Christmas Craft Market Kawagoe December 2023 with Santa Claus and Christmas Carolers

Information for the third ever Christmas Craft market at Crea mall near Kawagoe Station. And already it is a really popular event. Apart from being able to buy handmade goods and participate in craft workshops, there is also food and drink available at the market. This year they will also have live music and Santa Claus will visit too. There will be Christmas Carolers in Kawagoe on the day and they will stop by the market on their route. (They will also visit Koedo Kurari, Renkeiji and Unicus).

Kawagoe Christmas Craft Market

The 2023 Christmas Craft Market is on Saturday December 23rd 2023 in the outdoor event space, “Crea Park”, in Crea Mall. Crea Mall is the shopping street that goes from the back of Atre Kawagoe at Kawagoe station, to Taisho Roman Dream street. It is a street full of shops, restaurants and entertainment stores. There is also a Maruhiro Department store on the street.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus will be visiting the Christmas Craft market and he has a small present for the first 30 young children he meets. Families can get a photo taken with him. He will be available three times on the day:

  • 12 noon to 12.20 pm
  • 1.30 to 1.50 pm
  • 3 pm to 3.20 pm

Christmas Carolers

The Christmas Carolers will be travelling around Kawagoe that day and stopping off at several of Kawagoe’s key locations including Kawagoe Unicus, Renkeiji and Koedo Kurari. They will be at this market at:

  • 11.05 am to about 11.15 am
  • 2.50 pm to about 3 pm
  • 5.20 pm to 5.50 pm


Event: Christmas Craft Market クリスマスクラフトマーケット

Date: Saturday December 23rd 2023

Time: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee to the venue, but individual workshops have varying prices, averaging at about 1000 yen.

Venue: Crea Mall Park, クレアパーク, 〒350-1122 Saitama, Kawagoe, Wakitamachi, 10−5. View on Google Maps.


Crea Park is about a five minute walk from Kawagoe Station and about a seven minute walk from Hon Kawagoe Station. There is no parking for this event. There are coin parking lots in the area.

Official event page


Comments are always appreciated...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.