Santa Claus IS coming to Saitama. I was beginning to think he wasn’t, but just two minutes ago I found where Santa will visit in Saitama. He is visiting Mallage in Kuki this coming Sunday, the 20th of December. Mallage are offering customers the chance to get their photo taken with Santa at one of the three allocated time slots. He will visit at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets will be distributed to 100 customers each time, in the first floor “taki no court”. This is a free event. Don’t forget your camera! Mallage has been around for quite sometime, but it recently added even more shops and services for families. It is also now more accessible thanks to the extension of the Ken-o highway, that opened last month. Parking is plentiful and free. If you have young children they might enjoy the Secret Forest, which features on this blog.