Tokyo Midtown, a well known big commercial building complex, is holding its annual Christmas event with lots of Finnish elements this year. One of the big features is Christmas tree provided by UPM, which travelled from Tsumagoi village in Gumma highlands. A six-meter high spruce tree with Finnish traditional craft ‘himmeli’ decoration is standing in a pot made of UPM ProFi materials. This is the main icon of the Tokyo Midtown event which all visitors to the event will come and see. Behind the tree, UPM “aurora” promotion video will be shown to the visiting public that is expected to count in thousands every day.
During 15 November - 25 December, many Finnish events will be introduced, such as Santa Clause parade from Korvanturi village, Rovaniemi, Christmas songs by Finnish school children choir, himmeli work shop, Finnish gingerbread baking school, Christmas stories read by Finnish Ambassador’s wife, Finnish handicraft and design pop-up shops, photo shooting session and so on. In the park behind the complex, a giant light show consisting of 3,000 LED-lights is another annual attraction that gathers big crowds to Midtown every night.