Event List in Osaka This Weekend (December 30 and 31, 2023)

The best events, activities, and exhibitions held this weekend in Osaka

Event List in Osaka This Weekend2

Osaka is one of Japan’s major cities known for its lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere with so many things to do and events such as cultural events, art exhibitions, musical concerts, sporting events, and seasonal food events. And if you are looking for things to do this weekend in Osaka, this article is for you.

A weekend in Osaka offers a range of activities with exciting trips to different aspects of the city from historical sites to modern entertainment and crowded shopping districts. That’s why here we share some events in Osaka that may interest you.

In this article, we share some events in Osaka this weekend we want to be part of your search for the events, and here you will not spend a long time searching anymore whether you are looking for unique entertainment, cultural engagement, or food highlights in Osaka. This article also contains information about the events, I hope this article helps you find great events, many exciting events can be read below.

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The culture surrounding winter in Japan

Before we go to the list of events this weekend, let me share with you a little trivia regarding winter in Japan.

In Japan, it is essential to finish up the year and perfectly welcome the new year. This involves many different events such as cleaning up and decorating your house properly before the new year and eating traditional new year-dishes before and after the new year.

One thing that you will see a lot in restaurants and Izakaya across Japan during this season are campaigns for Bonenkai (忘年会) and Shinnenkai (新年会). Bonenkai refers to “End of year celebration” while Shinnenkai refers to “Beginning of year celebration”. These are usually held by companies to show their appreciation towards their employees as well as to finish the year and start the new year with a positive attitude. These celebrations can also be held with a small group of job colleagues or friends.

Ok, now that you know a little bit about winter-related Japanese culture, here is the event list in Osaka this weekend (December 30 and 31, 2023).

1. Solaniwa Onsen Illumination Garden of Light

Solaniwa Onsen Illumination Garden of Light-min

Event Period: December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Location: Osaka Bay Tower

Official Website: https://solaniwa.com/news/illumi2023/

2. NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024

NO LIMIT! Countdown 2024-min
TM & © Universal Studios.

Event Period: December 31, 2023 to January 1, 2024

Location: Universal Studio Japan

Official Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us/events/countdown-2024/no-limit-countdown-2024

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3. Ramen Expo 2023

Ramen Expo 2023-min
©2023 西日本最大級のラーメンイベント「ラーメンEXPO2023」

Event Period: December 1 to 30, 2023

Location: Expo 70 Commemorative Park

Official Website: https://ramen-expo.com/

4. Strawberries and Amaou Sweets Fair

Strawberries and Amaou Sweets Fair-min
Copyright © New Otani Co., Ltd.

Event Period: December 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 (not available from December 31 to January 3)

Location: Satsuki Lounge New Otani Osaka

Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/group/strawberry/osaka/

5. Winter Carnival 2023

Winter Carnival 2023-min
Copyright© Hirakata Park.

Event Period: December 23, 2023 to March 3, 2024

Location: Hirakata Park

Official Website: https://www.hirakatapark.co.jp/hwc/

<<Book Hirakata Park tickets online>>

6. Sennan Park Light Up

Sennan Park Light Up-min
Copyright (c) Sennan Park

Event Period: December 16, 2023 to February 18, 2024

Location: Sennan Long Park

Official Website: https://www.tryhardjapanevent.com/sennan-park-light-up

7. Thai meets Strawberry

Thai meets Strawberry -min
Copyright 2023. Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Event Period: December 8, 2023 to May 31, 2024

Location: Centara Grand Hotel Osaka

Official Website: https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/ja/cgoj/thai-Meets-Strawberry?abc

8. Wonder Night Hill 2023

Wonder Night Hill 2023-min
Copyright © harvestnooka.

Event Period: October 28, 2023 to January 28, 2024

Location: Harvest Hill

Official Website: https://farm.or.jp/illumination_2023

9. Art Nouveau Goddesses

Art Nouveau Goddesses-min
Copyright © 2023 アール・ヌーヴォーの女神たち実行委員会

Event Period: December 9, 2023 to January 28, 2024

Location: Grand Front Osaka

Official Website: https://mucha-immersive.com/

10. Abeno Harukas Sky Illumination 2023

Abeno Harukas Sky Illuminati

Event Period: November 3, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Location: Abeno Harukas 300

Official Website: https://www.abenoharukas-300.jp/observatory/index.html

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For more information about the Illumination event in Osaka, check out the following article!

▶Osaka Winter Illumination Guide 2023-2024

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I hope you enjoyed this article about events in Osaka this weekend. As I previously mentioned, it can be difficult to keep track of every festival, exhibition, and other event happening in Osaka, so hopefully, this article serves as a reference for you to find things to do in Osaka.

There’s also an article about events in Osaka during the week. Check out the link below!

▶Event List in Osaka This Week (December 25 to 31, 2023)

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