Misato Winter Park at Lalaport Shinmisato Christmas 2022

The information in this post is for 2022. As of November 22nd 2023, all we known about the 2023 Christmas at Lalaport Shinmisato is that they are having a very special collaboration with Disney, specifically the Wish movie. They said they will not release more information until after November 27th.

2022 Information

Lalaport Shinmisato have several winter events on this year. First up, their illumination, which starts as early as November 3rd. Following that they will have various events each weekend, but no Santa Claus visit that I can find. Plus they don’t really have Christmas events in the traditional sense. They will have a ‘winter party’ which has been described as a Scandinavian Christmas market, but its more like a food market. Moreover, their main Christmas and New Year celebrations this year have more a contemporary than traditional feel with a ‘Hot Japan’ collaboration with J01. But they will also have some traditional New Year events on January 1st.

Lalaport Shinmisato Winter Break 2022 – 2023

Sky Garden Illumination Information

Event: Lalaport Shinmisato Sky Garden Illumination ららぽーと新三郷スカイガーデンイルミネーション

Date: Public holiday November 3rd to Tuesday January 31st 2023

Time: from 4.30 pm

Venue: Sky Garden Lalaport Shinmisato

>>20 more places for illumination in Saitama Prefecture.

Misato Winter Park

Misato Winter Park is described as a North Pole Christmas Market by Walkerplus magazine, but its really more a food market with a few kitchen cars selling hot food. It will be on from Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24th to Friday December 30th 2022. If you are looking for a more traditional Christmas market in Saitama, check out these suggestions here.


Event: Misato Winter Park

Season: Saturday December 24th to Friday December 30th

Time: from 10 am to 9 pm (last order 8.30 pm)

Venue: Sky Garden 1F Green Square

Official event webpage

Hot Japan with J01

The first round of the Hot Japan collaboration is from Monday November 28th to Christmas. The second round for the New Year, starts on Friday January 6th. Honestly, I have no idea who J01 are! Presumably a boy band? For the collab, Lalaport Shinmisato will have J01 decorations at the mall – they look like cardboard cut outs! Other than that, most of the stuff is on an App. Like getting a personal message (from December 26th) from a member of J01 or using VR to take a photo with a member of J01.

In Lalaport Shinmisato, the key areas are in front of Goodcrew on the 2nd floor of the South Mall and in front of Uniqlo on the second floor of the North Mall. For the record, Lalaport Fujimi is also running the collaboration event. In addition, from January 6th to 31st, certain restaurants will be giving patrons a J01 coaster keepsake. In Shinmisato quite a few of the chain restaurants are participating, such as KFC, McDonalds, St Marc, Tully’s on the first floor. Furthermore, a lot of the restaurants on the second floor are participating too. You can see where here.

Official event webpage

Other winter break events

  • The countdown sale is on from December 26th to 31st
  • The New Year bargains start from January 1st to 10th. As do the sale of fukubukuro, but the deadline for pre-ordering is December 11th.
  • From January 1st to 3rd there will be a mini express train bus at the mall for kids between 11 am and 5 pm. You can purchase a ticket to ride it outside the KFC. It costs 300 yen per ride.
  • There is a New Year’s Fair from January 1st to 4th and again from the 7th to 9th. Base hours 11 am to 6 pm (longer on weekends). Held at the Sky Garden Green Square. They will have such things as goldfish scoop (400 yen), super ball scoop (500 yen), Character Yo-yos (500 yen), and a lottery (700 yen).
  • Added on December 27th after Lalaport announced it: they will have Shishimai performances on the 1st at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.

Lalaport Shinmisato Information

Address: 3 Chome-1-1 Shinmisatorara City, Misato, Saitama 341-8550. View on Google Maps.

Phone: 0570-03-3310 (manned from 10 am to 6 pm)

Hours: 10 am to 9 pm – shopping / services until 8 pm.


If at all possible, it is recommended to come by public transport. The roads get very congested around the mall. The quickest we ever got from the Misato Interchange to the mall was 20 minutes, but we were stuck in traffic for one hour once – the distance is only 3.4 kilometers! We’d have been quicker walking! The mall is located right beside Shin Misato station (written as Shim-Misato on Google Maps!)

Official website.

Published with another event in June 2019, revamped and republished November 2022 with Christmas / New Year information. Last update December 27th 2022.

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