Universal Studios Japan Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Christmas Event

01.December.2021 | SPOT

Prior to the event’s commencement on November 26, Universal Studios Japan released a press preview to highlight this year’s Christmas event, including images of the first Christmas tree in two years since the pandemic began. This year’s theme is ‘NO LIMIT!’ and will also celebrate the park’s 20th year of operation. 

 

The popular stage show NO LIMIT! will feature a special Christmas theme, with popular park characters like Elmo, Snoopy, Hello Kitty, and others clad in holiday costumes. The collaboration with popular girl’s band NiziU has been a major hit so far and will feature their original song FESTA! The goal of the event is to kick off a year filled with smiles. 

 

The 20th Anniversary NO LIMIT! Christmas tree stands at the center of Gramercy Park, offering guests an excellent view from all sides. Be sure to snap a photo with your friends and loved ones to start 2022 off right!

 

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    07.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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    This new collaborative attraction will bring the world of Hunter x Hunter to live in an incredibly ‘ultra-realistic’ way. Stay tuned for more information on the new attraction!

     

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