German Christmas Market

Sapporo German Christmas

AdmissionFree entry
Opening Hours1 month November 25th to December 26th
11:00 – 21:00
Contact011-222-4894(Sapporo City Call Center)
Getting ThereOdori Park

This event started in 2002 to honor the 30th anniversary of its sister city ties with Munich, Germany. Set up in sight of the TV Tower this small village is the perfect spot to take in a white winter and experience the Christmas cheer. There are a few dozen stalls set up selling handmade Christmas gifts, beer, hot chocolate and mulled wine to keep the hands and belly warm. There are also an array of food stalls selling traditional German cuisine. Over the years this has expanded to other European foods.

For the kids, there is an indoor workshop to make decorations and there are performances and concerts outdoors. This event also coincides with the Sapporo White Illumination, which runs next to the village. This is a great spot for the family or a romantic date. So, rug up and take in the sights and smells, and if you’re lucky you might get a chance to meet Santa Claus.

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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.