travel culture magazine TRANSIT will be showcasing a selection of photos taken by a number of artists such as Yayoi Arimoto, who works for the magazine, taken around the world. It’s a great opportunity for those unable to travel in the current climate.

 

Running: November 11, 2020 – December 25, 2020
Location: Grand Front Osaka North Building Floors 3F-6F

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