Aeon Lake town Christmas 2023 – Illumination, Christmas Market and events, including Santa Claus Visit information. Unfortunately, for the 4th year in a row, there doesn’t appear to be an ice-rink, which used to be a popular event at the mall before the pandemic.
Aeon Lake town is Japan’s largest shopping center. It is located in Koshigaya City in Saitama, close to the border of Tokyo. The mall is comprised of an outlet plus two large malls called “mori” (which is also Japan’s longest mall) and “kaze”. Most of the Christmas lights and events are at Mori and the illumination is at the lake.
Lake town Koshigaya Christmas 2023
- Christmas Lights and illumination
- Christmas Market
- Christmas Workshops
- Santa Claus visit
- Hello Kitty and My Melody Christmas show
- Other events
1. Christmas lights and illumination
The Christmas lights are already on at Laketown! They were turned on at a Christmas concert on November 7th. In addition, the illumination around the lake was actually turned on on September 30th. It is on nightly until (and including) Christmas night, Monday December 25th 2023.
2. Christmas Market
This year the Christmas Market is on for three days from Friday December 15th to Sunday December 17th. It starts at 10 am and finishes at 9 pm, which is later than last year and more like pre-pandemic! This year the market is back at the “Mizu no Hiroba” in Mori Town (in 2022 it was in the outlet for the first and only time). The full details for 2023 are not yet available. In 2022 they had live performances in the afternoon each day.
3. Christmas crafts / workshops
There will be Christmas workshops at the Christmas market. Hopefully, they will release information about them soon. But what they have already confirmed:
- December 3rd – interior decoration
- Sunday December 10th – make a Christmas bottle ornament
- Christmas Eve December 24th – long snow domes from bottles
- New years craft: Sunday December 17th – daruma
- New years craft: Saturday December 23rd – New Year Decoration
Unless stated otherwise, the workshops are in Mori. They are at 11 am, noon, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm at the third floor ‘Wanpaku Forest’. All cost 300 yen per person.
4. Santa Claus Greeting
Santa Claus will be visiting Lake Town on Saturday December 23rd and Sunday December 24th 2023. He will be meeting 50 families five times each day;
- 11 am at the Mame no Ki stage on the 2nd floor
- 1 pm in front of Miki House on the 3rd floor
- 2 pm at the Mame no Ki stage on the 2nd floor
- 3 pm in front of Miki House on the 3rd floor
- 4 pm at the Mame no Ki stage on the 2nd floor
5. Hello Kitty and My Melody Christmas show
On Sunday December 17th 2023, there is a Christmas Special Stage show from 11 am. Then from 1 pm the characters will be meeting 40 groups for a photo and again at 3 pm. Official event page.
There is a “funny Christmas” stage show on Saturday December 16th. There is a special Christmas live on in Kaze on December 23rd with Gary Adkins and Maya Hatch. Last year there were at least six Christmas concerts or live specials. But it maybe that they are late to schedule them this year and more will be added nearer the time. Unfortunately, they don’t have a central page to direct you to. In order to find information for their events and pop up shops you basically need to through each of the three websites individually: Outlet, Kaze and Mori. And not just their event sections as not all events are shown on their event pages! Moreover, some information is only exclusively shown on the App or LINE.
Currently neither the snowy day or ice rink are scheduled for 2023. In 2022, they also had a “Holy Barbecue” (their blasphemy not mine!) on two dates. It is currently not scheduled for 2023.
Aeon Lake town Information
Address: 〒343-0828 Saitama, Koshigaya, Lake Town, 3 Chome−１−1
Access: Mori Mall is a one minute walk from JR Koshigaya Lake Town Station and Kaze and the Outlet are also within walking distance. Parking available for 8,200 cars! The first five hours are free. (Cinema users get six hours free). After the free period it costs 100 yen per 30 minutes.