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Lapland Santa visiting Maruhiro | SAKADO
December 15, 2018 @ 11:30 - 12:30Free
Santa Sakado Maruhiro – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 3rd floor of Maruhiro in Sakado on Saturday December 15th from 11.30 am. Tickets to see him will be distributed from 30 minutes before Santa arrives.
In previous years it cost 300 yen to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but this year the event is free. However, Santa will not distribute sweets this year. They will start distributing tickets to see Santa from about half an hour before he visits. Only a 100 tickets are available.
Bring your own camera to get a photo with Santa.
This information has not yet been put on their website, but is on their electronic newspaper (linked in grey details box at the bottom of the post).
Access Santa Sakado Maruhiro
Approximately an 8 minute walk from Kita-Sakado Station on the Tobu Tojo Line.
If you are coming by car there is a Maruhiro car park across the road from the department store.
Map, address and official website in the details section, grey box, below.
You will find even more Santa events in the main Saitama Events Calendar.
Nearby there is a free play centre with a state of the art planetarium:
While you’re in the area, why not treat yourself to a 3D latte art in quaint cafe with some kids toys?