In keeping with Santa’s standards, there’s something for everybody in this year’s winter calendar of events.
It’s stuffed to overflowing with things to do, experience and see — including snow— and it’s all free, unless otherwise noted.
GIFT OF GIVING
>> Be a Santa to a Senior: Through Dec. 13, visit the Pan Am Building at 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 212, and select a paper ornament featuring a senior’s name and desired gift to be bought and returned to the location with ornament attached. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care. Info: 944-0422, beasantatoasenior.com.
>> The Salvation Army: hawaii.salvationarmy.org
- Angel Trees: Select a paper angel-tag ornament from these trees and purchase the requested item for the keiki or senior designated on the tag. At Central Pacific Bank locations and many malls and stores statewide. Final day to drop off gifts at CPB branches is Dec. 15; monetary donations accepted through Dec. 31.
- Burger King Hawaii: In partnership with Aloha United Way, customers may donate cash at all Burger King Hawaii restaurants through Dec. 24 to go toward keiki Angel Tree gifts.
- Specific donations: Individuals, families and businesses may adopt a specific family or senior to support Angel Tree gifts. Info: 988-2136.
- Holiday canisters: Through Dec. 31, Aloha Petroleum will collect funds through Aloha Island Mart convenience stores at Aloha and Shell gas stations to provide basic-needs assistance to local community members. Info: alohagas.com.
- Red kettles: Donations support community-based programs in the area where each donation is made. There are also digital fundraisers; visit redkettlereason.org and enter a ZIP code to learn of needs in that community. Businesses can sponsor a kettle at their location; for information, call 988-2136. To volunteer as a bell ringer, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org.
- Ring competitions: Four Corner Downtown Challenges are friendly competitions between businesses and community leaders at the intersection of Bishop and King streets in downtown Honolulu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Construction Ring Day, Dec. 1; Realtor Ring Day, Dec. 15; and Bank Ring Day, Dec. 20. Also, Waikiki Ring Day, Dec. 6 at the corner of Kalakaua and Seaside avenues.0
- Share a Holiday Feast: Through Dec. 31, visit Foodland and Sack N Save stores to make a donation at checkout. Money raised will become Foodland gift certificates to be distributed to families in need on each island where donations were received.
- Year-end giving: Gifts can significantly reduce a donor’s income taxes while providing support to the needy. Funds remain in the communities where they are donated. Info: 988-2136, hawaii.salvationarmy.org.
>> Waikiki Toy Jam: Bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots Hawaii from Nov. 27 through Dec. 17 and receive promotions and discounts from participating retailers and restaurants in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza and Waikiki Business Plaza. Info: waikikishoppingplaza.com/toyjam.
>> The Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club’s Holiday 5K and Keiki Run: Nov. 26, 7 a.m., Kapiolani Park; the Keiki Run begins at 7:45 a.m. At the finish line, runners can select an Angel Tag from an Angel Tree to grant a child’s Christmas wish. Parking available at Waikiki Shell lot on Monsarrat Avenue. Cost: $45 for the 5K race (arrive by 6:30 a.m.), $20 for Keiki Run. Info: 295-6777, mprrc.com. Register: runsignup.com.
>> Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays from Dec. 1-16, and Mondays-Saturdays from Dec. 18-23, Polynesian Cultural Center. Enjoy selfies with Santa Claus, train rides and live Nativity performances. On Winter Wonderland Snow Days, 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 8 and 22, guests can make a snowman, throw snowballs and create snow angels. Info: 293-3333, hukilaumarketplace.com.
>> Fun at Wahiawa Town Center: Dec. 1, follows the community parade, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at Kaala Elementary and ends at the center. Photos with Santa, crafts, Xtreme Fun rides, entertainment by Persuasion and more. Info: 221-2774.
>> Dashing Through the Snow … Jingle All the Way to Mililani: Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Mililani Shopping Center. View the holiday parade (which begins 9 a.m. at Mililani High School and ends at Town Center of Mililani) from the shopping center as it marches by for a parade contest and judging, and stay for make-and-take crafts, games, activities and a Santa appearance. Donate a new, unwrapped toy, book or cash and receive a wristband to enter the Snow Play Zone with eight tons of snow. Info: mililanishoppingcenter.com.
>> Magical Christmas Show: Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m., Hawaii Kai Public Library. “Fairy Grandmother” Susie Roth shares stories, magic and holiday fun. Info: 397-5833.
>> Santa Saturday: Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kapolei Shopping Center, with free photos with Santa, games and prizes, crafts, Rudolph and more. Info: kapoleishopping.com.
>> Pasko sa FilCom! (Christmas at FilCom): Dec. 3, 3 to 7 p.m., Filipino Community Center. Filipino-inspired activities for keiki, parol-making contest, choral performances, tabletop Christmas tree decorations, holiday karaoke, music, food samplings and more. Info: 680-0451, filcom.org.
>> Pearl City Christmas Parade and Cruz Night: Following the holiday parade Dec. 3 (which begins 4 p.m. at Momilani Elementary School and ends at Pearl City Shopping Center), check out the awards ceremony at the Center fronting Finance Factors with prizes awarded in marching and float categories, followed by “Cruz Night” from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring a car show of hot rods and classic cars near Longs Drugs. Info: mypearlcity.com.
>> Arctic Fun: Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library, with storyteller Janice Morimoto, crafts, games and photos with Santa. Info: 293-8935.
