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Weekend Picks - December 23, 1010


Lei Chic Go Nog Wild
What: Quite possibly the best holiday cupcake flavor ever: Hokulani Bake Shop’s Eggnog Bourbon cupcake with Nutmeg Buttercream frosting. Take some to your Christmas Eve party or to the fam’s house on Christmas Day. You’ll be the star at the top of the family tree.
When: Get them today or tomorrow, as early as possible, or order in advance, if you want them for Saturday. They'll be baking them through the new year.
Where: Hokulani Bake Shop, Restaurant Row and Pioneer Plaza downtown.
Details: $3.50 each.

Hit the Ice, Ice Baby
What: So it’s 80 and sunny instead of 32 and blowing snow. You can still pretend. Hit the Ice Palace during public skating hours and rock around the rink.
When: Open noon to 11 on Christmas Day. Other hours here.
Where: 4510 Salt Lake Blvd.
Details: Admission $8.90 per person, includes skate rental. Call 808.487.9921 for more info or visit www.icepalacehawaii.com

Say Cheers to Holiday Spirits
What: After the present wrapping marathon, and the present opening marathon, you need a drink. Head to Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani, where you can order the Sparkle and Spice, a champagne cocktail kicked up with lime, chili, sage, port and a couple other flavors that give it pop. Or, go for the Easy As Pie, with tequila, Grand Marnier, and pumpkin puree topped with ginger beer and served with a cinnamon sugar rim.
When: Any night this weekend till midnight.
Where: Lewers Lounge, Halekulani hotel, Kalia Road, Waikiki
Details: Both cocktails are $12 and available on request through the new year. More info here.

Meet the Reel Santa
What: Have you really seen all of the top Christmas movies? Besides A Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street, see what others are on the required viewing list.
Where: There are tons of lists of top Christmas movies, a couple to start with are here and here.

Light Up the Night
Check out some locals’ handiwork with outdoor lights that rival the Griswolds, even when there’s no snow and intermittent power outages across the island.
When: Now through the new year or as long as the HECO grid holds.
Where: Addresses and directions are listed in full here.

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