In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary, Sanrio invites you on a special adventure with HELLO KITTY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD: a fully immersive, multi-sensory, walk-through experience that takes you around the globe with Hello Kitty and her friends. Explore the 10,000 square foot pop-up as you transport into Hello Kitty’s supercute world and embark on a journey to London, Paris, New York, Honolulu and Tokyo!
Celebrate 45 years of Hello Kitty
Since 1974, Hello Kitty has inspired friendship and kindness throughout the world. Spreading happiness for generations through Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, she is a friendly reminder to think of others first and to always be kind. Hello Kitty delivers endless smiles with her global message of friendship, encouraging people of all ages to create long-lasting connections by caring for one another.
Experience new interactive elements at Hello Kitty Friends Around The World Tour!
Hello Kitty Lodge
Visit the Hello Kitty Lodge, a Pacific Northwest themed lounge and take part in a supercute scavenger hunt! Enjoy sweet treats and beverages at the Hello Kitty Lodge Snack Shop featuring a selection of items from local businesses such as Dreamy Drinks, Uwajimaya, Oyatsupan Bakers, Krystel's Confections and Herkimer Coffee.
- Monday - Wednesday
- Children (3-12): $22
- Children under 3: Free
- Thursday - Sunday
- Children (3-12): $25
- Children under 3: Free
- Monday - Sunday (Evening Sessions)
- Includes Special Tour Gift
- Children under 3: Free (No Gift)
Sanrio first teamed up with Girl Skateboards back in 2009 for Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary. Ten years later, it’s time to celebrate again with a special Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary collection of decks, apparel, accessories and more!
Sports company PUMA celebrates Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary with a brand new collection blending Hello Kitty’s signature cute and bubbly aesthetic and the sporty streetstyle DNA of PUMA. The PUMA x Hello Kitty collection includes footwear along with colorful apparel and accessories.
Two global lifestyle brands come together for the first time to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary! Sanrio and Levi’s have joined forces to create a limited edition women’s and girls collection. Designed with a streetwear aesthetic in mind, the Levi’s x Hello Kitty collection features a range of tees, tops, hoodies, and denim - all inspired by Hello Kitty!
Travel in style with Hello Kitty and Herschel Supply Company! The Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary collection features signature Herschel silhouettes including backpacks, crossbody bags, hip packs and hard-shell luggage.
In 2016, two icons partnered to create one unforgettable collection, the Hello Kitty Collection by OPI. The collection became an instant favorite – the most talked about OPI collection of all time with the most searched for shade ever, Let’s Be Friends! Due to huge demand, these two icons are saying Let’s Be Friends again!
Cost Plus World Market
Just in time Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary, Cost Plus World Market launched a new collection featuring the global icon and her Sanrio friends. Exclusive to Cost Plus World Market, the collection includes dishes, stationery, totes, plush, ceramics, food and drinks, and more.
Hello Kitty is created by Sanrio
Hello Kitty appears for the first time on a coin purse
Sanrio arrives in North America
The first 45 rpm record titled, “Ano Ko Wa Kitty” (That little girl is Kitty) is released
First Hello Kitty digital watch is introduced – over 1 million are sold
First Hello Kitty stop motion animation Kitty and Mimmy’s New Umbrella released
Hello Kitty is appointed Junior Ambassador for UNICEF in the U.S.
The animated cartoon series "Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater" is released on TV in the U.S. by CBS
Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park featuring Hello Kitty, opens in Japan
Harmonyland, an outdoor theme park, opens in Japan
Pink becomes a primary color palette for Hello Kitty, establishing a signature look for years to come
Sanrio.com launches in the U.S.
Hello Kitty’s boyfriend, Dear Daniel, makes his debut. Hello Kitty celebrates her 25th Anniversary
McDonald’s offers its first Hello Kitty Happy Meal
Hello Kitty’s first official character collaboration in the U.S. debuts with Paul Frank
Designer duo, Heatherette introduces a high fashion Hello Kitty collection
Hello Kitty is named UNICEF’s Global Special Friend of Children
EVA Air begins to offer flights on Hello Kitty themed jets
A Hello Kitty balloon first appears in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Hello Kitty is named the Japanese tourism ambassador to China and Hong Kong
Hello Kitty Celebrates Her 35th Anniversary; The Hello Kitty Smart Car debuts
Sephora introduces a Hello Kitty line of cosmetics
Hello Kitty runs for President of the United States and introduces the Friendship Party
The first Hello Kitty Con is held in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary
A Hello Kitty theme park opens in China
A special-edition Barbie Hello Kitty collector doll debuts in the U.S.
Hello Kitty Grand Cafe debuts in the U.S.
1974 to Forever
Hello Kitty celebrates her 45th Anniversary
Join in on the celebration at HELLO KITTY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD TOUR! The supercute immersive experience moves on to Seattle from December 7 – December 29, 2019.
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