Archive for "December, 2013"

New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Music at Poipu Beach Park


Tuesday, December 31: 
New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Music at Poipu Beach Park.  Fabulous fireworks ring in the New Year at Poipu Beach, Kauai. Join the fun from 4-9:45 pm with food booths, local music, keiki activity area and more.  For information call (808) 742-7444 or email

Wailea Village Mochi Pounding


Saturday, December 28: 
Wailea Village Mochi Pounding. Celebrate making traditional rice cakes the “old-fashioned” way.  Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 6 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New Years crafts & calligraphy & floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more.  For information call (808) 963-6422 or visit  Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Hakalau.  8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lahaina Arts Society Banyan Tree Fine Art Fair


Saturday & Sunday, December 28 & 29: 
Lahaina Arts Society Banyan Tree Fine Art Fair.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Banyan Tree Park Lahaina, Front Street next to Pioneer Inn.  For information call (808) 661-0111 or email

Hawaiian Music Series – Featuring Dane Fujiwara


Thursday, December 26:
Hawaiian Music Series – Featuring Dane Fujiwara.  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-9309 or visit

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday – Celebrate!


Sunday, December 22:
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday – Celebrate!  Make a snow globe, make a Christmas ornament, enjoy live entertainment, watch a magic show with storytelling, kids (ages 1-17) can enter a drawing contest.  Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit www,

Santa Visits Hula Grill Ka`anapali


Sunday, December 22:  Santa Visits Hula Grill Ka`anapali.  A photographer will not be on sight, so it’s suggested you bring your own camera. The best viewing of your child on Santa’s lap will be from inside the restaurant in the Barefoot Bar. You do not have to dine there during this event to partake in the festivities. Hula Grill, Ka`anapli, 2435 Ka`anapali Pkwy., Whalers Village, Lahaina. 4-6 p.m.  For information call (808) 667-6636 or visit

Hula Arts at Kilauea

Big Island

Saturday, December 21: 
Hula Arts at Kilauea.  This VAC program features Halau Ha`a Kea `O Kinohi under the direction of kumu hula Paul Neves. This inspired outdoor presentation takes place rain or shine at the hula platform located near VAC Gallery in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there is a hands-on cultural demonstration from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at VAC Gallery porch. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Hawai`i Pops Presents “It’s the Holiday Season!”


Saturday, December 21:
Hawai`i Pops Presents “It’s the Holiday Season!”: Dinner, Dance & Concert. Starring
Amy Hanaiali`i, the Diamond Head Theater Shooting Stars; special appearances by Jim Nabors and Emma Veary.
Hawai`i Convention Center Ballroom, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. 8 p.m. For tickets and information call (808)
550-8457 or visit

Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade


Saturday, December 21: 
Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade.  Parade starts at 6:15 p.m. Before the parade, spend the day in Waimea. Visit parks, beaches and hiking trails; browse through Waimea’s shops, eat dinner and stay for the entertainment following the parade at Hofgaard Park, with free beverages, baked goods and treats provided by local businesses. Free.  The parade begins at Waimea Canyon Park, goes down Kaumuali`i Hwy to Ala Wai Road, then turns mauka (towards the mountains) to Waimea Road, then back west to end at Hofgaard Park in the center of town. Parking is easier on the Kekaha side of town, so arrive early (by 4 p.m. is recommended). Please keep children on the sidewalks during the parade.  For information call (808) 338-9117 or visit

Hawai`i Kai Marina Holiday Boat Parade


Saturday, December 21:
Hawai`i Kai Marina Holiday Boat Parade. Find a great spot at Hawai`i Kai Towne Center,
6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., Honolulu, to watch the boat parade lighted up as it makes its way around the marina!
Starting at dusk. Concert entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m., “Festival of Lights” Holiday Boat Parade starts at 6:10
p.m. For information call (808) 396-2469 or visit