The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Happenings on O‘ahu

There’s a lot going on, from parades to Show Aloha Land, to The Nutcracker and Honolulu City Lights.

 

Let the season commence! Here’s where to go and what to do to get into the holiday spirit this year, whether you’re looking for Christmas lights or searching for Santa himself.

 


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Festive Lights

 

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Photo: Courtesy of Show Aloha Land

 

Show Aloha Land

Thursday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 4, Thursday, Dec. 8 to Sunday, Dec. 11, Thursday, Dec. 15 to Saturday, Dec. 31, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Visit a mega Christmas tree, listen to music, and enjoy a beer garden and plenty of food. There will also be a traditional light show, along with a petting zoo, train rides, walking light show, bubble room, falling fake snow and professional photo-ops with Santa.

 

$39.95, guests 2 years old and younger are free, $9 for parking, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., showalohaland.com, @showalohaland

 


 

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Photo: Ron Slauson Photography, Courtesy of Honolulu City Lights

 

Honolulu City Lights

Saturday, Dec. 3 through Sunday Jan. 2, 2023

View Christmas trees decorated in various themes by City and County of Honolulu departments. Shaka Santa, Tūtū Mele and the snowman family will also be there spreading holiday cheer. On Dec. 3, Mayor Rick Blangiardi will light the city’s 50-foot holiday tree, as well as the lights strung up around Honolulu Hale and the Civic Center grounds. McKenna Maduli will host.

 

530 S. King St. Parking is available in the municipal lot at Alapai and Beretania streets. honolulu.gov

 


SEE ALSO: Can’t Miss: Honolulu City Lights


 

Kapolei City Lights

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 10

The Leeward O‘ahu community can delight in a festive block party along Ala Kahawai and Ulu‘ōhi‘a streets near Kapolei Hale. Enjoy food trucks, luminous displays of holiday cheer and a holiday parade.

 

Free. 1000 Ulu‘ōhia St., Kapolei, bit.ly/kapoleicitylights@kapoleisanta 

 


 

Parades

Hawaii Kai parade

Photo: Jasmine Chagnon

 

Hawai‘i Kai Holiday Parade & After-Party at Koko Marina Center

Saturday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.; after-party 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy the 51st annual parade as it starts at the corner of Lunalilo Home Road and Hawai‘i Kai Drive or look on from elsewhere on the route (down Lunalilo Home Road, ending at Koko Marina Center). The Hawai‘i Kai Lions Club has coordinated more than 1,000 people to march, not to mention an array of floats, trolleys and classic cars. After the parade, there will be holiday crafts, carnival games, hula dancing and more at Koko Marina Center.

 

Kamilo‘iki Park, 7750 Hawai‘i Kai Dr., to Koko Marina Center, 7192 Kalanianaʻole Highway kokomarinacenter.com

 


 

35th Annual Mililani Holiday Parade

Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

Watch as Mayor Rick Blangiardi, members of the Mililani High School band, local business owners, students, community groups and, of course, Santa, march along spreading holiday cheer. The parade route starts at Mililani High School’s Kauinana Stadium, travels along Kīpapa Drive past Mililani Shopping Center, onto Moenamanu Street, then onto Kuahelani Avenue and Mehe‘ula Parkway before ending at the Town Center of Mililani. More than 60 vehicles, including antique cars and festive floats, will participate in this community event. After the parade, guests are encouraged to stay for the holiday shopping and activities at Mililani Shopping Center and Town Center of Mililani.

Free. towncenterofmililani.com, mililanishoppingcenter.com

 


 

Kaimukī Business & Professional Association Kaimukī Christmas Parade

Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

This neighborhood parade is back for the first time in three years, following its traditional parade route: eastbound on Wai‘alae Avenue starting at Chaminade and St. Louis and ending at Koko Head Avenue. The best viewing spots are on the makai side of the street, since the lanes on the mauka side will be open to regular traffic.

Free. Wai‘alae Ave., kbpahawaii.com

 


 

Pearl City Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m.

Pearl City schools, first responders, pageant winners, youth program members and a lot more, including, of course, Santa Claus, will march in this annual Christmas parade. Participants will have a chance to win $100 and trophies for best marching, Christmas spirit and vehicle units. The parade route begins at Momilani Elementary School on Ho‘okiekie Street then turns onto Ho‘olaulea Street and finishes at Pearl City Shopping Center.

