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A Winter Feature of Sapporo

he clear winter sky makes the Sapporo White Illumination 2023 even more beautiful. The event will run until Dec. 25 (Mon.) at Odori, until Feb. 11 (Sun.), 2024 at Ekimae-dori, and until Mar. 14 (Thu.), 2024 at three other venues. At Odori Park, enjoyable beautifully illuminated objects are in each zone. On the boulevard at the center of Sapporo, countless light bulbs decorate the trees along Sapporo Ekimae-dori and Minami 1-jo dori. Feel the romantic mood from the picturesque views. Lighting hours: 4:30–10 p.m. Until midnight at JR Sapporo Sta. Ekimae Hiroba. From Dec. 23 (Sat.) to 25 (Mon.), 4:30 p.m.–midnight at all venues.

You might encounter Santa Claus at Odori.

The German Christmas Market in Sapporo is held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Dec. 25 (Mon.) at Odori 2-chome. Cute Christmas ornaments and Christmas gourmet items are available at the stalls. Try Stollen and Glühwein!

●Info: Sapporo White Illumination Jikko-iinkai, Tel.080-5830-6001.

German Christmas Market in Sapporo, Tel. 206-6780

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