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Monday, November 26, 2012

20 cute things you can see at Hello Kitty Christmas in SM City North EDSA

SM City North EDSA is having a Hello Kitty mania all over the whole from this month of November up to January 2013. The theme for their Christmas set up is "Hello Kitty Christmas Village", composed of large scale village house of each of the Hello Kitty characters. The main character of Sanrio which is Hello Kitty is there with her sister Mimi, and with childhood friend Daniel, also with their  parents  and grandparents. I'm reading the profile of Hello Kitty posted in the wall of the exhibit area and found that her birthplace was in London, and at first I thought she was born in Japan, since she was created by designer Yuko Shimizu back in the 1974 as a character design embedded in a coin purse for Sanrio.

I remember the old Sanrio mania back in the 90's, and It was organized in a SM mall, I just can't tell if my memory is correct that the Gift Gate big event like a Sanrio land was organized in SM Megamall or in SM City North EDSA. That was the best Sanrio event ever in Manila and it was never been continued after Gift Gate store went slow in putting up more stores but instead, Sanrio store was put up in some malls. I'm glad that the Sanrio mania is back and bringing here Hello Kitty, seeing giant dolls and set up for the 1st time bring back great memories when I was in high school. Kids and teens wow themselves as they go "kawaii" or cute having a photo op with giant dolls of Hello Kitty. Its a global phenomenon for a white bobtail Japanese cat with red ribbon and now the kawaii mania goes strong here in the Philippines.Back in 2009, Hello Kitty went back here and did a short mall tour in SM MOA, you can check my coverage here for the Hello Kitty Christmas Surprise Show last 2009

Its a must visit if you are in SM City North EDSA, just proceed to The Block 2nd floor and 3rd floor for lots of Hello Kitty attractions. Go to Sky Garden for the Hello Kitty lanterns that light up the way at night and the Hello Kitty store set up.

See the checklist below for events at Hello Kitty Christmas Village:

Hello Kitty Village
Nov 10, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013
The Block Atrium


Hello Kitty Meet and Greet
November 10, 18, 24, 25
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 23, 24
2pm, 3pm and 4pm
The Block Atrium
mechanics: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152256174460261&set=a.243337910260.303150.198076995260&type=1


Hello Kitty Face painting
November 25
December 2, 15, 16, 22, 23
1-3pm, The Block Atrium

Hello Kitty Collector's Exhibit
Nov 10 - December 31
3rd level City Center

Hello Kitty Home for the Holidays Exhibit
Nov 10 - January 6
Interior Zone

Hello Kitty Fashion Show by SM Kids
December 8
The Block

UP Madrigal Singers and Ateneo Glee Club
Christmas carols Grand Chorale Performance
December 2 and 16
The Block Atrium


1. Big dolls of Hello Kitty

One of the main highlights are the 5 foot Hello Kitty dolls displayed at The Block, they stand infront of their own Christmas village house and you'll see that each house has its own purpose, its like Hello Kitty loves house hopping, her living room is located in another house, the bed room, and the kitchen is in another house. I know that this is just an imaginary set up and it makes a cute combination that it pairs them to another doll, but sad to see that Dear Daniel lives alone.


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA


2. Giant Hello Kitty doll in Christmas dress

The biggest doll of them all are displayed at the 3rd level of the Block, the giant Hello Kitty doll wearing her Christmas dress stand in the middle of the Hello Kitty Luxe collection. You can have a photo op with the giant doll, you can stand infront of even hug the doll for a nice lovable photo with Hello Kitty. I love to have a photo here instead of having a photo with the mascot, we know that Hello Kitty is cute and huggable in her doll form.



Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA


3. Hello Kitty arc


The arc that will welcome everyone as you enter the Hello Kitty Village



Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA



4. Christmas Village of Hello Kitty

The Christmas Village are mini house of the Hello Kitty dolls, they are part of the diorama of the village
, each house displays different kinds of Hello Kitty merchandise from toys, clothing, fixtures and furniture, they also have Hello Kitty design cakes and bread that are exclusively made by Bread Talk.

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA



5. Exhibit area

The exhibit area is located at the 3rd floor of The Block, it houses the Luxe collection and also the giant
Hello Kitty doll.

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

6. Hello Kitty store at Sky Garden
You can shop all kinds of Hello Kitty items and merchandise from this newly set up Hello Kitty store, its a Sanrio store but it will be placed here for a month only at the Sky Garden.

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

7. Cakes and bread


Cute cakes designed by BreadTalk perfect for any occassion


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

8. Hello Kitty Bed room

The Hello Kitty bed room is one of the most wish make over for a kid and teen for their homes. The Hello Kitty bed room set up is located inside in one of the Hello Kitty Christmas Village house.


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Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

9. Fans wearing Hello Kitty shirts

 I went to the Hello Kitty Christmas Village for two times already and I observed that many Hello Kitty fans were there doing photo ops with the dolls, one of the most cute things that I saw is that all of them are wearing a Hello Kitty theme outfit. 

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

10. Hello Kitty dressed up escalator

I'm surprised that even the escalators around The Block are decorated with Hello Kitty artworks



Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

11. Hello Kitty lanterns
These cute Hello Kitty lanterns are posted all over the Sky Garden, it lights up at night and give a cute mood to all mall goers.


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA


12. Hello Kitty Luxe collection

It is one of the most visited section of the exhibit area at the 3rd floor of The Block. The Luxe collection and most collectible item of Hello Kitty are exhibited here, they are from different kinds of Hello Kitty collectors from all over the country.

They are from the collections of :
Kate Navasero
Agnes Manalo
Dianne Abella
Abigail Dela Rama
DJ Nicole
Jillian Ward


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

13. Hello Kitty merchandise

Hello Kitty merchandise and clothing are sold at The Block and also in Sky Garden.

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

14. Mirror

I consider this mirror as the cutesy merchandise of all hahahaha.

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA


15. The collection

View and check out the Hello Kitty items and merchandise, ranging from toys, to dinner ware, to clothing, to gadgets, jewelries and vintage items. These are provided by the Hello Kitty collectors from Manila.


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

16. Hello Kitty home decors

More exhibits coming soon!! But today, check out the Hello Kitty decor for your homes, the set up is located at Interior Zone in Car Park mall of SM City North EDSA.


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photo from Ria Lumandog



17. Hello Kitty jewelries

The Hello Kitty jewels that can wow a female Hello Kitty collector. Not limited to toys and items, but also to necklace, rings, earings and even iPad covers with lots of Swarovski designed into Hello Kitty.


Hello Kitty Christmas at SM City North EDSA

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18. Meet and greet with Hello Kitty mascot

Hello Kitty Meet and Greet

November 10, 18, 24, 25
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 23, 24
2pm, 3pm and 4pm
The Block Atrium
mechanics: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152256174460261&set=a.243337910260.303150.198076995260&type=1
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photo from Kumagcow.com

19. Hello Kitty Fashion Show

Hello Kitty Fashion Show by SM Kids

December 8
The Block

photo from Ruthilicious 

20. Hello Kitty singing Christmas songs

I love to hear Hello Kitty and her friends singing the Christmas songs in Japanese, its so cute and the feel of the authentic nature of Hello Kitty as a Japanese character added more cutey feeling. I just hope that they can play in a projected screen some animated series of Hello Kitty, just to let others know that Hello Kitty can talk and interact in an animated series.

let me share here a video I got from YouTube.



The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.


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