Premium Outlets Santa 2018 – From December 2nd Santa is travelling around the Premium Outlets for a rare photo opportunity. You will be able to get your photo taken with Santa free of charge, if you have a ticket, but you need to have your own camera with you.
In 2017 they reduced the number of sessions to meet Santa from four to three and this year that remains the same. However, they increased the number of people they let visit each time. Previously it was the first fifty families for each session, but this year it will be 80 people / couples / families for the first two sessions and the first 50 for the 3rd session. Tickets are generally handed out as you line up, before Santa arrives.
Locations included in this article: Shisui in Chiba, Ami in Ibaraki, Gotemba in Shizuoka and Sano in Tochigi prefecture. Santa also visits the Premium Outlet branches in Kobe and Sendai.
The session times are:
- 10.30 am with tickets distributed from 10 am,
- 1.20 pm with tickets distributed from 12.50 pm
- 3.50 pm with tickets distributed from 3 pm
Santa will visit the Premium Outlets in Shisui in Chiba on December 2nd. The location has been confirmed as the same as in previous years; in front of the food court. Other seasonal information: Shisui’s Galleria has illumination during December.
The official Premium Outlets Shisui English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/
Santa will visit the Premium Outlets in Ami in Ibaraki on December 9th. As in previous years the location is in front of the food gallery. Other seasonal information: there is beautiful champagne gold illumination in the Galleria.
The official Premium Outlets Ami English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/ami/
The Premium Outlet Santa will be in Sano in Tochigi on December 15th. The location this year is in front of the playground. This year’s theme for the winter illumination is “Sparking Illumination” which I am guessing is a typo for Sparkling illumination!
The official Premium Outlets Sano English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/sano/
Santa will also use his magic to be in the Gotemba Premium outlets in Shizuoka at the same time on December 15th! As in previous years the location is in the West Zone near Gap. Just like last year, the Gotemba outlets have a flower theme for their winter illumination.
The official Premium Outlets Gotemba English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/
All of the Santa events are free events.
And a huge thank you to Premium Outlets for their prompt supply of information.
The Complete Santa Guide for the Greater Tokyo area is on the way: