Tokyo is to hold a Star Wars Marunouchi Bright Christmas festival to celebrate the release of The Rise Of Skywalker.
Every year between 2015 and 2017, though, a new Star Wars film premiered in December, and that’s set to happen again this year with The Rise of Skywalker. So to mark Episode IX’s worldwide release on December 20, Tokyo is celebrating with multiple Star Wars Christmas displays and a themed cafe!
The festivities are being given the overall name of Star Wars Marunouchi Bright Christmas, and will be held at various places in downtown Tokyo’s Marunouchi district.
The Rise Crystal Christmas tree (which sort of looks like a Star Destroyer) will be on display at the Maru Building’s Maru Cube plaza, with alternating Light Side and Dark Side illuminations.
Marunouchi Oazo’s Harmony of Lights～Feel the Force, Light and Healing Christmas display takes inspiration from the island on Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker trains Rey in The Last Jedi.
The Kokusai Building’s Memorial Gifts display, meanwhile, has R2-D2 showing off another of his always surprising capabilities: subbing for Santa.
Star Wars Marunouchi Bright Christmas won’t just give fans things to look at, though, but also things to eat, with a limited-time Rise Crystal Cafe (taking up residence at the Maru Building’s Marunouchi Cafe) serving a lineup of Star Wars-themed food, like this Dark Side-infused Kylo Ren pasta.
The displays and cafe launch on November 7, and will be open through Christmas Day.