Cocoon City Santa 2018
This information is not yet available on their homepage, but will be in the coming days. All this information has been confirmed:
This year Santa Claus will visit Cocoon city on December 22nd and 23rd. Like last year, you need to have over a 1000 yen worth of receipts for the same day in order to meet Santa and get a photo with him (with your own camera). He will be available for the meet and greet at two different times: 1 pm and 3 pm. Each session he will meet the first 50 customers who qualify. He will be in front of the 3rd floor ABC Mart in Cocoon 2.
: December 22nd and 23rd
: 1 pm and 3 pm
: Cocoon 2 in front of the 3rd floor ABC mart
: First 50 customers with receipts for 1,000 yen of purchases in Cocoon City that day
Access Cocoon City
1 minute walk from JR Saitama shintoshin Station, about an 8 minute walk from JR Kitayono Station.
By car: parking is available. Cocoon City is open from 10 am to 9 pm, but the cinema opens longer and the parking reflects that. It is open 9.00 am to 1.00 am. 200 yen for 30 minutes, but if you have a Cocoon card or if you spend more than a 1000 yen in one shop you get one hour free parking. If you use the cinema you get 3 hours free parking.
Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.
Christmas at Cocoon City
Cocoon City have lots of Christmas events including:
Cocoon City Illumination | OMIYA
The neighbouring Saitama Shintoshin also has illumination
and they have a Christmas market too:
Christmas Market @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA
First published in November 2016, updated annually, republished December 1st 2018.