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Holiday Gift Fair

Pearlridge Center, former Bed, Bath & Beyond site

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

This Black Friday weekend event offers custom products, unique apparel, keiki items, local edibles, stocking stuffers and more, Nov. 24-26. This event is in partnership with Makana O Ke Akua and Kakoo Maui and is accepting donations of 5 lb. Bags of rice, gallons of water and toys. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.


Oahu Foodies Feastival

Pearlridge Center, Wai Makai parking lot

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Enjoy some pau hana fun with local food and craft vendors, plus live entertainment from DJ Osnizzle, Jonah Jaxon and Jshiu & Mistah Koa, 4-9 p.m. Nov. 24.


34th Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

777 Ward Ave., Honolulu

Holiday shopping gets serious with island favorite shopping extravaganza featuring made-in-Hawaii handcrafts and delicious edibles perfect for gift giving, Nov. 24-26. Hours: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26. Cash only $8 general admission with military and senior discounts.


Lā Kūʻokoʻa ʻAwa & ʻAi

Ka Waiwai Ma Moiliili

1110 University Ave., Honolulu | 808-892-1813

This event presents ʻawa and ʻai followed by a panel discussion, “ʻEa Through the Eyes of the Next Generation,” featuring ʻIhilani Lasconia, Kauwila Mahi, Lehua Kanahele and Mahina Choy, and live music by Kuʻulei Music, along with vendors, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets.


74th Christmas Parade

Kalihi Union Church

2214 N. King St., Honolulu

The Kalihi Business Association hosts one of Oahu’s oldest parades and will make its way from Kalihi Union Church on N. King Street onto Houghtailing Street then onto N. School Street to Kamehameha Shopping Center, 6 p.m. Nov. 24. There will also be a Kalihi-Kapalama Paina, 5-8:30 p.m., at Kapalama Elementary School.


Waikiki Holiday Parade

Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

Local bands, marching bands, military units, local officials and others honor Pearl Harbor veterans and survivors as they make their way down Kalakaua Avenue starting at Fort DeRussy Park to Queen Kapiolani Park, 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Mainland participants this year include the Lakota Marching Band from West Chester and Liberty Township in Ohio, Jackson High School, East Coweta High School and Fayette County High School.


Thanksgiving with Anuhea

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Hawaii-born singer/songwriter Anuhea performs with special guest Payton Sullivan in four shows, Nov. 24-25. Tickets.


Annual Holiday Craft Fair and White Elephant Sale

Kawaiahao Church

957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu

Search for that special gift among handmade crafts and unique items, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25.


52nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Hawaiian Mission Houses

 553 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-447-3910

The “oldest craft fair in Honolulu” features only items made in Hawaii and the artists who make them. Over 40 vendors will be on hand offering glass artwork, jewelry, pottery, woodwork artistic silk scarves, and more, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25. Metered street parking is available or at the Fasi Building Municipal Parking Lot.


Volunteer Days

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Waimea Valley offers three different volunteer days: Ohana Volunteer Day, Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Projects, and Malama Mala Conservation Workday-Invasive Species Removal. Upcoming: Ohana Volunteer Day, 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, Dec. 3; Malama Mala-Garden Workday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 10; Hanai Aina Conservation Workday-Forest Restoration Projects, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14, 16. Visit Waimea Valley’s website for dates throughout the year and to sign up for opportunities.


Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade + Koko Marina Center Christmas Festivities

The fun starts at 10 a.m. as the Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at the corner of Lunalilo Home Road and Hawaii Kai Drive, ending at Koko Marina Center. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., party on at Koko Marina Center with lots of family fun including photos with Santa Claus, live entertainment and a Teddy’s Bigger Burger Eating Contest. The following activities are while supplies last: carnival games, holiday crafts, face painting, balloon art, and cookie decorating. Bring a new unwrapped toy and enjoy the activities for free.


Art + Flea Urban Market

East Village Shops next to Nordstrom Rack

1170 Auahi St., Honolulu

Browse through a wide variety of goods from over 100 local creatives, including fashion, art and vintage items, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25-26.


Keep It Kaimuki Saturday

Aliiolani Elementary School

1240 7th Ave., Honolulu

This seventh annual family and pet-friendly event offers shoppers exclusive discounts and promotions at over 40 participating Kaimuki businesses with holiday activities, photo opportunities and live entertainment centered at Aliiolani Elementary School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25. Free trolley rides available throughout Kaimuki. Click the link above for a full list and map of this year’s participating businesses.


