Holiday Happenings – Honolulu Star

November 30, 2014 - garden totes


“Make an Angel” qualification class: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aina Haina Public Library. Members of a Lei Ilima Club will denote how to emanate angels out of recyclable paper bags ideal for list centerpieces, tree toppers, ornaments, gift-wrapping accents and home decor. Materials provided. For ages 8 and older. Free. Registration recommended. Call 377-2456.

Holiday ideas demonstration: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Ewa Beach Public School Library, 91-950 North Road. Volunteers from a Palisades Family and Community Education Club offers recipes and hands-on activities to emanate careful gifts and decorations. Free. Call 689-1204.

Holiday Wreaths with Proteas class: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road. Create a long-lasting gratifying spray regulating uninformed protea from Hawaii island and embellishments such as raffia, starfish and holiday ribbons. Cost: $15, and $15 supply price (includes grapevine wreath, protea and wiring supplies). Bring floral and handle clippers. Call 988-0456 or revisit

Natural holiday decorations workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Kapolei High School, Portable 1, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. Create gratifying decorations, wreaths and gifts regulating healthy materials such as leaves, twigs and berries. Keiki ages 5 by teenagers welcome. Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Co. Cost: $15, $40 for families adult to 3 people. To register, revisit For information, call 483-0678.

Parol-making workshop: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Dec. 13, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. Create Filipino Christmas stars regulating recycled divert cartons and gratifying paper tassels. The category is giveaway though fabricated bamboo frames will be accessible for $15. For reservations or to sequence frames, call 228-6345.

Christmas Craft Party: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, McCully-Moiliili Public Library. Learn how to make a candy-cane reindeer, Christmas spray and a flashy Santa’s list. For ages 10 and younger; ages 6 and underneath contingency be accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 973-1099.

Festive xeric holiday wreath-making workshop: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Learn how less-thirsty, xeriscape plants can be used to emanate colorful holiday decorations. Register by 2 p.m. Friday. Cost: $5, giveaway for members. Call 748-5363 or email

“Festive Mr. Fox” felt craft: 3 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii State Library, second floor. Hand-sew a tiny felt figure for a anniversary ornament. Materials provided. Reservations recommended. Free. Call 586-3520.

Second Saturday during HiSAM: “Happy Lauhala Holidays”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St.; galleries open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ladies of a Lauhala Hui will learn facile techniques for creation superb and gratifying wreaths. Free. Call 586-9958 or revisit

D.I.Y. giftwrap workshop: Choose from dual sessions Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m., CHAI Studio, Ward Warehouse. Learn several techniques and emanate singular holiday giftwrap with handmade imitation blocks and embellishments regulating healthy materials. Cost (includes materials): $25. Call 536-4543 or revisit

Christmas tree attire contest: Get artistic and contention a gratifying attire done from nonbreakable materials by Dec. 12 during Ewa Beach Public School Library. Entries should be no some-more than 4 inches square, with categories for adults, teenagers and children (ages 5 and older). Entries will be displayed in a library and photos will be posted on a library’s Facebook page. The open might opinion for their favorite ornaments from Dec. 15 to 19 by “liking” a print or stuffing out a list during a library. Winners will be announced Dec. 22. Free. Call 689-1204.


Honolulu Museum of Art School’s annual holiday art sale: Through Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 1111 Victoria St. Features singular design including ceramics, jewelry, weaving and potion creations. Proceeds advantage a school’s studios and programs. Call 532-8715.

Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s Winter Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio Gentry. Also facilities a wordless auction, revisit with Santa and more. Donate $5 for early opening during 8:30 a.m. Also usurpation nonperishable food equipment for a Hawaii FoodBank; donors accept a giveaway andagi. Call 676-5400 or revisit

Honolulu Printmakers’ “Impressions”: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St. Artful holiday selling eventuality offers notecards, excellent art, apparel, frames and other handmade items. Visit

Santa’s Helpers Boutique: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 871 Kainui Drive, Kailua. Call 599-4545.

The Gallery during Ward Centre and Hawaii Fine Artists’ “Our Final Best Holiday Ever!”: Monday by Dec. 29, The Gallery during Ward Centre, ewa mall entrance. Find small-scale works ideal for gift-giving, such as paintings, monoprints, steel sculptures, photography, potion and Koa timber works, ceramics, valuables and more. Call 597-8034 or revisit

Christmas in Honolulu: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 S. Beretania St. Gain early opening during 4 p.m. with a donation. Call Wabi Sabi during 734-3693.

HGEA Downtown Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Kendall Building, 888 Mililani St. (corner of Queen and Mililani streets), with doorway prizes and giveaways. Proceeds advantage Aloha United Way. Call 543-0000.

East-West Center Holiday Craft Fair: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, John Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, with Asia-Pacific handcrafts, jewelry, stationery, plants, internal snacks and more. Parking accessible on adjacent grass for $5. Call 944-7104 or revisit

REHAB’s Art from a Heart event: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Rehabilitation Hospital of a Pacific, initial floor, 226 N. Kuakini St. Art sale and vaunt of works combined by patients in a Louis Vuitton Creative Arts Program, trimming from $20 to $2,500. Free. Call 566-3790 or email

A Christmas Fantasy Art and Craft Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday by Dec. 7, Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College, Hale Palanakila Building (adjacent to Paliku Theatre). Features works by students and encampment members including prints, paintings, photographs, fiber art, wearable art, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, nod cards, Christmas decorations and more. Call 236-9155 or revisit

Hawaii Kai Church Early Learning Center’s Celebration Lane 2014 Craft Fair: 2 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Hawaii Kai Church, 265 Lunalilo Home Road, with food, jewelry, plants, wreaths, Melissa Doug educational toys and more. Call 395-7854.

Christmas Craft Fair and Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 45 N. Judd St., Nuuanu. Find present items, path quilts, kitchen towel sets, domicile goods, wardrobe and more. Call 732-5488.

