Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-October 22, 2020
Wear a costume to a drive-in movie, visit princesses and superheroes, make a newspaper plant pot and do other earth-friendly activities.
Photo: Courtesy of Holy Nativity School
Flick-or-Treat at The Great Pumpkin Drive-In
The historically crowded fall festival at Holy Nativity School has taken a socially distanced approach this year with a series of contactless drive-in movie nights. Snuggle-up in your car to watch kid-friendly flicks on a gigantic outdoor screen. Keiki will love another opportunity to dress-up for the costume contest, too, which will be only for the early shows. But all kids will receive a goodie bag. You can also order gourmet bentos, popcorn (with kaki mochi, please!) and snacks to be delivered directly to your car so you won’t miss your favorite scenes.Two movies will be shown nightly this weekend and switch for two more next weekend.
- Thursday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 25
- 5:30 p.m. How to Train Your Dragon (PG)
- 8 p.m. The Greatest Showman (PG)
- $34.50 per car, reserve your tickets and pre-order food here
- Holy Nativity School, 5286 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, ‘Āina Haina
This virtual Halloween party is perfect for your littlest pumpkins and should tire them out for bedtime. Gymboree Play & Music at Pearlridge Center is currently closed, but Ms. Tori will lead this 40-minute online class with a costume parade, bubble blowing, dancing and a visit to a pretend pumpkin patch. Have an instrument handy like maracas, wooden spoons, or sticks (anything will do!) for the play-along Halloween songs.
- Ages 18 months to 6 years old
- Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct 24 at 4 p.m.
- Email email@example.com to register
Photo: Courtesy of Waikīkī Aquarium
The Mauka to Makai Festial in 2017.
Mauka to Makai Virtual Environmental Expo
The postponement of this annual Earth Day event from April to October gives us another opportunity this year to celebrate our planet. Instead of welcoming thousands of attendees in-person, the festival has gone (you guessed it), virtual. Families can download activities such as a do-it-yourself newspaper plant pot and watch educational videos such as Little Fire Ants in Hawai‘i from Waikīkī Aquarium’s website. Heads-up: the free swag bags have already run-out, but you don’t need them to enjoy the online activities.
- All ages
- Online content available starting Saturday, Oct. 24
Photo: Courtesy of Storybook Entertainment
Drive & See Halloween
A far cry from the usual Halloween madness in Waikīkī, keiki will be awe-struck with this socially distanced outing. Pile the kiddos into the car dressed in costume to drive-by the Royal Hawaiian Center and wave to 10 characters from Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i including Spider Superhero, Pink Troll, Snow Queen and Princess, Tinkerfairy, Iron Superhero, Bat Superhero, Mermaid Princess and America’s Captain. Bonus points if you dress to match your favorite character! The route begins on Lewers St. headed in the makai direction. Tip: keiki should sit on the passenger side of the vehicle for the best view.
- All ages
- Sunday, Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī
Photo: Courtesy of Walmart
Virtual Halloween Camp
If you didn’t discover Walmart’s virtual camp platform this summer, check it out now that it’s loaded with Halloween activities and games. Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosts as camp counselor leading you through interactive songs where keiki choose the lyrics, a family trick-or-treat game, spooky crafts and even a monster snack activity featuring Neil’s family. Yes, it’s heavily branded with Walmart logos and products, but who cares when the clever content entertains your ‘ohana for hours.