>> Holiday fun with Lani Moo and Calci: Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Kapolei Public Library. The Meadow Gold Dairies’ characters offer story time, crafts, photo opportunities, and milk and cookies for keiki. Info: 693-7050.
>> Santa’s arrival by canoe: Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave. Info: outrigger.com.
>> Santa portraits: Dec. 9 and 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Photo King, Moanalua 99. Packages are $19.99 and $24.99. Appointments: 839-0881, firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Deck the Halls at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 46-047 Kamehameha Highway. Craft your own candy canes, ornaments and photo frames, visit with Santa and a craft fair. Info: shopkaneohebay.com.
>> There’s “Snow Place” Like Salt Lake Shopping Center: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 848 Ala Lilikoi St. Train rides, crafts, games, prize giveaways, a Santa appearance and eight tons of snow. Info: saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.
>> Kids in the Kitchen: Dec. 9 and 10, 10 to 11:15 a.m., Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Create gingerbread reindeer in this parent-child class (ages 4 and older). $22, $15 for members, $8 for additional family members. Info: 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org.
>> Gingerbread Workshops: At the Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace event, Dec. 9 with sessions at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Exhibition Hall. With gingerbread house-decorating and other activities, Santa and Rudolph, and storybook readings. Cost: $40 for two admissions and a gingerbread house. Reservations: melekalikimakamarketplace.com.
>> Hawaii Polo Tailgate for Operation Toybox: Dec. 9; gates open 11 a.m. with games at 2 p.m., 68-585 Farrington Highway, Mokuleia. Oahu’s best female players compete in this exhibition game, with a toy collection drive, tailgating, a beach bar, food trucks, live entertainment (from 5 p.m.) and more. Cost: $12-$25; donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive a discount at the box office. Tickets: hawaiipolo.com.
>> Kapolei City Lights: Dec. 9, 4 to 9 p.m., Kapolei Hale. Kicks off with a street festival fronting Kapolei Hale at 4 p.m. with food trucks and entertainment. The West Oahu Electric Light Parade begins at 6 p.m. at Fort Barrett Road and Kapolei Parkway and ends at Kealakapu Street, followed by tree-lighting at 7 p.m. and a Hawaiian-style concert. Info: 768-6622.
>> Hawaii Kai Marina Christmas Boat Parade — Festival of Lights: Dec. 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hawaii Kai Marina. Music and entertainment at the surrounding Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai Towne Center and Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Info: 396-2469, 808ne.ws/2mQ7fz5.
>> PetVet Animal Hospital grand opening: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., PetVet Animal Hospital, Salt Lake Shopping Center. Features a Hawaiian Humane Society adoption event, working-dog demo with Spyder, pet photos, hospital tours, local crafters, family activities and games, and an appearance by the new canine star of “Hawaii Five-0.” Info: petvethawaii.com.
>> A Very Grinchy Christmas: Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m., Waianae Public Library. Interactive half-hour film screening of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by related crafts and activities. Info: 697-7868.
>> Santa Night: Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Kapolei Public Library. Activities, crafts and free picture-taking with Santa and his elf. Info: 693-7050.
>> A Washington Place Christmas: Dec. 15, 5 to 8 p.m., 320 S. Beretania St. Take a guided stroll through the 170-year-old home and learn about a time-honored tradition from Christmas Eve 1858. With Christmas and Hawaiian music by The Cathedral of St. Andrew’s Choir at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 for adults. Register by Dec. 8: 586-0248, washingtonplacefoundation.org.
>> Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 16, 8 to 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, The Reef Bar & Market Grill, 2169 Kalia Road. Cost: $36, $15 for ages 5 to 11. Reservations: 924-7333.
>> Breakfast With Santa: Dec. 16-17, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Dave & Buster’s, Ward Entertainment Center. Breakfast buffet, balloon twists, airbrush tattoos, photos with Santa and a complimentary PowerCard. Cost: $19.99, $13.99 for keiki ages 3 to 10, free for ages 2 and under. Reservations: 589-2215.
>> Santa’s Secret Workshop: Dec. 16, two seatings at 9 and 11 a.m., Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. Parent-child event with arts and crafts, activity stations, gingerbread cookie-decorating and a carousel ride. Cost: $30, $20 for members, $8 for additional adult. Register by Dec. 4. Info: 524-KIDS (5437), discoverycenterhawaii.org.
>> Kunia Karaoke Christmas Caroling Contest and Christmas Event: Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kunia Shopping Center, 94-673 Kupuohi St., Waipahu. Compete in a karaoke competition for prizes, meet Santa and make a donation in exchange for a wristband to ride the Kunia Xpress Trackless Train. Info: shopkunia.com.
>> Jingle Rock Run: Dec. 17, 3 to 9 p.m., begins at the state Capitol; packet pickup from 1 p.m., entertainment and food from 3 p.m. Race time is 6 p.m., with a Keiki Sprint at 5:15 p.m. for ages 12 and under. Festive attire encouraged. Parking (for a fee) available at Alii Place, Capitol Place, Bishop Square and Davies Pacific Center. Registration fees: $25 to $40; proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Hawaii. Info: 537-3118, jinglerockrun.com.
