2020 Sendai Pageant of Starlight

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“Sendai’s Pageant of Starlight” highlights the city’s winter beauty.

Each year 600,000 lights, called Starlight Leaves, illuminate the trees that line downtown Sendai’s Jozenji-Dori.

Starlight Wink is held every day during the event period at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm(Except December 22). All lights are temporarily shut off for one minute before being relit. The time between lightings is just long enough to get the crowds excited and cheering, so be sure to enjoy the event!

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

(Photograph provided by:SENDAI光のページェント実行委員会)



Event Period
December 18th-31st 2020
Lights illuminated between
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (On Fridays, Saturdays, and 12/23, 12/24 lights lit until 11 pm. Lit until 0 am on December 31st.)(Except December 22)
Starlight Wink is held every day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.
Jozenji-Dori, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
Directly outside of Kotodai Koen Station off of the Sendai City Metro.
Official site
Official site(Japanese)