Where can I visit Santa in CHIBA?
Chiba Santa – Santa arrives into Narita airport in Chiba on November 30th this year. White Santa is already here though!
Please do note that Santa visits here are a lot more simple than in other countries. There is generally no grotto, no presents and no professional photographer. You can take a photo, but with your own camera.
Also, events by their very nature are tentative and subject to change, so please do check with the official site closer to the time to make sure there have been no changes. If an event has been cancelled it will say 「中止」in Japanese. 「変更」might indicate a change in time or date or even a change in the conditions for meeting Santa.
For a live update of places you can meet and greet Santa please see the Santa Guide:
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White (Lapland) Santa is currently on his annual visit to Ikspiari Town, since early November. You can only meet him on weekends and public holidays during the period as well as on Christmas eve and Christmas day. You need to have receipts from shopping in Ikspiari for over 3000 yen. (Last year it was increased to 5000, but they reduced it back to 3000 again this year – 2018). Click here for full 2018 details on this blog.
Official site: https://www.ikspiari.com/en/topics/christmas2018/
**DISNEY** Santa does visit but you can no longer meet and greet him in Tokyo Disney Land and Sea. However, you can meet him in some of the official hotels, such as Sun Route plaza, if you are staying or dining there.
The Ichihara branch of Ario have a Lapland Santa visiting on Saturday December 1st between 2 and 4 pm. This is a free event and will take place in the indoor part of Sunshine Court.
Official Site: Ario Ichihara’s Official Event and News Webpage
Premium Outlets, Shisui
Premium Outlets at SHISUI offer the chance to get your photo taken with Santa (bring your own camera!) on Sunday December 2nd. He will also visit the premium outlets in Ibaraki, Tochigi and Shizuoka on different dates. You can view more information for those locations in English here: Premium Outlets Santa Claus ｜GREATER TOKYO AREA
Official Site: Premium Outlets Shisui official events page
Tuk Tuk Santa, Futtsu
The Tuk Tuk Santa is giving presents in exchange for rubbish again this year! Clean up Futtsu beach with Santa and get a small gift in return. This original event will take place on Sunday December 2nd this year.
Official Site: https://christmasevent.jimdo.com/
Toys R Us, Babies R Us
Santa will be visiting a number of Toysrus and Babiesrus around Chiba. Please note occasionally Santa is Japanese. You can check with your local branch to see which type of Santa is visiting.
Time slots are the same for each branch:
- 11.30 am
- 1 pm
- 3 pm
- 4 pm
- 5 pm
On December 1st you can meet him at the Noda branch.
Sunday December 2nd he will be at the Ichikawa and Funabashi branches.
Chiba New Town and Matsudo branches will host Santa on December 8th.
He will be at the Narita branch on December 9th.
You can visit him in Chiba Naganuma and Makuhari Shintoshin on the 15th.
December 16th he will be in Shin Kamagaya and Soga branches.
On December 22nd you can meet and greet Santa in the Shin Uruyasu branch.
Lalaport, Tokyo Bay
Santa Claus is visiting Lalaport Tokyo Bay on December 8th. Participation tickets will be distributed from 10 am. Santa will visit the Nishi kan – 1st floor Nishi no Hiroba at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. This event is for Kids Club members only. You can make a Kids Club member’s card in advance of the ticket distribution. It is free and there are actually lots of benefits to them.
Official Event Page: https://mitsui-shopping-park.com/lalaport/tokyo-bay/event/1187733.html
Roman No Mori Kyowakoku
Lapland Santa will visit Roman no Mori on Monday December 10th this year. They have a Santa house throughout their Christmas celebration period in which Santa will do a meet and greet on the 10th at 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Tickets limited to the first 50 people to inquire about the event on the day. There are other seasonal events for guests and visitors during the month of December.
Official Site: http://www.romannomori.co.jp/
If you have receipts for purchases of more than 1000 yen you can visit Santa in Matsudo on December 15th and 16th. The receipts must be for the date you are visiting Santa. They will distribute tickets to see Santa for people with receipts from 11 am on the 3rd floor. Santa will meet and greet from 1 pm and 3 pm for 30 minutes each time. Santa will see about 30 customers each time. Bring your own camera!
Official Event URL: https://event.atre.co.jp/matsudo/christmas18/topics_detail?cd=003874
Takashimaya Station Mall
Santa Claus is visiting the Takashimaya Station Mall in Kashiwa on Sunday December 16th. He will be available for a meet and greet and photo at two different time slots: 1 pm and 3 pm. He is also visiting on December 22nd at 10.30 (6th floor), 12.30 (3rd floor), 2 and 3.30 pm (4th floor).
Funabashi Andersen Park
GREEN Santa, an eco-friendly Santa from Denmark, will visit Funabashi Andersen Park on December 23rd at noon.He will be in the event dome. Night illumination starts from 5 pm.
Atre, Shin Uruyasu
Santa Claus is visiting Atre in Shin Uruyasu on December 23rd. He will be on the 1st floor in the Garden Terrace at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Each time he will be there for about an hour. He will meet and greet about the first 50 customers in line. Bring your own camera!
Official Event URL: http://event.atre.co.jp/shin_urayasu/christmas17/topics_detail?cd=003443
Santa will visit Aeon in Kisarazu on December 24th. An international accordion player will accompany him during the three different slots on Christmas eve. Santa will distribute sweets to children during the meet and greet sessions which are scheduled for 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
The Soga branch of Ario have a Finland Santa visiting on December 24th at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. This event normally requires that you have at least one child under school age, i.e under 7 years old. The event will take place at the 1st floor Sun Court.
Aeon Mall, Futtsu 2017 information, 2018 information not yet available Santa will then be available on December 24th for a meet and greet at three different time slots. He will be in the 1st floor Azeri court at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Limited to the first 80 patrons. Bring your own camera to get a photo. He will give a sweet to as many children as he can. Aeon Mall, Funabashi 2017 information, 2018 information not yet available On December 23rd Santa will be available for a photo at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. He will be in the Hikari Hiroba on the 1st floor. This is a free event and you need to bring your own camera. Official event page: https://www.aeonmall.co.jp/topics/359235
More Chiba Santa locations will be added until early December if/ when information becomes available.