 

Free. Participant registration is open until Nov. 17, contact barry@mypearlcity.com for the parade application, mypearlcity.com

 


 

Hawai‘i Kai Marina Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday, Dec. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season as you watch the boats go by! Many of the boats are decked out in colored lights, are playing music and some even have a theme—think movies, characters and the like. Boaters go all-out to spread the holiday cheer, too, singing and dancing to wow the crowd.

 

Free. Along the marina docks, 6370 Hawai‘i Kai Dr. hawaiikaimarina.com

 


 

Shopping

 

Christmas Tree Sale at Helemano Farms

Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to dark (only Norfolk pines available)
Friday, Nov. 25 to Wednesday, Dec. 23; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, noon until dark; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until dark

Head to this family farm in Wahiawā to pick your own Norfolk pine or cypress tree grown right here in Hawai‘i. The whole ‘ohana (even dogs!) can wander through the farm to find the perfect tree.

 

$60-$250 for Norfolk pine (up to 12 feet), $70-$220 for a cypress (up to 10 feet). 1750 Whitmore Ave., Wahiawā, helemanofarms.com

 


 

Keep it Kaimukī Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shop local at Keep it Kaimukī’s annual event. In addition to beloved traditions, there’s exciting new elements including live entertainment, family-friendly activities like holiday photos with Kris Kaimukī, and a virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Puʻu o Kaimukī Park. Fill out a gratitude card and drop it in the designated mailbox (postage stamps sponsored by 3650 Wai‘alae). Plus, Goodwill Hawai‘i will be accepting donations for reusable clothing and household items, and will host a keiki activity booth. When you spend $150 or more at any of the participating businesses, you can enter to win a swag bag featuring a tote bag, T-shirt, water bottle and more. Complimentary trolley rides will run throughout Kaimukī from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Free, plus parking at the 3660 Wai‘alae lot (valet parking will be available), @keepitkaimuki

 


 

A Pinch of Salt Market

Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salt at Our Kaka‘ako’s annual shopping celebration features an array of unique products and goods. Find novelty gifts and special treasures just in time for the holidays. Oh, and it’s pet-friendly, too!

 

Free. 691 Auahi St., saltatkakaako.com, @saltourkakaako

 


 

Habilitat’s Christmas Tree Project

Open daily starting Saturday, Nov. 27, noon to 9 p.m. 

Shop wreaths; door charms; and noble, grand and Douglas firs for your holiday décor. Proceeds go toward the nonprofit that’s been working to help people overcome substance abuse and other antisocial behaviors for over 40 years. This year’s retail locations are at Stadium Mall, Kāne‘ohe Bay Shopping Center, Koko Marina Center and Central Union Church.

habilitat.com

 


 

Wellness and Metaphysical Holiday Expo

Saturday Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Shop self-care products for yourself and find meaningful gifts for loved ones at this new holiday expo. Find nourishing, holistic and healing products and gifts, and discover mystical and metaphysical services (offering gift vouchers!). Guests can also listen to educational talks from international speakers and participate in workshops such as breathwork, quantum energy and sound healing, meditation and more. Also, a keiki-friendly corner will allow parents the chance to shop and participate in trial sessions and workshops. Refreshments, snacks and packed lunches will be provided by ‘Ōlena Café.

 

Free. Blaisdell Hawai‘i Suites, 777 Ward Ave., wellnessandmetaphysical.com, @wellnessandmetaphysical

 


 

Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This festive fair is a one-stop local holiday shop for made in Hawaiʻi products, holiday gifts and crafts. Shop more than 300 vendors, featuring gourmet gifts, prepackaged gift baskets and holiday pop-up shops, and enjoy Ben Franklin make-and-take crafts, year-end inventory specials from manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers and more.

 

$5 for adults under 60; $4 for people 60 and older, students and military (ID required for all); children 12 years and under free with a paid adult. Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., MeleKalikimakaMarketplace.com 

 


 

Food & Drink

 

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Photo: Tracy Chan

Sippin’ Santa Tiki-Themed Holiday Pop-Up Bar

Friday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Dec. 31, 4 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy an assortment of festive craft cocktails with a tiki twist and small bites that will put any Scrooge in the holiday spirit. Try the Kris Kringle Colada, or perhaps the signature Sippin’ Santa made with El Dorado 8-year Demerara rum, Averna, fresh orange and lemon juice, nutmeg syrup, and ginger syrup in a surfin’ santa mug—all while enjoying live local music.

