Ibaraki Santa Meet and Greets 2018 – Places you can visit Santa Claus in Ibaraki in Winter 2018. Unfortunately, some places already had Santa visit earlier in December, such as Toys R Us in Tsukuba and Premium Outlets in Ami on the 9th.
🎅Hitachi Naka Seaside Park
Santa Claus is visiting the Pleasure Garden in Hitachinaka Seaside Park twelve times during the 2018 Christmas period. You can meet him at 3 pm on the Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays that fall between November 23rd and December 24th 2018. Tickets to meet him will be given out about 15 minute before he arrives to the first 39 people with children aged between 0 and primary school age.
🎅Toys R Us Mito
Santa Claus will be visiting the Toys R Us in Mito on Saturday December 15th. He will be available for a greeting and a photo at five different times: 11.30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. You need to have your own camera with you.
🎅Toys R Us Ryugaseki
Santa will visit the Toysrus in Ryugaseki on Sunday December 16th. He will be available for a greeting and a photo at five different times: 11.30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. You need to have your own camera with you.
Official website: Ryugaseki Toysrus Official Store site
Toysrus Japan: Santa Event Schedule
🎅TX Tsukuba Station
As part of a mini event promoting the illumination near the station, TX Tsukuba Station will have Santa visit on Saturday December 22nd. The mini event is on from 12 noon to 3 pm during which time Santa Claus is set to make an appearance. He will be giving out candy to children.
Santa is visiting Aeon Mall in Tsukuba twice on Christmas eve, December 24th. He will be in the “Senmon tengai” on the 1st (ground) floor. The times are 12 noon and 4 pm. He will be there for around 30 minutes each time. He will give sweets to children.
Official Event Page : Aeon Mall Tsukuba’s Official Santa information (Japanese only)
🎅Sky Station Sorara
On December 24th a Lapland Santa Claus will visit Sky Station Sorara in Omitama. You can get your photo taken with him from 3.30 pm, but he will leave around 4.15 pm so they advise you queue up early to get your shot with Santa. They have other Christmas events on the same day.
Moriya Library have a special treat for kids on Christmas eve this year. Santa Claus will be doing the weekly kids storytelling session. That event is at 2 pm, but you can also get your photo taken with Santa in the library at two different times. The first is between 10.30 and 11.30 am and the second is between 3 and 4 pm.
🎅Flower Park Ishioka
Santa will be meeting and greeting people in Ishioka’s Flower park on Sunday December 23rd, Monday December 24th and Christmas day. Each day he will be available at two different times in the evening: 6 pm and 7 pm. He will give out a present to children younger than 12 years old.
Santa events around the Kanto Plain
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You can find even more Santa on the Saitama Event Calendar.