>> Ohana Christmas Family Fun Fair: Dec. 22-23, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kawaiaha‘o Church lawn, 957 Punchbowl St., with a “King of Kings Aloha Luau Banquet” at 5:30 p.m. (free for the first 500 guests); Christmas drama performance with audience participation at 6 p.m.; and ohana games and support services from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Info: 522-1333, email email@example.com.
>> Christmas Eve family service and pageant: Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m., Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Service for children to hear the Nativity story and gather around the manger. Come in Christmas costumes, or children may borrow costumes on-site to become shepherds and angels. Info: 941-0957, centralunionchurch.org.
>> Christmas Cruise: Dec. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 6. Climb aboard the Majestic for a “jolly good time” with seasonal tunes and a buffet with prime rib and crab legs. Complimentary transportation to and from hotels. Cost: $129, $76 for keiki ages 7 and older, free for ages 6 and under. Info: 973-1311, atlantisadventures.com.
HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS
“It’s a Zoo Out There” is the theme for this year’s 33rd annual Honolulu City Lights, which will be open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, Dec. 2 through Jan. 1. Free parking in the city’s municipal lot. Info: honolulucitylights.org.
>> City Lights Family Evening: Dec. 2, 4 to 9 p.m., Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site. Bring a picnic meal (or purchase food and beverages on-site) and enjoy family activities (from 4 to 6 p.m.) including candle-making, load hauling and other 19th-century games, with prime views of the Honolulu City Lights parade. Cost: $5. Info: 447-3910, missionhouses.org.
>> Opening-night festivities, Dec. 2:
- Food booths and keiki rides begin at 4 p.m., with a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. led by Mayor Kirk Caldwell and emcee Kathy Muneno.
- The Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade, featuring decorated fire and police vehicles, TheBus, a refuse truck and other city service vehicles along with marching bands and event sponsors, departs Aala Park at 6 p.m. and proceeds down King Street through Chinatown and downtown to Honolulu Hale, where Polynesian Voyaging Society President Nainoa Thompson will light the 50-foot holiday tree at 6:30 p.m., triggering the lights and displays along King and Punchbowl streets.
- Honolulu Hale Courtyard opens for the unveiling of Christmas trees decorated by city employees and the public wreath contest in Lane Gallery.
- At 7:30 p.m. enjoy a holiday concert near the Sky Gate featuring Josh Tatofi, the Kamehameha Elementary School chorus, Kupaoa and Mark Yamanaka, and Mailani Makainai.
- Get an up-close look at the floats and decorated city vehicles parked between Honolulu Hale and Alapai and South streets until 8:30 p.m.
- Santa visits with keiki in the Mission Memorial Auditorium until 9 p.m.
- All the opening-night festivities will be cablecast live at 6 p.m. on Olelo Channel 49, with rebroadcasts on Olelo Channel 53 on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. and Dec. 24-25 at 1:30 p.m.
>> Hanukkah Menorah lighting: Honolulu Hale lawn following the parade at 6 p.m. during opening-night festivities, Dec. 2. Join members of the Jewish community in this annual event, with the playing of Dreidel and other games, as presented by Temple Emanu-El. Info: 595-7521, shaloha.com.
>> Special events:
- Dec. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. The 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers will be collecting donations for Toys for Tots Hawaii near the front steps of Honolulu Hale.
- Dec. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. DTL Free Photo with Santa Night, Honolulu Hale Courtyard.
- Dec. 16, 7 to 9 p.m. 7-Eleven Hawaii Free Family Movie Night with a showing of “Moana” on the Civic Center grounds.
- Dec. 17, 5 to 6 p.m. Performance by Halau Hula o Kapunahala o Nuuanu YMCA near the front steps of Honolulu Hale.
- Dec. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hawaiian Values Snack Co.’s Free Milk and Cookies Night near the front steps of Honolulu Hale.
>> Parade special: airs Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. on KHON2 and 7 p.m. on Hawaii’s CW (Spectrum Digital 93), with rebroadcasts Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. on KHON2 and Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. on The CW.
>> Trolley Tours: Dec. 3-30 (except Dec. 24-25), with pickup and drop-off at Ward Warehouse parking lot (fronting Auahi Street) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a 30-minute ride through a downtown Honolulu sparkling with lights and decorations. Cost: $7.75, free (lap seating) for ages 3 and under. Tickets: holidaylightstour.com. Info: 808ne.ws/2yZkDXm.
>> Wahiawa Town: Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. Starts at Kaala Elementary School, proceeds to California Avenue and ends at Wahiawa Town Center. Sponsored by Wahiawa Community & Business Association.
>> Kaneohe: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. Begins at Windward Mall on Haiku Road, proceeds along Kamehameha Highway to Kaneohe Bay Drive, and ends at Castle High School.
>> Mililani: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. Begins at Mililani High School stadium; proceeds to Kipapa Drive, Moenamanu Street, Kuahelani Avenue, Meheula Parkway and Lanikuhana Avenue, ends at Mililani Town Center.
>> Waianae Coast: Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Begins at Waianae Boat Harbor, proceeds to Farrington Highway, ends at Waianae Mall. Sponsored by Waianae Coast Rotary Club.
>> Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. Begins at Aala Park, proceeds down King Street through Chinatown and downtown, and ends at Honolulu Hale for opening night of Honolulu City Lights.
