Usher in the holiday spirit this weekend as SM malls across Mindanao hold Christmas celebrations with fun-loving Sanrio icon Hello Kitty, premier dance company Ballet Manila, and various musical performers.

On Friday, November 6, 6pm, delight in Hello Kitty as she lights up SM City Davao’s Christmas centerpiece with Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi and Purin. Enjoy a grand Christmas production starring magical fairies, elves, and other characters kids will surely love. Witness the Hello Kitty holiday set light up with hundreds of plush Hello Kitty toys on display!

Catch Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters make a stop at SM malls near you.

The joyous celebrations continue on Saturday, November 7 at SM malls. In SM Lanang Premier, be part of the festivities as the mall unveils the Hello Kitty Christmas Street at the Atrium at 6pm. Watch the metro’s adorable little girls and most endearing mother-and-daughter duos walk the runway at the Hello Kitty fun fashion show. Marvel at the mall’s 58-foot Christmas tree as Hello Kitty with her friends lights it up at 6:30 pm. TV personality and singer Tippy Dos Santos will host the occasion.

At SM City Cagayan de Oro, rejoice in the splendor of the season as the mall celebrates a Royal Christmas at 5pm on Saturday. Be filled with the holiday spirit as the grand tree lighting happens at the Event Center. Be captivated by classical and contemporary performances of Ballet Manila, a group founded by the country’s prima ballerina, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.

Meanwhile, dazzling entertainment awaits shoppers at SM City General Santos at 5pm this Saturday. Bask in the music of the Dominican Choir, SM Little Stars, and HTC Marching Band and performances of the Poinsettia Ballerinas, Teatro Ambahanon and Royeca School of Ballet. Gaze in awe at the mall’s giant Christmas tree as it lights up with the sweetest cupcakes and candy canes and indoor magical fireworks.

sm cares bears of joy
Take home a bear and give one to a child in need through the SM Christmas Bears of Joy campaign.

Hello Kitty meet-and-greet sessions will also be taking place this Christmas season at the said malls. Cuddle up to well-loved Sanrio characters for a minimum purchase of P500 worth of Hello Kitty items from The SM Store or Toy Kingdom. Check each mall’s respective Facebook accounts and in-mall posters for the schedules.

Christmas is also a time for giving back. To spread the joy of giving, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier, SM City General Santos and SM City Cagayan de Oro have chosen 200 kids to receive their early Christmas presents from Santa Claus on the launch dates.

SM Supermalls also invites you to share your blessings through the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign. For only 200 pesos, get a pair of cuddly bears from Toy Kingdom, one is yours to keep while the other will be donated to a chosen charity.

Celebrate the joy of Christmas at SM Supermalls! For inquiries, call SM City Davao at (082) 297-6998, SM Lanang Premier at (082) 285-0943, SM City General Santos at (083) 878-0667 and SM City Cagayan de Oro at (088) 859-2884.