Holiday Craft Fair and Poinsettia Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John Vianney, 940 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Proceeds to advantage a tyro transport club’s open mangle outing to a East Coast. Email

Kailua Holiday Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kailua Elementary School, 315 Kuulei Road. Free. Sponsored by Creations of Hawaii. Call 735-4510 or revisit

Season’s Best Kaimuki Craft and Gift Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aliiolani Elementary School, with some-more than 220 vendors. Free. Call 683-6064.

8th annual Christmas Cookie Walk and Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Hawaii Kai Church, 265 Lunalilo Home Road (across from library). Choose from a outrageous preference of homemade cookies and emanate a tradition collection of present baskets, cookie plates and squeeze bags during a cost of $8 per pound. Candy, baked specialties and crafts will be available. Proceeds advantage a Dan Klein Mission Fund. Call 754-8002 or 398-3513.

Christmas in Manoa: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road, with excellent clothing, kimono silk scarves, jewelry, singular present equipment and more. Call 524-9594.

Prince Kuhio Community Center Christmas Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 91-1270 Kinoiki St., Kapolei, with over 50 food and qualification vendors, party and keiki ID. Free parking during a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands parking lot. Call 394-0050 or revisit

Wahiawa Ryusenji Fujinkai’s 26th annual Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission (next to Kaala Elementary School), 164 California Ave., featuring present items, jewelry, woodcraft, T-shirts, baby items, clothing, bags, food booths and entertainment. Call 622-1429.

Holiday Bazaar: “Cleaning out a qualification room” retirement sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 45-440 Koa Kahiko St., Kaneohe (behind Windward City Shopping Center), with Family Friends early sale, 5 p.m. Friday; call 247-4267 beforehand. Offering discounts on how-to qualification books, fabric, sewing supplies, yarns and ribbons, kits, selected items, linen, doilies, aprons, engineer purses and more.

Koganji Temple’s annual Holiday Faire: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 2869 Oahu Ave., with a “white reindeer” rummage sale, food, plants, Koganji’s signature salsas and a taiko opening during 11 a.m. Free. Visit or email

Lanikai Christmas Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Lanikai Community Park, Kailua, with made-in-Hawaii crafts, clothing, ceramics, artwork, plants and more. Call 554-7752.

Bishop Museum’s Members’ Mahalo Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during a museum’s Shop Pacifica Gallery Shop. Find handmade crafts, lauhala, baby blankets, jewelry, wardrobe and more, including Scream Machines sell to tie in with a museum’s stream exhibit. Free; members accept additional discounts. Call 848-4158 or revisit

Chic Mode’s Holiday Chic Fair: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Harbor Center, 98-023 Hekaha St., No. 603, Aiea. Beauty eventuality facilities gifts, demonstrations, light refreshments and more. Call 487-1400.

Seasons Boutique Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road, with domestic ornaments, ethereal and selected jewelry, gratifying tabletop trees, nod cards, singular stationery and more. Email

Windward Holiday Craft Gift Fair and Taste of Castle: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Castle High School grounds. Find singular gifts and facilities food, doorway prizes, an archery area for stable aim shooting, lion dance, art gallery and “Taste of Castle” samplings from family recipes for $1. Proceeds to advantage Project Graduation. Call 554-9620.

Arts and Flavors of Hawaii Food and Products Show: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St. Find handmade gifts, boutique clothing, plants, jewelry, specialty dishes and drinks and more. Free. Call 232-9208 or revisit

A Pinch of Salt for a Holidays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, 445 Cooke St. Find singular gifts from engineer Sig Zane and internal artists, and pop-up retailers, food, party and family activities including holiday music, Santa’s Workshop interactive display, a gift-wrapping hire and more. Free parking during 555 South St. Presented by Our Kakaako. Visit

An Evening in Waipio: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10, Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio Gentry. Donate $5 for early opening during 5 p.m. Call 676-5400 or revisit

Windward Community College Ceramics Club’s annual Christmas Pottery Sale: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 on campus, Hale Palanakila, Room 216 (ceramics studio). Find singular and affordable ceramics works including stoneware, porcelain, raku and pit-fire vases, teapots, bowls, lonesome jars and bakers, planters, mugs and sculptural pieces combined by some-more than 30 artists and students. Free. Call 235-7323.

11th annual Season’s Best Aiea Craft and Gift Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Aiea Elementary School, with some-more than 170 vendors. Free. Call 683-6064.

Fourth annual holiday crafts fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Sunset Elementary School, with a hula uncover by Na Wahine ‘o Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu’uwai during 11 a.m.

Waikiki Holiday Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Jefferson Elementary School, 324 Kapahulu Ave. Free. Sponsored by Creations of Hawaii. Call 735-4510 or revisit

Judy and Friends Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road, with domestic Christmas crafts, jewelry, baked goods, hand-sewn items, dry mixes and more. Call 455-8590.

Moanalua High School Winter Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13, 2825 Ala Ilima St. Additional parking during Aliamanu facile and core schools with giveaway shuttle. Sponsored by Music Boosters Association. Call 738-5088 or email

Moiliili Community Center’s Hidden Treasures qualification sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 during a Center’s Thrift Store and parking lot, 2535 S. King St. Proceeds advantage a center’s programs. Call 942-0595.

Holiday qualification fair: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 17 and 18, Windward Community College, Hale A’o Lanai (new Hawaiian studies building). Find Hawaiian jewelry, Niihau bombard necklaces and earrings, handmade feather, kukui bulb and seed lei, hand-sewn crafts, Hawaiian baked products and more. Presented by WCC’s Hui ‘Apuakea Hawaiian Language Club. Call 364-5015.

11th annual Honolulu Gift Fair: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, with some-more than 275 vendors. Bring a canned-good concession for a Hawaii FoodBank. Interested vendors might call 942-3110 or revisit

3rd Sundays @ Moanalua 99: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 1151 Mapunapuna St., with over 35 vendors.


