For a magical Christmas event that all the family can enjoy, head over to Hakodate Christmas Fantasy. What happens? See the unique sight of snow on the beach and a giant floating Christmas tree which will be lit up at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Alongside this, there is a premium red tree that will light up for 15 minutes a day, three times a day at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. There will also be a fireworks display happening every day at 6 p.m. Enjoy a hearty Hokkaido-style soup at the soup bar which will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the BAY Hakodate front sidewalk. How to get there For those already in the area, it is recommended that you use public transport such as the tram or bus. If you are coming from Tokyo, the best and cheapest way to get to Hakodate is by plane. However, if you have a JR pass, you could consider taking the Hokkaid\u014d Shinkansen.