Myunhen Christmas Market is held in Odori Park from the end of November till Christmas. Myunhen is the Japanese-style pronunciation for Munich. The proper name of this event in English is "German Christmas Market in Sapporo." Munich, in Germany became a sister city to Sapporo in 1972. Visitors can feel as if they are in Germany for the Christmas season. There are temporary shops selling drinks and snacks, such as Germany beer or wines, as well as unique goods related to Christmas. In the same period as this market, Sapporo White Illumination known as “Art of Light” is held in Odori Park, too.