Christmas and New Years 2020 events in Niseko

December, 17th 2019

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What a time to be in Niseko! The Christmas and New Year’s holiday season is full of energy and events all around all 4 resorts of Niseko United. Read on to find out what’s happening so you can make the best holiday memories with your friends and family.

 

Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort

Christmas Fireworks

December 24th

21:20~21:30

The best place to see the show is around the Dot Base Ski Center.

 

Santa comes to Niseko Grand HIRAFU

December 24 and 25 

Meet and Greet Skiing (or Snowboarding) Santa in the resort.

 

New Year’s Eve Torch Light Skiing and Fireworks

Dec 31- Jan 1

23:45-00:30

On the slopes near the Hirafu Gondola.

 

Kagamibiraki – Traditional sake cask opening

Jan 1

10:00AM

Location: Kingbell Restaurant

 

Mochitsuki – Traditional mochi pounding

Jan 1

14:00

Location: Hotel Niseko Alpen.

 

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Niseko Village

Hilton Niseko Village Christmas Night

Santa visits the lobby of Hilton Niseko Village and gives Christmas gifts to children! The restaurant also offers a Christmas dinner. 

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

Time: 16: 50-17: 20 

Location: Hilton Niseko Village 1F Bar & Lounge “Flame” 

Free to join

 

Commemorative photo with reindeer 

Take a fun photo with cute reindeer and gentle Santa! How about commemorating your stay at Niseko Village? 

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

Time: 17: 30-17: 45 

Location: Near Hilton Hotel Rotary 

Free to join

 

The Green Leaf Christmas Night 

Santa visits the slopes and lobby of the Green Leaf Hotel and gives Christmas gifts to children! There is also a free Christmas drink service. 

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

Time: 18: 00-18: 40 

Venue: Green Leaf 1st Floor Lounge & Bar “Tomioka White” 

Free to join

 

Christmas fireworks display 

A large flower that colors the night sky of Christmas Eve! Let ’s all enjoy the fireworks of the Holy Night. 

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

Time: Start at 22:00 

Location: Near the Hilton Shopping & Dining area 

Free to join

 

NYE Countdown fireworks display 

Next year, see the countdown fireworks that build a bridge to the New Year! 

Date: December 31, 2019 (Tue) 

Time: Midnight starts at 24:00 

Location: Hilton Niseko Village Slope Side 

Free to join

 

New Year’s Day – First Sunrise Gondola

Let’s welcome the New Year’s arrival at the top of Niseko Village! 

Date: January 1, 2020 (Wednesday) 

Time: 6:15 Ticket sales 6:30 Boarding starts 7:30 Boarding completed 

Viewing place: Next to Niseko Gondola summit station building Ticket sales 

Location: Niseko Gondola foothill station building 

Price: Adult ¥ 1,400 / Child ¥ 1,000 Gondola round trip fee [No sliding] 

*It will be canceled during bad weather.

 

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Annupuri Resort

Santa Claus and Christmas gifts 

12/24 (Tue), 25 (Wed)

Santa Claus presents Christmas gifts to children at the foot of the mountain

 

UPDATE: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31st.

Free night skiing until 11 PM!

Torchlight skiing ceremony at 11:45 PM

Countdown Fireworks at Midnight!

 

New Year’s Hot Cocoa

Jan 1-3 at 2:00 PM

Free hot cocoa near the gondola.

UPDATE: JAN 1 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – First Run at Annupuri

Jan 1-3, and Jan 11-13.

7:20 – 8:20AM 

1,500 yen per person

Take early ski runs before the public on the Annupuri slopes!

 

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Niseko Hanazono Resort

Meet Santa Claus!

December 25th

12:00 – 12:30

Location: Hanazono EDGE

 

Traditional New Year Celebration

January 1st

Kagamibiraki – Traditional sake cask opening at 10:30 AM

Yotei Daiko – Traditional Takio Drumming at 13:00

Location: Hanazono EDGE

 

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