Premium Outlets Santa – It is too early to tell yet if Santa will be able to travel around the Premium Outlets again during the month of December in 2021. In 2020, he was unable to visit the Premium outlets on account of the Coronavirus. In a normal, non-pandemic year, you can get your photo taken with Santa free of charge, if you have a ticket at the outlets. However, you need to have your own camera with you.
I generally update this post around mid November. Please do check back then for the most recent information about the Santa visits at the Premium Outlets.
The first location to release information in 2019 was the branch in Ami. On October 15th 2019 the Ami branch of premium outlets confirmed that Santa Claus would visit on Sunday December 8th. When the date becomes available for 2020 I will share it here.
In addition, on November 2nd 2019 all other branches confirmed their information:
Premium Outlets Santa
There are three opportunities to meet Santa on a given day in each branch. Each time it will be 80 people / couples / families for the first two sessions and the first 50 for the 3rd session. Tickets are generally handed out as you line up. From before Santa arrives.
Locations included in this article: Shisui in Chiba, Ami in Ibaraki, Gotemba in Shizuoka and Sano in Tochigi prefecture. Santa also visits the Premium Outlet branches in Osaka, Kobe and Sendai.
Premium Outlets Santa session times are:
- 10.30 am. Tickets are distributed from 10 am,
- 1.20 pm. Tickets distributed from 12.30 pm
- 3.50 pm. Tickets distributed from 3.30 pm
Premium Outlets Santa
Santy will be visiting the Gotemba Premium outlets in Shizuoka on Sunday December 1st. Furthermore, as in previous years the location is in the West Zone near Gap. Just like last year, the Gotemba outlets have a flower theme for their winter illumination.
The official Premium Outlets Gotemba English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/gotemba/
Awaiting 2020 dates.
Santa will visit the Premium Outlets in Ami in Ibaraki on
Sunday December 8th on a date yet to be confirmed. As in previous years the location is in front of the food gallery. This year the theme of the winter illumination is “roses”. They have a beautiful Christmas tree decorated in red illuminary roses.
The official Premium Outlets Ami English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/ami/
There are two locations where Santa will visit on
① Santy will visit the Premium Outlets in Shisui in Chiba on
Saturday December 14th a date yet to be confirmed. The location is usually the same; in front of the food court. Other seasonal information: Shisui’s illumination uses 256 different colors this year.
The official Premium Outlets Shisui English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/shisui/
② Santy will also visit Sano in Tochigi on Saturday
December 14th on a date yet to be confirmed. The location this year is in front of the playground. This year’s theme for the winter illumination is “Photogenic Illumination” .
The official Premium Outlets Sano English website with directions and shop information: https://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/en/sano/
All of the Santa events are free events.
And a huge thank you to Premium Outlets for their prompt supply of information.
For more places to visit Santa in the greater Tokyo area click here.