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Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016
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Walk Through the Glittering Streets of the Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016

The Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016 is an indoor illumination perfect for couples and families. Be surrounded by the holiday lights and get into the Christmas spirit.

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016
Photo Credit: omotesando.or.jp

Wave your wand and and make the magic happen at the Omotesando Hills Starry Christmas illuminations!  The Omotesando Hills Christmas illuminations celebrates its 10th anniversary in February.  This year’s theme is “Find your star under the glittering skies of Christmas” where you can join in the illuminations with the wave of a magical wand.  Enjoy the holiday season under a wonderful stadium of stars with your friends, family or with that special someone.

 

The Star Tree and a Stadium of Lights

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016

At the heart of the main building in Omotesando Hills stands the symbolic Christmas tree, the “Star Tree”, at the height of 10 meters and on top of it is a 10 angled star representing Omotesando Hills’ 10th anniversary.  The Star Tree is decorated with 15,000 LED gold and white lights and glittering and flashing stars.  The ceiling of Omotesando Hills atrium is decorated with 20,000 dazzling Swarovski crystal elements and 15,000 LED light chains together designed to look a starry sky.  The spiral slope ramp surrounding the atrium of Omotesando Hills is decorated with large and small ten angled stars, it feels like you are taking a walk under the stars.

 

Star Magic Happens with the Wave of Your Wand

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016
Photo Credit: omotesando-info.com

The most unique and enchanting event of Omotesando Hills Christmas illuminations could be the “Star Magic” performance where you wave the “Star Stick” towards the Star Tree and the magical illumination starts.  There are three types of illuminations:  “Happy Magic”, “Special Magic” and the “Miracle Magic” illuminations.  You are lucky if the “Miracle Magic” illumination begins because it doesn’t happen very often.  It is only with the “Miracle Magic” that all the stars in the atrium hall radiate simultaneously all at the same timing.  The Star Magic performance is from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and till 8:00 PM on Sundays.

 

Three Types of Starry Skies

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016
Photo Credit: omotesando-info.com

The “Starry Sky” performance happens under the atrium sky every twenty minutes lasting for three minutes.  There are three types of performances each with a different theme: “Brilliant” – the party starts under the starry sky, “Love” – the star gift for your special someone, and “Dream” – the star which makes your dreams and wishes come true.  Each performance has a different atmosphere with dazzling colors, lights and joyful music add excitement towards the holiday season.

 

About Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016

“Omotesando Hills” extends approximately 250 meters, a quarter of the length of the internationally famous Omotesando Boulevard, which links the Omotesando subway station to the Meiji Jingu Shrine.  The six floor atrium at the heart of the main building is surrounded by the spiral slope ramp in a gradient roughly equal to that of Omotesando. The ramp is continuously lined with shops and restaurants, presenting the atmosphere of an outdoor shopping street.
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Omotesando Hills Christmas 2016

Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Omotesando Station

Illumination Period: November 9 – December 25, 2016

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Website: Omotesando Hills (Japanese)

 

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