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Wahiawa town: Today, 6:30 p.m. Starts at Kaala Elementary School, proceeds to California Avenue and North Cane Street, ends at Center Street. Sponsored by Wahiawa Community & Business Association.

Kaneohe: Saturday, 9 a.m. Begins at Windward Mall on Haiku Road, proceeds along Kamehameha Highway to Kaneohe Bay Drive, ends at Castle High School.

Mililani Hometown Holiday Parade: Saturday, 9 a.m. Begins at Mililani High School stadium at Kipapa Drive; proceeds past Mililani Shopping Center, right on Moenamanu Street, left on Kuahelani Avenue, right on Meheula Parkway, left on Lanikuhana Avenue; ends at Town Center of Mililani.

Street Bikers United Toys for Tots Caravan: Sunday, 11 a.m. Begins at Magic Island (Ala Moana Beach Park), down Ala Moana Boulevard to Kalakaua and Monsarrat avenues and Diamond Head Road; ends at Kapiolani Community College.

Pearl City: Sunday, 4 p.m. Begins at Momilani Elementary School and proceeds to Hookiekie, Hoomoana and Hoolaulea streets; ends at Pearl City Shopping Center.

Kapahulu-Moiliili: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Begins at Kuhio Elementary School; proceeds along mauka side of South King Street to makai side of Beretania Street, left on Isenberg Street; ends at Old Stadium Park. Sponsored by Kapahulu-Moiliili Lions Club.


Opening-night festivities: Begins 4 p.m. Saturday, with keiki rides and food at Honolulu Hale and Frank F. Fasi Civic Center grounds. Open daily, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., through Jan. 1. For details, visit or Events televised live on ‘Olelo Channel 49.

>> Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade: Departs from Aala Park at 6 p.m. Saturday, proceeds up King Street and ends at Honolulu Hale.

>> Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6 p.m. Saturday in front of Honolulu Hale.

>> Tree lighting: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with University of Hawaii head football coach Nick Rolovich and Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School students. Employee Christmas tree displays and Holiday Wreath Contest entries are on view in Honolulu Hale Courtyard. Look for Santa in Mission Memorial Auditorium for picture-taking (provided by Hawaiian Telcom).

>> Holiday concert near Sky Gate sculpture: 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Hula Halau Olana, Blayne Asing, Mailani Makainai and Sean Na‘auao. Floats and decorated city vehicles will be parked between Honolulu Hale and Alapai and South streets.

Hawaiian Mission Houses’ City Lights Parade viewing and festivities: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 S. King St. $5. 447-3923,

Honolulu City Lights Yuletide Concert: 5 p.m. Saturday, Kawaiaha‘o Church. 532-1260

Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours: 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25). $7.75, free for keiki under 3. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Foodbank. 591-8411,,


Chamber Holiday Party: 5:30-8 p.m. today, Halekulani Hotel, Hau Terrace. Enjoy a night of networking with members of the local business community, with heavy pupu, beverages and door prizes. Presented by Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. $62-$72. 545-4300,

Lights on the Hill: First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Walk through a 50-foot lighted tunnel to Santa’s Workshop, where you’ll find a 20-foot-tall Olaf (“Frozen”), towering Christmas trees and a manger scene, plus 60-foot laser light show synchronized to music. Lights are turned on nightly, 6-10 p.m., through Dec. 25. 836-2300,

Chaminade University’s holiday lighting event: The public is welcome to drive through the campus throughout the holidays. Fronting Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, 3140 Waialae Ave. 735-4711,

Winter Walk 2016: Through December, Chinatown businesses, shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries provide those on foot with a nighttime Winter Walk filled with festive window decorations. For map and list of participants, visit

Hawaii Animal Sanctuary’s “Unique Evening Event”: 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday in the World War II “Tunnels,” 221 Iliaina St., Kailua. Shop at a holiday sale, enjoy wine and pupu for a $5 donation. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Animal Sanctuary. 253-0675


Honolulu Handbell Ensemble Christmas Concert: Noon today, Pacific Guardian Center Courtyard, 733 Bishop St. 779-1019

First Friday at HiSAM: Enjoy holiday classics by Ruth Freedman on her antique harp, 6-9 p.m. today, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 250 S. Hotel St., second floor. 586-9959

Holiday Concert Series at Kahala Mall: More than 60 groups will perform through Dec. 23, including Ben & Maila, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Center Stage.

