The Ageo Illumination dates for winter 2023 to 2024 have been set. This year they are introducing a new installation as well.
In 2019 for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Ageo city, the annual night light displays were bigger than ever. Before 2019 the illumination was only around the station. But in the winter of 2019 – 2020 for the anniversary they also had illumination at the city’s two largest children’s centers: children’s castle and Appiland and it will be the same in 2023. And as the city is approaching its 65th anniversary, they will also have a new feature this year. They haven’t revealed what it is yet! (As of November 5th 2023).
In 2023, the Ageo Illumination light up will be on daily from Saturday November 18th to Wednesday January 31st 2024. At the station, the illumination is turned on daily at 5 pm and stays on until 0.40 am.
Ageo Illumination Events
They normally hold at least a couple of events on other nights during the illumination period. The only one that has been confirmed so far is the opening event. The switch on event is on the first night, November 18th. They usually have a mini concert music performance from the local fire brigade band and there is usually a market.
Event: Ageo Illumination 上尾イルミネーション
Date: Saturday November 18th 2023 to Wednesday January 31st 2024.
Time: from 5 pm to 0.40 am.
Cost: there is no admission fee
Venue: In and around Ageo Station, 1-chōme-1 Kashiwaza, Ageo, Saitama 362-0075. View on Google Maps.
The light up is around the JR Takasaki Line Ageo Station, JR Kita Ageo station’s west exit and Ageo Children’s community centers. There are coin parking lots by both the train stations.
Official website – the featured photo (at the top of the post) is from the official event page in 2019.