Events

December 2016 Events

Compiled by Mel Tee

Various illuminations invite you to go outside and enjoy the snow!

(See Aomori Winter Illuminations 2016-17 for the most up-to-date illumination information.)

Our top picks are listed in bold (links lead to English sites where possible). Links/information may be added and/or updated periodically, so check back every once in a while!

December 3-4 – Sannohe Agriculture & Forestry Commerce & Industry Festival @ Sannohe Town
December 3-25 – Yokohama Sea Cucumber Fair @ Yokohama Town
December 4 – Shingo White Illumination Xmas Festa @ Shingo Village
December 4 – Schop Jamisen* World Cup @ Goshogawara City
(*shovel shamisen)
December 4, 11 & 18 – Otemon Square Freestyle Market in Christmas @ Hirosaki City
December 11 – Apple Eating Relay Guinness World Record Challenge @ Itayanagi Town
December 16 – AJET Ugly Sweater Party @ Misawa City (*RSVP by December 9th!*)
December 23-24 – Nagane Illumina @ Hachinohe City
December 24-25 – Christmas Bar @ Towada City
December 31 – Kabushima Countdown Festival

Ongoing
December 1-March 31 – Tsugaru Stove Train @ Tsugaru Area*
(*most people get on at Goshogawara)
January 8-February 26 – Sake & Snacks Snow Viewing Train @ Misawa City

ILLUMINATIONS
November 25-December 25 – Christmas Festa @ Misawa City
November 25-January 15 – Andokan Christmas Tree & Illuminations @ Mutsu City
(*Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25; Christmas Tree on display until Dec. 25*)
November 25-February 5 – Aomori Light & Paper Pageant @ Aomori City
November 25-February 5 – Hakkoda Maru Illumination @ Aomori City
December 2-January 9 – Arts Towada Winter Illumination @ Towada City
(*Lighting Ceremony December 2*)
December 2-January 15 – Town’s Illumination @ Gonohe Town
December 3-25 – Tonami Winter Fantasy @ Misawa City
December 4-January 15 – Shingo White Illumination
December 15-February 3 – Hirakawa Illumination Promenade @ Hirakawa City

On the Horizon
January 6* – Shichinohe White Battle Registration Deadline* @ Shichinohe Town
(*registration may end earlier if maximum number of teams is reached)
January 7 – Rokkasho Folk Entertainment Presentation @ Rokkasho Village
January 7-9 – Aomori Curry Festival @ Aomori City
January 8 – Higashidori Village Folk Entertainment Performance @ Higashidori Village
January 14-February 28 – Tsugaru Kuroishi Snowmen @ Kuroishi City
January 22 – Hachinohe Folk Performing Arts Night @ Hachinohe City
January 22 – Okunai Kabuki New Year Performance @ Mutsu City
January 28-29 – Hirosaki Apple Park Winter Festival @ Hirosaki City
January 28-29 – Winter Shimokita Peninsula Food Festival @ Mutsu City

ILLUMINATIONS
January 27-29 – Aomori Snow Light Festival @ Aomori City
February 4-26 – Lake Towada Winter Story @ Towada City
February 6-12 – Dazai Museum Tsugaru Festival Snow and Light Pageant @ Goshogawara City
February 9-12 – Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival
February 17-20 Hachinohe Enburi @ Hachinohe City

Tohoku Winter Festivals
November 25-February 14 – Big Tree Pageant Festa in Koriyama @ Koriyama City, Fukushima
December 9-31 – Sendai Pageant of Starlight @ Sendai City, Miyagi
February 3-12 – Otaru Snow Light Path @ Otaru City, Hokkaido
February 4-12 – Iwate Snow Festival @ Koiwa Farm, Shizukuishi Town, Iwate
February 6-12 – Sapporo Snow Festival* @ Sapporo City, Hokkaido
February 10-12 – Namahage Sedo Festival @ Oga City, Akita
*February 11 – Sapporo Snow Festival Block Party @ Sapporo City, Hokkaido*
February 11-12 – Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival @ Yonezawa City, Yamagata
February 15-16 – Yokote Snow Festival (Kamakura, Bonden) @ Yokote City, Akita

Did we forget an event? Write the wrong day? Need help translating event info into English?
E-mail us at GoodMorningAomori@gmail.com

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