Santa Redbrick Warehouse – The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ), Kanagawa Prefecture, usually run a number of Christmas events during the holiday season. One of the highlights for families with small children is the chance to meet Santa Claus. However, in 2020 on account of the pandemic things were very different. It is possible that there maybe no Santa visit again in 2021, depending on the situation with the Coronavirus.
Redbrick Warehouse Santa Dates
If you are looking to visit Santa on a weekday near Tokyo, this might be the place for you. As all the Santa dates at the Redbrick Warehouse in Yokohama are usually on weekdays.
They do not provide specifics of how or times of when you can meet him, but in previous years he was walking around the redbrick warehouses. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him. He gives out presents to small children only.
Christmas Events at Redbrick Warehouse
Other Christmas events at the Redbrick warehouses include a Christmas market which usually starts around mid November and run until Christmas day.
Seasonal Ice rink
Another event, their annual art rink, usually starts on December 1st and runs until mid February. The hours vary during the season, but typically you can skate from early afternoon until 10 pm. During Christmas week, from the 21st to the 25th, the rink opens from 11 am to 11 pm.
They have several workshops running while the Christmas market is on. One is a Christmas wreath workshop. Each workshop costs money and prices start at 1,500 yen per craft. The schedule with is shared on the official Christmas page.
Several live performances are normally scheduled for during the Christmas market period. You can enjoy Christmas songs performed live at 2 pm and 5 pm in the Christmas market area on dates yet to be provided for 2021. This event will not go ahead if there is heavy rain or inclement conditions.
For more information:
The official website has general information in Japanese and English, but typically the Christmas event information is only provided in the Japanese language.
For events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.