 

Prince Waikīkī, 100 Holomoana St. princewaikiki.com, @princewaikiki

 


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Merry & Bright Brunch With Santa

Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families can book the Merry & Bright brunch with Santa for a beautiful buffet of spicy ahi poke, mochi pancakes, kalbi and chicken and biscuits—to name just a few. Everyone will enjoy the holiday themed sweet treats, and keiki will especially appreciate the meet-and-greet with Santa himself, face painting and other festive activities.

$72 for adults; $47 for keiki 3 to 10 years old; ‘Alohilani Ballroom, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, 2490 Kalākaua Ave., alohilaniresort.com, @alohilaniresort

 


 

Candy Cane Lane Speakeasy

Monday, Dec. 19 to Friday, Dec. 30 

This Instagram-worthy holiday pop-up is sure to put—and keep—you in the holiday spirit. Festive movies will play during the day for kids and families to enjoy, then at 5 o’clock, Candy Cane Lane transforms into an adults-only speakeasy with specialty festive cocktails.

‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, 2490 Kalākaua Ave., alohilaniresort.com, @alohilaniresort

 


 

Entertainment

 

Hso Muppets Film Screen

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert

Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18, 4 p.m.

The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will perform the musical score live as the film The Muppet Christmas Carol plays on screen. Hear all of your favorite tunes as you watch this Christmas classic, with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge.

 

$18–$68. 1130 Bethel St., myhso.org, @hawaiisymphonyorchestra

 


 

The Nutcracker

Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 7 p.m.; and Dec. 4, noon

Ballet Hawai‘i’s annual Hawaiian-themed “The Nutcracker,” set in 1858 in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. The production is Ballet Hawai‘i’s annual Hawaiian-themed “The Nutcracker,” set in 1858 in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, is choreographed by internationally recognized ballet director, educator, advocate and choreographer Septime Webre. Guest artists include New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Carolina Ballet dancers, accompanied by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra.
From $40. Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., ballethawaii.org/thenutcracker, @ballethawaii

 


SEE ALSO: “The Nutcracker” Is Back in Honolulu


 

Flurry and Snow Holiday Sing-Along Show at Windward Mall

Friday, Dec. 16 to Saturday, Dec. 24

    • Friday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 18, 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 22, 11 a.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. Catch an interactive sing-along show produced by Storybook Station. Keiki are encouraged to sing along in hopes of a special guest joining in!Free. 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe, windwardmall.com, @windwardmall

 

Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas Show 2022

Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the warmth and aloha of the season with this three-time Grammy Award-winning artist. This special holiday performance will also include kumu hula Shelsea Ai and Hālau Lilia Makanoe, and singer-songwriter Chardonnay.

 

$45–$100. 1130 Bethel St., hawaiitheatre.com, @hawaiitheatre

 


 

Holiday Concert & Dinner with Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom

Sunday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. 

This one-night only dinner and show will feature six-time Grammy Award Nominee Hawaiian singer Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom and special guests Kulāiwi with Kawika Kahiapo, Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental and a hula performance by Pono Fernandez. Prior to the show, you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner prepared by Turtle Bay Resort’s Executive Chef Lyle Kaku.

$170. Kuilima Ball Room at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, turtlebayresort.com

 


 

Trains & Trolleys

 

Holiday Lights Trolley

Photo: Courtesy of Waikīkī Trolley

 

Pearlridge Express Holiday Train

Nov. 19 to Dec. 11:

  • Monday through Friday: noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: Center hours
  • Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed
  • Nov. 25 (Black Friday): 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.Dec. 12 to Dec. 18: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 19 to Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 25 (Christmas Day): Closed

Dec. 26 to Jan. 8:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All (keiki) aboard! Watch your little ones’ eyes light up as they ride the custom miniature train across Pearlridge Center Mauka’s festive landscape filled with oversized toys. Taking a ride on Hawai‘i’s only scale-model, fully functioning locomotive has become a holiday tradition for many.

 

$5 per ride, 10-ride coupon books are $39. Keiki must be under 48 inches tall; 98-1005 Moanalua Road, ‘Aiea, pearlridgeonline.com, @pearlridge

 


 

Holly Jolly Waikīkī Trolley

Sunday, Dec. 4 to Dec. 24
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 6, 7, and 8 p.m
Friday, 6, 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Hop on the trolley at Prince Waikīkī and enjoy a round-trip ride to see the holiday decorations at Honolulu City Lights. The last of the Friday night rides is a little later, so you and your ‘ohana can watch the Waikīkī fireworks at before getting on the trolley.