>> Street Bikers United Hawaii — Toys for Tots Caravan: Dec. 3 at noon. Begins at Magic Island (Ala Moana Beach Park), proceeds along Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue to Monsarrat Avenue, and ends at Waikiki Shell lots 3 and 4.
>> Pearl City: Dec. 3, 4 p.m. Begins at Momilani Elementary School, proceeds to Hookiekie and Hoolaulea streets, and ends at Pearl City Shopping Center. Sponsored by Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association.
>> Kaimuki: Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Begins at Saint Louis School/Chaminade University, proceeds along Waialae and Koko Head avenues, ends at the municipal parking lot. Sponsored by Kaimuki Business & Professional Association.
>> Haleiwa town: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Starts at Weed Circle, proceeds to Kamehameha Highway through Haleiwa town, ends at Haleiwa Beach Park. Sponsored by North Shore Chamber of Commerce/Haleiwa Main Street.
>> Aiea: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. Starts at Pearlridge Elementary School; proceeds to Moanalua Road and past Pearlridge Center and Kaamilo, Ulune and Halewiliko streets; ends at the Aiea Sugar Mill site. Sponsored by Aiea Community Association.
>> Waimanalo: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. Starts at Hihimanu/Kumuhau streets, proceeds along Kalanianaole Highway, ends at Waimanalo Beach Park. Sponsored by Waimanalo Construction Coalition.
>> Waipahu: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Starts at Waipahu District Park at Paiwa Street; proceeds to Farrington Highway, Pupukahi, Waipahu and Leoku streets; ends at Leolua Street (behind Waipahu Town Center). Sponsored by Leeward Oahu Lions Club.
>> Manoa: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Starts at Noelani Elementary School; proceeds to Woodlawn Drive, Kolowalu Street, East Manoa Road, Lowrey Avenue and Manoa Road; ends at Manoa Park. Sponsored by East Manoa Lions Club.
>> West Oahu Electric Light Parade (Kapolei): Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Begins at Fort Barrett Road/Kapolei Parkway and ends at Kealakapu Street, followed by festivities at Kapolei Hale for Kapolei City Lights.
>> Kapahulu-Moiliili: Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. Begins at Kuhio Elementary School, proceeds along South King Street to South Beretania and Isenberg streets, and ends at Old Stadium Park. Sponsored by Kapahulu-Moiliili Lions Club.
>> Ewa Beach: Dec. 16, 10 a.m. Starts at Ilima Intermediate School; proceeds to Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina and Hanakahi streets, North and Fort Weaver roads; returns to the school. Sponsored by Ewa Beach Lions Club.
>> Olomana: Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. Starts at Maunawili Elementary School; proceeds to Ulupii, Ulupuni, Uluohao, Uluhala, Ulupuni and Ulukou streets; returns to the school. Sponsored by Olomana Community Association.
>> Habilitat Christmas trees: Lots are open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Stadium Mall (next to Ice Palace), Central Union Church, Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center (fronting Safeway) and Kapolei Commons (fronting Target). Find your perfect Noble, Grand, Douglas or Nordmann trees, wreaths and door charms. Proceeds fund scholarships, vocational training and educational programs at the addiction treatment center. Info: 235-3691, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> “12 Days of Christmas — Sandsational Style”: Sheraton Waikiki presents its “largest sand sculpture ever created” at the hotel. On display through early 2018 in the porte-cochere (covered entrance with vehicle pass-through) and main lobby, 2255 Kalakaua Ave. Info: sheraton-waikiki.com.
>> Morning Tea: Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Queen Emma Summer Palace. Tea and food from Tea at 1024. Cost: $50, $40 for members. RSVP: 595-6291.
>> Hawaii Restaurant Association’s 2017 Holiday Party: Dec. 4, 5 to 9 p.m., WISP Restaurant & Lounge, 2885 Kalakaua Ave. Food, drinks, prizes, selfies with Santa and jazz by the Dana Land Trio. Complimentary valet parking. Tickets: $60, $50 for members. Info: 944-9105, hra3.wildapricot.org/event-2721598.
>> “Managing Holiday Debt” workshop: Dec. 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Royal Kunia Community Recreation Center, 94-750 Anoiki St. Learn about budgeting for holiday gifts and managing high-interest credit card debt. Also accepting donations of school supplies for Honowai Elementary School. Presented by Matanuska Valley FCU, Waipahu Community Office. Info: 379-7910.
>> Senior Holiday Health Fair: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ‘Ilima at Leihano, 739 Leihano St., Kapolei. Features activities, a cooking demonstration by chef Sam Choy, food, crafts, the Kapolei High School marching band, a kupuna halau and more. Toys for Tots will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 9 at this location. Info: 797-3316, 808ne.ws/2AKjU8T.
>> Doco Holiday Party: Dec. 9, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the historic Liljestrand House, 3300 Tantalus Drive, with food by chef Sean Priester, a house tour and valet parking. Presented by Docomomo Hawaii; proceeds to benefit its efforts to document and conserve buildings, sites and neighborhoods. Tickets: $65. Info: docoholiday2017.eventbrite.com.
>> The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Candle Lighting: Dec. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, 2433 Poni Moi Road. Global remembrance ceremony for deceased children, with candles and a display space for photos. Info: 222-6556, compassionatefriendshawaii.org.
>> Community potluck: Dec. 23, 12:45 to 2 p.m., Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Bring a vegetarian dish (including fruits, bread, desserts) to share. Info: 469-7193.
