Christmas is coming soon! Seven illumination events in Tokyo/Kanagawa.

23.October.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

The weather is getting cold and the winter season is just around the corner.

Can’t wait until Christmas which is the biggest winter event! I will introduce to you some romantic illumination spots which will be opened from November.

 

 

Shibuya Hikarie (2017,11,1 (Wed.) to 12,25 (Mon.))

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Minnie Mouse, the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse will appear at the event.

Various kinds of photo spots (scenes) will be installed in many areas inside the facility such as the scene where Minnie Mouse is preparing for Christmas with Micky Mouse and the scene where Minnie Mouse and Daisy are dressing up for the holiday season.

 

Detailed information:Mini Mouse will appear on Hikarie’s Christmas illumination “TOKYU CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2017”

 

■Information

TOKYU CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2017 – Disney DREAM MOMENTS

Date: 2017,11,1 (Wed.) to 12,25 (Mon)

※The date differs depending on the facility

Venue: Shibuya Hikarie

Address: 2nd street, 21-1, Shibuya, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

URL:http://www.hikarie.jp/

 

 

 

Tokyo Sky Tree (2017,11,9 (Thurs.) to 12,25 (Mon.))

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A “French Christmas” event where Lisa and Gaspard are highlighted will be held at the 450m-high viewing galleria under the original story of “the first Christmas in Tokyo where Lisa and Gaspard decorate the highest observation deck of Tokyo Sky Tree.” The world of Lisa and Gaspard and hear-warming oil paintings can be enjoyed at this event while viewing the beautiful sight of the city with Christmas illuminations.

Detailed information: “Tokyo Sky Tree”×”Lisa and Gaspard” Christmas event

 

■Information

Date: 2017,11,9 (Thurs.) to 12,25 (Mon.)

Venue: Tokyo Sky Tree observation deck, viewing galleria

URL:http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp

 

 

 

Tokyo Midtown (2017,11,15 (Wed.) to 12,25 (Mon.))

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 “Midtown Christmas 2017” is a Christmas event which will reach its 10th year anniversary in November 2017. A rendition of cosmic space above the vast 2,000㎡ grass area can enjoyed at the popular main event “Star Light Garden.”

Different renditions will be performed each day under the theme of “cosmic journey!” You can enjoy the rendition each day imaging many kinds of planets in the solar system such as the “moon,” the “sun” and “Saturn.”

 

Detailed information: Tokyo Midtown which will reach its 10th year anniversary this year will hold a Christmas illumination event this year

 

■Information

Midtown Christmas 2017

Venue: Tokyo Midtown / 9th street, 7-1, Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo

Date: 11,15 (Wed.) to 12,25 (Mon.)

Light up: 17:00 to 23:00

※Welcome illumination – until 24:00

 

 

 

Omotesando Hills (11,8 (Wed.) to 12,25 (Mon.))

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Under the theme of “100-colored Christmas trees’ wood,” an artistic Christmas illumination will be held. The vivid-colored woods of Christmas trees created by “Shikiri,” a concept based on Japan’s traditional “majikiri (partition)” and a 7m tall white tree which is a layered, three-sided pyramid tree will be set up. The sight of the soft light shows and the various kinds of colors depending on place, angle and time will offer each visitor an emotional experience.

 

Detailed information: Colorful trees will light up Omotesando Hills “100 Shoku no Christmas Tree no Mori” 

 

◼︎Information

Date: 11,8 (Wed.) to 12, 25 (Mon.)

Light up: 11:00 to 23:00

※The light up will start right after the light up ceremony which will be held only on the 8th of November (Wed.).

TEL:03-3497-0310

URL:www.omotesandohills.com

 

 

 

 

 

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    Disney Christmas Stories

    Disney Christmas Stories celebrates the holiday season with a magical parade which will bring together the Disney cast members with their loved ones. The characters will dress in festive outfits and deliver to guests their own Christmas stories. Seven joyous Christmas stories will unfold before guests’ eyes, from a merry family outing with Donald Duck, his beloved Daisy Duck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, to the star couple Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

     

    The parade will seemingly stop all of a sudden which will be followed by ringing bells, signalling the start of a Christmas party. Snow will fall along the parade route, and the cast members will invite guests to join them in celebrating a heart-warming Christmas.

     

    Christmas Decorations

    An enormous 15-meter tall Christmas tree will tower over World Bazaar and illuminate the streets with its brilliant lights together with dazzling projections, combining with the festive music to create a romantic atmosphere.

     

    The plaza in front of Cinderella’s Castle will glimmer with Christmas adornments as well as Christmas presents, Winnie the Pooh decorations, and more. Each themed land across the park will also be embellished in Christmas colours, bringing a merry little Christmas to the park.

     

    Special Christmas Merchandise

    Glass Set – ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

    Around 65 special Disney Christmas themed items are set to go on sale from November 1, from glasses to cushions and more, all of which can be used for Christmastime at home. Featuring designs of the Disney characters, each item is sure to bring an air of that nostalgia we all feel at Christmas.

     

    Christmas Food & Drink


    Also available from November 1 is a very special Christmas menu made up of 15 dishes and drinks. There’s the seafood cream bread packed with melted cheese, a hot dog dressed in the colours of Christmas with its eye-catching red bun and white cheese, and more. There’s also a dish inspired by the Disney film Beauty and the Beast who are set to appear in the parade.

     

    Enjoy a very merry Christmas this year at Tokyo Disneyland.

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