Holiday slack key: Second annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, Windward Style, features Maunalua, Brother Noland, Hookena, LT Smooth, Blayne Asing and others, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Windward Mall.

“The Elf Who Saved Christmas”: Family-friendly performance features “Ukulele Singalong!” so bring an ukulele and join in the fun. Presented by the Sounds of Aloha Chorus, part of the Aloha Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Windward Community College, Paliku Theatre. 262-7664,

Voices of Aloha Christmas concert: The 50-member chorus performs seasonal classics under the direction of Mark Yasuhara. 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, McKinley High School auditorium. $10; tickets available online at or at the door.

Handel’s “Messiah” concert: Central Union Oratorio Choir, soloists and chamber ensemble, conducted by Alec Schumacker, 7 p.m. Sunday, Central Union Church. 941-0957,

Oahu Civic Orchestra Winter Concert: 7 p.m. Monday, Chaminade University, Eiben Hall. 734-2925

Windward Community College holiday concerts: Featuring students, guest artists and holiday music.

>> Winter piano concert: Piano Program students perform solos, duets, trios and quartets of holiday classics, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Paliku Theatre.

>> Hanauna Mele Concert Series: With slack-key guitar and ukulele students from WCC and UH West Oahu, special guest Sean Naauao, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Paliku Theatre.

>> Hawaiian Music: Traditional Hawaiian songs accompanied by students, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hale A‘o.

Highlands Intermediate School Chorus: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. 203-2358,


“Elf the Musical Jr.”: Based on the Will Ferrell movie, presented by Performing Arts Center of Kapolei. 7 p.m. today; 6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 9-10, Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway. $6-$12. 305-8048,

>> “Family Night” show: 6 p.m. Thursday, with floor seating. $6

“A Christmas Carol, the Musical”: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, additional shows through Dec. 23. Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave. $15-$35. 733-0274,


Ward Village Ice Rink: Food and refreshments available. Cost with skate rental: $16 for 90 minutes; $11 Tuesdays, 4-9 p.m. Open daily through Jan. 16 (except Dec. 20) in Ward Village Courtyard.

Sandsational Snowmen: View two “Snowmen on Vacation” sand sculptures by Florida-based Sandsational Sand Sculpting. Through early 2017 at Sheraton Waikiki.

Town Center of Mililani’s Mililani Makeover:

>> Today: Hawaiian blessing by Danny Kaleikini at 10 a.m.; entertainment at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 3:15 p.m.; keiki activities including crafts, origami and temporary tattoos, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Center Courtyard; holiday story time, 2-4 p.m. in Kids Club; balloon animals and face painting, 3-5 p.m.; and “Sunset at Town Center,” 5:30-8 p.m. with outdoor screening of “The Secret Life of Pets.” Bring beach mats, blankets and backrests; no chairs.

>> Saturday: Watch the Mililani Hometown Holiday Parade, which ends at the center, and enjoy fun with Bungee the Clown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Kids Club; photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Center Courtyard; animal balloons and face painting, noon-2 p.m.; entertainment on Center Stage, 1:15 p.m.; Winter Wonderland snow time from 2-4 p.m. (near Zippy’s); princess dress-up, hair and makeup sessions with the Bella Project for girls ages 3-12 (in exchange for donating a new or gently used formal dress or formal accessories, or cash donation).

>> Sunday: Brunch with Santa, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Center Courtyard; fashion show near Jeans Warehouse and Cookies from 1-2:15 p.m.; entertainment on Center Stage from 2:30-4 p.m.; balloon animals and face painting, 3-5 p.m.; and “Pas de Deux” holiday show performance, 4-5 p.m.

