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Santa Greeting in Aeon | HANYU

Aeon in Hanyu are offering the chance for 600 families to meet Santa and get a sweet from him on Christmas day. In order to participate in this event you need to take part in their campaign which is running between December 9th and 24th. If you do not receive a ticket to meet him by the 24th, you cannot participate on the day.

Between the 9th and 24th if you spend a 1000 yen in participating shops in the Senmon Tengai 専門店街, speciality store street, Hanyu Aeon Mall you can get one of 600 tickets to see Santa. The tickets are distributed in the 2nd floor information centre. He will visit the 1st floor West Court of that speciality store street on the 25th at 1.30 pm, 3 pm and 4.30 pm. He will be there for 30 minutes each time.  You must have a ticket to meet him.

See Details, grey section below, for Address, Map and official website.

Santa Meet and Greet @ Stellar Town | KITA WARD

Santa Claus is visiting Stellar Town in Kita Ward, Saitama City, on December 24th. He will be there for three visits at 11 am, 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm, outside the Santa House on the 1st floor for the first 2 sessions and for the last session he will be on the 2nd floor. You need to have valid receipts for that day of over 3000 yen of purchases in the mall.

Let’s get sweets from Santa @ Unicus | KOUNOSU

Unicus in Kounosu are having a Christmas Party on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day in their event space, Ebento Hiroba, and Santa Claus will be there to give out sweets to 200 children.

The party starts at 11 am with a number of live performances and ends at 4 pm, during which time Santa will be meeting and greeting children younger than school age. Their catchphrase for the event is “Let’s get a sweet from the tall Santa”!

ウニクス鴻巣クリスマスイベント開催!!

If you are looking for somewhere to visit Santa in Tokyo, here is a list of 33 places Santa will visit in Tokyo this Christmas 2016.

Click here for the 2016 round-up for Santa locations in Chiba.

Santa Claus is coming to Elumi | KONOSU

Santa is visiting Elumi in Konosu on December 23rd at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm for about 30 minutes each time.  Children under the age of 7 are invited to meet Santa and get a sweet off him.

 

Santa at Babiesrus Toysrus in Minami Furuya

Santa is visiting the Babies R Us in Minami Furuya on December 18th. On researching this event I learnt that the Babies R Us in Minami Furuya is now also a Toys R Us! He will be available at 5 different time slots: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. This is a free event. It is not yet known if it will be a Lapland Santa or a Japanese Santa.

Santa at Toys R Us Babies R Us in Soka

You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus BabiesRus in Soka on December 18th at five different time slots. He visits for 30 minutes at each time slot. This is a free event. Bring your own camera! It is not yet known if this Santa is a Lapland Santa or a Japanese Santa.

Times:

  • 11am
  • 1 pm
  • 3 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm

The Real Santa from Finland, formerly Lapland, visiting Mallage | KUKI

Last year we had the pleasure of meeting “the real Santa from Finland, formerly Lapland” as Mallage Shobu Mall advertise him. The queue for the photo spot was way too long, so we didn’t actually get a photo with him, but I can confirm that he is indeed the real deal. People queued for hours for this rare chance to meet Santa in Saitama.

Apart from the opportunity to meet Santa, the mall has a gorgeous tree that is at least 3 metres tall. Santa sits in front of the tree where you can get your photo taken with him. You need to have your own camera. Last year, they also had some ponies dressed up as Santa and reindeer.  They also had some sales and special events running in the various shops.

mallage-christmas-santa-pony

This year Santa is visiting on the 17th. They have increased the number of sessions to three and they will be at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm in the “Taki no Court” area on the 1st floor (European ground floor). You can start queuing from 10 am when the mall opens. They say it is limited to the first 100 families, but last year they definitely didn’t stick to that. However, just in case, good to arrive early to avoid disappointment!

**Please note there will be cases when the time suddenly changes or the event is cancelled. Please check the official website ( in the details area below) before departing your house.

If you are looking for somewhere to visit Santa in Tokyo, here is a list of 33 places Santa will visit in Tokyo this Christmas 2016.

Click here for the 2016 round-up for Santa locations in Chiba.

Santa Meet and Greet at Toysrus | NIIZA

You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Niiza on Saturday December 17th 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!

Times:

11am
1 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm

Toysrus NIIZA URL:
http://www2.toysrus.co.jp/store/storeinfo/store.php?id=

 

Santa visiting Toysrus | KUMAGAYA

You can meet and greet Santa in the Toysrus in Kumagaya on Saturday December 17th 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!

Times:

11am
1 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm

Toysrus KUMAGAYA URL:

http://www2.toysrus.co.jp/store/storeinfo/store.php?id=4733

 

Real Santa from Lapland visiting Maruhiro | AGEO

The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the 5th floor of Maruhiro in Ageo on December 11th from 11 am.

Tickets to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him will be on sale from 30 minutes before the event. A ticket costs 300 yen and there are only a 100 available.

Access: 1 minute walk from Ageo Station on the Takasaki Line. Map, address and official website in the details section, grey box, below.