Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibition in Hong Kong

There is another super cool Hello Kitty exhibition in Hong Kong at the moment. Windsor House shopping mall in Causeway Bay opened the Windsor House x Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary exhibition at the beginning of April. Unfortunately we can’t visit this event ourselves, but we spotted some great pictures on U-Tavel Hong Kong, where you can also find more impressions. Go on a journey through time and see how Hello Kitty developed over the decades. Super kawaii.

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

The original Hello Kitty design from 1974, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as a fairy, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Strawberry Hello Kitty from 2012, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in airplane, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty babies from 1993, picture from U-Tavel Hong Kong

Hello Kitty’s Hello Party at 7 Eleven in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty is turning 40. Of course the kawaii cat is forever young, still she is having a huge party to celebrate her 40th anniversary. The convenience store chain 7 Eleven in Hong Kong is currently offering an adorable series of collectable toys with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters in the kawaii promotion 7 Eleven x Hello Kitty “Hello Party”. All in all there are 30 little figurines which are released in two steps. The first part of the series was already available in December, the second part can be collected now.

Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, My Melody, Kuromi and lots of other friends are either dressed up as fairies, wizards or aristocrats like kings, queens, pharaos, sultans and so on.

How to get one of the figurines? For every purchase of 20 HKD you get a stamp, when you have collected a certain amount you can claim a surprise box, which contains one of the characters.

Super cute 7 Eleven x Hello Party promotion in Hong Kong

Super cute 7 Eleven x Hello Party promotion in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty and her friends celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary

Hello Kitty and her friends celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary

There figurines are themed for Valentine's day and Chinese New Year

These figurines are themed for Valentine’s day and Chinese New Year

Hello Party window decoration at a 7 Eleven store

Hello Party window decoration at a 7 Eleven store

With gigantic stickers like this on the windwos it's a lot of fun to walk through Hong Kong

With gigantic stickers like this on the windows it’s a lot of fun to walk through Hong Kong

The first part of the series with special Christmas themed figurines on the left

The first part of the series with special Christmas themed figurines on the left

The presentation of the toys is super cute

The presentation of the toys is super cute

The offical Hello Party poster for the promotion

The official Hello Party poster for the promotion

On the Hello Party website you can look at all collectable toys

On the Hello Party website you can look at all collectable toys

So many Hello Kitty and friends toys

So many Hello Kitty and friends toys

These are the special editions for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day

These are the special editions for Christmas, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day

Traditional German Christmas exhibition in Hong Kong

When you’re strolling through Hong Kong’s shopping mall Elements right now, you might feel like being on a German Christmas market. Well, at least a tiny bit. The family-run German company Müller, which is famous for its wooden folklore built a XXL version of some of its Christmas pieces which are now on display: traditional nutcrackers, smokemen and an eight meter Christmas pyramid create a very unique Christmas atmosphere.

The super cute Müller Christmas market exhibition in Hong Kong

The super cute Müller Christmas market exhibition in Hong Kong

Lovely XXL versions of traditional wooden toys from Germany

Lovely XXL versions of traditional wooden toys from Germany

This Christmas pyramid is 8 meters high

This Christmas pyramid is 8 meters high

Santa Claus on skies

Santa Claus on skies

Santa Claus on a bike

Santa Claus on a bike

Christmas baking in a bubble

Christmas baking in a bubble

A miniature Christmas scene with snow and a train

A miniature Christmas scene with snow and a train

The main exhibition floor in the shopping mall Elements

The main exhibition floor in the shopping mall Elements

Disney Christmas exhibition in Hong Kong

Yes, they were all there: Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, Alice, Stitch, Mike and Sulley, Woody and Jessie, Nemo, monkey Abu…. and probably 10,000 visitors. We recently checked out the Christmas decoration at the Hong Kong shopping mall Harbour City which has a Disney theme this year. Everything sparkles and shines in Disney style and losts of popular Disney characters are part of the Christmas installation. It was really pretty, which is probably why sooo many people wanted to see it. It was definitely the most crowded exhibition we have been to in the last couple of months.