AT THE MALLS
>> Ala Moana Center: alamoanacenter.com
- Photos with Santa: Mall Level 2, Ewa wing (Bloomingdale’s Court). Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15-23; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
- Pet Photo Night: Mondays through Dec. 11 beginning 5 p.m. for dogs and cats only.
- Holiday PJ Photo Night: On Dec. 8, shoppers are welcome to dress in pajamas for picture-taking beginning 5 p.m.
>> International Market Place: shopinternationalmarketplace.com/holidays
- Strolling Santa: Bring your cameras to take selfies with an aloha-attired Santa. 3 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1-Dec. 17 (Fridays through Sundays), 6-10 p.m. Dec. 22, 3-10 p.m. Dec. 23 and 3-6 p.m. Dec. 24.
>> Kahala Mall: kahalamallcenter.com
- Photos with Santa: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4-7, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8-23 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Located near Macy’s; daily Santa breaks from 2 to 3 p.m.
>> Ka Makana Alii: kamakanaalii.com
- Photos with storybook characters and holiday caroling: Nov. 29, 5 to 6 p.m., Center Court
- Photos with Santa: 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 10; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily Dec. 11-24, Center Court. Skip the line by signing up for a Santa Fast Pass at expressionshawaii.net.
>> Pearlridge Center: pearlridgeonline.com
- Photos with Santa: Downtown (across from Amy’s Hallmark). From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9-23 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24, with daily breaks from 2 to 3 p.m.
- Pearlridge Express Holiday Locomotive: From Dec. 2 through Jan. 7, riders under 4 feet tall may climb aboard the train and ride through a holiday toyland in Uptown Center Court. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14 (with special hours Dec. 14 from 12:30 to 8 p.m. for keiki guests to the Deaf Santa Celebration); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 15-31 (closed Christmas Day); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 1; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 2-7. Tickets: $3.50 per child; $29 for a booklet of 10 tickets.
- Deaf Santa Celebration: Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Downtown (across from PacSun). Hawaii’s only deaf and signing Santa, with help from his interpreting elves, meets nearly 150 keiki as they share their wish lists in American Sign Language.
>> Royal Hawaiian Center: royalhawaiiancenter.com
- Photos with Santa Marty: Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., The Royal Grove; lines close at 7:30 p.m. 808ne.ws/2zbdyTD
>> Ward Village: wardvillage.com
- Photos at Santa’s Beach House: Level 1, Ward Entertainment Center (adjacent to theater). From noon to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
- Pet Nights at Santa’s Beach House: Furry friends can take pictures with Santa, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 19.
>> Windward Mall: windwardmall.com
- Photos with Santa: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24, Center Court. Santa takes daily breaks from 2 to 3 p.m.
- St. Nick’s Pet Pics: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 19. Leashed or caged pets may take pictures with Santa. Enter through main ground-floor entrances; pets are permitted in mall only for the duration of photo session. Sponsored by Koolau Pets.
>> Hawaii Ballet Theatre: Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Kaimuki High School auditorium. Features guest artists from the Boston, Cleveland, Ohio and Dayton ballets, with local professional and student dancers. Following matinee performances, audience members may meet the dancers in costume for photos and autographs during a free Sugarplum Tea with Santa. Cost: $30; $27 for ages 12 and under, military, seniors ages 60 or older; $20 for groups of 12 or more; and $18 for student tickets for both 7:30 p.m. performances. Tickets: 456-8100, hbtnut.org.
>> Ballet Hawaii: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. Classic ballet performance set in the 1858 kingdom of Hawaii. Cost: $39-$120; discounts may apply to higher-priced tickets for military, seniors ages 62 and older, students, and group sales of 10 or more. Tickets: 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. Info: ballethawaii.org/the-nutcracker.
MUSIC & MERRIMENT
>> Na Mele o na Keiki Christmas Concert: Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St. Features the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band with Danny Kaleikini, Henry Kapono, Ginai, Chris Vandercook, Eddie Ortiz, Cynthia Romero and Bo Irvine. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys or cash. Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater’s box office. Tickets: 528-0506. Info: facebook.com/marforpacband.
>> Highlands Intermediate School Chorus: Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Na Kamalii o Iliahi: Nov. 30, 6 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> St. Elizabeth Elementary School: Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Pas de Deux: Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Na Wahine o Ka Hula Mai ka Puuwai: Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Sunset Beach Elementary School. Held at North Shore Country Market with flowers, artists, food and more. Info: 234-9421, email@example.com.
>> Waipahu Intermediate School Choir: Dec. 2, 11 a.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Hanalani Royals Choir: Dec. 2, 1 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Aiea Intermediate School: Dec. 2, 4 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> The Sounds of Aloha Chorus: “An A Cappella Christmas!” Dec. 2 at 4 and 7 p.m., Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. Hear all-male renditions of holiday favorites and bring your ukulele to participate in the play- and singalong. Cost: $20, $10 for ages 22 and under. Info: 262-7664, 808ne.ws/2zVfv6G.
>> Handel’s “Messiah”: Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Central Union Church of Honolulu, 1660 S. Beretania St. Features Central Union Oratorio Choir accompanied by Chamber Ensemble. Offerings welcome. Info: 941-0957, centralunionchurch.org.
>> Oahu Civic Orchestra’s Winter Concert: Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Eiben Hall, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave. Info: 342-0610.