Book Reading, Presentation & Talk Story

Native Books at Arts & Letters

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu

Spend some time with writer, historical researcher and environmental educator Lucienne de Naie, co-author of “Maalaea: The Untold Story of Maui’s Crossroads,” 2-4 p.m. Nov. 25. Go early to browse through the collection of used, rare and out-of-print books for sale. Register.


The Platters® Very Merry Christmas Show

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The Platters® — Wayne Miller, Adele Galinda Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant, and Kenny Williams — will put on a Motown holiday show like no other, 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets.


An Evening of Holiday Hits with Amy Hānaialiʻi

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Six-time Grammy Award nominee Amy Hānaialiʻi performs songs from her award-winning album, “A Hawaiian Christmas” and shares “A Palehua Christmas” with special guests Sean Naʻauao and Mailani Makainai, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Tickets.



Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artist Keilana performs in an intimate evening of song and story, 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Tickets.


Virtual: Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters

Join this virtual gathering hosted by the Daughters of Hawaii, a time to talk story, explore an interesting topic and learn what makes the Daughters of Hawaii unique, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 27. Guest speaker Nalu Andrade shares the art of Ohe Kapala, or hand-carved bamboo stamps for printing tapa. Register.


Mike Lewis Big Band

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Local trumpeter and bandleader Mike Lewis performs with his 17-piece band, 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Tickets.


Celebrating Lā Kūʻokoʻa

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St., Honolulu | 808-847-3511

Gather at Bishop Museum to celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa, the Independence Day of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 28. This year marks the 180th year of this event. Take part in activities, a walkthrough exhibition presented by Kanaeokana, presentations and more. Register.


4th Annual Winter Wonderland Light Show Spectacular

Aloha Stadium

99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Aiea | 808-483-2500

Immerse yourself in Show Aloha Land’s winter wonderland experience as you drive through a twinkling light attraction via your choice of two experiences — drive-thru only or wonderland and drive-thru bundle per person, 4:30-10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 30. The bundle package allows you to skip the line, park, enjoy the attractions, then do the drive-thru (parking is $9 cash). Details and tickets.


Brews for the Zoo

Aloha Beer Co.

700 Queen St., Honolulu | 808-544-1605

The latest collaboration between the Honolulu Zoo Society and Aloha Beer Co. helps raise funds to support the Honolulu Zooʻs African penguins and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds Foundationi. Waddle over to Aloha Beer Co. to sample the new limited-edition Penguin Pilsner, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 30, with $2 from each draft pint sold benefitting the Honolulu Zoo Society. In addition, $2 from all Penguin Cocktail and Penguin Mocktail specials, $3 from all Penguin Pilsner Oil Cans and $1 from all other pints will be donated.


Jazz Side-by-Side Concert

Studio 909

949 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu

The Hawaii Youth Symphony partners with Ohana Jazz and the Musician’s Association of Hawaii for a collaboration between professional and youth ensembles, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 30. Bring your own food and beverages to enjoy during the performance. $10 at the door.


Margaret Cho - Live & Livid Comedy Tour

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Highlighted as of the 50 People Who Changed American Comedy by CNN, comedian, actor, musician, advocate, entrepreneur, and five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho brings her Live & Livid Comedy Tour to the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets.


Gilbert O’Sullivan

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

With a career that spans 50 years, Gilbert O’Sullivan is recognized as one of the greatest singer/songwriters. He performs in four shows, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Tickets.


First Friday

Capitol Modern (formerly Hawaii State Art Museum)

250 S. Hotel St., Honolulu | 808-586-0900

Itʻs free, family friendly and fun — itʻs an evening of art and live music perfectly paired for all ages, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1.


Wahiawa Santa Parade

California Ave., Wahiawa

Join the festivities as the community of Wahiawa celebrates the holidays with its annual parade, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Local businesses, civic organizations and others will make their way from Kaala Elementary School up California Avenue to North Cane Street.


Trey Kennedy - Grow Up Comedy Tour

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Finding fame via the mobile app Vine instilled a passion for entertainment in Trey Kennedy who now has a podcast and recently completed a sold-out comedy tour across the U.S. He performs 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets.


