Santa Claus Yoshikawa Aeon

This weekend in Saitama, on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th, despite his busy schedule, Santa Claus will be visiting Yoshikawa City. Yoshikawa City is in the east of Saitama Prefecture, beside Nagareyama City in Chiba Prefecture and near Tokyo. On the same day, in the same location (outlined below), there will also be a Christmas Concert and a separate ‘Christmas Jazz and Magic Show’. Furthermore, kids can play festival games in a pop up store.

Santa Claus in Yoshikawa City

Aeon Town Yoshikawa Minami イオン吉川美南店 will have a couple of events for kids on Christmas Eve 2023. The main event of course is the Santa visit, where you can get a photo with Santa Claus in front of the mall’s large Christmas tree beside the east area’s escalator on the first floor (ground floor). Santa Claus will be available three times on the day for photos with families. The times are 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Each time he will be around for about 30 minutes. They don’t specify any stipulations or conditions to meeting with Santa. Official event page.

Christmas Eve events

On the same day they will also have a Christmas Jazz and Magic Show from 12.40 am to 2.40 pm. The world champion street magician will perform his acclaimed magic tricks in sync with music. You can see the music playlist on the official event page. There is also a Christmas Concert on the day from 1 pm to 4.30 pm.

Kid’s festival area

In addition, there is also a kid’s festival area in the mall at the moment. It is a pop up area, from Monday December 18th to 25th. Kids can play festival games such as goldfish or yo-yo scoop and hoops for 400 yen per game.


Event: Photo with Santa Claus | Christmas Concert | Christmas Jazz and Magic Show | Pop up festival area

Date: Sunday December 24th 2023

Time: Santa – 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Magic show and Jazz – from 12.40 pm. Christmas concert – 1 – 4.30 pm.

Cost: free for the three events, 400 yen for the festival games in the pop up store.

Venue: Aeon Yoshikawa Minami, オン吉川美南店, 3 Chome-23-1 Minami, Yoshikawa, Saitama 342-0038. View on Google Maps.


Aeon Yoshikawa Minami is located within walking distance of Yoshikawa Minami Station on the Musashino Line. The mall is located relatively close to Aeon Laketown to the West and Ikea Shinmisato to the south, both of which also have a Santa Claus visiting this weekend.


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