The annual illumination in Itoman is like a giant music box, making every little child's dreams come true. There are also car and panda car rides for kids, photo booths, wine fair, and all the usual festival stalls, like fairy floss and takoyaki. It is held in December each year, with a Christmas theme. For over 20 years it has been held from 6 pm to 10 pm. On New Year's Eve, it finishes at 11:30 pm for a nice countdown pre-celebration.
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