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    Decorated boats cruise through the Hawaii Kai marina, with music and entertainment at the surrounding Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai Towne Center and Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Saturday, with entertainment at Hawaii Kai Marina beginning 3 p.m. and the boat parade starting at 6 p.m. 396-2469,


Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace: Enjoy selfies with Santa Claus, train rides and live Nativity performances. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 16, and Mondays-Saturdays from Dec. 18-23, Polynesian Cultural Center.

* Winter Wonderland Snow Day: 3-7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 22. 293-3333,

Breakfast with Santa: Photos with Santa, games, crafts, face painting, prize drawings and more. 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Kualoa Ranch House. Proceeds benefit Kualoa Ranch/Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Scholarship Fund. $20. Reservations: 213-3101.

Santa Arrives by Canoe: 9 a.m. Saturday, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.

Portraits with Santa: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Photo King, Moanalua 99. $19.99-$24.99. Appointments: 839-0881,

Deck the Halls at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center: Craft your own candy canes, ornaments and photo frames, visit with Santa and browse a craft fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 46-047 Kamehameha Highway. shopkaneohe

There’s “Snow Place” Like Salt Lake Shopping Center: Train rides, crafts, games, prize giveaways, a Santa appearance and eight tons of snow. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 848 Ala Lilikoi St.

Kids in the Kitchen: Create gingerbread reindeer at this parent-child class (ages 4 and older). 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. $15-$22, $8 for additional family members. 524-5437,

Gingerbread Workshops: Gingerbread house-decorating and other activities, Santa and Rudolph, and storybook readings in conjunction with the weekend’s Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace. Saturday sessions at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Center, Exhibition Hall. $40 for two admissions and a gingerbread house. Reservations:

“Season of Light” show: Showcases origins of the world’s seasonal customs including Christmas trees, Hanukkah Menorah, Santa and the Star of Bethlehem. 1 p.m. Saturday, Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. Repeats 7 p.m. Dec. 22. $6-$8. Reservations: 235-7433.

Hawaii Polo Tailgate for Operation Toybox: 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. Saturday, gates open 11 a.m. with games at 2 p.m., 68-585 Farrington Highway, Mokuleia. $12-$25; donate a new, unwrapped toy and receive a discount at the box office. Tickets:

Kapolei City Lights: Kapolei Hale Holiday Courtyard hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends (after opening night) through Jan. 1. 768-6622,

>> Opening-night festivities: 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Kapolei Hale. Kicks off with a street festival fronting Kapolei Hale and along Uluohia and Ala Kahakawai streets with food trucks, entertainment, and keiki games and crafts. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will light the holiday tree at 7 p.m., with free photos with Santa in Kapolei Hale and illuminated vehicles on display along Kama‘aha Avenue until 9 p.m.; courtyard closed 10 p.m.

* The West Oahu Electric Light Parade: Begins 6 p.m. at Fort Barrette Road and Kapolei Parkway, travels down Kapolei Parkway, ending at Kama‘aha Avenue.

Festival of Lights Boat Parade: Decorated boats cruise through the Hawaii Kai marina, with music and entertainment at the surrounding Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai Towne Center and Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Saturday, with entertainment at Hawaii Kai Marina beginning 3 p.m. and the boat parade starting at 6 p.m. 396-2469,

PetVet Animal Hospital grand opening: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, PetVet Animal Hospital, Salt Lake Shopping Center.

A Very Grinchy Christmas: Interactive half-hour film screening of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” followed by crafts and activities. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waianae Public Library. 697-7868

Santa Night: Activities, crafts and free picture-taking with Santa and his elf. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kapolei Public Library. 693-7050


“It’s a Zoo Out There” is this year’s theme for the 33rd annual Honolulu City Lights, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. honolulu

>> 6-8 p.m. Friday: DTL Free Photo with Santa Night, Honolulu Hale Courtyard.

Trolley Tours: Enjoy a 30-minute ride through downtown Honolulu sparkling with lights and decorations. Through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25), with pickup and drop-off at Ward Villages (fronting Auahi Street) from 6:30-9 p.m. $7.75, free (lap seating) for ages 3 and under. Tickets: holidaylights Info: 2yZkDXm.


Haleiwa town: 6 p.m. Friday. Starts at Weed Circle, proceeds to Kamehameha Highway through Haleiwa town, ends at Haleiwa Beach Park.

Aiea: 9 a.m. Saturday. 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.

Waimanalo: 9 a.m. Saturday. Starts at Hihimanu/Kumuhau streets, proceeds along Kalanianaole Highway, ends at Waimanalo Beach Park.

Waipahu: 3 p.m. Saturday. 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).

Manoa: 5 p.m. Saturday. Starts at Noelani Elementary School; proceeds to Woodlawn Drive, Kolowalu Street, East Manoa Road, Lowrey Avenue and Manoa Road; ends at Manoa Park.

West Oahu Electric Light Parade (Kapolei): 6 p.m. Saturday. Begins at Fort Barrette Road/Kapolei Parkway and ends at Kealakapu Street, followed by festivities at Kapolei Hale for Kapolei City Lights.

