While spending the festive season at Christmas markets and illuminations is the go-to choice for most holiday revellers in Tokyo, Sanrio Puroland offers an alternative way to celebrate with a lengthy line-up of exclusive events and activities.
The theme park turns into a Christmas extravaganza until December 25. You’ll be feeling the holiday spirit immediately at the entrance, which is decorated with a festive red and green gate for the season.
There’s also a designated photo spot there, featuring a choir of Hello Kitty and friends singing in the back.
The main Christmas event at Puroland is a 20-minute illumination show taking place at Puro Village. Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel and the rest of the Puro Band will be singing Christmas carols accompanied by a synchronising illumination.
For an additional ¥3,000, you can meet and greet your favourite characters. Make sure you make a reservation in advance via Lawson Ticket though, since each session is limited to around 15 to 20 groups.
When holiday hunger strikes, head over to the first-floor Character Food Court to feast on special Christmas meals such as the Twinkle Christmas Hamburg Curry (¥1,500), Wish Me Well Paitan Ramen (¥1,450) and My Melody Lemon Yogurt Cake (¥900).
And before you go, make sure to pick up exclusive holiday merch like keychains, hand towels and snacks to take home with you.
Visit the Sanrio Puroland website for more information on Sanrio Christmas.
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