Merry Christmas! Whether you are spending time with your loved ones or your friends, we hope you are all enjoying this festive season.

Meanwhile in Japan, many people use Christmas as sort of an excuse to get romantic with your partner. It's also a day when singles feel left out as the streets are filled with seemingly happy couples.

But rest assured, Japanese celebrities are providing solace on social media with their Santa cosplay. Here are some of the best:


Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48)

Sayaka Yamamoto's worn this costume for the recent hand-shake event. And fans loved it ...obviously!

Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48)

Another Santa cosplay for the hand-shake event. Can you believe you can see this right in front of you if you make it to the event?

Kanako Momota and Ayaka Sasaki (Momoiro Clover Z)

This photo is from "FNS Kayosai" (a music TV program from Fuji Television) held on December 2nd. A happy bunch - very "Momoclo" like.

Kanna Hashimoto (Rev.from DVL)

A white Santa! I bet some people can look at this all day.

Members of E-girls

E-girls have carried out an unannounced live event at Shinjuku Station Square on December 23. Even though the event was never announced, approximately 3,000 people gathered to see E-girls in Santa costume.

Actors, models and other talents


Well-known actress Haru not only dressed up as Santa, but dressed her beloved dog as well.

Hinako Sano and Akane Hotta

Nicole Fujita

TV announcers

Misato Nagano

Oh dear...

Maki Okazoe

Ayaka Hironaka

Yoshie Takeuchi

Well, there you have it! It turns out there are a lot of great Santas in Japan!

By - grape Japan editorial staff.