Archive for "November, 2018"

Kaneohe Christmas Parade


Saturday, December 1: 
Kaneohe Christmas Parade. 
Each year Kaneohe rings in the holiday season with its historic parade starting at Windward Mall and ending at Castle High School, along the following route: From Haiku Road and Alaloa, makai (ocean side) on Haiku Road, right on Kamehameha Highway (remaining in the Honolulu-bound lanes until Hoene Place intersection). The parade will then cross over to the Kahaluu-bound lanes of Kamehameha Hwy., left on Kaneohe Bay Dr., and right into Castle High School parking lot. 9 a.m. to noon.  For more information visit

“We’re Dreaming of a White Christmas”, Parade and Celebration


Saturday, December 1: 
“We’re Dreaming of a White Christmas”, Parade and Celebration. 
Celebrate the holidays with a host of fun activities for keiki of all ages. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., as the 33rd Annual Mililani Holiday Parade Celebrating 50 Years of Mililani Town starts at the Mililani High School Stadium, travels on Kipapa Drive to Mililani Shopping Center for the Official Start of the Parade and Contest Judging and then proceeding through Mililani Town ending at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Town Center of Mililani. Come down to Mililani Shopping Center to get front-row seats for the Annual Mililani Holiday Parade, and follow it up with a free, fun event for the whole family from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. After watching the Parade pass Mililani Shopping Center, families are invited to stay and enjoy holiday activities, with a Snow Play Zone, Make-and-Take Crafts, games and of course, Santa! All keiki who visit with Santa will receive a free treat! Bring a new, unwrapped toy or book, or a cash donation for Toys for Tots and get a wristband to enter the Snow Play Zone with 8 tons of real “Hawaiian” snow. Mililani Shopping Center, 94-221 Kipapa Dr., Mililani. 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  For information call (808) 222-2533 or visit

Honolulu City Lights


December 1 – 31:
Honolulu City Lights.
A month long Christmas lights and decorations display.  Highlights include the large outdoor tree, Shaka Santa and Mrs. Claus, indoor tree display and corridor of wreaths. Free activities and events, food vendors and children’s rides at cost.  Scheduled for opening night, Saturday, December 1:  4 p.m. – Food booths and keiki (children’s) rides open at Sky Gate; 6 p.m. – Tree Lighting Ceremony at Honolulu Hale, Electric Light Parade begins at A`ala Park down King Street; 6:30 p.m. – Lighting of the City Christmas Tree. Honolulu Hale (City Hall), 530 S. King St., Honolulu. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Free admission. Free event parking at the Fasi Municipal Building – underground parking garage located at the corner of Beretania and Alapai Streets, enter from Beretania Street. For information visit

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday:
Niaulani Nature Walk.
  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces visitors to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T Gail Talk Story” is about sports, recreation and community events where Emily is involved: Hawai`i Island and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, upcoming shows will include interesting and informative talk stories with people involved with the recent Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona and the many golf opportunities on the Big Island. Emily will have updates about events and activities for the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, PATH-Connecting People and Places, Hawai`i Cycling Club, Bikeworks Beach and Sport.   She will remind you of the many complimentary activities available in Kailua Village, Queens Marketplace and Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort and The Shops at Mauna Lani. Emily’s past shows include lots of golf talk and interviews with players from the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai every January and broadcast on NBC/Golf Channel. Emily T Gail Talk story is available at online 24/7, via, a free iTunes podcast, and Emily T Gail Talk Story on You Tube. Contact Emily T Gail at 808 896-6780 or

Paradise Studio Art Tour – Kea`au

Big Island

Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2:
Paradise Studio Art Tour – Kea`au.
  Arts and fine crafts will be in abundance at the 10th Anniversary Paradise Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kea`au. Seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map visit, email, or call (808) 982-5150. Free to the public.

Twilight Christmas Parade – Waimea

Big Island

Saturday, December 1: 
Twilight Christmas Parade – Waimea.
  Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park. Visit with Santa at the Parker Ranch Center, 67-1175 Hawai`i Belt Rd., Waimea, immediately after the parade and have a free picture taken with him. There will be goody bags for all children, while supplies last. Charitable donations will be accepted to benefit the Waimea Lions Club and North Hawai`i Hospice.  5:30 p.m.

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday:
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
  A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Volcano Art Center Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free (donations welcome); park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Holualoa Music and Light Festival

Big Island

Saturday, December 1: 
Holualoa Music and Light Festival.
  Witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, listen to musicians perform Christmas music thru the evening at stages around the village, and receive treats from the galleries and shops in this charming little artists’ colony in the middle of Kona coffee country. Santa will show up too. For information, call Holualoa Village Assn. at (808) 322-8484, or visit

Cocoa Tea with his Band


Saturday, December 1: 
Cocoa Tea with his Band.
  The Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar “Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party.  Rob’s Good Time Grill, Rice Shopping Center 4303 Rice St., Lihue, 8 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 896-4845 or visit