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Joya no Kane (New Year’s Eve Bell)

Join us and Rev Izumi from the Buddhist Temple for a special New Years ceremony at 7pm on December 31, 2023, where Rev Izumi will ring the bell 108 times to ring in the new year.. There is FREE Admission from 6-7pm for the ceremony. Rev Izumi will also be inside the Bunka Centre for […]

Little Lethbridge Opera Performance

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Enjoy a special New Year's Eve performance from the Little Lethbridge Opera Theatre from 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM on our fire & ice stage located just outside the Yanoshita Centre near the garden gate. If the weather becomes too cold, they will be relocated to the large venue space inside the Bunka Centre. About […]

Kakizome (Calligraphy) Session

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Kakizome is a traditional Japanese New Year’s custom held in Japan in early January each year. The words “kakizome (書初)”, literally “first writing”, is a Japanese term for the first calligraphy written at the beginning of a year. It usually contains New Year's resolutions or well wishes. Join instructor Rev Izumi to learn how to […]

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Seijin no Hi (Coming of Age Day)

Join us on January 5th and 6th for our Sejin no Hi (Come of Age Day). FREE Winter Light Festival admission for all of those who turned 18 or are turning 18 in 2024. Come celebrate your Coming of Age year at Nikka Yuko and the Winter Light Festival.

Fire & Ice Performance

Don't miss a hot and cold performance, just outside the garden gates.🔥❄️ Taiko drummer, Marc Vantol, will be there to provide a cool taiko beat while being accompanied by a flaming fire dancing performance! Find them in the space just outside the Yanoshita Centre, tickets aren't required to watch!

Kodomo (Kids) Night

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Welcome to Kodomo (Kids) Night, a day filled with activities and events for kids of all ages! Event Schedule: Hang out in the Bunka Centre during opening hours to watch our Yuki & Hana Winter Anime, make crafts, and colour our colouring sheets! Catch a FREE Basha Nori (Horse & Wagon) Ride from 5:00 PM […]

Artist Talk – Jenn Kitagawa

Nikka Yuko is proud to host an Artist Talk with Jenn Kitagawa on January 24 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM inside the Bunka Centre! The Artist Talk is completely FREE for the public to attend. However, there is limited seating so we encourage getting there early. The Winter Light Festival will be open on […]

Fire & Ice Performance

Don't miss a hot and cold performance, just outside the garden gates. Taiko drummer, Marc Vantol, will be there to provide a cool taiko beat while being accompanied by a flaming fire dancing performance! Find them in the space just outside the Yanoshita Centre, tickets aren't required to watch!

Setsubun (Change of Season) Festival Weekend

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Come celebrate Setsubun all weekend long on February 2nd and 3rd at Nikka Yuko! Setsubun translates to "Seasonal Division" and is celebrated to welcome the spring season! Join us in cleansing bad luck by throwing soybeans at the Oni in the garden. Ticket Package includes: $15.00 (Drink, Cookie, Beans)   Setsubun Festival Day 1 - […]

Valentine’s Day: Special Events

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Love is in the air! Join us for a magical Valentine's Day celebration that will sweep you off your feet! 🌹💖 Whether you're celebrating with your significant other, best friends, or flying solo, our Valentine's Day event promises an enchanting atmosphere for everyone! Events: Winter Light Festival 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (8:30 PM Last […]

Lunar New Year (Year of the Dragon)

🌕✨ Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us! Let's usher in the Year of the Dragon together! 🐉 ✨ Enjoy the Winter Light Festival from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Last Entry at 8:30 PM) and see our beautiful seasonal light display. Try out some calligraphy in our Bunka Centre as you enjoy a hot […]

Fire & Ice Performance

Don't miss a hot and cold performance, just outside the garden gates. Taiko drummer, Marc Vantol, will be there to provide a cool taiko beat while being accompanied by a flaming fire dancing performance! Find them in the space just outside the Yanoshita Centre, tickets aren't required to watch! *Please note there is no Minyo […]