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MERRY STREETMAS @Harbour City

11 Nov, 2022

The charity fundraising has been a long-standing Christmas tradition in Harbour City and has generated nearly 40-million Hong Kong Dollars for Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation (HKBCF) since 2002. This meaningful act of kindness continues this year! Harbour City launched the spectacular outdoor decoration to kick start the fundraising through an array of activities, workshops, and events last week.

To further elevate the spirit of festivities whilst giving back to the community, Harbour City is teaming up with the iconic TV series Sesame Street to spread holiday joy with “MERRY STREETMAS”, which includes two photogenic displays and a range of Yuletide events, with all proceeds going to HKBCF. The collaboration was secured by Medialink, licensing agent for Sesame Street in China.

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Another highlight of “MERRY STREETMAS” includes a new exhibition “Friendly Neighbours” by renowned British artist Jon Burgerman at “Gallery by the Harbour”, collaborating with WOAW GALLERY and Sesame Street. The renowned British-born, New York-based artist Jon Burgerman, put a playful twist on the classic characters and created more than 40 uniquely hand-drawn artworks and souvenirs for charity.

“MERRY STREETMAS” fundraising campaign and “Friendly Neighbours” exhibition will be held from 25 November 2022 to 2 January 2023. Everyone is invited on an amazing Christmas journey with Sesame Street!

Don’t get lost when Sesame Street meets Canton Road

Sesame Street gets in on the holiday fun this year with Harbour City. This most-loved kids’ TV show across generations has been on air for more than half a century and in more than 150 different countries. Their delightful furry friends have been in the heart of many.

Harbour City transported the entire “Sesame Street” to Canton Road, both the characters and the street itself! A little hint of Canton Road is secretly added to the street at the Atrium II of Gateway Arcade. Visitors will be greeted by life-sized main casts, and you will be stunned by the 2-metre-tall Big Bird. Standing in front of the huge screen with the signature street scenes playing, one will be completely immersed in the story.

Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie are all gathered here, and they are busy preparing for a street party. They have been working collectively and helping each other out with the resplendent decorations on the 4-meter-high twinkling Christmas tree. Can you give them a helping hand and count if there are sufficient gifts for all?

Stepping out of the classic Sesame Street setting, 30 furry-friends-themed Christmas trees line a hallway in Gateway Arcade to act as the perfect backdrop for fabulous holiday photos. Each tree is decorated with a simple touch of Elmo, Cookie Monster or Big Bird. Heartfelt thanks to the 30 generous donors who commit to support HKBCF and bring us these giggle-induced charity Christmas trees.

Another photogenic displays of “MERRY STREETMAS” is the winter getaway at the Atrium of Ocean Terminal! Kids will be full of cheer as they play in the snow, take snowy photos with Ernie, Bert and everyone, ski and skate along their favourite holiday tunes. The classic yellow school bus parks nearby. Let’s hop aboard and join Elmo and Zoe for an exciting day!  

Art lovers rejoice! The famed British artist Jon Burgerman creates a fun twist of the classic Sesame Street’s characters

For avid art lovers in town, “Friendly Neighbours” Art Exhibition by Jon Burgerman jointly organized by WOAW Gallery is not to be missed. Taking inspiration from the much-loved childhood TV series Sesame Street, the British-born, New York-based contemporary artist, Jon Burgerman developed his first Sesame Street Collection and created over 40 humorous artworks that reference the main casts.

You may have spotted Burgerman’s playful works on social media, galleries, or tech gadget cases. This year, Harbour City is teaming up with this leading figure to add some festive magic to Hong Kong. The artist will be travelling all the way from New York to attend the opening ceremony here at Harbour City, to meet art enthusiasts in Hong Kong for the first time in three years.   

“It’s been an honour to work with the iconic Sesame Street characters and introduce them into the world of my art. Sesame Street and the creations of Jim Henson have been influencing on my life since the early 1980’s, when I went to nursery school. The characters, songs and animations left an indelible mark on my psyche, showing me that kindness and fun is something that benefits from being shared”, said Jon Burgerman.

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Details of “MERRY STREETMAS” Display and “Friendly Neighbours” Art Exhibition

Activity MERRY STREETMAS Friendly Neighbours
Date 25 November 2022 to 2 January 2023
Time 10am – 10pm 11am – 10pm
Venue Atrium,

G/F, Ocean Terminal

Atrium II and Corridor, Gateway Arcade Gallery by the Harbour

(Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre)

Charity Sale of Adorable Plush Toy Tote Featuring Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch

Harbour City has also created two exclusive Plush Toy Tote featuring the adorable Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. More than an ordinary tote bag, it comes together with a little stuffed buddy! There is a tiny companion sitting right on your shoulder and hanging out with you at all times. Proceeds would go to HKBCF to support people in need. The tote is on a first come, first served basis, while stock lasts.

Redemption Details of MERRY STREETMAS Plush Toy Tote

Date: 1 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
Time: 12pm – 10pm 12:30pm – 9pm
Location: UniChristmas Charity Christmas Shop

Level 2, Ocean Centre

(Near Shop OC 226-7 dunhill)

Harbour City Reward Redemption Counter

Level 2, Gateway Arcade
(Near ACCA KAPPA, Shop GW2217-18)

Method: By on-site donation of HK$120, customers can redeem ONE plush toy tote. Customers can redeem Plush Toy Tote upon participation of REWARDING EVERY DAY promotion# with designated spending in Harbour City and on-site donation.

a.  Spend HK$2,000 with donation of HK$50; or

b. Spend HK$10,000 with donation of HK$30

# During the redemption period, each person can donate and redeem a maximum of TWO MERRY STREETMAS Plush Toy Tote for each e-Pass.

Enjoy an Exquisite Array of Festivities to Celebrate Christmas with Sesame Street

All fans won’t want to miss the Sesame Street activities as well, to bring home your own Sesame Street handmade crafts and make unique WhatsApp stickers with your favourite furry friends. Most importantly you can meet Santa and Elmo in person! All proceeds from the workshop, merchandise and meet & greet will be donated to HKBCF.  

MERRY STREETMAS Festive Event Details  

Christmas Bauble Making Workshop Sesame Street Special WhatsApp Stickers
Date: 3 – 27 Dec 2022

(Every Sat, Sun and public holiday,
except 11 Dec 2022)

25 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023
Time: 1pm – 6pm 10am-10pm
Location: Atrium, G/F, Ocean Terminal
Details: 4 styles of Sesame Street character baubles are available for your selection Create your special Christmas WhatsApp Sticker with Sesame Street
How to join: By on-site donation of HK$30 for one bauble, or HK$50 for two baubles* Free

*  Quota is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis while stock lasts

Meet & Greet Event Details

Elmo Meet and Greet Santa Claus Meet and Greet
Date: 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec,
11 Dec, 18 Dec 2022
4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec 2022
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Location: Atrium II, Gateway Arcade
Details: Meet Santa Claus and Elmo in person and take photos with them. Not to forget sharing your Christmas wishes.
How to join: Upon onsite donation of HK$50, each group (up to 4 people) can take a photo with Elmo / Santa Claus (depending on the appearance time).  Quota is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.