From Friday, 10th November until Monday, 25th December 2017 Sanrio Puroland opens its doors to fans with a special Christmas event, “Puro Christmas”. Under the theme of “Daytime Party & Romantic Nighttime” visitors will be enchanted by the first-ever participatory illumination show giving guests the opportunity to dance along with their favorite characters to special Christmas song illuminations. The nighttime Christmas event will be held in romantic snowy blue colours creating one of Japan’s largest illumination shows.
The Kitty Land character food court, a popular spot with guests from around the world, will offer exclusive Christmas menus including a “Hello Kitty Santa Claus” curry and Pompompurin Christmas cake amongst other beautifully crafted food items.
Also, Puroland much loved musical starring Hello Kitty is open all year round. Its current program, Hello Kitty in Wonderland, can also be enjoyed in English.”
In line with Japanese tradition, where preparations for the Shogatu (New Year) start right after the more recently adopted western style Christmas festivities, Puroland hosts a special New Year event starting Tuesday, 26th December, 2017 until Tuesday, 19th January, 2018.
The theme “Tribute to Wonderful!” Toribute to Wan(Woof)derful in Japanese, is based on a play of words. Tori meaning cock in Japanese refers to the outgoing year of the cock in the Chinese zodiac whilst “woof” reminds us of the new year of the dog (inu in Japanese). It is the only event where visitors will see worldwide known characters Hello Kitty and My Melody and some dog-like characters including “Pompompurin”, “Cinnamoroll”, and “Pochacco”wearing traditional Japanese kimonos.
“Christmas and New Year are an important time of the year for many people and we want to reflect this with the special atmosphere we are creating throughout the entire theme park“, explains Kentaro Kawai of the Puroland Sales Department of Sanrio Entertainment Co.,Ltd., the company that operates Puroland. It is also the only time where Sanrio characters can be seen wearing kimonos. This is a must see for Hello Kitty devotees and we hope to welcome many fans from around the world at Hello Kitty Land for the duration of these two special events.”