With Christmas and the New Years’ just around the corner, it’s time to start planning ahead for some special events this year. You’ve worked hard yet another year, you’ve done more than enough at work and at home, and now it’s time to give yourself some love this holiday season — be it just two hours of uplifting music and fun outside your usual routine. Here are eight shows in and around Tokyo that will get in the festive mood in no time.
The extra talented and lovely cast from Broadway come to Tokyo to remind us that Christmas is indeed the most magical time of the year and they manage to do it impressively well through spectacular music, dancing and even ice skating. Allow yourself this special moment of an uplifting stage filled with festive vibes, great songs to hum along to and a very special chorus line in exquisite sceneries and costume. A truly breathtaking production suitable for the whole family.
When: Sat, Dec. 15-Tue. Dec. 25, 2018
Where: Tokyu Theatre Orb, Shibuya Hikarie 11F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tickets: ¥5,800-¥9,800. Buy at Tokyu Theatre Orb Ticket Counter (Shibuya Hikarie 2F), Bunkamura Ticket Counter (Bunkamura 1F) or book at 03-3477-9999 (Bunkamura Ticket Centre).
The three days leading up to Christmas will be celebrated at the Roppongi Hills Arena with angelic voices harmonizing beautifully alongside the sweet melody of the orchestra. Get into the Christmas spirit with loved ones whilst enjoying a variety of Christmas classics as well as some Christmas pop alternatives. Among the performing artists are Tawoyame Orquesta, an 18-member all-girls classical band, Tokyo Pipe Band, who will be entertaining guests with Scotland’s bagpipe performance, Little Carol, the original NHK Tokyo Broadcasting System Children’s Chorus (now all grown up) and more. A wonderful combination of various artists and genres, this one won’t leave you bored for sure.
When: Sat, Dec. 22-Mon. Dec. 24, 2018
Where: Roppongi Hills Arena, 6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo’s Christmas Billboard Live favorites, The Stylistics, are back for yet another Christmas in Tokyo. Their timeless mellow classics such as You Are Everything and All About Love will quickly heat up the club this festive season, inviting guests for a very special and romantic dinner over sweet tunes. This year also marks the group’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate this event the lead singer of the group, Barrington Bo, will present his soul fans with some exciting news. Can’t wait to hear all about it? Book your tickets now!
When: Tue, Dec 18-Wed, Dec 19 and Mon, Dec 24-Tue, Dec 25, 2018, 1st stage from 6 pm,