 

Adults and keiki ages 3 and up, $20; lap children are free. Pick up is at Prince Waikīkī, 100 Holomoana St. fareharbor.com

 


 

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Sunday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 24, tours depart at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

Take a 30-minute joyful ride to Honolulu Hale to see Shaka Santa, then spend about an hour exploring all the lights and scenes throughout the area. Reservations are required and can fill up quickly. Tickets also include a photo with Santa Claus and his elves.

 

$25 for adults; $17 for keiki 3 to 11 years old; kids 2 years and younger are free but must sit on an adult’s lap. Pickup is at Victoria Ward Park, 680 Auahi St., holidaylightshi.com, @holidaylightshi

 


Photo Opportunities

 

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Photo: Courtesy of Srikanta H. U.

 

Windward Mall

Santa’s Arrival: Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Each of the first 300 keiki to arrive will receive a stocking filled with goodies, and Santa and Rudolph will be there too for photo opportunities! You’re encouraged to bring a canned goods donation for the Salvation Army’s food pantry.

Photos available through Saturday, Dec. 24, various days and times

Free. 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe; view Santa’s schedule here, windwardmall.com, @windwardmall

 

Pearlridge Center

Daily, Friday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Dec. 24

Nov. 25: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nov. 26–Dec. 11:

  • Mondays through Fridays: noon to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Center hours
  • Pet photos with Santa: Wednesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 4 to 6 p.m.

Dec. 12–18: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 19–23: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free. Photo packages available, Wai Makai Center Court, 98-1005 Moanalua Road, ‘Aiea, pearlridgeonline.com, @pearlridge

 

Royal Hawaiian Center

Holiday Kickoff and Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 23, 5 p.m.

Enjoy music from local musicians, holiday characters and hula performances, and watch Santa Claus himself light the 34-foot-tall tree. After that, delight in a keiki hula show, more live music and take a complimentary photo with Santa!

Photos available every Wednesday and Saturday, Nov. 23 to Saturday, Dec. 24, 5 to 7 p.m.

Free. Guests will also receive peppermint cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company and a Royal Santa Savings Pass, The Royal Grove, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., royalhawaiiancenter.com, @royalhwnctr

 

Ka Makana Ali‘i

Friday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to noon

Free. You’re encouraged to bring canned goods or cash to the nearby Hawai‘i Foodbank drop-off table. You can also donate online here. 590 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, shopkapolei.com, @kapoleimarketplace

 

Ala Moana Center

Wednesday, Nov. 23 to Saturday, Dec. 24

Nov. 26: closed for Thanksgiving

Nov. 27 to Dec. 24: closed for Thanksgiving

  • Mondays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays: noon to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 9 to 10 a.m.: Santa Cares (a sensory-friendly experience in partnership with Autism Cares)
  • Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 4 to 7 p.m.: Pet photos with Santa

Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No personal cameras allowed. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., alamoanacenter.com, @alamoanacenter

Kapolei Marketplace

Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to noon

Free. You’re encouraged to bring canned goods or cash to the nearby Hawai‘i Foodbank drop-off table. You can also donate online here. 590 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, shopkapolei.com, @kapoleimarketplace

 

Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center

Santa’s Special Arrival & Tree Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, Nov. 26, 4 to 7 p.m.

Greet Santa as he arrives by boat at the marina docks and makes himself available for selfies with keiki! Festivities also include a youth dance performance by Breaks R4 Kidz, glitter tattoos, balloon animals and a holiday prize wheel. While there, take advantage of the Black Friday weekend and Small Business Saturday sales at the center’s shops and restaurants.

Free. 333 Keāhole St., hawaiikaitownecenter.com, @hawaiikaitownecenter

 

International Market Place

Thursday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 24

Free. Check for dedicated times for those with sensory needs, and pets too, 2330 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, shopinternationalmarketplace.com, @intlmktplace

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Photo: Courtesy of Kapolei Shopping Center

 

Kapolei Shopping Center

Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free. Bring your own camera. Keiki can also expect Rudolph, a stilt walker, face painting, balloon artist, holiday crafts and more. You’re encouraged to bring canned goods or non-perishable items for Hawai‘i Foodbank, 590 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, kapoleishopping.com, @kapoleishoppingctr

 

Christmas Photos With The Lei Bus

Saturday, Dec. 3 and 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, noon to 3 p.m.

