What's On in December in Niseko

A fun-filled month of events suggest that this winter in Niseko might just be the biggest yet.

With live music, happy hour deals and snow related activities happening every day of the month, Niseko is livelier than ever before. Here are our top picks of events and things to do in December. 

Starlit Skiing

Hirafu Resort Night Skiing

The on-slope action doesn't end when the sun goes down here in Niseko. Under powerful floodlights, four chairlifts operate right from 4:30pm to 8:30 pm, so be sure to give night-skiing a go this winter. 

Location: Niseko United 
Date: 11 Dec 2018 – 20 Mar 2019

Return of Old Favourites and New Hangouts

Umami Unagi

Umami Unagi Burger from Wolf Burgers

Everyone's favourite, Tamashii bar makes a return this winter with cheap drinks, food as well as live music from local talents and popular DJs from Sapporo. New food truck Wolf Burgers will be joining Elvis King of Kebabs and Taj Mahal to delight night goers in Hirafu Village.

Location: Hirafu Village
Dates: Throughout winter

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town


Dreaming of a white Christmas? Well they don’t come any whiter than in Niseko, the ‘powder capital of the world’. Santa Claus himself will visit across the resort making stops at Skye Niseko for a few photos and even on the slopes. Make sure you keep an eye out for him, Rudolph and the crew!

Location: All of Niseko
Dates: 20 – 25 Dec

New Year Niseko-style

Fireworks New Year's Eve 2018

The nightlife will be buzzing and there’s free night skiing until 11:15 pm in Annupuri. Witness the 43rd Torchlight Skiing at Niseko Grand Hirafu and marvel at the torchlight skiers, while a firework display lights the winter sky just after 12. 

Location: All of Niseko
Dates: 31 December 2018 

Visit our Events page for more activities in Niseko.