ANNUAL SILVIA A. MARTZ MEMORIAL RUN
Sunday Dec 1 – 7am
annual run presented by the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club – proceeds
will benefit the American Cancer Society, Honolulu Chapter. The run begins
at Kapiolani Park and ends at the Marathon finish line. For more
information call Ron 589-2646.
BIKERS UNITED 29TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS RUN
Sunday Dec 1 – 10am
Bikers United give back to the community and support the needy children of
Hawaii. All SBU members and motorcycle enthusiasts are en-couraged to
attend. Morning festivities begin at the Convention Center with a wide
array of activities – tattoo contest, live music, custom bike show and
more, and the run leaves at 3pm. For information call Roy Gomez 291-3370.
Sunday Dec 1 – 4pm
annual holiday music fest with piano and vocal students from the Leeward
Community College music department will be held at the LCC Theatre. For
more information call Barbara 455-0385.
Thursday Dec 5 – 6pm
annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade begins at the bottom of St. Louis Heights and ends at municipal
parking lot. For more information call 732-5544.
Friday Dec 6 to 8 – All Day
Festival of Trees is a craft show and sale to benefit the Queen’s
Medical Center Auxiliary. It will feature custom decorated trees and an
exciting array of beautiful, handmade holiday decorations, including
intricately crafted Christmas shadow boxes. The festival will be held on
the second floor conference rooms at the Ward Warehouse. For more
information call Queen’s Medical Volunteer 547-4397.
Friday Dec 6 – 2pm to 4pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts presents a holiday celebration that includes a
tour of the Academy’s galleries of Medieval and Renaissance art
highlighting the Christmas theme. Enjoy holiday refreshments in the
Pavilion Court and a musical performance by the Academy Ensemble. For more
information call the Education Department 532-8726.
CITY TREE LIGHTING
Friday Dec 6 – 6:15pm
the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities at
the Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., in the upper
parking lot. For more information call 734-0282.
Friday Dec 6 – 7pm
Honolulu Chorale’s International Christmas Concert will be held at the
Nuuanu Church, 2651 Pali Highway: Haydn’s Gloria; Jazz Gloria; Hodie;
Christus Natus Est; Calypso Christmas and many more. For more information
“CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD”
Friday Dec 6 – 7:30pm
Christmas from all corners of the globe as Hawaii Pacific University
presents a holiday concert at Kawaiahao Church, located at 957 Punchbowl
Street. The concert will be performed by an international choral made up
of HPU students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. For
information call Susan 544-1127.
Saturday Dec 7 – 9am
out for a great Christmas parade in the heart of downtown Kaneohe. The
parade will follow the Kamehameha Highway from Windward Mall to Castle
High School. For more information call 845-4111.
HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS SALE
Saturday Dec 7 – 10am to 6pm
Naturally Hawaiian Gallery famous Christmas Sale and Party will be held at
the Waimanalo store, 41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy. Live music, good food and
hayrides with Santa. For more information call 259-5354.
ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE
Saturday Dec 7 – 6pm
kick-off to the Honolulu City Lights Christmas season the Electric Light
Parade will travel through downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. Starting at
A‘ala Park proceeding down
King Street and ending in front of Honolulu Hale. For more information
call Patti 527-6060.
OF ART & FINE CRAFTS
Saturday Dec 7 & 8 – 9am to 4pm
Pacific Handcrafters Guild presents its 28th Annual Christmas sale held at
Thomas Square. The festival will be loaded with the highest quality of
pottery, wood, glass, jewelry, fine arts & more! Great food,
entertainment and fun for the whole family! Native Hawaiian plant sale and
education of plants, massage, keiki tent & games, Santa and free
drawings for trips to the outer islands and Las Vegas. For more
information call U’ilani 841-0171.
CRAFT FAIR AT KOKO MARINA CENTER
Saturday Dec 7 & 8 – 9am to 3pm
browsing through a colorful variety of hand-made creations at our annual
Holiday Craft Fair at Koko Marina Center in Hawaii Kai. For more
information call 395-4737.
ANNUAL HONOLULU MARATHON
Sunday Dec 8 – 5am
Honolulu Marathon’s 26-mile scenic course begins at Ala Moana Beach Park
and winds its way through Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Hawaii Kai and
ends at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. For more information call 734-7200.
Sunday Dec 8 – 9am
create a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath with Marie McDonald, author of Ka
Lei the Leis of Hawaii. All supplies and materials will be provided,
including flowers and plants from Marie’s Waimea garden. For more
information call 537-1708.
Sunday Dec 8 – 10am to 3pm
a benefit for Easter Seals, families can
build gingerbread houses with already prepared gingerbread. The festival
will take place at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. For more
information and reservations call 536-1015.
Sunday Dec 8 – Afternoon Shows
Honolulu Arts Academy presents the Parasol Puppets. They came all the way
from the mainland to present another original play for the Keiki. Learn
about Christmas around the World at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. For more
information call 532-8768.
