It might be pretty short notice but fans of Stranger Things can celebrate the show with Netflix, who have finally unveiled their schedule ahead of Stranger Things Day 2021, which happens on November 6th. We all know now that Stranger Things will return sometime in 2022 for its fourth season and that there are a number of other projects based on the series still to come, and as part of their celebration of everything “upside-down”, Netflix will be “teasing new footage and exclusive content on social media, hosting live fan experiences and introducing limited edition merchandise online and in brick and mortar stores around the world.”
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 1, 2021
So why November 6th? Well anyone who is a fan of the show will already be able to work out the answer to that, and it comes down to the date being a pretty important on when it comes to the town of Hawkins, Indiana. For those who don’t know, here is what Netflix had to say by way of explanation in their official release. “On November 6, 1983, Will Byers went missing in Hawkins, Indiana,” Netflix’s official press release reads. “Long after the town gave up the search, his friends kept looking… and discovered a mysterious girl known only by a number: Eleven. She was alone, hunted and extremely powerful. Eleven would stop at nothing to help them find their friend.”
There will be a lot of activity throughout the day happening across various channels in anticipation of the show’s fourth season, but you can plan your way around with the schedule of main events that was released earlier today by Netflix, which means you don’t have to be glued to your phones and tablets all day to catch the best bits.
Midnight PT: Head to the Stranger Things social channels to start the celebration.
7am PT: One word: California. Get ready for a tease of this final season 4 location.
9am PT: Explore the world of Stranger Things like never before with the first official map of Hawkins, created by artist Kyle Lambert.
11am PT: Get a sneak peek at the Stranger Things 4 episode titles.
1pm PT: Take a tour of our first-ever Stranger Things pop-up stores opening in Los Angeles and New York City. More on how to visit these stores, including locations, below.
2pm PT: It’s a “How We Stranger Things Day” spotlight. Get an inside look at how to celebrate the day from some of our amazing creators and collectors.
4pm PT: From streetwear to stranger, watch the cast transform into their new looks for Stranger Things 4.
In addition to this, Stranger Things social channels will be sharing fan moments online all day, along with iconic scenes and lines from the series. On Facebook, a new set of Stickers are being released, as well as augmented reality filters and more and on Canva, you can check out a series of Stranger Things-inspired design templates for social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and more.
And finally, there is a treasure trove of new merchandise being released in various stores around the world. Here is the full list of what is on offer in your part of the world, wherever you are.
At Walmart, Target, Amazon and other marquee retail outlets worldwide including Foot Locker, Snipes and Zalando, you’ll find a variety of brand new Stranger Things merchandise, including a Hawkins High apparel campaign from Champion and toys and collectibles from Bandai, Funko and much more.
On the official shop, you’ll find a range of new Stranger Things products from a Chogrin collectible and apparel line, to limited edition Stranger Things General Mills cereal (Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, of course) and a special edition Elegorgon statuette from iam8bit.
A new holiday-themed Stranger Things comic book from Dark Horse Comics will be available wherever comics are sold.
In Latin America, Estrela is going back into their archives to release two Stranger Things themed Susi Dolls to celebrate the day. There will also be various special collections across Latin America at most Hypermarkets, Fast Fashion, department stores and specialty stores (Geek and Chocolate).
In Europe, Sephora will feature a Merci Handy beauty collection online and in stores, including a pop-up store at their flagship Champs-Elysees location, and Panini will celebrate with a range of games, puzzles and collectible trading cards.
From Asia, All Rights Reserved has partnered with Futura Laboratories to create an exclusive collectible figure of Eleven with the iconic phrase “Friends Don’t Lie” written out in Futura’s signature handwriting. The Eleven figure will launch with a matching limited edition apparel range, available globally.
In the US, fans can take a tour of our first-ever Stranger Things pop-up stores located in New York City’s Times Square and at The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles. These retail experiences will offer fans access to unique memorabilia and merchandise as well as the chance to journey through iconic show locations like Joyce’s house, the Palace Arcade, Starcourt Mall, the Russian Lab, the Upside Down, and Hawkins High.
Watch out for all of this coming today, and don’t forget that Stranger Things previous seasons are all available on Netflix now.
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