>> St. John Vianney School: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Church, 940 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Student bands, orchestras and choirs perform a concert of holiday music from the Classical period to the 21st century. Info: 261-4651.
>> Highlands Intermediate School Jazz Band: Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Mele Mai Paki Lima Community Handbell Ensemble: Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Hawaii Music Works: Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Kuana’s Winter Wonderland: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Hawaii Theatre. Singer/songwriter/dancer Kuana Torres Kahele hosts Hawaiian musicians and halau. For age 4 and up. Cost (includes free CD): $35 to $75; special $2 “Arts for All” tickets available for qualifying low-income residents. Info: 528-0506, 808ne.ws/2vGL8MB.
>> Na Leo Lani Chorus: Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m., Hawaii Kai Public Library. “An Aloha Christmas” offers holiday songs in barbershop harmonies. Info: 397-5833.
>> Halau Hula Mai ka Puuwai a ka Manao: Dec. 9, 1 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Mele Mai Paki Lima Ensemble: Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Mililani Public Library. Holiday handbell performances. Info: 627-7470.
>> Punahou Winter Chamber Music Recital: Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m., Punahou School, Dillingham Hall. Student string quartets and a piano quintet perform works by Mozart, Borodin and more. Info: 944-5829.
>> Halau Hula Olana: Dec. 9, 5 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Info: pearlridgeonline.com.
>> Hawaii Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert featuring Amy Hanaiali‘i: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. A blend of Hawaiian, traditional Christmas and holiday pop songs. Ticket prices range from $15 to $79, with online option to prepay for parking pass ($7). Info: 94-MUSIC, hisymphony.org.
>> Windward Choral Society: 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. The 100-voice chorus performs holiday concerts. Info: thewindwardchoralsociety.org.
>> May Shumway’s Keiki Chorus and Singer’s Company: Dec. 12, 6 p.m., Kahuku Public & School Library. Info: 293-8935.
>> Na Leo Lani Chorus: Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. The women’s barbershop chorus performs traditional and Hawaiian holiday songs. Donations welcome. Info: naleolani.org.
>> Hauoli Kupuna Ukulele Club: Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., Waianae Public Library. Join in “Strumming in the Holidays” by bringing your ukulele and singing along. Info: 697-7868.
>> Masaki School of Music: Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Kahala Mall. String ensembles and pianists play holiday and classical favorites. Info: masakischoolofmusic.com.
>> Melemai Kapuuwaimai Benefit Christmas Concert: Dec. 15, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St. Features guest performers from Performing Arts Center Kapolei. Proceeds benefit the group’s travel to serenade veterans on neighbor islands during Memorial Day weekend. Cost: $15, $10 presale, free for under age 5. Tickets: 294-1184.
>> Skylark: Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. The recorder and ukulele ensemble plays holiday classics. Info: 831-6831.
>> The Kapolei Chorale: Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, Kapolei Public Library. Christmas concert featuring soloists on vocals, flute, hula and whistling. Info: 672-8888, 693-7050.
>> Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Christmas Concert: Dec. 16-17, 7 p.m., Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St., with holiday singing by children, youth and adult choirs, orchestral selections and a performance by Drill Team Hawaii. Info: 358-6935.
>> Karol’s Karolers: Dec. 17, 1 p.m., Kaimuki Public Library. Christmas classics from around the world. Info: 733-8422.
>> Merry & Bright Celebration: Dec. 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Still & Moving Center, 1024 Queen St. Performances of hula, belly dancing, comedy improv, ZenDance and aerials, with dance costumes from Paris and New York for sale. Info: 397-7678, stillandmovingcenter.com.
>> Masaki School of Music: Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Ala Moana Centerstage. Students perform in the mall’s 35th annual Christmas Extravaganza. Info: masakischoolofmusic.com.
>> Christmas in Ensemble: Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa. Students from Ernest Chang Piano Studio perform holiday music and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” arranged for two pianos with narration by storyteller Manly Kanoa. Presented by Honolulu Chinatown Lions Club. Cost: $15, $10 for students and seniors. Info: 536-0218.
>> “Under the Banyan” Christmas Concert featuring Robert Cazimero: Dec. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Moana Surfrider, Banyan Courtyard; seating begins at 6 p.m. Celebrate holiday cheer and Hawaiian mele with the singer/songwriter/kumu hula. Cost: $50, $155 for VIP dinner package and reserved seating. Tickets: honoluluboxoffice.com. Info: moana-surfrider.com.
>> Mele Mai Paki Lima Community Handbell Ensemble: Dec. 23, 5 p.m., Ko Olina Beach Club. Info: 295-2107.
>> Oahu Choral Society’s “Ode to Joy”: Dec. 28-29, 7:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Concert Hall. With the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in its annual performances of the choral section of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Cost: $34 to $92 for ages 4 and older. Tickets: 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. Info: hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.
CRAFT AND GIFT FAIRS
>> Hidden Treasures: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Dec. 24, Moiliili Community Center. Specially priced Christmas wrapping, ornaments, boxes, bows and tissue paper, lights, felt bags and batik ladies’ tops. Info: 942-0595.
>> Moanalua 99 Craft and Gift Fairs: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on third Sunday monthly and Dec. 17, 99 Ranch, 1151 Mapunapuna St., with 50 to 100 vendors of handcrafted gifts plus household items, jewelry, cosmetics and more. Info: 479-5525, 808craftandgiftfairs.com.