Toys for Tots Car Show Shine: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 160 Ahui St. (next to Children’s Discovery Center in Kakaako Waterfront Park). Check out this arrangement of some-more than 500 cars from over 40 automobile clubs during this collection expostulate for a Marine’s Toys for Tots program. Participants and spectators are speedy to present a new, unwrapped fondle or canned products for a Hawaii FoodBank. Call 389-8640.

5th annual “A Time to Remember”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Hope Metro, 419 Waiakamilo Road; doors open 6:30 p.m. Families pang from a detriment of a child are invited to join The Joshua Neves Children’s Foundation in an dusk of remembrance, crafts, storytelling and music. Bring an attire to place on a tree or emanate one on-site; qualification reserve provided. Free. Free parking accessible during a “wave picture lot” on a dilemma of Waiakamilo Road and Kalani Street. Call 292-2304 or revisit

Festival of Snowflakes contest: From Monday by Dec. 17, students in grades 6 and underneath are invited to adorn paper snowflakes during Aiea Public Library. All entries will be displayed with prizes for winners. Free. Call 483-7333.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa tree lighting: “Season of Wishes Light a Night,” 5 p.m. Wednesday, 2424 Kalakaua Ave. Join Make-A-Wish Hawaii and a families as they launch a start of a holiday season. “Wish” families are invited to stay for holiday activities and complicated pupu following a tree lighting. To RSVP, email Call 537-3118 or revisit

“A Magical Christmas Time”: Join a Fairy Grandmother for Christmas stories, magic, puppets and songs during a following open libraries: Thursday during Aina Haina (377-2456) for ages 3 and older; Dec. 11 during Kaneohe (233-5676) for ages 2 to 8; and Dec. 13 during Kailua (266-9911) for ages 3 and older, all during 10:30 a.m. Free.

Kick-off a Holidays in Wahiawa: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Wahiawa Shopping Center and Wahiawa Town Center parking lot. Features Xtreme fun rides, live party and a revisit by Santa Claus, with performances by Iliahi Elementary School Ukulele Club during 5:30 p.m. and Frank De Lima, who takes a theatre following a march arrival. Free.

A Touch of Christmas: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii, 91-3257 Kualakai Parkway, West Oahu. Features a live Nativity, family crafts and gingerbread residence activity, “reindeer” rides, a print booth, “snow” and more; food accessible for purchase. Free and open to a public. Call 682-5505 or revisit

Keiki Crafts and Activities Day: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Hanauma Bay, with holiday crafts and educational fun. Free for Hawaii residents, $7.50 for nonresidents. Parking is $1. Presented by Hanauma Bay Education Program, UH Sea Grant College Program and a city Department of Parks Recreation.

Santa’s Secret Workshop: Two parent/child sessions Saturday and Dec. 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Features humanities and crafts stations, gingerbread cookie decorating, a carousel float and core visit. For ages 6 and under. Cost: $30, $8 for additional adults. Call 524-KIDS (5437) or revisit

Makiki Mele Kalikimaka: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Makiki District Park, 1527 Keeaumoku St. Features keiki games and crafts, entertainment, a print counter (bring your possess camera) and visits with Santa commencement 10:30 a.m. Presented by a city Department of Parks Recreation. Free. Call 522-7084.

The North Pole in Mililani: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Mililani Shopping Center, 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave., following a encampment parade. Features keiki activities, make-and-take crafts, a Snow Play Zone with 8 tons of sleet and more. Free. Visit

22nd annual Santa Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Kapolei Shopping Center, 590 Farrington Highway. Features make-and-take crafts, photos with Santa, a revisit from Rudolph and “mounds of Hawaiian snow” for cold keiki fun. Free. Visit

Toys For Tots film night and potluck: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Enjoy a arrangement of a PG-rated film “God’s Not Dead.” No pig or seafood. Bring a new, unwrapped fondle for keiki ages 2 to 17. Call 469-7193.

Expression Session KIDS: Rice Krispie Winter Wonderland: Two sessions Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive. Create easy and succulent Rice Krispie cottages, a turn on a normal gingerbread house. For ages 5 to 12. Cost: $13. For reservations, call 237-5230 or email

Deaf Santa Celebration: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 11, Pearlridge Center Uptown, with a revisit from Hawaii’s usually deaf and signing Santa. Watch as approximately 125 keiki share their wish lists in American Sign Language. Call 203-2366 or revisit

Puppet Times: Puppeteer Christy Lipps presents children’s holiday stories in a sharp-witted low-pitched puppet uncover during a following open libraries: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 during Aina Haina (377-2456); 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 during Kapolei, with an coming by Santa and his elf; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 during Ewa Beach; and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18 during Kaneohe. Free.

Christmas in Polynesia: Dec. 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 23, Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. Rides run from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a 30-minute dug-out float by a winter wonderland that offers visions of Christmas lights, displays, decorations and live low-pitched performances that compensate reverence to opposite cultures from around a world. Cost: $10, $8 for ages 5 to 11. Receive $2 off with coupons accessible during 76 Gas, Supercuts, Domino’s Pizza and LL BBQ locations. Call 293-3333, 800-367-7060 or revisit

A Living Nativity during Kawaiaha’o Church: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, Dec. 15 to 19, and Dec. 20 to 23, church grounds, 957 Punchbowl St. Features live Nativity performances, hula halau, rite and regard strain and Queen’s blessing. Call 469-3061.