Let It Snow at Mililani Shopping Center: Enjoy Mililani Hometown Holiday Parade watching (begins at Mililani High School stadium, 9 a.m., and ends at Town Center of Mililani), a Snow Play Zone with 8 tons of snow, make-and-take crafts, games and a visit from Santa. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Makiki Mele Kalikimaka: Keiki crafts and games, entertainment, photo booth and Santa visit at 10:30 a.m.; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Makiki District Park. 768-9285

Kapolei Shopping Center’s Santa Saturday: Free photos with Santa, games, make-and-take crafts for keiki and visit from Rudolph. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Toys for Tots Movie Night: Bring a new, unwrapped toy (suitable for ages 2-17) and watch a movie while enjoying potluck dishes (no pork or seafood), 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. 469-7193,

Pearl City Parade and Cruz Night: Parade begins 4 p.m. Sunday, Momilani Elementary School to Pearl City Shopping Center. Awards ceremony follows fronting Finance Factors, with costumed characters, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and community groups joining in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. From 5-8 p.m. is Cruz Night, a car show featuring hot rods and classic cars.

Filipino Community Center’s Pasko sa FilCom: Keiki games and activities, parol making, choral and karaoke contests, food demos, entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, FilCom Center, 94-428 Mokuola St., Waipahu. 680-0451

Deaf Santa Celebration: Keiki share their wish lists in American Sign Language, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Pearlridge Center Uptown. 203-2358,

A Washington Place Christmas: Enjoy a guided stroll through historic 168-year-old Washington Place and learn about its Christmas traditions. Ballet Hawaii will preview its “Nutcracker” production set in 1858 and offer a fashion show of new costumes. Adults must present a photo ID. Free parking at the state Department of Health, Kinau Hale building. Reservations required by Thursday. Suggested donations to the Washington Place Foundation, $5, benefit preservation efforts. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 11, 320 S. Beretania St. 586-0248,


Na Mea Hawai‘i workshops: 596-8885,

>> Lau hala ornament workshops: Two sessions Saturday, 1 and 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for three ornaments

>> Shell and fiber angel ornament: 2-3 p.m. Sunday. Create an angel tree ornament using natural shells, organic fiber and other objects. For all ages. Materials provided. $8 per angel.

>> Holiday card-making workshops: Two sessions Sunday, 1 and 2 p.m. Artist Lynn Cook demonstrates techniques of using stamping and decoupage to create cards with petroglyph symbols and designs. $12 for three cards.

Succulent wreaths: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Foster Botanical Garden (requires garden admission fee), and 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. Plants provided. Bring gardening gloves and clippers. Limited to 20 participants. $25. Reservations: 522-7066.


East-West Center Annual Craft Fair: Ethnic crafts, plants, jewelry, hand-sewn items, glassware and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Burns Hall, front courtyard, 1601 East-West Road. Parking: $5. 944-7111,

Creations of Hawaii craft fair: Made-in-Hawaii products, artisans and pre-packed food. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Saturday, Pearlridge Center, Downtown (near Longs Drugs). 735-4510,

Dancer and Prancer Reindeer holiday fairs: Creations of Hawaii. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown mall level. 735-4510,

St. Michael School’s Christmas Extravaganza: Craft fair, annual Christmas program, food booths, keiki games, silent auction, 4-9 p.m. today, 67-340 Haona St., Waialua. 637-7772,

Alii Shores Handcrafters’ fourth annual sale: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 46-143 Nahiku Place, Kaneohe. 247-4049

808 Craft and Gift Fairs: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aliiolani Elementary School, Kaimuki.

Holiday Handcrafts & Collectible Bazaar 2016: Nostalgic creations, Christmas pillows and collectibles, dish scrubbies, vintage linen, more. Fundraiser for Joyful Club Crafters. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 45-440 Koa Kahiko St., Kaneohe (behind Windward City Shopping Center). 247-4267

Wahiawa Ryusenji Fujinkai Craft Fair: Homemade gifts for the holidays, jewelry, apparel, bags and purses, baby items and more, with food and entertainment by Ryugen Taiko, Na Papa Hula o Noelani and Kaala Japanese Language School. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission (next to Kaala Elementary School), 164 California Ave. 622-1429

Lanikai Christmas Craft Faire: More than 100 vendors selling made-in-Hawaii crafts, artwork, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, woodwork, food, more. Parking available at Lanikai School. Sponsored by Lanikai Association. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lanikai Park.

