From the end of Autumn until the New Year Takasaki's Symphony Road is lit up with thousands of lights. The Symphony Road is the road that goes west from Takasaki Station to the site of the old Takasaki Castle by the Takasaki City Hall. In select locations they have special illumination displays including a Christmas tree in front of the aforementioned castle ruins. Parallel to the small park where the Christmas tree is, there is a river. They have lights suspended over the river. The image of the lights reflecting in the water is truly spectacular.
The illumination period is from Saturday November 21st to Sunday January 3rd 2021. Lights are switched on nightly at 5 pm and turned off at 10 pm on weekdays. On weekends the lights stay on until midnight.