Santa Hills and the cover image for Santa photo op at Urawa Misono Aeon in Saitama City

Santa Claus visit in Saitama City – Last year, 2022, Santa Claus visited two locations in Saitama City, for the first time in three years. This year, he will be visiting again and even more locations than in 2022. This post is about his visit Aeon Urawa Misono branch, but he will also visit other locations in Saitama City, such as Kadomachi and Beans Musashi Urawa. This post also includes information for other Christmas events at the Aeon Urawa Misono branch in 2023.

>>Use the Santa tag to find all the Santa Claus greeting information on this site.

Santa Aeon Urawa Misono

The Aeon Mall is Urawa Misono is just one of the places you can visit Santa in Saitama this year. It is usually one of the first places to confirm information for the Christmas season, which is always appreciated. Last year, you had to pay 300 yen to visit with him, but this year it is a free event once again.

Santa Saitama
Image from the official website in 2019. ©Aeon JP Urawa Misono

Santa Claus will visit with a total of 90 families over three different time slots. So 30 families each at either 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm. You need to have a ticket to participate, which they distribute from 9 am at a stall by the central gate. Only one photo per family, taken with your own camera OR smart phone. In other words, they won’t take a photo with both a camera and a phone, you need to choose one or the other. This is quite common to keep the flow of visitors moving. The photo is taken at the Christmas tree by the Starbucks on the first floor.


Other Christmas Events

This branch will have a Christmas craft workshop on December 23rd. Up to 100 people can make a snow dome for free, if you have receipts of more than 3000 yen of purchases at Aeon Urawa Misono on the day.

On December 23rd and 24th they have an all you can stuff Christmas Candy event! These type of events are hugely popular. How much candy can you stuff into a box!? This event is limited to Aeon Kids Club members under 12 years old. The event is on outside GU on the 2nd floor.

KitKat Chocolatery will be holding a Christmas event in front of Aeon Cinema on the 3rd floor. For a limited time, they are selling Santa Kitkat and special Pick a Mix. There is a permanent store Kitkat Chocolatery on the 1st floor too.

Urawa Misono Information

Event: Santa Greeting / Photo サンタクロースグリーティング・撮影会

Date: Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th 2023

Times: 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm

Cost: there is no fee in 2023

Venue: 1F Aeon Urawa Misono, 5-5-0-1 Misono, Midori Ward, Saitama 〒336-0967. View on Google Maps.

Aeon Urawa Misono Access

Aeon Urawa Misono is beside the Urawa Misono station on the Saitama Rapid Railway Line in Midori-ku, Saitama. Urawa Interchange is very close. There is parking for 4,300 cars but it is charged. You can get sometime free if you spend more than 3,000 yen in the mall or if you are using the cinema.

Official event web page.

Urawa Misono Aeon branch have an English web page:

Editor’s note: this post was temporarily off the website during the pandemic. It was republished on December 7th 2022 with information for Santa’s first visit to Saitama City in three years.

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