Snap a few festive photos with this vintage Volkswagen Bus! For this special appearance inside the mall, The Lei Bus will be decked out with special decor, including Christmas trees.

 

Free. Next to Macy’s at Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Ave., kahalamallcenter.com, @theleibus

 

Mililani Marketplace

Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Free. You’re encouraged to bring canned goods or cash to the nearby Hawai‘i Foodbank drop-off table. You can also donate online here. 94-780 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, mililanimarketplace.com, @mililanimarketplace

 

 


 

Fundraisers & Giving Back

 

Toys for Tots Donation Bin

Nov. 15 through Dec. 11

Support this organization’s mission to provide hope to local children and drop off new, unwrapped toys at the donation bins within South Shore Market or Ward Centre.

Ward Village, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., wardvillage.com, @wardvillage


 

The Senior Giving Tree

Nov. 18 through Dec. 13

Presented by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, this holiday tradition has provided over 10,000 wishes for seniors during the holiday season for 26 years. Visit Logos Bookstore in Ward Centre, Whole Foods or TJ Maxx, and select an ornament labeled with a meaningful “wish” for a senior in need and return with your unwrapped gift to make their wish come true.

Ward Village, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., wardvillage.com, @wardvillage


 

Sea Life Park Toy Drive for the Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation

Through Dec. 5

During the park’s regular operating hours, guests are invited to drop a toy in the designated box located at the front ticket booth. Those who donate will receive a free Keiki Day Pass or 50% off an Adult Day Pass (limited to one per party) for admission to the park.

Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy., sealifeparkhawaii.com, @sealifepark


 

Gingerbread ‘Ohana Fest & Laulima Giving Program

Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy live entertainment all day long and take photos with the Gingerbread Man from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Safeway, the community fundraiser supports the Laulima Giving Program, which helps provide a brighter Christmas to deserving families. Families can bring a monetary donation or a new, unwrapped gift and receive a ticket for a walkthrough in the Keiki O Ka ‘Āina Winter Wonderland and a gingerbread house kit to take home.

46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe, windwardmall.com, @windwardmall


 

Give Big Hawai‘i

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Donate to a local nonprofit of your choice through this single online donation platform. Each nonprofit has its own individual page that shares their current needs and requests. Funds go directly to the nonprofits you select! Learn more here.

givebighawaii.com


 

Other

 

Holiday Gift Making Workshop at Waikīkī Aquarium

Monday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 16, 10 to 11 a.m.

This holiday workshop will teach you techniques for quilling, paper layering and embossing so you can create your very own unique holiday presents. Participants will make ornaments, greeting cards and gift boxes just in time for Christmas.

 

$30, includes admission and supplies. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the aquarium, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult, 2777 Kalākaua Ave., waikikiaquarium.org, @waikikiaquarium


 

Jingle Rock Run

Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. 

Don your reindeer antlers, cue up a Christmas music playlist and pack holiday snacks for this festive fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i. This year, the 2.5-mile Jingle Rock Run will be held at a new location, Ko Olina Resort. Participants will enjoy live entertainment along the route and at the festival grounds.

 

$30 for keiki ages 2 to 12, $40 for those 13 and older. Ko Olina Resort, parking available off Kekai Place, Kapolei, jinglerockrun.com


 

Hawaiian Mission Houses Holiday Tour & Tea

Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

Delight in three History Theatre portrayals and Victorian era refreshments. The 1821 Mission House will be populated with several actors portraying historical figures, in period costume, each giving a small talk about their lives in the 19th century. The tour will end with a special printing press demonstration in Ka Hale Paʻi, the print shop, followed by themed 19th century refreshments provided by Tea at 1024.

$45, tours are limited to 10 people per tour time, 553 South King St., missionhouses.org, @hawaiian_mission_houses


 

Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center

Sunday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Kids can join Santa’s helpers for an exciting day of holiday fun. The 1.5-hour workshop and play time is sure to get keiki into the holiday spirit.

 

$35 for nonmembers, $25 for members. 111 ‘Ohe St., (808) 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org, @hawaiichildrensdiscoverycenter