Tokyo events for Monday, December 23 to Sunday, December 29, 2019

While many winter illuminations continue well into the new year, Tokyo’s Christmas markets will wrap up on Christmas Day. The markets are your place to go for German-style food stalls, hot wine, decorations and last-minute gift shopping. Comic fans should note down the dates for Comiket, a popular four-day dojinshi fair.

Kasukabe Hagoita Market

Catch the last day of the traditional Kasukabe Hagoita Market. Hagoita are ornamental rackets based on an old-school New Year’s game. The rackets are brightly decorated with famous kabuki actors, sports stars and other celebs.

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Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

See the last Saturday fireworks show of the month. The fireworks will go off between Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge from 7 pm to 7:10 pm.

Tokyo Michi Terrace 2019

Michi Terrace is back with illuminations and decorations decking out the promenade leading towards the Imperial Palace.

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

A quaint German-style Christmas market with classic food and drink, gift and decoration stalls.

Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination 2019

If you’re checking out the abovementioned market, you surely won’t want (and literally can’t) miss the stretch of illuminated trees in Roppongi.

Midtown Christmas 2019

This popular illumination display is on until Christmas day. Take a wander to see all 290,000 twinklies in the Starlight Garden.

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Just south of the city is a famous Christmas market in Yokohama. Against a backdrop of the area’s beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice skating rink, stalls and an impressive tree display.

Tokyo Christmas Market

A Christmas market to beat all Christmas markets in Tokyo. Sample some festive fare—German-style sausage and stews to name a few—and peruse the booths selling decor, gifts and winter gear. Once you’ve wandered through the stalls, grab a hot drink and watch the choir to round out those Christmas feels.

Tokyo Sky Tree Dream Christmas 2019

Tokyo’s tallest tower and surrounding area is prepped and ready for the lead up to Christmas with over half a million LED lights, a Christmas market, concerts and more.

Winter Comiket

The winter edition of one of Tokyo’s biggest pop culture events is on at Tokyo Big Sight. Comiket is a comics and cosplaying festival, with a focus on independently created and published manga (or dojinshi).

National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day

Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.

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It’s also a good time to start planning for December 31st. See Tokyo’s top party picks for New Year’s Eve.

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