Sunday Dec 8 – 3pm
of ethnic music and dance classes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
present their end-of-semester performance, featuring music and dance of
Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, China, Samoa and Tahiti. For more information
CITY LIGHTS TROLLEY TOURS
Sunday Dec 8 to 30 – 6:30pm
Victoria Ward Centers and catch the Honolulu City Lights Trolley at the
Auahi Street trolley station. Sit back and enjoy the thousands of
twinkling lights and festive holiday displays as the trolley makes its way
through downtown Honolulu. The $2.50 fare (under age 4 free) will benefit
the Hawaii Food bank. For more information call 591-8411.
Wednesday Dec 11 – 7pm
constellations, mythology and other fascinating facts during a show at the
Windward Community College planetarium. For more information
Wednesday Dec 11 – 7:30pm
one-man food fighting comedy show will be at the Blaisdell Concert Hall
for one night only. Feel free to bring your camera and take pictures as
Gallagher tests his sledgehammer on some of Hawaii’s finest produce. For
more information call 593-8333 and for tickets call 526-4400.
CLUB OF HONOLULU
Thursday Dec 12 – 10am
Honolulu Newcomers Club hosts a welcome coffee meeting at a private
residence in town. For more information call 944-3310.
EVENING OF CHANT WITH BHAGAVAN DAS
Thursday Dec 12 – 7:30pm
Yoga College in Kailua will host an ecstatic evening of devotional
chanting with Bhagavan Das. Donations will be accepted, for more
information call Tammy 334-3341.
HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAIR
Saturday Dec 14 – 7am to 11am
friends of Kailua High School are having its 19th Annual Breakfast, San-ta
Fair and Craft Sale at Kailua High School, 451 Ulumanu Drive. For more
information call Ed 524-0330.
Saturday Dec 14 – 10am
again the Waimanalo community shares the spirit of the holidays with the
annual Holiday Parade. The parade will have marching units, floats and
promises to provide lots of fun for people of all ages. The parade starts
at Humuniki Street and ends at the Waimanalo District Park. For more
information call Andrew 259-7342.
MOANA PARK ARTFEST
Saturday Dec 14 & 15 – 9am to 4pm
Presented by the Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance, the artfest
features the multi-ethnic creations of Hawaii’s talented handcrafters
and fine artists. Located at Ala Moana Beach Park, just across from the
Ala Moana Shopping Center. For more information call Nancy 696-6717.
Sunday Dec 15 – 9am to 3pm
break in your busy holiday schedule and join in for a day of tennis at the
Barbers Point Tennis Courts in Kalaeloa. Players sign up as individuals
and will be matched at each set with a different partner. Each participant
will receive a tournament souvenir, goodie bay, snacks and beverages. The
tournament will benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. For
more information call Donna at 532-6744.
ICHIDA IN CONCERT
Tuesday Dec 15 – 7:30pm
Ballet pianist May Keiko Ichida will return to the stage to present a solo
piano recital as a tribute to the Academy’s 75th anniversary and to her
brother, the late Karl K. Ichida. A special display of American drawings
and watercolors from the Academy’s Karl K. Ichida Collection will be on
view. The event will take place at the Doris Duke at the Academy Theater.
For more information call 532-8768.
Friday Dec 20 to 22 – call for time
Ballet Hawaii brings the Nutcracker to the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
The cast is lead by Katia Caranza and Luis Serrano from the Miami City
Ballet and also includes a line-up of international stars in various dance
roles. For more information and tickets call 526-4400.
Friday Dec 27 & 28 – 10am to 4pm
traditional African American celebration with events for the entire family
including two days of hands-on workshops, cooking demonstrations and
entertainment. The event takes place at the Academy Art Center, for more
information call 532-8741.
Saturday Dec 28 – 8am to 3pm
Save lives by donating blood during a blood drive at the Town
Center of Mililani. The holidays are tough on the state’s blood supply,
and this year will be no exception. For more information and other dates
to donate blood call Stephanie 800-372-9966.
HONBUSHIN MOCHITSUKI FESTIVAL
Sunday Dec 29 – 9am to 2pm
experience the Japanese culture of Mochi pounding at the annual Mochitsuki
Festival that will be held at Honbushin, 95-030 Waihonu Street, Mililani.
View the entire process of the ancient tradition of making rice cakes from
sweet rice – pound and shape your own rice cakes. Cooked rice,
equipment, instruction and supervision will be provided for all
participants. For more information call 623-7693.
Sunday Dec 29 – 7pm
Wayne Brady will be in Hawaii for a special holiday engagement at the
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. For more information call 593-8333 and for tickets
BOYS NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT
Tuesday Dec 31 – 9pm
“Good Vibrations” of the Beach Boys will rock the Hilton Hawaiian
Village Beach Resort & Spa’s Coral Ballroom on New Year’s Eve.
Doors open at 9 p.m. with an opening act, and the Beach Boys take the
stage at 10:45. Tickets, which include a special New Year’s Eve drink,
commemorative glass, party favors, go on sale December 9. For more
information call 949-4321.