The Hypnotic Hurricane’s Toys for Tots Fundraiser: 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, Aiea High School. Hypnotist Brian Varano performs and hosts a program, that includes esteem raffles. Cost: $20 during a doorway or giveaway with a concession of an unwrapped toy. For tickets, call 415-235-0092 or revisit

A Country Christmas during a Farm: Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe St. (across Waimanalo Beach Park). Free admission. Call 306-4381 or revisit Live Nativity shows during 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20, with gates open early for other activities; day activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20, embody hayrides, a snowball cannon shot, sleet tunnel, “jingle cow train” rides, wreath-making, decorating of gingerbread cookies and a Country Market with baked goods, candied nuts, gifts, honeyed tea and Nalo Made Lemonade. Small price for some activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii’s Breakfast with Santa extend fundraiser: 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 13, Kualoa Ranch House, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe. Enjoy breakfast, keiki games and crafts, face painting, esteem drawings, photos with Santa and Chocolate a Shetland Pony, holiday strain by KOA and special 20-minute trolley rides by a plantation ($3 per person). Cost: $20. For reservations, call 237-7321.

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity’s “Kids Build: Gingerbread Homes”: 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 13, ProtoHUB Honolulu, 458 Keawe St.; parking accessible during 555 South St. Keiki can emanate gingerbread houses and have their photos taken with Santa. Cost: $35, $30 pre-sale. Proceeds advantage a organization’s goal of building affordable homes for low-income families. For tickets, call 538-7070 or revisit

Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii’s 28th annual Brunch with Santa: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Dole Cannery, Pomaikai Ballroom. Features a brunch buffet, cinema with Santa, keiki games and activities, magicians, live entertainment, bake sale, qualification vendors and appearances by costumed characters including princesses and Star Wars heroes and villains. Cost: $35 for ages 10 and older, $25 for ages 2 to 9, giveaway for underneath age 2. Call 951-0200 or revisit

Waianae Mall’s Ho’olaulea: Dec. 13 following a Christmas parade, that starts 10 a.m. during Waianae Boat Harbor and ends during a mall. Features holiday party by a Royal Hawaiian Band and more.

“Frosted Fantasyland”: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13, Salt Lake Shopping Center, 848 Ala Lilikoi St. Features activities such as building a snowman, make-and-take crafts, esteem giveaways and photos with Santa (bring your possess camera, or veteran photos accessible for a fee). Bring a canned good or make a financial concession to The Salvation Army to float a Victorian carriage around a core and accommodate a famous “Ice Queen” in a sleet playland done of 8 tons of snow. Visit

Holiday read-aloud: Dec. 13, Waipahu Public Library. The report includes a read-aloud by UH-West Oahu students of Sandi Takayama’s “The Musubi Man: Hawaii’s Gingerbread Man” during 10:30 a.m., followed by crafts during 11 a.m., and cookies and lucky-drawing prizes during 11:50 a.m. Free. Call 675-0358.

Easter Seals’ 15th annual Gingerbread Family Festival: Dec. 14, dual seatings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Kit prices are $39. Proceeds advantage Easter Seals Hawaii programs. Visit

Hawaii Polo Club’s Operation Toy Box and advantage polo match: Dec. 14; polo compare starts 2 p.m. though gates open 11 a.m. for family picnics. Includes live party by Ian O’Sullivan and Friends. Cost: $10 for open-field seating, $25 for hall area. Bring a new, unwrapped fondle for a needy North Shore child and compensate usually $5 for ubiquitous admission. Visit

Winter holiday storytime: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library, with stories, songs, fingerplays and a facile craft. For ages 6 and under. Free. Call 733-8488.

Christmas storytime: 10 a.m. Dec. 20, Waialua Public Library, with anniversary stories, an attire qualification and special treats. For all ages. Free. Call 637-8286.

Santa’s Workshop: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Waianae Public Library, with anniversary stories and music, and make-and-take attire crafts and nod gards. For all ages. Free. Call 697-7868.

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Pasko!: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.; activities finish 3 p.m. Celebrate a holidays in Filipino character by informative traditions, strain by Banda Kawayan with bamboo instruments, a tinikling dance opening by The Tekniqlingz Dance Crew and others, and emanate a Filipino-themed present bag and gratifying parol star regulating hankie paper. Enjoy additional activities and party during Spalding House in Makiki Heights; giveaway convey available. Free. Visit
» Family Film Sunday: “Frozen” Sing-along, 11:10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Wear those princess dresses! Cost: $3, $1 for ages 12 and under.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s second annual Jingle Rock Run 2014: Festive 5K run/walk by Kakaako, Dec. 21, for a whole family, including pets. The half-mile Keiki Sprint (for ages 12 and under, strollers welcome) kicks off during 5 p.m., while a 5K follows during 6 p.m. Begins during Mother Waldron Park (330 Cooke St.) and deduction by downtown, past Honolulu Hale to perspective a Christmas lights in a area, and earnings to a park with fun festivities. Dress in dress and enter a competition for Most Festive Christmas outfit. There will be a special multiplication for pets ($20 per pet competitor, or giveaway if pet is simply concomitant owners for a run/walk). Race parcel pick-up, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 during Pacific Honda, 188 S. Beretania St., or on competition day during a park from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: $45, $35 for ages 12 and under, $40 for military; supplement $5 if induction on competition day. Proceeds advantage Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Call 537-3118 or revisit

Merry Bright Holiday Celebration on Winter Solstice: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Still Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. Enjoy a showcase of dance, strain and aerial classes, a organisation candle-lighting rite (bring your own), songs and dances by keiki, tellurian dances from India and more. Free. Call 397-7678 or revisit


Laulima Giving Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Windward Mall, Center Court. Join KHON2 personalities as they horde this drop-off site for shoppers to present gifts to a needy, with live party via a day. Call 235-1143 or revisit

Lanakila Meals on Wheels: Seeking donations of tiny present equipment such as crossword books, residence slippers, stationery, bathing kits, reusable receptacle bags or $5 present cards to be gift-wrapped and delivered to needy seniors. Drop off equipment during 1809 Bachelot St. from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays by Dec. 12. Call 356-8532 or revisit

Tiare’s 3rd annual Sharing Joy with Toys: Seeking donations of new, unwrapped gifts for needy keiki (infants to teens) during Institute for Human Services shelter. Suggested equipment embody diapers, blankets, puzzles, house games, movement figures, dolls, deodorant and present cards; no pressed animals. Drop off 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays by Dec. 12 during Mortgage Associates of Hawaii, 3615 Harding Ave., Suite 101, or 1051 Keolu Drive, Suite 107, Kailua. Call 347-1028.

