From Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to Zombies: 5 Christmas Events in Japan in 2017

18.December.2017 | MUSIC / SPOT

Winter illuminations have become popular in cities around Japan in the run up to Christmas, with many being held every year. But did you know that there are lots of other exciting Christmas events too? Let’s take a look at some happening this winter season.

Zombie Christmas Party at Nagashima Spa Land (Mie Prefecture)


Nagashima Spa Land will hold its very first Christmas event, “Nagashima Zombie Christmas Party.” Zombies will prowl around the whole of the huge spa dome venue as DJs and dancers put perform into the evening.

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Nagashima Zombie Christmas Party

Date: December 23rd – December 24th at 16:30-18:30

Venue: Nagashima Spa Land Spa Dome

Address: 333 Urayasu, Nagashima-cho, Kuwanashi, Mie Prefecture

Price: Free entry after paying the Nagashima Spaland entrance fee


unBORDE Xmas Party 2017 (Shibuya, Tokyo)


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Shinsei Kamattechan, and RIP SLYME are all members of unBORDE, who will deliver an exciting omnibus live event this year titled “unBORDE Xmas Party 2017.”

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unBORDE Xmas Party 2017
Venue: Zepp Tokyo

Date: December 23, 2017 – OPEN 14:00 / START 15:00 (planned finish time at 20:30)

Line-up (Alphabetical Order): AIMYON, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Team Syachihoko, yonige, RÖE, WANIMA



Hilton Tokyo “The World of a Miniature Christmas Market (Odaiba, Tokyo)

Hilton Tokyo in Odaiba is holding a special holiday dessert buffet at their Seascape Terrace & Dining where you can get your fingers into some deliciously kawaii Japanese sweets and take lots of Instagram-worthy photos for Christmas.

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“The World of a Miniature Christmas Market” Holiday Dessert Buffet
Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba 2F Seascape Terrace & Dining, 1-9-1 Odaiba, Minato, Tokyo
Running: November 1, 2017 – December 25, 2017
Open: First Slot – 15:00-16:30 (90 mins) / Second Slot – 16:45-17:30 (45 min express buffet)

First Slot – Weekdays: Adults ¥3,000, Children ¥1,800 / Weekdays & National Holidays: Adults ¥3,500, Children ¥2,100
Second Slot – Weekdays: Adults ¥2,250, Children ¥1,350 / Weekdays & National Holidays: Adults ¥2,800, Children ¥1,680

*tax and service charge not included in prices

*child price for those aged between 6-11




LEGOLAND Japan (Aichi Prefecture)

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A Christmas event titled “Christmas Village” is currently being held at the “Mini Land” area of LEGOLAND Japan in Aichi where you can see a 10m tall and 4m wide Christmas tree made of over 610,000 Lego blocks. They are hosting various events at Christmas Village and selling seasonal food and merchandise.


Address: 2-2-1 Kinjofuto, Minato, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Running: November 16, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Open: 10:00-18:00
Telephone: 050-5840-0505



Tokyo Christmas Market 2017 (Hibiya, Tokyo)


The “Christmas market” is a time-honoured festival that has continued to thrive around Europe since the Middle Ages. The Tokyo Christmas Market will be decorated with festive Christmas decorations and illuminations. Stalls will serve up many treats such as traditional sweets and mulled wine and sell various trinkets.



Tokyo Christmas Market 2017
Address: Hibiya Park Fountain Plaza
Running: December 15, 2017 – December 25, 2017
Open: 11:00-22:00 (last orders at 21:30)

*In case of rain, the event will go ahead, but may close during stormy weather
Telephone: 03-3524-0890


Did you enjoy our list? There’s lots of Christmas events to look forward to this year. We hope you use our list for reference when spending your Christmas this year in Japan.