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Cocoon City Illumination | OMIYA

November 7 @ 17:00 February 14 @ 23:00

Cocoon City Night Illumination Christmas Tree Cocoon City Christmas

Cocoon City Illumination – The annual illumination at Cocoon City will be switched on at 5.30 pm on Saturday the 7th of November. They have kept the usual theme of previous years: “Wish Upon Cocoon Star”.

Important update January 2021: the Cocoon City Illumination has been suspended due to the State of Emergency.

Cocoon City Illumination

Cocoon City Night Illumination

You can see the night lights daily from 5 pm to 11 pm until February 14th. Its just on the first night, for the switch on event, that they don’t start until 5.30 pm. This year it is a larger display than last year with about 310,000 lights. There is also a ten meter Christmas tree completely adorned with lights planned for this year’s display.  The 2017 tree was magical (below). It changes color to the music at intervals during the day. And they use projection mapping to light stars on the courtyard around the tree.

Cocoon City Illumination Christmas Tree

During the Christmas period they also have other events on, such as the very popular candle night:

Cocoon City Illumination Details

Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
: Selected areas of the Cocoon Mall at the east exit of the Saitama Shintoshin station
Price: Free
Parking: Cocoon City is open from 10 am to 9 pm, but the cinema opens longer and the parking reflects that. It is open 9.00 am to 1.00 am. 200 yen for 30 minutes, but if you have a Cocoon card or if you spend more than a 1000 yen in one shop you get one hour free parking. If you use the cinema you get 3 hours free parking.
Address:4-263-1 Kishikicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama City
Phone: 048-601-5050
Access: 1 minute walk from JR Saitama shintoshin Station, about an 8 minute walk from JR Kitayono Station

Map in grey details box below.

Other night illumination events in 2020 in Saitama:

Cocoon City

4-263-1 Kishikicho, Omiya Ward
Saitama, Saitama 330-0843 Japan
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048 601 5050
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November 7, 2020 @ 17:00
February 14 @ 23:00
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First published November 2013 on the blog side, moved to events in 2016 and updated annually, last republished in October 2019.

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