We met up at P.S. 64 in NYC where Hale had partnered with the Duracell Power Holiday Smiles program, benefiting Toys for Tots, to gift the students with some early Christmas presents ... batteries included!
In addition to watching the kids freak out upon seeing the adorable actress, Hale revealed the best Christmas present she's ever gotten and told me that fans can expect a drastically different tone in the 2013 episodes of Pretty Little Liars! Watch!
Pretty Little Liars premieres January 8 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family, and for more information on the Duracell Power Holiday Smiles program, click here!