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Chibiko Santa Parade @ Atre Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

Atre Maruhiro are inviting children younger than school age to participate in a Santa costume parade on December 18th for free. After they reach the goal they will receive candy for their participation.

The event will take place from 1 pm to 3 pm. If you don’t have a Santa costume for your child you can buy a Santa hat on site for 200 yen. The meeting place is on the second floor corridor on the station end.

Christmas Concerts @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA

This year’s Christmas Concerts in Keyaki Hiroba at Saitama Shintoshin will be held on: December 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th and 25th.  Friede, Hiro’s mass choir and Rie & Rumi Gospel Choir will be among the performers. There will also be other events held on those days.

Hours: 3.30 pm to 8 pm

Official URL: http://www.saitama-arena.co.jp/event/illumination2016/concert/

The Christmas concerts are part of the 2016/7 Sound and Lights Fantasy Winter Illumination at Keyaki Hiroba. You can find out more about the location and further details at:
Sounds and Light Fantasy 2016/7 @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA CITY

There is also a Christmas Market being held, more detail of that here:
Christmas Market @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA

For more fun and interesting things to do in Saitama, please click on “all events” to be taken to a calendar of events for Saitama. You can find some really uniqueonly in Japan” events coming up in Saitama.  Most of the content I provide is translated from official websites that have no English page. My only aim is to help non-Japanese speaking foreigners living in Saitama (and those commutable from Saitama in places such as Tokyo and Gunma) get the most out of all the great things Saitama has to offer.

Santa Visiting Toys R Us Babies R Us | IRUMA

You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Iruma on Sunday December 11th at five different time slots. He visits for 30 minutes at each time slot. This Santa will most likely be a Japanese Santa. This is a free event. Bring your own camera!


1 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm

Toysrus IRUMA URL:


Christmas Market @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA

The annual Christmas market in Saitama Shintoshin is opening on November 25th this year, with their opening ceremony with special events on November 26th.   For the opening ceremony they will have Christmas music  performances from a local school and a Swing Jazz Band Dream Swing Kingdom. There will also be a small teddy bear museum.

Hours: 3 pm to 8 pm on weekdays, 11 am to 9 pm on weekends and public holidays.

This event is conjunction with the Illumination Event. You can obtain further details of access here:
Sounds and Light Fantasy 2016/7 @ Keyaki Hiroba Saitama Shintoshin | SAITAMA CITY