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Laqua Christmas and Santa Claus in 2020.

Once again this year, 2020, Santa Claus is visiting LaQua in Tokyo Dome City on the Marunouchi, Namboku, Oedo, Mita Subway Lines and JR Chuo and Sobu Lines. And they will have various events for their seasonal Laqua Christmas celebration.

Christmas Laqua 2020

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Image from the LaQua official Christmas webpage in 2015

The Christmas period in Tokyo Dome City is starting from November 2nd and will continue until Christmas day, December 25th. The winter illumination in Tokyo Dome City will start from November 13th. They have a smile Christmas tree for the occasion.

This year’s theme is “smile x illumination”. The theme in the LaQua area is “Milky Way”. They had this illumination a couple of years ago too. And it is returning this year.

Their Christmas line up includes:

  • Christmas market
  • Charity market
  • Christmas stamp rally
  • A forest of book christmas trees
  • Christmas movies
  • Christmas live
  • Santa Claus

Santa Claus at LaQua in 2020

Santa Claus will be at LaQua during the period of the Christmas market. The dates he will be at the market are:

  • December 5th
  • December 6th
  • December 12th
  • December 13th
  • December 19th
  • December 20th
  • December 24th
  • December 25th

During those days Santa will visit at five different time slots:

  • 3 pm
  • 4 pm
  • 5 pm
  • 6 pm
  • 7 pm

Usually he moves between the floors, but this year it is a fixed location. Each time he will be at the first floor event area in front of Seijo Ishii. On the 24th and 25th he will participate in live shows too.

Each time he will be around for about 30 minutes. It is not yet known what type of meet and greet it will be. And of course, on account of the Coronavirus there is a chance that this event may have to be changed / cancelled. Please keep an eye on the official English web portal for updates.

LaQua Access

LaQua is located in Tokyo Dome City. It is the area closest to the stations on the North end, which are Oedo and Mita line’s Kasuga station and Marunouchi and Nambaku line’s Korakuen station. You can also access LaQua from the Chuo / Sobu line and Mita Line’s Suidobashi station.

There is parking available at Tokyo Dome City too, in Times Car parking lots. There is a Tokyo Dome Times car park, a LaQua Times car park and a Mini port Times car park all within walking distance of LaQua.

Parking charges start from 400 yen for 30 minutes. If you spend more than 1000 yen in Tokyo Dome City’s shops or restaurants you can get your parking ticket validated for one free hour of parking. For purchases of more than 3000 yen you can get two hours free. If you play in Asobono, the roller skate arena or buy a passport for attractions, you can get four hours parking for 1000 yen.

LaQua is just one of dozens of locations that celebrate Christmas and where you can visit Santa Claus in the Tokyo area in a usual year. However, in 2020 many places have cancelled their Santy visit. At the moment (November 22nd 2020), LaQua and Hamley’s in Yokohama are the only two places with a confirmed Santa Claus in 2020.

First published in 2014, republished in 2015 and 2019. Last update November 22nd 2020.

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