Tokyo Midtown Christmas with the Kids

By Chanyn Kirtman
November 28, 2013
Families, Lifestyle

The holiday season is here and the lights are shining brightly. From tree-lined streets draped in twinkling décor to Christmas themed markets, Tokyo is filled with holiday cheer for your family to enjoy, and it is certain to brighten the faces of children, no matter how old.

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A family favorite is located right in Tokyo Midtown. Take pleasure in the immaculately strung lights, reminiscent of falling snow, in the trees out front. Passing the row of assorted Santas, make your way down the magical Starlight Road. The blue fluorescent lights will lead you directly to Starlight Garden to enjoy a three-dimensional illumination show. While quite grandiose, the expansive light show is only a part of Midtown’s Christmas display. Head indoors after the outdoor entertainment to shop the Marché de Noel, a Christmas market offering ornaments, handmade crafts, knitted accessories and an abundance of other seasonal items. Take the kids to the first floor Galleria to see the 1,800 St. Nicks on the Santa Tree, as well as the vibrant colors of the Diamond Dust tree.

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Grabbing an early dinner at one of Midtown’s numerous restaurants while waiting for the nighttime lights is a wonderful way to begin your festive family outing. Also, Midtown Christmas staff members are available for guided tours to direct you through the entirety of the attractions, allowing you to embrace the beauty from every angle.

Light Show

Through December 25, Starlight Garden will host a four-scene light show between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.


When: Tours depart one to three times a day and last one hour each. Check the schedule for times by clicking here.

Tickets: ¥1,500 for adults, ¥700 for elementary school students, free for preschoolers and below.

Reservations: To book a tour, call 03-3475-3290.

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The Deets

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

Tel: 03-3475-3100

Open: Shops are open daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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