Mickey and Minnie welcome you at the Disney Christmas decoration of Harbour City in Hong Kong

Mickey and Minnie welcome you at the Disney Christmas decoration of Harbour City in Hong Kong

Beautiful illuminated Disney Christmas trees

Beautiful illuminated Disney Christmas trees

Alice and Cheshire cat with a Christmas tree

Alice and Cheshire cat with a Christmas tree

Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc. have a special version of a Christmas tree

Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc. have a special version of a Christmas tree

Stitch with a Christmas hat

Stitch with a Christmas hat

Woody and Jessie from Toy Story - unfortunately there was no shot possible without people

Woody and Jessie from Toy Story – unfortunately there was no shot possible without people

Finding Nemo Christmas theme with a fun underwater Christmas tree

Finding Nemo Christmas theme with a fun underwater Christmas tree

Mystical installation with Aladdin's monkey Abu

Mystical installation with Aladdin’s monkey Abu

Tinkerbell and the Disney castel was one of the most popular pieces of the exhibition

Tinkerbell and the Disney castle was one of the most popular pieces of the exhibition

SUper lovely Disney Christmas tree ornaments

Super lovely Disney Christmas tree ornaments

It's amazing how everything sparkled and shone

It’s amazing how everything sparkled and shone

Hewe you get an impression of how many people were at the exhibition

Here you get an impression of how many people were at the exhibition

The whole exhibition area from another perspective

The whole exhibition area from another perspective

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia exhibition

Wow, around Christmas there are so many great promotions and exhibitions in Hong Kong. We just visited the gorgeous Hello Kitty & Friends in Russia exhibition in the shopping mall Langham Place. The Russian winter theme looks super cute, there is a Hello Kitty palace with kawaii onion domes, Hello Kitty as tzarina, a museum with funny Hello Kitty paintings and the precious Hello Kitty bow and a lot more. Hello Kitty’s friends have their own attractions too, there is a Little Twin Star theatre with the Little Twin Stars performing Swan Lake, a KeroKeroKeroppi Matryoshka Doll Shop with lots of kawaii nesting dolls and an XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru.

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia - an official picture of the exhibition from Langham Place Hong Kong

Hello Kitty and Friends in Russia – an official picture of the exhibition from Langham Place Hong Kong

Hello Kitty in a winter carriage

Hello Kitty in a winter carriage

Super kawaii Hello Kitty Grand Palace with Russian onion domes

Super kawaii Hello Kitty Grand Palace with Russian onion domes

Hello Kitty as a Russian woman at the mailbox

Hello Kitty as a Russian woman at the mailbox

Kawaii Russian themed Hello Kitty statue

Kawaii Russian themed Hello Kitty statue

Minna No Tabo as a Russian police man

Minna No Tabo as a Russian police man

KeroKeroKeroppi's Matryoshka Doll Shop

KeroKeroKeroppi’s Matryoshka Doll Shop

You can put your face in the hole and become a cute Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

You can put your face in the hole and become a cute Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

The nesting dolls are so kawaii

The nesting dolls are so kawaii

We love the small Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

We love the small Hello Kitty matryoshka doll

The XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru looks very Russian

The XO Ice Bar with Bad Badtz-maru looks very Russian

There are lots of icicles hanging from the ceiling

There are lots of icicles hanging from the ceiling

Russian design of the roof of the bar

Russian design of the roof of the bar

The Little Twin Stars are dancing Swan Lake

The Little Twin Stars are dancing Swan Lake

The Little Twin Star Theatre looks super kawaii

The Little Twin Star Theatre looks super kawaii

A Russian Monkichi

A Russian Monkichi

The precious Hello Kitty bow guarded by Monkichi

The precious Hello Kitty bow guarded by Monkichi

Hello Kitty as tzarina

Hello Kitty as tzarina

Dear daniel as a painter

Dear daniel as a painter

So many people wanted to see the exhibition, it was super crowded

So many people wanted to see the exhibition, it was super crowded

Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Mall The One shows a lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition. All the designs from the cute Rilakkuma Wonderland collection can be found in big installations. Rilakkuma and his friends enjoy riding the carousel, there is a Rilakkuma band on stage and a big Rilakkuma marching band conducted by Korilakkuma. Above the exhibition area a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma with a crown does what he’s best at: relaxing.

The lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

The lovely The One x Rilakkuma Wonderland exhibition in Hong Kong

A cute Rilakkuma stage

A cute Rilakkuma stage

Above the exhibition area there is a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma

Above the exhibition area there is a gigantic inflatable Rilakkuma

So many Rilakkumas

So many Rilakkumas

Korilakkuma conducts the marching band

Korilakkuma conducts the marching band

The exhibition has some Christmas elements here and there

The exhibition has some Christmas elements here and there

Rilakkuma Wonderland stickers at the entrance doors

Rilakkuma Wonderland stickers at the entrance doors

This cute little isntallation really catches your attention at night

This cute little installation really catches your attention at night

Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong mall apm

In the Hong Kong shopping mall apm we found a cool exhibition combining a Hong Kong character with Chinese tradition. In the apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition the Hong Kong character Panda-a-Panda and his friends – a bunny and a lion – become beautiful lanterns. Clearly this theme is inspired by the Mid-Autumn festival, which we just celebrated here and which is all about lanterns (check our our Mid-Autumn Festival blog post). We totally like it, the choice of colours and patterns of the lanterns looks really pretty.