“Christmas in Honolulu”: Handcrafted decor, jewelry, clothing, accessories, dish towels, soup mixes, handbags, ornaments, quilts and creations by seniors from Moiliili Community Center. Sponsored by Wabi Sabi. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Palolo Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave. 734-3693

Tagami & Powell Gallery and Gardens Holiday Open House: Original oil paintings and limited-edition giclees by Michael Powell and Hiroshi Tagami, with a showcase of ceramics, jewelry, photography and art pieces created by other distinguished artists and artisans. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 47-754 Lamaula Road, Kaneohe. 754-7887,

Mililani Town Association Winter Craft Fair: More than 70 vendors, a food arena, massages, giveaways. Free parking and shuttle service from Mililani Park & Ride. 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Mililani Recreation Center 5, 95-1101 Ainamakua Drive.

Quilts, Crafts, Plants: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 46-384 Kahuhipa St., Haiku Village, Kaneohe.

Kalama Beach Club’s Holiday Artisan Fair: More than 40 booths showcasing handcrafted goods, holiday items, rare jewelry, home accents, weaving and fiber arts, clothing, food, plants, soaps. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 280 N. Kalaheo Ave., Kailua. 262-5995

Windward Holiday Craft & Gift Fair and “Taste of Castle”: Gift items, free chair massages, Chinese lion dance, food demonstrations, door prizes, with $1 miniplates of homemade family recipes. Benefit for Project Graduation 2017. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Castle High School. 554-9620

“A Pinch of Salt”: Street Grindz presents a holiday market with more than 40 vendors, entertainment by Foreseeable Futures and unique gifts, handmade items, plants, children’s apparel, jewelry, local designers. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, SALT in Kakaako, 333 Keawe St.

Hawaii Government Employees Association Holiday Craft & Gift Fair: Wood art, locally made snacks, Hawaiian print apparel, accessories, handcrafted jewelry and more. Proceeds to benefit the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, HGEA Building, 888 Mililani St. 543-0000,

An Evening in Waipio: Andagi, grinds, a silent auction and an appearance by Santa. Presented by Hawaii United Okinawa Association. 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio Gentry.

Moiliili Senior Center Collectibles & Holiday Craft Fair: Collectibles and handcrafted items created by seniors. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St., Room 209. 955-1555.


Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 15; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 16-23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing in Bloomingdale’s Court, Ala Moana Center.

Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (Sunday till 6 p.m.) through Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 9-23; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24, Kahala Mall.

Strolling Santa: An aloha attire-clad Santa Claus will meet and greet visitors, posing for photos, 3-10 p.m. weekends through Dec. 24, International Market Place.

Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 9; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 10-23; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24. $25 and up. Also: Keiki under 48 inches tall may ride on a custom-built, scale-model train through a holiday Toyland, through Jan. 8, Uptown Center Court; $3.50, $29 for booklet of 10.

Meet “Santa Marty”: He greets visitors beneath a 25-foot holiday tree, with entertainment by Weldon Kekauoha, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21, in Royal Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center. 922-2299,

Photos at Santa’s Beach House: Through Dec. 24, Ward Entertainment Center, box office level. $20 and up.

Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, with daily breaks 2-3 p.m. through Dec. 24, at Toy Works Santa Photo Set, Windward Mall. $25 and up. 951-7827,


Photos with Santa:

>> Ala Moana Center: For cats and dogs only, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing (in Bloomingdale’s Court).

>> Ward Center: 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 24, Santa’s Beach House, Ward Entertainment Center, box office level.

>> Windward Mall: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 24.

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