Christmas Events and Winter Illuminations in Yokohama 2021-2022
In Japan, the streets are beautifully illuminated around Christmastime, starting from November and lasting through the New Year, ushering in a sparkling season. In Yokohama, too, tall Christmas trees are erected in popular tourist spots, and the glittering lights are accompanied by Christmas songs, spreading a Christmas mood. Some of these winter illuminations can be seen until Valentine’s Day or the Lunar New Year; so come to Yokohama this winter with your date, your family, or your friends, and experience the scintillating scenery unique to this time of year.
Minato Mirai 21
The Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse will hold the holiday event “Christmas Market in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse” from November 26 (Fri.) to December 25 (Sat.), 2021.
This year, the event motif is the Christmas market that takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, which is characterized by the wide variety of shops that it gathers. Here you’ll enjoy two different kinds of markets in one place. One that will appear at the Event Plaza with the concept of ‘German meat dishes & mulled wine’, and the other at the Red Brick Park that stands on the ocean side of the venue with the concept of ‘Seafood & Champagne’. You cannot miss it.
An evening art program synchronizing the city, the scenery, and the people of Yokohama.
Throughout the event period, special performances consisting of illuminations and searchlights around Shinko Chuo Hiroba (Shinko Central Square) and on the walls of surrounding buildings will be held four times daily.
Enjoy a dynamic performance featuring where trees, and buildings of Shinko Chuo Hiroba all come together.
On the holy night of Christmas Eve, Minato Mirai will be shining brightly.
In this event, which lasts for just one day, all the office buildings in the Minato Mirai 21 area come together to turn the entire district into a single illuminated display. This year’s event will be held on the Christmas Eve,, on December 24 (Fri.).
All the office buildings in the district will be lit up for an illumination of the Minato Mirai area. Each year, this illumination of every building, which has become a Christmas season tradition, draws a large crowd of photography enthusiasts and visitors to the area. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to enjoy the glittering night scenery.
4. Minato Mirai 21, Shin-Takashima, Yokohama Station-East exit area Yokohama Milaight “Luminous Town, shed light on the future”
The Yokohama Milaight Event Committee presents “Yokohama Milaight - Luminous Town, shed light on the future” from November 11 (Thu.) 2021 to February 13 (Sun.) 2022. Under the theme stated in its name, this event will illuminate the Minato Mirai winter streets with colorful lights.
It is the display of lights starts from Yokohama Station towards Sakura Street with a total length of about 1.5 kilometers.
“The Landmark Christmas 2021”, a Christmas event under the theme of a Nordic forest surrounded by white snow will be held at Yokohama Landmark Tower from November 11 (Thu.) to December 25 (Sat.), 2021.
During this event, a Christmas tree created in the image of a snow-covered forest, stands at Landmark Plaza 1st floor Sakata Seed Garden Square.
The holiday event at MARK IS Minato Mirai, “Good Memory CHRISTMAS” will lighten up Christmas in bright colors from November 11 (Thu.) to December 25 (Sat.), 2021.
This year’s Christmas event is under the theme of “Good Memory CHRISTMAS”, with the desire to build the Christmas mood along their visitors and wish on stars for a more prosperous future. MARK IS Minato Mirai wishes to be connected to their visitors’ hearts and provide a space for them to share joy with their loved ones.
As the event main attraction, the experience-based "HEART WARMING CRYSTAL TREE" stands on the 1st floor Grand Galleria.
Queen’s Square Yokohama will hold the event “Queen’s Square Yokohama Christmas 2021” from November 4th (Thu.) to December 25th (Sat.), 2021.
A dynamic and gorgeous tree stands at Queen’s Square Yokohama, which is one of the main spots for tourism and entertainment in the Minato Mirai area.
Nov. 4 (Thu.) to Dec. 25 (Sat.), 2021
*Illumination displays: until Feb. 28 (Mon.), 2022
Tree: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Show time: Six Min.show, six times a day (4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM, 8PM, 9PM)
Illumination Display: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Chinatown / Yamashita Park / Yamate / Motomachi
The classic and modern illuminated decorations featuring the soft tones of light bulbs bathe this 600-meter street in light.
＜Dates＞ Dec. 1 (Wed.) to Dec. 25 (Sat.), 2021
The “Latern Festival” in Yokohama Chinatown has as its theme the Chinese saying “Gofukutomon: for all kinds of happiness to enrich everybody’s lives”, and its represented by the combination of illuminated chords in which lamps, paper lanterns and red LED lights shine dying the streets of Chinatown to its characteristic red color. Two lantern-dragons dancing on the night sky of Chinatown can be appreciated. The one on Chinatown Main Street is one of the largest existing in Japan, and the other one, cute and small, will appear in Kanteibyo Street. What’s more, in each street red paper lanterns and other kind of lights typical of the Spring Festival shine too, giving the urban landscape of Yokohama Chinatown a tone even brighter than the usual.
kannai / bashamichi / isezakicho
The shopping mall ISEZAKI MALL in Yokohama holds the annual illumination event “Isezaki☆Light” from October 29, 2021 (Fri.) to January 31, 2022 (Mon.).
Heart-shaped snowflakes and other colorful figures that bright in geometric patterns decorate the 400-meter long mall in a romantic manner. An impressive ‘corridor of lights’ made of 10 figures, along 2 heart-shaped illumination units that represent happiness and love can be appreciated this year too.
An eco-friendly display of 70,000 LED lights recreate a winter atmosphere. This event that celebrates its 19th year, is now a winter tradition of ISEZAKI MALL.
Yokohama Bay Quarter will hold the holiday event “Yokohama Bay Quarter CHRISTMAS” during Christmas season from November 6 (Sat.) to December 25 (Sat.), 2021.
As Yokohama Bay Quarter reaches its 16th Christmas, this illumination event is created under the theme of CHRISTMAS. In the plaza that has on its background the bay area night view, an 8-meter tall Christmas tree will stand.
Illuminated by 30,000 lights, this natural tree that irradiates a unique power and warmth, creates a classic Christmas atmosphere for all those who wish in their hearts for such a Christmas.