Salvation Army Angel Tree: Choose an “angel” from a Angel Tree and extend a wish of a needy keiki or kupuna. Locations include: Kahala Mall by Dec. 17 (ask about discounts that might request to your concession with your Angel tag) and Pearlridge Center, Uptown by Dec. 14.


Open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. by Jan. 4.

Opening-night: Saturday during Honolulu Hale:
» Attendees are speedy to arrive between 4 and 5 p.m. to take advantage of giveaway parking in a Civic Center parking structure and Xtreme Fun keiki rides and food booths in a Sky Gate area.
» Kicks off during 6 p.m. with tree-lighting festivities emceed by Emme Tomimbang while a Electric Light Parade leaves Aala Park and deduction down King Street. Kamehameha Middle School Choral Group will perform “Honolulu City Lights” and other holiday songs.
» At 6:30 p.m., a 50-foot Norfolk hunger will be illuminated, triggering a “corridor of lights” as a march passes Honolulu Hale. Joining in this year’s 30th-year eventuality is Hello Kitty. The new Enchanted Forest home for Santa Claus opens in a Honolulu Hale Courtyard, along with displays of 24 Christmas trees flashy by city employees and spray competition entries.
» At 7:30 p.m., suffer a holiday unison presented by Tom Moffatt Productions, with superstar Willie K and his rope holding a theatre during 9:15 p.m. Other performers embody Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus, keiki from Joan S. Lindsey’s Hula Studio and Ka Pa Nani O Lilinoe, Maunalua and internal thespian Ciana Pelekai, who seemed on “America’s Got Talent.” Also, check out a floats and flashy city vehicles parked between Honolulu Hale and Alapai and South streets until 8:30 p.m. Enjoy giveaway photos with Santa during Mission Memorial Auditorium until 9 p.m., presented by Hawaiian Telcom.
» A live promote of tree-lighting rite and march will atmosphere on Olelo Channel 54 during 6 p.m., with unison on Olelo Channel 53 during 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored activities:
» Ornament Craft Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13, Honolulu Hale grounds. Presented by Young Brothers. Call 768-3391.
» Free photos with Santa, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 in Honolulu Hale Courtyard’s Enchanted Forest. Presented by Kraft Foods Hawaii. Call 768-3391.
» Free divert and cookies, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 versus Honolulu Hale. Presented by Hawaiian Values Snack Co. Call 768-3391.

Honolulu City Lights march viewing: Enjoy family activities before to a march with indifferent seating on a drift of Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 S. King St. Activities such as candle creation and 19th-century games run from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by march observation from 6 to 9 p.m. Food will be accessible for purchase. Cost: $5 per person. Call 447-3923 or revisit

Fire Truck Hawaii and Honolulu City Christmas Lights Tour: Enjoy a views aboard an antique 1936 Ford firetruck (maximum ability is 12 people), Dec. 7 to 28; departs any 30 mins from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet during Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St. (across Honolulu Hale). Cost (cash only): $12, $6 for keiki ages 2 and under. For reservations, call 781-7389.

Ward Village’s Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours: Dec. 7 to 30 (except Dec. 24 and 25). Departs nightly from Ward Warehouse from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets accessible online during Cost: $6.50 per person, giveaway for keiki ages 3 and under. A apportionment of deduction advantages a Hawaii FoodBank.

Pedal Past a Lights Holiday Bike Ride: Join Pedal Hawaii for a festive, family-friendly march to perspective a Honolulu City Lights arrangement along King Street’s new stable bike lanes, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12; arrive during slightest 15 mins early. Begins during Pedal Hawaii’s domicile on a belligerent building of Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave. in Waikiki, with giveaway bike rentals and holiday beverages for a family, or accommodate during Aala Park (intersection of North King and Beretania streets) during 7 p.m. Participants are speedy to wear gratifying rigging and lights, with a goodie bag awarded to best flashy bike. To register, email or arrive during Pedal Hawaii by 5:30 p.m. on eventuality day. Free. Call 922-3581 or revisit a Facebook page of Pedal Bike Tours Hawaii or


Sacred Hearts Academy Dance Department: 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, Mamiya Theatre, Saint Louis School. Cost: $10. For tickets, revisit Call 734-5058, ext. 232.

Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company: 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 20, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Mamiya Theatre, Saint Louis School. Tickets are $20 to $36 with discounts for children, seniors and military. For information, call 947-2755 or revisit For tickets, call 855-222-2849 or revisit

Ballet Hawaii: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Blaisdell Concert Hall. Features some-more than 200 Hawaii dancers on theatre with ubiquitous stars, and strain by a Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ann Krinitsky. Tickets are $43.95 to $110.85. Call 800-745-3000 or revisit a Blaisdell Box Office or Visit


Kaimuki: 6 p.m. Thursday. Starts during Saint Louis School/Chaminade University grounds; deduction to Waialae and Koko Head avenues; ends during a metropolitan parking lot.

Wahiawa Town: 6:30 p.m. Friday. Starts during Kaala Elementary School; deduction to California Avenue; ends during Wahiawa Town Center.

Kaneohe: 9 a.m. Saturday. Starts during Windward Mall during Haiku Road; deduction to Kamehameha Highway and Kaneohe Bay Drive; ends during Castle High School.

Mililani: 9 a.m. Saturday. Starts during Mililani High School during Kipapa Drive; deduction past Mililani Shopping Center to Moenamanu Street, Kuahelani Avenue, Meheula Parkway and Lanikuhana Avenue; ends during Town Center of Mililani.

