Launched last year, this is the winter edition of the Ryukyu Kaiensai Fireworks Festival — the signature annual event held in April that marks the beginning of summer festival season in Okinawa. The X’mas Music Hanabi (Fireworks) Festival features a fantastic combination of Christmas music and some 10,000 fireworks displays that you really cannot afford to miss.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
Time: Gates open 13:30; fireworks display starts 19:00 *Subject to change.
Place: Nishihara Marine Park (Nishihara Town)
SS seats: 43,200 yen
S seats: 32,400 yen
SA seats: 5,900 yen (children 4,800 yen)
A seats: 5,400 yen (children 4,300 yen)
B seats: 4,900 yen (children 3,800 yen)
Admission to the lawn area only (without a reserved seat): 2,700 yen (children 1,600 yen)
Parking ticket: 1,100 yen
SS seats: 45,600 yen
S seats: 34,800 yen
SA seats: 6,500 yen (children 5,400 yen)
A seats: 6,500 yen (children 5,400 yen)
B seats: 5,500 yen (children 4,400 yen)
Admission to the lawn area only (without a reserved seat): 3,300 yen (children 2,200 yen)
Parking ticket: 1,200 yen
*Advance tickets are available at all locations of Family Mart through the Eplus ticketing machine. They can be purchased online via the Eplus website, too. If all the tickets sell out in advance, there will no same-day tickets available.
*The festival will take place rain or shine, but it may be rescheduled for the next day if there is heavy rain and/or strong wind.
*Holders of reserved seat tickets are required to enjoy the show seated in the reserved seating area. Children under elementary school age who don’t occupy a seat enter for free. Children’s prices apply for elementary and junior high school students.
*You are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation to get to the festival.
*Parking tickets are required to park your car in the designated parking lot (500 spaces only).