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Lapland Santa visiting Maruhiro | SAKADO
December 15, 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:00Free
Santa Sakado Maruhiro – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 3rd floor of Maruhiro in Sakado on Sunday December 15th from 3 pm. 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 since last year the event is free. However, Santa Claus no longer gives out a sweet treat.
You can pick up a ticket to see Santa in the store from about half an hour before he visits. Only a 100 tickets are available.
Like most of the Santa in Japan, you need to bring your own camera to get a photo with Santa. And it is only a brief visit with him.
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 Greater Tokyo area on the 2019 Santa 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?
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.