Street Bikers United: Toys For Tots Caravan: 11 a.m. Saturday, with 6,000 motorcycles. Starts during parking lot on Ilalo Street (between Ohe and Ahui streets); deduction to Ahui and Ilalo streets, Ala Moana Boulevard, and Kalakaua and Monsarrat avenues; ends during Kapiolani Park.

Electric Light Parade: 6 p.m. Saturday. Starts during Aala Park, deduction to King Street and ends during a closed-off apportionment of King Street between Punchbowl and South streets.

Pearl City: 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Starts during Momilani Elementary School; deduction to Hookiekie, Hoomoana and Hoolaulea streets; ends during Pearl City Shopping Center.

Kapahulu-Moiliili: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Starts during Kuhio Elementary School; deduction to King, Beretania and Isenberg streets; ends during a Old Stadium Park.

Haleiwa: 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Starts during Weed Circle, deduction to Kamehameha Highway by Haleiwa Town, ends during Haleiwa Beach Park.

Aiea: 9 a.m. Dec. 13. Starts during a new Aiea Public Library on Halewiliko Street and ends during Pearlridge Center.

Waianae: 10 a.m. Dec. 13. Starts during Waianae Boat Harbor, deduction easterly on Farrington Highway by Waianae city and ends during Waianae Mall.

Gentry Waipio: 10 a.m. Dec. 13. Starts during Gentry Waipio Shopping Center on Ukee Street, deduction to Ka Uka Boulevard and Waipio Uka Street, and earnings to a selling center.

Manoa: 5 p.m. Dec. 13. Starts during Noelani Elementary School, deduction to Woodlawn Drive, Kolowalu Street, East Manoa Road, Lowrey Avenue and Manoa Road; ends during Manoa District Park.

20th annual Hawaii Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade: “Magical Christmas Lights on a Water,” 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Ala Wai Yacht Harbor; judging starts 5:30 p.m. during HYC Aloha Dock. Presented by Hawaii and Waikiki yacht clubs. Call 232-1338 or revisit

West Oahu Electric Light Parade: 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Starts during Kamaaha Street/Kapolei Parkway and deduction west to Fort Barrette Road; ends during Kamaaha Street.

Moanalua Valley Christmas Caravan: 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Starts during 1828 Ala Aolani St., deduction west to a opening of Moanalua Valley nearby a golf course, and earnings to a starting point.

Ewa Beach: 10 a.m. Dec. 20. Starts during Ilima Intermediate School, deduction to Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina and Hanakahi streets, North and Fort Weaver roads, and earnings to a school.

18th annual Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade: 6:10 p.m. Dec. 20, Hawaii Kai Towne Center, with elaborately flashy boats parading by a Hawaii Kai Marina waterway. Kicks off 4:30 p.m. with holiday party and concert. Free + lights to a initial 1,000 attendees. Call 396-2469 or revisit or

Olomana: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Starts during Maunawili Elementary School, deduction to Ulupii, Ulupuni, Uluohao, Uluhala, Ulupuni and Ulukou streets, and earnings to a school.


7th annual Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for a Children) Holiday Concert: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St. Features Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band with guest Henry Kapono, Ginai, Ryan Kamakakehau Fernandez and others. Marines will be usurpation money donations or new unwrapped toys. Free tickets accessible on a first-come, first-served basement during Hawaii Theatre Box Office. Call 477-8308.

Voices of Aloha: 6 p.m. Sunday, Waialae Baptist Church, 1047 21st Ave. Hear special songs of a season, destined by Mark Yasuhara. Free. Call 228-5068.

University of Hawaii West Oahu University Chorus concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Campus Center Multipurpose Room C208. Enjoy holiday strain with special guest from Mililani High School’s Chamber Singers and Kapolei High School’s Hurricane Singers. Free. Call 689-2800 or revisit

The Slack Key Artistry of Jeff Peterson: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. Enjoy a holiday opening by a Grammy Award-winning guitarist. Free. Call 397-5833.

Karol’s Karolers Christmas Concert: 11:30 a.m. Saturday during Hawaii State Library (586-3499) and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 during Ewa Beach Public School Library (689-1204). The anniversary a cappella group, comprising members of several Oahu church choirs, performs normal and new Christmas songs. Free.

Ward Centers’ Holiday Concert Series: 7 p.m., Ward Warehouse Amphitheater stage, with John Cruz on Saturday, The Green on Dec. 13 and Kuana Torres Kahele on Dec. 20. Free. Visit

Sax for Christmas: A Smooth Jazz Concert: 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Magic of Polynesia Showroom,Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave. Features Marion Meadows, Jessy J., Michael Lington and Michael Paulo behaving holiday tunes and well-spoken jazz hits. Tickets are $50 to $80. Call 951-696-0184 or revisit Visit

67th display of Handel’s Messiah: 7 p.m. Dec. 7, Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Features a Central Union Oratorio Choir, accompanied by Chamber Ensemble. Free; offerings welcome. Call 941-0957.

Chamber Music Hawaii: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, with a packaged module of anniversary strain for brass, organ and percussion. Cost: $30, giveaway for students. Call 489-5038 or revisit

Melemai Kapu’uwaimai: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Kapolei Public Library. Marilyn Kim presents her outspoken garb singing a preference of anniversary songs and dances. Free. Call 693-7050.

Windward Community College’s Music Week: Student low-pitched talent and guest will be featured in a weeklong array of holiday concerts during Paliku Theatre; all shows during 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Visit
» WCC Piano Concert, Dec. 9, with holiday classics.
» Hanauna Mele Concert Series, Dec. 10, featuring slack-key and ukulele students from WCC and UH-West Oahu and guest artists Jon Osorio, Teresa Bright and Jerry Santos.
» Na Leo Nani o Kaiaulu, Dec. 11, with tyro soloists, a College Choir and slack-key guitarists Ron Loo and kahiko hula students. Email
» Showcase of Music, Dec. 12, featuring students and expertise from all WCC strain programs. Email

Holiday concert: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Performance of renouned Christmas songs by a school’s commencement and unison orchestras and bands. Free. Call 261-4651.

