16This winter, the festive spirit of a traditional German Christmas comes alive in Nagoya at the Hisaya Hiroba in Hisaya-Odori Park. The “Nagoya Christmas Market 2023,” running from December 9th to December 25th, promises an authentic experience filled with holiday cheer, traditional crafts, and culinary delights.
A Unique Fusion of Cultures
Amidst Japan’s unique take on Christmas with its strawberries on cakes and KFC, the Nagoya Christmas Market offers a more traditional celebration. With its large real fir Christmas tree, handmade wooden toys, and the scent of hot mulled Glühwein, the market brings a slice of German Yuletide to Japan.
Activities and Gastronomic Delights
Visitors can enjoy various Christmas events, including shopping for handmade crafts, decorations, and clothing. The market features classic German foods like sausages, pretzels, cakes, Glühwein, and foaming German beers. Children will be thrilled with merry-go-round rides, a huge Christmas tree, and the chance to meet Santa Claus. The stage will host festive dance and musical performances, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.
The Nagoya Christmas Market, with its blend of German tradition and Japanese hospitality, creates a memorable holiday experience, embodying the joy and spirit of Christmas.