Artelligent Christmas 2016
14 November – 25 December 2016
This year’s Christmas at Roppongi Hills is hailed as “Artelligent Christmas 2016”, consisting of lights, events and interactive contents. Make lights twinkle and take home a good Christmas feeling.
Illumination of Keyakizaka Street
Keyakizaka Street, lining Roppongi Hills and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, is one of Tokyo’s popular walks for viewing romantic winter lights. Zelkova trees (called “keyaki” in Japanese) along the 400-meter path are decorated with 1.2 million LED lights to match the title in grandeur “Keyakizaka Galaxy Illumination”. This year, LEDs in shades of warm colours are added. And it’s not just the lights that matter. Wave your wand (smartphone) to perform magic, changing the “Power stones” hung on the trees into five shades of colours, and to tell your fortune by reading them.
Roppongi Hills’ Stuttgart Christmas Market celebrates the 10th anniversary this year. The venue replicates the famous German fair with lovingly decorated stalls full of Christmas items. Counted among them is “Käthe Wohlfahrt”, the well-known German company from a city located along the Romantic Road and specializing in Christmas articles. There are also shops to savour German specialties, such as glühwein (mulled wine) and sausages.
The annual concert has rung in the Christmas season with gentle voices and harmony ever since the opening of Roppongi Hills in 2003. The choir offers a heartwarming moment with familiar and favourite songs. From 23 to 25 December at Roppongi Hills Arena.
Christmas message back to the future
Write a message to the future you or your special someone. Roppongi Hills will mail it on your behalf in a year on next Christmas. Pick up a special card (at Hills’ shops, Tokyo City View and Grand Hyatt Tokyo) and post it in a dedicated mailbox.
Tokyo City View, Roppongi Hills observation deck
This year TCV holds again “Starrysky Illumination”, a highly successful programme introduced last year, for an extended period from 23 November 2016 through 29 January 2017. With a flick of the finger on your smartphone, project at will customized starry heavens onto the large window panes as a huge screen, to blend with Tokyo’s stunning night view below the 52nd floor.
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