“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. sheraton-waikiki.com
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, kapoleicitylights.com
Photos with Santa at Battleship Missouri Memorial: Bring your own camera to pose with Santa on a special sleigh resembling the bow of the U.S.S. Missouri, with activities, ornament-decorating stations and treats. 8 a.m.-noon today, Center Pier, Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. Visitors without base access must enter through Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and may use the complimentary shuttle service. Admission not required. 877-644-4896, ussmissouri.org
Ohana Christmas Family Fun Fair: 5:30-9:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 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 7-9:30 p.m. 522-1333, 469-3000, email email@example.com, kawaiahao.org
Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace: Enjoy selfies with Santa Claus, train rides and live Nativity performances. 6:30-8 p.m. today-Saturday, Polynesian Cultural Center. Guests can make a snowman, throw snowballs and create snow angels on Winter Wonderland Snow Day, 3-7 p.m. today only. 293-3333, hukilaumarketplace.com
Keiki Christmas Fun Day: Hang out with Santa and enjoy activities, bouncers and a holiday movie. 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Turtle Bay Resort, Kuilima Point. 293-6020, turtlebayresort.com
Christmas Eve family service and pageant: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. 941-0957, centralunionchurch.org
Christmas Cruise: 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. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 6. $76-$129, free for ages 6 and under. 973-1311, atlantisadventures.com
“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. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Diamond Head Theatre. $15-$50. 733-0274, diamondheadtheatre.com
HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS
“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. honolulucitylights.org
>> Hawaiian Values Snack Co.’s Free Milk and Cookies Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today near the front steps of Honolulu Hale.
Trolley Tours: Enjoy a 30-minute ride through downtown Honolulu sparkling with lights and decorations. Through Dec. 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), 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: holidaylightstour.com. Info: 808ne.ws/2yZkDXm.
MUSIC & MERRIMENT
Jay Larrin Christmas Luncheon Show: Lunch buffet and performance by the Na Hoku Hanohano awardwinner. Noon-2 p.m. today, HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St. $55. 808ne.ws/2CCdBFE
A Christmas Celebration with Micah Ganiron: Holiday songs and original music from his latest album “The Origin,” with special performances by Miss Hawaii 2016 Allison Chu and more. 6-9 p.m. today, HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St. $45. 808ne.ws/2D22Ayo
Under the Banyan Christmas Concert featuring Robert Cazimero: The singer/songwriter/kumu hula performs holiday song and Hawaiian mele under a banyan tree. 7-9 p.m. today, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, 2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki Beach; doors and dinner seating at 6 p.m. $50 for Banyan Courtyard seating. 923-2811, 808ne.ws/2CyIBpV
“My Hawaiian Christmas”: Songs and dances with featuring Miss Aloha Hula Merrie Monarch 2017 Kelina Eldredge, kumu hula James Dela Cruz and Derek Daniels, dancers and an appearance by Santa. 10 p.m. today, Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, Waikiki Grand Hotel (second floor), 134 Kapahulu Ave. For ages 21 and older. $10 after 9 p.m., $5 after the show, free for kama‘aina and Hui Cardmembers. hulas.com
Christmas Eve Brunch with Ho‘okena and Maila Gibson: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, HASR Bistro, 31 N. Pauahi St. $90. 808ne.ws/2CCLupD
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Trumpeter Mike Lewis presents this classic featuring local jazz musicians performing selections from the soundtrack. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.; doors open 5 and 8:30 p.m. respectively. $15-$35. 808ne.ws/2CyF6Qj
Community potluck: Bring a vegetarian dish (including fruits, bread, desserts) to share. 12:45-2 p.m. Saturday, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. 469-7193
Hidden Treasures: Christmas wrapping, ornaments, boxes, bows and tissue paper, lights, felt bags and batik ladies’ tops. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Moiliili Community Center. 942-0595
The Holiday Gifting Gallery Show: Local items, handmade prints, textiles and glass art. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 30, The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. 521-2903, artsatmarks.com
Moanalua 99 Craft and Gift Fairs: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on third Sunday monthly, 99 Ranch, 1151 Mapunapuna St. 479-5525, 808craftandgift fairs.com
ARTS & CRAFTS
Evergreen cuttings: Visit the Halawa Xeriscape Garden to receive free decorative green wreath cuttings from Cypress and Juniper trees, ideal for creating holiday sprays, centerpieces or wreaths, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 27. 99-1268 Iwaena St. One bundle per household, while supplies last. 748-5315, boardofwatersupply.com
GIFT OF GIVING
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. macys.com.
The Salvation Army: 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. Adopt a specific family or senior by calling 988-2136. hawaii.salvationarmy.org
Share a Holiday Feast: Through Dec. 31, make a donation to the Salvation Army at Foodland and Sack N Save stores to feed families in need. hawaii.salvationarmy.org
AT THE MALLS
Ala Moana Center: alamoanacenter.com
>> Photos with Santa: Mall Level 2, Ewa wing (Bloomingdale’s Court). 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
International Market Place: shopinternationalmarketplace.com/holidays
>> Strolling Santa: Bring your cameras to take selfies with an aloha-attired Santa. 6-10 p.m. today, 3-10 p.m. Saturday and 3-6 p.m. Sunday.
Kahala Mall: kahalamallcenter.com
>> Photos with Santa: Near Macy’s. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today-Saturday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Santa takes daily breaks from 2-3 p.m.
Ka Makana Alii: kamakanaalii.com
>> Photos with Santa: Center Court. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Sunday. 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). 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Santa takes daily breaks from 2-3 p.m.
>> Pearlridge Express Holiday Locomotive: Through Jan. 7 for riders under 4 feet tall, Uptown Center Court, Pearlridge Center. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 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. pearlridgeonline.com
Ward Village: wardvillage.com
>> Photos at Santa’s Beach House: Level 1, Ward Entertainment Center (adjacent to theater). Noon-8:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Windward Mall: windwardmall.com
>> Photos with Santa: Center Court. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Santa takes daily breaks from 2-3 p.m.