Laketown Christmas and Santa

Aeon Lake town Christmas 2021 – Christmas Market and Santa Claus Visit information. In a “normal” year, this post would also contain information for the winter illumination and outdoor ice rink. However, on account of the coronavirus things are quite a bit different this year, as they were in 2020 too. But this year Santa Claus is visiting the mall again and they will have a Christmas market. They will also have a message tree.

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”.

Lake town Koshigaya Christmas 2021

This year, most of the Christmas events are being held in the Mori mall. Lake Town normally has an outdoor seasonal ice rink each winter. However, it is currently not scheduled for 2021 / 2022. If they do add it to the schedule I will update this article accordingly. Like all events this year, these events are subject to change depending on the situation with the Coronavirus. Always check with the official website, linked in the ‘information section’ for any last minute changes.

Christmas Market

The Lake town Christmas market will be on for four days from Friday December 10th to Monday December 13th. It starts at 10 am and finishes at 7 pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On the last day, Monday December 13th, it finishes an hour earlier at 6 pm. The market is held on the first floor “Mizu no Hiroba” of the Mori mall of Lake town.

Christmas Message Tree

On the main avenue there is a Christmas tree that you can decorate with a personalized message card. The tree will be up from December 10th to December 25th.

Christmas workshops

For two days only, Aeon Laketown will have Christmas workshops. Both are held in the area around the Mizu no Hiroba. The first is on Saturday December 18th. You can make a large sized acorn Christmas tree. The second is on Sunday December 19th, an SDGs Christmas wreath workshop. Participation is limited to the first 150 people. It costs 200 yen for those who don’t have the Laketown Mori app on their smart phone and 100 yen for those that do.

Photo with Santa Claus

For app members there is an opportunity to take a commemorative photo with Santa in front of a Christmas tree this Christmas, 2021. Furthermore, the photo will be taken by a professional photographer and put it on a mount as a gift! Moreover, this is a free event for app members.

Schedule: Christmas Eve December 24th (Friday) and also Christmas Day December 25th (Saturday)
Time: (1) 11: 00-11: 45 (2) 13: 00-13: 45 (3) 14: 00-14: 45 (4) 15: 00-15: 45 (5) 16: 00-16 : 45
Location: First floor Mizu no Hiroba, in front of the Christmas tree

Participation conditions: Only AEON MALL app members can participate for free. You need to have downloaded the AEON MALL app and registered “AEON Lake Town mori” as a favorite to participate for free. (* Registration on the day is also possible.) Moreover, the event is limited to the first 100 pairs each day (20 pairs on a first-come, first-served basis). Numbered tickets will be distributed at the venue from 30 minutes before the start of each session.

Official event flyer.

Another place to visit Santa in Saitama Prefecture in 2021.

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. 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.

Official Laketown website 

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