Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: December 11–17, 2019
Explore the fantasy of “The Nutcracker,” squeeze in a festive fundraising workout, catch a ska show and shop at a new block party in Kaka‘ako.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF Ballet Hawai‘i
Friday, December 13–Sunday, December 15, various times
Prepare for “March of the Toy Soldiers” to strut merrily into your brain. Ballet Hawai‘i takes the stage, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, with a Hawaiian-themed spin on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, imagined in 1858 in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i.
Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., $40–$125, ballethawaii.org
Keauhou Lane Holiday Block Party
Friday, December 13, 5–10 p.m.
Kaka‘ako’s Keauhou Lane is throwing its first public event along the walkways as well as at businesses that include HICraft Kitchen, Real Gastropub’s Bent Tail Brewing Co. and the yet-to-open Spa U‘ilani (with a massage pop-up). This event is open to all ages and pets and includes an ugly sweater contest, music and games. There will also be artisan booths with sea glass jewelry, vintage clothing and more. Admission is free.
502 Keawe St., (808) 542-6959, ourkakaako.com
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PHOTO: COURTESY OF JONATHAN THORPE & BAMP PROJECT
The Reel Big Fish Life Sucks…Let’s Dance! Tour
Wednesday, December 11, 8 p.m.
This band got together in Southern California in 1991 and built a fan following with “Sell Out” and other hits. The group, performing with special guests No Villains Left and Completely Insane, sometimes tops 250 shows a year. And guitarist/vocalist Aaron Barrett usually sports aloha shirts onstage and off so we’ll be checking out his Island style.
$29.50, The Republik, 1349 Kapi‘olani Blvd., bampproject.com
PHOTO: COURTESY OF JINGLE ROCK RUN AND MAKE-A-WISH HAWAI‘I
Jingle Rock Run
Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m.
Here’s to a festive, family-friendly activity that also raises money for a great cause. The seventh annual Jingle Rock Run rounds up walkers, joggers, runners, strollers and pets on a fundraising holiday walk through downtown Honolulu starting at the state Capitol. The event provides funding for life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, some of whom will be taking part, too. Register even on race day.
$30–$45, Hawai‘i State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St., jinglerockrun.com
Billabong Pipe Masters
C-Suite: CEO of the Year
Thursday, December 12 | 7:30–9:30 a.m.
A Robert Cazimero Christmas
Thursday, December 12 | 5–10:30 p.m.
Italian Five-Course Wine Dinner with Santa Margherita Wines
Thursday, December 12 | 6– 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 12 | 7– 11:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 12 & Friday, December 13 | 8–9:30 p.m.
LDEI Hawai‘i + Pai Holiday Market
Thursday, December 12 & Friday, December 13 | 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)
Friday, December 13–Sunday, December 15 | various times
Brunch With Santa
Saturday, December 14 | 10 a.m.–noon
Hawai‘i Polo’s Winter Wahine Invitational
Saturday, December 14 | 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15 | 8–10 p.m.
Local I‘a Demo Dinner Series with Counter Culture
Monday, December 16 | 6:30–8 p.m.
Winter Wishes – A Holiday Festival
Until Tuesday, December 24 | Various times
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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