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The lovely apm x Panda-a-Panda lantern exhibition in Hong Kong

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

The Panda-o-Panda panda bear is the star of the promotion in the shopping mall apm

Panda-o-Panda's friend the bunny became a lantern too

Panda-o-Panda’s friend the bunny became a lantern too

We rellay liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

We really liked the patterns on the lanterns, there was so much to discover

Thid is Panda-a-Panda's friend the lion

This is Panda-a-Panda’s friend the lion

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

People are taking their pictures with the Panda-a-Panda lanterns

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

Mini Panda-a-Pandas in bright green and blue

The exhibition area from a distance

The exhibition area from a distance

Beautiful Lantern Carnival for Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

We just celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival here in Hong Kong, a wonderful harvest festival with lots of beautiful lantern installations all around the city. In Victoria Park there is a Lantern Wonderland every year which is really huge and impressive. But we also spotted beautiful lanterns at the harbour front of Tsim Sha Tsui. The theme of the little exhibition was ‘Home Sweet home’ and depicted typical situations of family life in Hong Kong like having a BBQ, eating Dim Sum, reading out to the children etc.

The lantern exhibition at Victoria Park revolved around the topic of food in Hong Kong. There were lots of funny lanterns depicting the favourite snacks and dishes of Hong Kongers, but also other themes could be found like a little animal love zoo or the ‘Rising Moon’, which was the centerpiece of this year’s exhibition. It was 10 meters high and made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles lit with LED lights

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

Lanterns at Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui showing rubber ducks and people having a bath

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A family having a typical Chinese BBQ

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

A super big lantern wishing good fortune at the Lantern Wonderland in Victoria Park

Beautiful Lanterns everywhere

Beautiful lanterns everywhere

Lanterns depicting fish balls - a super popular streetfood snack in Hong Kong

Lanterns depicting fish balls – a super popular street food snack in Hong Kong

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

A popular snack: Egg waffles in a paper bag

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

Lots of lantern people gathered around a Chinese Hot Pot

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The white lanterns are the famous buns of the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

Polar Bear Lanterns

Polar Bear Lanterns

A funny lion and elephant

A funny lion and elephant

Capricorn lanterns

Capricorn lanterns

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

A lantern girl holding a lantern for the Mid-Autumn festival

kawaii bear lantern

kawaii popcorn bear lantern

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

the Rising Moon which is made from recycled plastic bottles

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

The exhibition area is huge, there are pretty lights and lanterns everywhere

Funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

This exhibition already ended a couple of days ago, still we wanted to show you some pictures. Hong Kong is totally crazy about the Minions from the movie Despicable Me, so when Despicable Me 2 started there were promotions with the funny yellow creatures all around. In the shopping mall Maritime Square there was a huge exhibition dedicated to the Minions with lots of funny Minions figures and inflatable Minion installations.

The poster for the funny Dispicible Me exhibition in Hong Kong

The poster for the funny Despicable Me exhibition in Hong Kong

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

There were funny Minion figures everywhere

A super big inflatable Minion

A super big inflatable Minion

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

We love the bright yellow color of the Minions

The exhibition area from above

The exhibition area from above

Hello Kitty back to 1960s exhibition in Hong Kong

The shopping centre Langham Place in Hong Kong started another super kawaii Hello Kitty exhibition. In Hello Kitty back to 1960s x Langham Place Hello Kitty and her friends discover the 1960s of Hong Kong and tour around some major landmarks. It’s a super cool concept as it shows the cute cat with lots of traditional pieces of Chinese culture. Of course the people in Hong Kong go crazy about it, as it shows famous landmarks of their city like the Lion Rock Tunnel, Star Ferry Pier and The Clock Tower.

What is your favourite part of this exhibition?

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area - photo provided by Langham Place

A great overview of the Hello Kitty exhibition area – photo provided by Langham Place

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

Hello Kitty selling traditional Dim Sum

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

We want those super cute Hello Kitty dumplings

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

A kawaii Hello Kitty Hong Kong ferry

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel is working at the ferry terminal

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Dear Daniel in a classic car from the 1960s

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Lion Rock and an old traditional supermarket underneath

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

Hello Kitty Cantonese Opera

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

A little girl posing with Hello Kitty in a photo studio. Family portraits are a huge thing in Chinese culture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

Dear Daniel is taking the picture

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

A huge Hello Kitty airplane

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

Hello Kitty as a flight attendant from the 1960s

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

People can sit in the rickshaw and get their photo taken

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A traditional Hong Kong pawn shop in Hello Kitty design

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

A snack booth from the 60s with noodle soups

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

The Hello Kitty railway station in Hong Kong with the famous Clock Tower

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

Hello Kitty as a nice lady from the 60s

The Hello Kitty tram

The Hello Kitty tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram

Dear Daniel sells tickets for the tram