Event Schedule

Events organized by the Executive Committee

Opening Ceremony at Odori Site

Date and Time February 5 (Mon), 2018   from 10:15 a.m.
Ceremony site Snow HTB Square (Odori Park, Nishi 8 chōme)
Programs ● Musical Performance by the Self Defense Forces Band
● Announcement of the Opening
● Presentation of Snow Sculpture List Ceremony
● Opening Speech by the representative of the sponsors
● Introduction of the guests
● Presentation of Bouquet etc.

 

Opening Ceremony at Tsudome Site

Date and Time February 1 (Thu), 2018   from 11:00 a.m.
Ceremony site The community dome, Tsudome

 

The 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest

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Schedule February 4 (Sun) ~ February 8 (Thu), 2018  
Contest site The International Square (Odori, Nishi 11 chōme)
Participating Teams Participating Teams: 12 teams in total
Schedule ● February 4 (Sun)   Opening Ceremony
Each team starts working on their snow statue.
● February 7 (Wed)   All snow sculptures for the contest to be completed.
● February 8 (Thu)   Judges decide the prize winners.  
Award Ceremony

 

Citizens’ Snow Sculptures Popularity Vote

Date February 5 (Mon) ~ February 9 (Fri), 2018
Venue ● Odori site; Nishi 8 chōme, Nishi 9 chōme, and Nishi 12 chōme
● Tsudome site
How to Vote You can vote by the official Sapporo Snow Festival Smartphone application software, Sapporo Gourmet Coupon. 
The top-three citizen groups will be qualified for the following year’s contest.


Events Organized by the Co-sponsors

1. Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform Snow Park 2018
January 5 (Fri) ~ March 11 (Sun), 2018 
Opening hours: 10:00~16:00 (Reception closes at 15:45)
Venue: Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Platform
 
2. Satoland Winter Park
January 6 (Sat) ~ February 25 (Sun), 2018
Venue: Sapporo Satoland
Address: 584-2 Okadama- chō, Higashi ward, Sapporo*
 
3. Historical Village of Hokkaido; ‘Winter-Life Experience’
January 6 (Sat) ~ March 18 (Sun), 2018
Venue: Historical Village of Hokkaido
 
4. Sapporo Theater Season 2018 - Winter
January 20 (Sat) ~ February 22 (Thu), 2018
Venue: Sapporo Education and Culture Hall etc.
 
5. Shin-Sapporo Winter Festival 2018
January 27 (Sat), 2018  *Opening hours: 12:00 ~ 18:00
January 28 (Sun), 2018  *Opening hours: 10:00 ~ 16:00
Venue: Hureai Hiroba Atsubetsu (Atsubetsu Community Square),
Sapporo Science Center *inside and outside of the science center
Sapporo Atsubetsu Park Stadium  
 
6. Moiwa Ice Candles
January 27 (Sat) and January 28 (Sun), 2018 
Opening hours: 17:00 ~ 20:00
Venue: Moiwa area, Minami-ku, Sapporo (15 sites)
 
7. Yuki-tōro: Illuminated Snow Path 2018
January 31 (Wed) ~ February 4 (Sun), 2018
Opening hours: 18:00 ~21:00
Venue: Jōzankei Shrine
 
8. ‘Beethoven’s the Pastoral to the Fifth Symphony’ ~ Best Music Concert by Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
February 3 (Sat), 2018
Venue: Sapporo Concert Hall, Kitara
*Concert starts at 14:00 p.m.
 
9. Takino Snow Festival
February 3 (Sat), 2018  *Opening hours: 10:00~19:00
February 4 (Sun), 2018  *Opening hours: 10:00~15:00
Venue: Takino Snow World (Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park)
 
10. SAPPORO YUKITERRACE 2018
February 3 (Sat) ~ Feb. 11 (Sun), 2018
Venue: Kita 3 jo Square (Akapura), Sapporo
 
11. Sapporo Taruhi Festival 2018 – Winter
February 3 (Sat) ~ Feb. 13 (Tue), 2018  *Opening hours: 10:00~18:00  
Venue: Sapporo-shi Shiryokan (Sapporo City Archives)
Address: Odori Nishi 13 chōme, Chuo ward, Sapporo

12. Organ Winter Concert
February 4 (Sun), 2018 
*Doors open at 15:00 / Concert starts at 15:30 (Concert ends at 16:15)
Venue: Sapporo Concert Hall, Kitara (the main hall)

13. Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort ‘Parent-Child Day’
February 4 (Sun), Feb. 18 (Sun), and Feb. 25 (Sun), 2018 
Venue: Sapporo Kokusai Skiing Resort

14. Maruyama Zoo Snow Festival
February 5 (Mon) ~ Feb. 12 (Mon/ Sub. Holiday), 2018
Venue: Maruyama Zoo

15. SNOW MIKU 2018
①  February 5 (Mon) ~ Feb. 12 (Mon/ Sub. Holiday), 2018  Venue: Sapporo Snow Festival Odori site, 11 chōme
②  February 10 (Sat) and Feb. 11 (Sun), 2018  Venue: Sapporo Factory
③  February 9 (Fri) and Feb. 10 (Sat), 2018  Venue: Zepp Sapporo
④   November 27 (Mon), 2017 ~ March 27 (Tue), 2018  Venue: Sapporo Streetcar

16.  Sapporo Citizen’s Art Festival ‘Citizen’s Photo Exhibition’
February 6 (Tue) ~ Feb. 12 (Mon/ Sub. Holiday), 2018 
Opening hours: 10:00~17:00 (Closed at 16:00 on the last day)
Venue: Sapporo Education and Culture Hall (in the gallery space on the 4th floor)

17.  The 49th Snow & Rainbow Festival at Sapporo Mt. Moiwa Ski Area
February 8 (Thu), 2018: 16:00 ~21:00
Venue: Mt. Moiwa Ski Area

18.  The 12th Yuki-Akari (Snow Light) in Nakajima Park
February 9 (Fri) ~ Feb. 11 (Sun), 2018 
Opening hours: 16:30~20:00
Venue: at the square of Nakajima Children’s Hall in Nakajima Park

19.  Sapporo Racecourse Snow Festa
February 10 (Sat), Feb. 11 (Sun), Feb. 12 (Mon/ Sub. Holiday), Feb. 17 (Sat), and Feb. 18 (Sun), 2018 
Venue: Sapporo Racecourse

20. Winter Sports Festa in Mt. Okura
February 11 (Sun), 2018  *Opening hours: 9:30 ~15:00
Venue: Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium
*Free of charge

21.  The 8th Roaring Down Sled Racing at Moere-yama
February 11 (Sun), 2018  *Opening hours: 8:30 ~ 14:00
Venue: Moerenuma Park (at the specially set-up venue)

22.  Teine Snow Festival
February 11 (Sun) and Feb. 12 (Mon/ Sub. Holiday), 2018
Venue: Teppoku Hiroba (address: Maeda 2jo, 12 chōme, Teine ward, Sapporo)
Mt. Teine (around Citizens’ Forest in Sapporo Teine Olympia Zone)

23. The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival Special Stage, ‘YOSAKOI Soran’
February 11 (Sun), 2018
*Doors open at 15:00 / Performance starts at 16:00
Venue: Nitori Bunka Hall (Nitori Culture Hall)