Kapahulu-Moiliili: 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Begins at Kuhio Elementary School, proceeds along South King Street to South Beretania and Isenberg streets, and ends at Old Stadium Park.


Habilitat Christmas trees: Funds programs at the addiction treatment center. Lots open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily at Stadium Mall, Central Union Church, Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center and Kapolei Commons. 235-3691,

“12 Days of Christmas — Sandsational Style”: Sheraton Waikiki presents its “largest sand sculpture ever created” at the hotel. On display through early 2018 at the entrance and main lobby, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.

Senior Holiday Health Fair: Activities, a cooking demonstration by chef Sam Choy, food, crafts, the Kapolei High School marching band, a kupuna halau and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, ‘Ilima at Leihano, 739 Leihano St., Kapolei. Toys for Tots will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys. 797-3316,

Doco Holiday Party: 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday 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. docoholi

The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Candle Lighting: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, 2433 Poni Moi Road. Global remembrance ceremony for deceased children, with candles and a display space for photos. 222-6556,


Pearlridge Center: Hawaii Music Works, 7 p.m. Friday; and Saturday, Halau Hula Mai ka Puuwai a ka Manao at 1 p.m. and Halau Hula Olana at 5 p.m., Downtown Center Court.

“Kuana’s Winter Wonderland”: Singer/songwriter/dancer Kuana Torres Kahele hosts Hawaiian musicians and halau. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Theatre. For ages 4 and up. $35-$75 (includes CD); special $2 “Arts for All” tickets available for qualifying low-income residents. 528-0506,

Na Leo Lani Chorus: “An Aloha Christmas” offers holiday songs in barbershop harmonies. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Hawaii Kai Public Library. 397-5833

Mele Mai Paki Lima Ensemble: Holiday handbell performances. 2 p.m. Saturday, Mililani Public Library. 627-7470

Punahou Winter Chamber Music Recital: Student string quartets and a piano quintet perform works by Mozart, Borodin and more. 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Punahou School, Dillingham Hall. 944-5829

“Swing Back a Brew — White Christmas”: Live jazz music from the 1954 film “White Christmas,” vintage fun and craft beer. 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Brewseum, 901 Waimanu St.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert featuring Amy Hanaiali‘i: A blend of Hawaiian, traditional Christmas and holiday pop songs. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Blaisdell Concert Hall. $15-$79, with online option to prepay for parking pass ($7). 94-MUSIC,

Willow Chang Sings Songs of the Season: A concert of seasonal music — sacred and secular, favorites and new — with back-up musicians. 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St. $20-$25. 941-2566,

The Honolulu Chorale: “A Joyful Christmas” holiday concert. 3 p.m. Sunday, Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl St.

* Windward Choral Society: The 100-voice chorus performs holiday concerts. 4 p.m. Sunday, St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Repeats Dec. 17. Donations welcome. thewind

Chamber Music Hawaii: The Honolulu Brass Quintet’s annual holiday concert with festive traditional and modern music, and favorite children’s Christmas carols. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College. $30-$31. Tickets: 489-5038. Info: 722-0172, chambermusic

May Shumway’s Keiki Chorus and Singer’s Company: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Kahuku Public & School Library. 293-8935

Na Leo Lani Chorus: The women’s barbershop chorus performs traditional and Hawaiian holiday songs. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. Donations welcome.

Hauoli Kupuna Ukulele Club: Join in “Strumming in the Holidays” by bringing your ukulele and singing along. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waianae Public Library. 697-7868


“A Charlie Brown Christmas”: In this stage version of the 1965 television special, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s beloved alter ego confronts the materialism of the Christmas season with the help of Lucy, Linus, a spindly Christmas sapling and Snoopy. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Diamond Head Theatre. More shows through Dec. 23. $15-$50. 733-0274,


Hidden Treasures: Christmas wrapping, ornaments, boxes, bows and tissue paper, lights, felt bags and batik ladies’ tops. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 24, Moiliili Community Center. 942-0595

Moanalua 99 Craft and Gift Fairs: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on third Sunday monthly, 99 Ranch, 1151 Mapunapuna St. 479-5525, 808craftandgift

Christmas pottery sale: Ceramics created by student and community artists. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hale Palanakila, Ceramics Studio, Windward Community College.

Kapolei Winter Fair: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Villages of Kapolei Association, 91-1111 Kamaaha Loop. 674-4444, ext. 117

Aiea Collectables and Craft Fair: Find toys, comics, sports cards, jewelry, shells and more, with a guest appearance by “Hawaii Local Maddah’s.” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aiea High School cafeteria. Proceeds to benefit the school’s soccer teams. 381-6720,

Winter Craft & Collectibles Fair: Vintage treasures, antique collectibles, rare crafts and unique gifts. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St. Free admission; full parking validation with a $10 JCCH Gift Shop purchase. 945-7633,

Aiea Elementary School’s Craft & Gift Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 99-370 Moanalua Road. 305-4400, 305-4402

J.O.Y.F.U.L. Crafters Handcrafts & Collectible Bazaar: Handmade ornaments, fabric baskets, scarves, yarn lei, baby blankets, vintage linens, collectibles. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 45-440 Koa Kahiko St., Kaneohe. 351-9982,

Moanalua High School Winter Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 2825 Ala Ilima St.; parking lot opens 8 a.m., free shuttle service and additional parking at Aliamanu School. 738-5088,

Santa’s Garage Craft Fair: Ceramics, jewelry, clothing, stocking stuffers, plants, food. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1554 Ala Napunani St. (private home), Salt Lake.

Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace: Hundreds of vendors, a Crafters Village, pop-up shops, food samples, photos with Santa and Rudolph, make-and-take crafts and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. $3-$4, free for ages 12 and under. 732-6037,

Queen Emma Summer Palace open house and fair: Bake sale, holiday caroling and palace tours. 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Queen Emma Summer Palace. Repeats Dec. 16. $5 donation. Free for members and keiki under age 12. Valet parking. 595-6291

McKinley Craft Fair: Corian cutting boards, clothing, food and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, McKinley High School. Sponsored by McKinley Band Boosters Association and McKinley Band and Orchestra.

Holiday craft fair: Hawaiian jewelry, handmade feather kahili, kukui nut and seed leis, woodcarvings, hand-sewn items, poi and kulolo, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Hale A‘o Lanai, Windward Community College.


Holiday wreaths: Create a wreath using natural materials. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Lyon Arboretum. Bring scissors and plant clippers. Presented by Garden Club of Honolulu. $25, plus $25 supply fee. 988-0456,

Holiday wreath: Create a decorative wreath using dried plants (provided). 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Wahiawa Botanical Garden. $15. Reservations: 522-7066. Info: 628-1190.

Air-plant wreath: 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lyon Arboretum, Visitor’s Center. $50 (includes supplies). 988-0456,


Be a Santa to a Senior: Through Wednesday, 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. 944-0422,

Macy’s Believe campaign for Make-A-Wish Hawaii: Through Dec. 24, Macy’s invites “believers” of all ages to bring their letters to Santa to a local Macy’s store (or at the Make-A-Wish Hawaii office at 223 South King St.). With each letter, Macy’s will donate $1 (up to $1 million) to the organization to help grant wishes to keiki with critical illnesses. Friday on National Believe Day, Macy’s will offer a double donation.

The Salvation Army Angel Trees: Select an 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. Drop off gifts at CPB branches through Dec. 15; monetary donations accepted through Dec. 31. In partnership with Aloha United Way, donate cash at local Burger King restaurants through Dec. 24. Donate at Aloha Island Mart convenience stores through Dec. 31. Or adopt a specific family or senior by calling 988-2136.

Share a Holiday Feast: Through Dec. 31, visit Foodland and Sack N Save stores to make a donation to the Salvation Army at checkout. Money raised will become Foodland gift certificates to be distributed to families in need on each island where donations were received.

Waikiki Toy Jam: Bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots Hawaii through Dec. 17 and receive promotions and discounts from participating retailers and restaurants in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza and Waikiki Business Plaza. waikikishopping


Ala Moana Center:

>> Photos with Santa: Mall Level 2, Ewa wing (Bloomingdale’s Court). 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 15-23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24.

>> Holiday PJ Photo Night: Friday from 5 p.m., shoppers are welcome to dress in pajamas for picture-taking.

>> Pet Photo Night: Monday from 5 p.m. for dogs and cats only.

International Market Place:

>> Strolling Santa: Bring your cameras to take selfies with an aloha-attired Santa. 3-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 17; 6-10 p.m. Dec. 22; 3-10 p.m. Dec. 23; and 3-6 p.m. Dec. 24.

Kahala Mall: kahalamall

>> Photos with Santa: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-9 p.m. Friday through Dec. 23; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m. Dec. 24. Located near Macy’s.

Ka Makana Alii: kamaka

>> Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Dec. 11-24, Center Court. Skip the line by signing up for a Santa Fast Pass at

Pearlridge Center:

>> Photos with Santa: Downtown (across from Amy’s Hallmark). 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 9-23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24. Daily Santa breaks from 2-3 p.m.

>> Pearlridge Express Holiday Locomotive: Through Jan. 7 for riders under 4 feet tall, Uptown Center Court, Pearlridge Center. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 14 (special hours Dec. 14 from 12:30-8 p.m. for keiki guests to the Deaf Santa Celebration); 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 15-31 (closed Christmas Day); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 1; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 2-7. $3.50 per child, $29 for 10 tickets.

>> Deaf Santa Celebration: 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, 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:

>> Photos with Santa Marty: 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 20, The Royal Grove; line closes at 7:30 p.m.

Ward Village:

>> Photos at Santa’s Beach House: Level 1, Ward Entertainment Center (adjacent to theater). Noon-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 24.

>> Pet Nights at Santa’s Beach House: Furry friends can take pictures with Santa, 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 19.

Windward Mall: windward

>> Photos with Santa: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24, Center Court.

>> St. Nick’s Pet Pics: 6-9 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.

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