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Midtown Christmas 2016
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Outdoor Lights and Indoor Music at the Tokyo Midtown Christmas 2016

The Tokyo Midtown Christmas is a very popular illumination event in Roppongi. In 2016, the illuminations have been redesigned and they are better than ever. Enjoy the lights while listening to live music on the weekends.

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Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

Tokyo Midtown is hosting the “Midtown Christmas 2016” for the tenth year in a row. The “Starlight Garden” is one of the main attractions, the blue lights entice people and take them to a winter wonderland. The Vision Dome returns, at 6 meters in diameter and using full-color LED lights.

Midtown Christmas 2016
Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

This year, however, it also features four new searchlights, beaming from 100 meters upward into the airspace above Roppongi to provide a dynamic depiction of the birth of the universe, the Big Bang.

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Photo Credit: gina-rainbow@flickr

The “Welcome Tree” is a great meet up spot during the holiday season. The tree is located in the Plaza Area, it is the starting point for the illuminations. On the welcome sign, “welcome” is written is 30 different languages, hoping to welcome every visitor to Tokyo Midtown. The symbolic welcome clock tells time and plays music on every hour. Everyday at 5 PM, there is festive Christmas music to signify when the lights are being turned on.

tokyo midtown christmas
Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

Another tree to visit is the Santa Tree. A wire tree is decorated with all different Santa ornaments. Among all of the Santas, there is a kissing Santa. Can you spot the kissing Santa?

tokyo midtown christmas
Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

During Christmas time, there are tours including stories and highlights of the Tokyo Midtown illuminations. The tours are very popular, so reservations are required. Since there are many international visitors there are tours available in English and Chinese. Tours are from December 1st to December 16th, they are about one hour long. 15 people per tour, adults cost 1,500 yen, students cost 700, and children are free.

Midtown Christmas 2016
Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

On the weekends, there will be live music inside Tokyo Midtown. Wonderful seasonal music will be performed, Christmas melodies will ring throughout the halls of Tokyo Midtown. Performances are at 1:30 PM, 3 PM, and 4:30 PM, each performance is about 30 minutes.
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Midtown Christmas 2016

Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from Roppongi Station

Illumination Period: November 15 – December 25, 2016

Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Website: Midtown Christmas 2016

 

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