“Hawaii Kalikimaka”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. Dec. 14, Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. Starring Robert Cazimero and guest Starr Kalahiki, with hula, Hawaii Theatre Christmas Glee singers and others. Tickets are $30 to $75 (youth, troops and comparison discounts available). Call 528-0506 or revisit

Honolulu Handbell Ensemble Christmas Concert: Noon Dec. 13, Hawaii State Library lobby, with violinist Sheryl Shohet, sopranos Donna Nanod Shaver and Mei Li Wang, and a Kapiolani Community College Synthesizer Ensemble. Free. Call 586-3520.

Holiday shows with Frank De Lima: Two shows Dec. 13, Pagoda Restaurant, International Ballroom. Brunch module during noon (doors open 10 a.m.), $55; cooking module during 7:30 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m., $60. For reservations, call 948-8370. Visit

Punahou Winter Chamber Music Recital: 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Dillingham Hall, Punahou School. Free. Call 944-5829.

Windward Choral Society’s 7th annual holiday concert: “Christmas, International”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Kailua United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Features anniversary songs from around a world, encampment coronet and percussion ensembles and an assembly sing-along. Free; offerings welcome. Visit

Daughters of Hawaii: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 20, Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Highway. Enjoy Hawaiian and English Christmas carols achieved by Honolulu Chorale, Kaumakapili Church Choir, Nuuanu Congregational Church and others. Cost: $8, $1 for keiki. Call 595-3167 or revisit

Melemai Kapu’uwaimai’s 4th annual Christmas Benefit Choral Concert: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Filipino Community Center Ballroom, 94-428 Mokuola St., Waipahu. MLK Music Studio presents Christmas songs and dances and a revisit from Santa Claus. Cost: $15, $10 pre-sale. For tickets, call 680-9544 or 294-1184, or email

“It’s Delightful, It’s Delovely, It’s December”: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Medici’s, Manoa Marketplace (near a post office); doors open 6 p.m. for dinner. Christmas low-pitched facilities Shari Lynn and Don Conover with Broadway actor and thespian Ernest Harada and a 25-member Select Choir from Hawaii School for Girls during La Pietra, followed by Conover’s Vintage Piano Bar after a uncover with open mic during 8:45 p.m. Cost: $25, $15 for students. For reservations, call 351-0901 or email Visit

Halau ‘Olapakuikala’i ‘o Hokuaulani: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Windward Mall, Centerstage; 5 p.m. Dec. 21 during Ala Moana Centerstage; and 6 p.m. Dec. 22 during Waikiki Beachwalk, Fountain Stage, with Na Kama. Free.

Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra’s Baroque holiday program: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. Enjoy renouned exemplary strain and a sing-along “Hallelujah” chorus, assimilated by a Oahu Choral Society. Tickets start during $24. Beginning Dec. 9, tickets will be $13 for students and $20 for military. Call 528-0506 or revisit

Oahu Civic Orchestra: 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Ala Wai Palladium, 404 Kapahulu Ave.; and 1 p.m. Dec. 21, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Selections embody “Babes in Toyland,” “A Christmas Festival,” songs from “Nutcracker Suite.” Free. Call 734-2925.

Ke Kula Mele winter concert: 11 a.m. Dec. 20, Windward Mall. Under a instruction of kumu Alan Akaka, students will perform Christmas tunes and songs of Molokai, Kahoolawe and Lanai on steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian-style bass. Free. Call 375-9379.

Drill Team Hawaii’s 41st annual “Christmas Gratitude”: Two shows, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Kaimuki High School auditorium. Features guest vocalist Penelope Ng Pack and a Dancing Dads. Cost: $10 pre-sale, $12 during a door. For tickets, call 258-4864.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 28th annual Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21, Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. Enjoy normal Christmas carols and upbeat holiday songs achieved by a Concert Choir and Orchestra, and girl choirs. Visit a Giving Tree to make a concession to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Ronald McDonald House. Free. Call 358-6935.

Honolulu Boy Choir’s 40th annual “Merriest Hawaiian Christmas”: 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Central Union Church Sanctuary, 1660 S. Beretania St. Guests embody Dr. Kalani Brady, Sounds of Aloha Chorus, Halau Kawaili’ula, Samoan Gospel Heralds, Henry Kapono, Honolulu Alumni Boy Choir, and speaker Maleko. Free; offerings welcome. Call 596-SING (7464).

Makaha Kalikimaka 2014: 6 p.m. Dec. 21, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.; doors open 5 p.m. Enjoy an dusk of hula and normal Hawaiian and Christmas songs. Presented by Makaha Sons Inc. General acknowledgment seating is $40; bonus for members. Call 532-8700 or revisit

Holy Nativity Church holiday event: Dec. 24 during 5286 Kalanianaole Highway. Kicks off 5 p.m. with a children’s manifestation and Holy Eucharist, followed by carols and hymns during 9 p.m. and candlelight choral Holy Eucharist during 9:30 p.m., featuring soloist Leslie L. Goldman and hula by Sandy and Layla Souza. Call 373-2131.


Pet Photo Night: Cats and dogs only, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Dec. 8, and 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22, Ala Moana Center, Mall Level 2, Nordstrom Wing.

St. Nick’s Pet Pics: For dogs, cats and tiny animals (must be leashed or caged), Tuesday, Dec. 9 and 16, 6 to 9 p.m., Windward Mall, Center Court; enter by one of a dual categorical ground-floor entrances. Sponsored by Koolau Pets. Visit

Pet nights: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 16 and 23, Ward Entertainment Complex, Santa’s Beach House, Level 3 nearby Ward 16 Theater. Visit

Santa Paws: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 7, Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave. Furry friends and their owners accept a mural sitting with a veteran photographer and entrance to an online gallery of photos, that can be used to personalize holiday nod cards. Sittings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Donation: $30 or $25 pre-sale. Call 356-2247 or revisit

CFA Championship and Household Pet Cat Show: Happy Holidays 2014: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. Cost: $4, $2 for seniors and keiki. Sponsored by Hawaii Hulacat Club and authorised by Cat Fanciers’ Association. For opening information, call 234-0832 or 294-4304.

Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s second annual Jingle Rock Run 2014: Festive 5K run/walk by Kakaako on Dec. 21 for a whole family, including pets. See opening underneath Family Fun. Call 537-3118 or revisit


“The Polar Express” observation party: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Waianae Public Library. The 2004 Tom Hanks film formed on a renouned Chris Van Allsburg children’s book is rated G. For ages 3 and older. Free. Call 697-7868.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical”: Dec. 5 to 21, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays; also, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Diamond Head Theatre. This low-pitched instrumentation is formed on a classical film and facilities 17 Irving Berlin songs. Tickets operation from $22 to $35. Call 733-0274 or revisit

“Rock’n a Holidays with Rakugo!”: Presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13 and 20, with a special ASL and sensory-friendly performance, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Tenney Theatre on a drift of a Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square. Magician and actor Yasu Ishida leads this uncover featuring 3 stories (one in normal rakugo style, a second an Asian instrumentation of “The Gift of a Magi” and a third in a Japanese Kamishibai “paper theater” style. Ideal for ages 8 and older. Tickets: $20, $15 for ages 60 and older, $10 for ages 2 to 17. Call 839-9885, ext. 720, or revisit

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 to 13, and 4 p.m. Dec. 14, Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Road. Enjoy a singular retelling of this classical American film as a live 1940s radio broadcast. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $20, $17 for MVT subscribers and guests, and $10 for ages 25 and under. Call 988-6131 or revisit

Ballet on Screen: “The Nutcracker”: 1 p.m. Dec. 14 and 16, Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre. The production, prisoner live in Oct 2012 during a Vienna State Opera House, stars Liudmila Konovalova and Vladimir Shishov. Cost: $20, $18 for members. Visit

Christmas movies: Dec. 20, Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library. Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” during 1 p.m., followed by “Elf” starring Will Ferrell during 2:30 p.m. Both cinema are rated PG and suitable for ages 7 and older. Free. Call 733-8488.

Christmas film marathon: 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22, Ewa Beach Public School Library. Enjoy new and classical Christmas cinema including “Arthur Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Dr. Seuss’ How a Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Elf” and “The Polar Express.” Free. Call 689-1204.


FaLaLaLaLa singing workshop: Three-night array for women singers, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 10 and 17, 99-900 Iwaena St., Aiea. Learn singing techniques and barbershop-style songs in credentials for a half-hour theatre opening with a Honolulu Blend Show Chorus on Dec. 19 during Ward Warehouse. Free. Call 728-9129.

“We’ve Got Your Back for a Holidays”: Enjoy a holiday practice eventuality during a Aerial Yoga Healthy Back series, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday (lower back, lumbar and sacral spine), Dec. 11 (mid-back and thoracic spine) and Dec. 16 (upper back, neck, shoulders and cervical spine), Still Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. Each event focuses on rejuvenating a opposite apportionment of a spine to assistance assuage pain, strengthen a behind and raise fixing regulating aerial hammocks. Cost: $25 per seminar or $69 for all 3 sessions. Call 436-6545 or revisit

Friends of a Library-Kapolei’s holiday book sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Kapolei Public Library. Find a good preference of holiday books, movies, strain and Christmas gifts, as good as ubiquitous CDs, DVDs, vinyl annals and more. Email

The Ghosts of Honolulu’s Past: A Holiday Ghost Tour: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25. Historian Steve Fredrick leads a four-hour walking debate by a streets of downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. For ages 21 and older. Cost: $40; reservations required. Email or revisit

Friends of Kaneohe Library Bookstore: Offering half-off all Christmas and holiday books, CDs and DVDs in December, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. (closed 3 to 6 p.m.) Wednesdays. Volunteers welcome. Call 247-4819.

“From Hawaii to a World, a Fairytale Christmas”: Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Executive Chef Ralf Bauer and his group continue a 20-year tradition of formulating an unusual succulent gingerbread encampment to be displayed in a run during a holidays by a initial week of January. Call 922-5811 or revisit


Ala Moana: Photos with Santa, Mall Level 2, Nordstrom Wing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays by Dec. 11; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 to 23; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Photo packages start during $29.99.

Kahala Mall: Photos with Santa, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays by Dec. 11; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 to 23; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Santa takes daily breaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Photo packages start during $20. Visit

Pearlridge Center: Photos with Santa, Downtown Center Court. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays by Dec. 12; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 to 23; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Santa takes a daily mangle from 2 to 3 p.m. Photo packages start during $25.
» Pearlridge Express: Keiki underneath 48 inches high can journey by Uptown Center Court aboard a custom-built locomotive. Cost: $3.50 per ticket; $29 for a 10-ticket booklet. For a sight schedule, call 488-0981 or revisit

Ward Centers: Santa’s Beach House, by Dec. 24, nearby Ward Stadium 16, Level 3, with keiki activities. Photos with Santa accessible noon to 8 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays by Dec. 18; noon to 8:30 p.m. Dec 19 to 23, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Photo packages start during $22. Visit

Windward Mall: Photos with Santa, by Dec. 24, Center Court. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays by Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Santa takes daily breaks from 2 to 3 p.m. Photo packages start during $21. Call 235-1143 or revisit
» Snow Flurry Tree: Watch a unnatural 15-minute sleet flurry that starts during a tip of any hour between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sears wing, by Dec. 24.
» “Dear Santa” letter-writing station: Sears wing, during mall hours by Dec. 24. Keiki who write a minute or send a wish list to Santa will accept a respond in a mail; postage stamp required.

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