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Things to Do in December in Hawaii

December lights up the city with parades, rock stars and holiday fun.


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28th Annual Honolulu City Lights

Dec. 1 – Jan. 1

Downtown is all aglow once again. See the traditional lighting of the 50-foot City Christmas tree, followed by the Electric Light Parade. For a full schedule, visit honolulucitylights.org.


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A Cazimero Christmas

Dec. 7 – 9

Celebrate the holidays in true Hawaiian style with hula hālau performances and Christmas music by the award-winning Brothers Cazimero. hawaiitheatre.com.


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Duane Padilla and Shoji Ledward

Dec. 8

Tired of holiday music? Take a break with the jazzy sounds of violinist Duane Padilla and guitarist Shoji Ledward as they play the kind of standards Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald used to sing. duanepadilla.com.

An Evening with Journey

Dec. 12 – 15

Another night in any town, you can hear the thunder of their cry ... Journey’s back to rock the Neal Blaisdell Center! bampproject.com.


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Annie

Dec. 7 – 30

Our favorite redhead escapes her hard knock life in the orphanage and befriends a grumpy billionaire. Follow her musical adventures on stage at Diamond Head Theatre. diamondheadtheatre.com.


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Don Tiki’s 2nd Annual Hot Lava Holiday Show

Dec. 15

Enjoy a hot Christmas evening with Don Tiki, a troupe of musicians and dancers that puts an exotica spin on holiday songs. honolulumuseum.org.

Glass Ornament Workshops

Dec. 1 – 30

Each weekend, Island Glassworks offers an hourlong glassblowing class in which you can make your own holiday ornaments for $30. Call 263-4327 for reservations. islandglassworks.com.


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Christmas Parades

Dec. 1 – 16

In December, it seems that everyone loves a Christmas parade. There’ll be more than 15 of them throughout the month, in neighborhoods from Kaimuki to Waipahu. A full schedule is at honolulu.gov/dts/usage.

 

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