>> Hawaii United Okinawan Association Winter Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Hawaii Okinawan Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio Gentry. Gift items, food, silent auction, entertainment and a Santa visit. Donate a nonperishable food item to the Hawaii FoodBank booth and receive a free andagi. Early entry at 8:30 a.m. with $5 donation. Info: 676-5400, huoa.org.
>> Santa’s Helpers Boutique: Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 871 Kainui Drive. Fifteen crafters showcase works in wood, clay, beads, wire, fabric, paint, paper, soap and glass. Info: 599-4545.
>> Collectibles & More: Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St., Room 209, with collectibles and like-new items for sale. Sponsored by Moiliili Senior Center. Info: 955-1555.
>> East-West Center Craft Fair: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burns Hall courtyard, 1601 East-West Road. Ethnic crafts, plants, jewelry, glassware and more. Parking: $5 on adjacent lawn. Info: 944-7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Alii Shores’ annual Christmas Sale: Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 46-143 Nahiku Place. Koa furniture, glass, textiles, paintings, pottery and jewelry. Info: email@example.com.
>> Aliiolani Elementary School Craft and Gift Fair: Dec. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1240 7th Ave., with more than 200 vendors. Info: 479-5525, 808craftandgiftfairs.com.
>> Christmas in Honolulu: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Palolo Hongwanji, 1641 Palolo Ave. Annual fair with gifts and art pieces by local and mainland artists. Sponsored by Wabi Sabi. Info: 734-3693.
>> Poinsettia and bake sale: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roosevelt High School (fronting the gym), with poinsettia and tillandsia plants, andagi, KC Waffle Dogs, LuLaRoe, Thirty-One bags and more. Also accepting donations for the Hawaii FoodBank. Proceeds to benefit Roosevelt High School’s Project Graduation. Info: rooseveltpg.org.
>> Wahiawa Ryusenji Fujinkai: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 164 California Ave. (next to Kaala Elementary School). Annual fair offers jewelry, baby items, bags and purses, food, baked goods, gifts and a white elephant sale. Info: 622-1429.
>> Home Holiday Faire: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 252 Kahako St., Kailua. Koa and Hawaiian wood bowls, jewelry, food, glass pieces, fabric trees, baby items, custom cards, Japanese scrolls and obis, pottery. Support nonprofit groups Agape International Mission, Advocate for Africa’s Children, Heart for Africa and others. Info: 497-3277.
>> Lanikai Christmas Craft Fair: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park in Lanikai Loop (corner of Aalapapa and Kaiolena drives), with more than 100 vendors. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> A Pinch of SALT: Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., SALT at Our Kakaako, 660 Ala Moana Blvd. Local merchants, artisans and designers offer gifts at pop-up locations; pets welcome. Info: saltatkakaako.com.
>> Hawaii Animal Sanctuary’s Sip & Shop Holiday Sale: Dec. 2, 5:30 to 10 p.m., 221 Iliaina St., Kailua, indoors in the Aikahi World War II Tunnels (Battery 405), with gift baskets, jewelry, complimentary refreshments and more. Proceeds benefit the no-kill sanctuary for rescued animals. Entry donation: $5. Info: 824-1068, 253-0675.
>> Saint Louis School Class of 2018 Project Graduation craft fair: Dec. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., McCabe Gym on campus, 3142 Waialae Ave. Info and interested vendors: email@example.com.
>> Windward Holiday Craft & Gift Fair and “Taste of Castle”: Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Castle High School. Sample holiday family recipes for $1, plus holiday gifts, unique items, door prizes, lion dance performance and an appearance by alumnus Kutmaster Spaz. Benefit for the Families and Friends of Castle Project Graduation. Donation of desserts or main/side dishes: 551-6609. Info: 554-9620, firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> An Evening in Waipio: Dec. 6, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Hawaii Okinawan Center, 94-587 Ukee St., Waipio Gentry. Sponsored by Hawaii United Okinawan Association. Info: 676-5400, huoa.org.
>> Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) Holiday Craft & Gift Fair: Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 888 Mililani St. Local vendors of handcrafted jewelry, wood art, snacks and more. Benefit for the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund. Info: hgea.org.
>> Moiliili Senior Center Christmas Craft Sale: Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St., Room 209. Features handmade items created by the center’s senior participants. Info: 955-1555.
>> Kapolei Winter Fair: Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Villages of Kapolei Association, 91-1111 Kamaaha Loop. Info: 674-4444, ext. 117.
>> Winter Craft & Collectibles Fair: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St. Vintage treasures, antique collectibles, rare crafts and unique gifts. Free admission; full parking validation with a $10 JCCH Gift Shop purchase. Info: 945-7633, jcch.com.
>> Aiea Elementary School’s Craft & Gift Fair: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 99-370 Moanalua Road. Info and interested vendors: 305-4400 or 305-4402.
>> J.O.Y.F.U.L. Crafters Handcrafts & Collectible Bazaar: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 45-440 Koa Kahiko St., Kaneohe. Handmade ornaments, fabric baskets, scarves, yarn lei, baby blankets, vintage linens, collectibles. Info: 351-9982, email email@example.com.
>> Moanalua High School Winter Craft Fair: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2825 Ala Ilima St.; parking lot opens 8 a.m., free shuttle service and additional parking at Aliamanu School. Info and interested vendors: 738-5088, mohsmusic.com.
