Sun City Illumination
This year the Sun City night illumination will be on from November 10th until February 28th 2019 from 5 pm to 10 pm (the switch on event has slightly different hours outlined below). A couple of years ago they increased the number of lights used, from 12,000 to 70,000 lights, making it one of the bigger ones in Saitama.
Sun City Switch on event
The switch on event for the Sun City Illumination has really metmorphosed over the last few years. The occasion is now a two day event. On the Saturday when the lights get turned on, the event starts from 4 pm with an opening ceremony and gospel performance. There will be a number of events through the evening with closing around 8 pm.
The next day the celebrations continue with more performances and events from 11 am to 4 pm. There is a marche on that day too with about 20 food stalls.
Sun City Illumination Information
The phone number for inquires is 048-985-1131. The website is http://www.suncitykoshigaya.org/
Access from the Tobu Shinkoshigaya station, south exit. It’s about a 3 minute walk. There is charged parking for 205 cars. It costs 110 yen for 30 minutes, but if you buy something in the Aeon or participating shops for over a 1000 yen you get an hour free parking. (Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post).
For more night / winter illumination and other events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.