The festive season is upon us here in Niseko and if you're headed this way for the season then get ready for a wonderful time of activities and celebrations, plus a beautiful white Christmas!

Join us in celebrating the festive season with the great events on in the Niseko Hirafu area. Here's some of the fantastic festive family activities you can enjoy during your stay at with with in Niseko:

Christmas Eve Fireworks


A dazzling display at the Christmas Eve fireworks show. Photo by Grand Hirafu.

Celebrate the season with friends and family with the spectacular fireworks show on Christmas Eve on Saturday 24th, December, launching from the bottom of the slopes Grand Hirafu slopes near Grand Hirafu's .Base. The dazzling display of colour will light up the Niseko night sky from 9.10pm - 9.30pm.

Grand Hirafu Christmas Event With Santa

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Santa giving our treats at Grand Hirafu Christmas Event. Photo by Grand Hirafu.

Catch Santa Claus on the slopes with the Grand Hirafu Christmas Event on Christmas Eve on Saturday 24th, December, and Christmas Day on Sunday 25th, December, 2016. If you come across him, you might get a present! Keep in eye out for Santa from 10am-3pm both days.

New Year's Eve Torchlight Skiing

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Celebrate the new year with family and friends by watching on or joining in the action of torchlight skiing at the base of the mountain at Grand Hirafu this New Year's Eve on Saturday 31st, December, 2016.

All riders that participant will be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes in the new year’s lucky draw! For more information on the event and to find out how you can participate, see our Concierge or contact Grand Hirafu reception by phone on 0136 22 0109 or visit Grand Hirafu website for more information.

New Year's Day ​Kagami-biraki

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A traditional Japanese ceremony to bring in the new year in Niseko.

Welcome the new year with Grand Hirafu's traditional Japanese ceremony know as "kagami-biraki", featuring the opening of a sake barrel, and is associated with good luck. The celebration will be help on January 1st, 2017 at Grand Hirafu's King Bell Hut. For details on the time of the event, stay tuned to Grand Hirafu's Facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you this festive season!