>> Santa’s Garage Craft Fair: Dec. 9-10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1554 Ala Napunani St. (private home), Salt Lake. Ceramics, jewelry, clothing, stocking stuffers, plants, food. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Hundreds of vendors, a Crafters Village, pop-up shops, food samples, photos with Santa and Rudolph, make-and-take crafts and live entertainment. Cost: $4, $3 for military and seniors, free for ages 12 and under. Info: 732-6037, melekalikimakamarketplace.com.
>> Queen Emma Summer Palace open house and fair: Dec. 9 and 16, 5 to 9 p.m., Queen Emma Summer Palace, with a bake sale, holiday caroling and palace tours. Donation: $5. Free for members and keiki under age 12. Valet parking. Info: 595-6291.
>> McKinley Craft Fair: Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., McKinley High School. Corian cutting boards, clothing, food and more. Sponsored by McKinley Band Boosters Association and McKinley Band and Orchestra. Info: email email@example.com.
>> Season’s Best Craft & Gift Fair: Dec. 15, 5 to 9 p.m.; Dec. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, with more than 250 booths. Admission (cash only): $3; $1 discount online coupon; free for ages 6 and under with paid adult. Info and interested vendors: 683-6064, seasonsbestcraftfair.com.
>> Holiday Bonsai Fair and Exhibit: Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Noelani Elementary School, 2655 Woodlawn Drive, Manoa. Plant fair, demonstrations and a display. Sponsored by Rainbow Bonsai Club. Info: rainbowbonsai.com.
ARTS & CRAFTS
>> Honolulu City Lights’ Holiday Wreath Contest: “Merry Menagerie” is this year’s theme, with entries accepted Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale; winners will be notified Dec. 8. All entries will be on exhibit from Dec. 2 (opening night of Honolulu City Lights) through Jan. 1. Info: 768-MOCA (6622).
>> Holiday wreath: Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to noon, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Create a decorative wreath using dried plants (provided). Cost: $15. Reservations: 522-7066. Info: 628-1190.
>> Holiday ornaments: Dec. 2, 1 to 3 p.m., Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden. Enjoy a picnic in the garden and create ornaments using dried plants, shells and recycled materials (provided). Reservations: 233-7323.
>> Holiday wreaths: Dec. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lyon Arboretum. Create a wreath using natural materials. Bring scissors and plant clippers. Presented by Garden Club of Honolulu. Cost: $25, plus $25 supply fee. Info: 988-0456, manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
>> Air-plant wreath: Dec. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lyon Arboretum, Visitor’s Center. Cost (includes supplies): $50. Info: 988-0456, manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
>> Holiday Topiaries: Dec. 15, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lyon Arboretum. Participants receive a topiary form and a variety of items to create their trees, and are encouraged to bring their own shells, small ornaments, pine cones or old costume jewelry. Cost: $25, plus $25 supply fee. Info: 988-0456, manoa.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum.
>> Kadomatsu: Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Create a traditional Japanese decoration for the new year. Cost: $25. Reservations: 522-7066.
>> HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts: Demonstrations and workshops (some for a fee). Info: benfranklinhawaii.com.
- Enchanted Lake: Shell ornament, noon Nov. 27; Mason jar-painted Santa, noon Nov. 28; Christmas wreath, noon Nov. 29; bow-making, noon Nov. 30.
- Mapunapuna: Bow-making, noon Nov. 27; Color Burst Christmas cards ($55 workshop), 1 p.m. Nov. 29; Nov. 30, Deco Mesh wreath ($70 workshop) at noon and bow-making at 1:30 p.m.
- Market City: Nov. 26-27, holiday wreath at noon and Glitter-It ornaments at 2 p.m.; Nov. 28 and 30, DIY jingle bells at noon and pine cone Christmas tree at 2 p.m.; Nov. 29, Glitter-It ornaments at noon and envelope address stencils at 2 p.m.
- Pearl City: Nov. 26, jingle bell necklace at noon and wreath at 1 p.m.; DIY ornaments, 11 a.m. Nov. 27; decorate a small pine tree, 11 a.m. Nov. 28; Christmas wreath, 11 a.m. Nov. 29; papier-mache Christmas ornaments, 11 a.m. Nov. 30.
>> “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 4 p.m. Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 4 p.m. Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 4 p.m. Dec. 17 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22-23, Diamond Head Theatre. In this stage version of the 1965 television special, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s beloved alter ego confronts the overwhelming materialism of the Christmas season with the help of Lucy, Linus, a spindly Christmas sapling and Snoopy. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50. Info: 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com.
>> Glitter & Be Gay: Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. Festive performance with seasonal tunes. Presented by Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu. Keiki under age 4 not permitted. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50; discounts may apply. Info: 808ne.ws/2vGNACN.
>> Rock-a-Hula Magical Christmas: Dec. 24-25, with dinner at approximately 6:30 p.m. and a special Christmas dessert, showtime at 8 p.m. and meet-and-greet at 9:15 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. This new production offers a Hawaii journey from the 1920s to present times through performances by artists, fireknife dancers and musicians. Presented by Legends in Concert Waikiki. Ticket packages range from $109 to $185 ($66 to $111 for ages 3 to 11). Info: 629-7469, rockahulahawaii.com.