Aliiolani Craft Fair

Aliiolani Elementary School

1240 7th Ave., Honolulu

Shop for that one-of-a-kind item or special gift for yourself (because you deserve it!) among more than 40 vendors, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. Proceeds from the event benefit the studentsʻ after-school programs.


Talk Story on the Land - Maunawila Heiau Complex

Hauula Elementary School

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

Meet in the elementary school parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 2 for a visit to Maunawila Heiau with Hawaii Land Trust. Learn about the area’s history and moolelo, the structure and potential uses of the ancient heiau, associated cultural artifacts, Native Hawaiian medicinal traditions, and take part in caring for the land. Bring water and wear sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. Register.


59th Annual Kaneohe Christmas Parade


December gets off to a fun start with this community holiday event, 9 a.m. Dec. 2. The parade starts at Haiku Road near Windward Mall, continues to Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe Bay Drive, and ends at Castle High School. Get ready for bands, organizations and holiday shenanigans!


36th Annual Mililani Holiday Parade & After-Party

Mililani Town

Line the streets to see the Mililani High School Band, Royal Hawaiian Band, antique cars, community groups, local businesses, dignitaries, beauty queens and Santa Claus as they make their way from Mililani High School to the Town Center of Mililani where the family is guaranteed to have fun, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. At the after-party, enjoy holiday characters, face painting, glitter tattoos, plus spin the wheel for prizes. Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots too. Route: Mililani High School, along Kipapa Drive past Mililani Shopping Center onto Moenamanu Street, Kuahelani Avenue, then Meheula Parkway, ending at the Town Center of Mililani.


Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii - Kahuku Beach Cleanup

Kahuku Golf Course Beach

56-501 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii holds its final cleanup of the year for keiki to kupuna and pets, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Check in at 2 p.m. at Kahuku Sugar Mill then catch a free shuttle to the cleanup site. Afterwards, head to Kahuku Beer Garden for a family-friendly after-party with live music, games and more. Registration and info.


Honolulu City Lights

Honolulu Hale/Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds

530 S. King St., Honolulu

Be a part of the kick-off to the holidays and head to Honolulu Hale for Honolulu City LightsDec. 2. The fun begins at 4 p.m. with the City Lights Block Party on Punchbowl Street followed by the Public Workersʻ Electric Light Parade starting at 6 p.m. from Aala Park on S. King Street to Honolulu Hale, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thereʻs also the Wreath Contest exhibition and Skygate Concert from 7 p.m. and photos with Santa starting at 7:30 p.m. Lights on the 50-foot holiday tree and outdoor decorations will stay lit from 6 p.m. to dawn, Dec. 2-29.


Don McLean

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

One of America’s most enduring singer/songwriters boasts his classic hits, “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Don McLean performs 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Tickets.


HSO - 23/24 Hapa Symphony - Na Leo Pilimehana

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The trio who got their start via Brown Bags to Stardom in 1984 with their original song, “Local Boys,” has come a long, long way. Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winners Na Leo Pilimehana kick off the holidays with Dane Lam conducting the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets.


Chaunte Wayans

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

A member of the celebrated Wayans family, comedian, actress and producer Chaunte Wayans performs 9 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Tickets.


McKinley Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

McKinley High School

1039 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-594-0400

McKinley High Schoolʻs Band and Orchestra present their annual holiday event featuring live music, gifts, food and lots more, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3. This fundraising event supports McKinleyʻs band and orchestra program.


Comedy Brunch with Frank DeLima

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Get ready for lunchtime laughs with one of Hawaii’s most beloved comedians, 1 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets.


HSO - 23/24 Masterworks - Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Music Director Dane Lam leads the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in this performance, 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets.


Through Dec. 3: “Mynx & Savage”

The Brad Powell Theatre

Shops at Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu | 808-722-6941

See the Hawaii premiere of “Mynx & Savage,” a play by Rebecca Gorman OʻNeill, directed by Betty Burdick. It features Michael Donato, Juvy Lucina, Maseeh Ganjali, and Romyn Sabatchi. Tickets.


Henry Kapono & Friends

Blue Note Hawaii

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-777-4890

Multi-award-winning artist and island favorite Henry Kapono performs longtime favorites and Christmas classics featuring Henry Kapono Foundation’s On the Rise Artists and special guest Alx Kawakami, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets.


Adventist Health Castle’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event

Adventist Health Castle front lawn

640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua

Bring the family for family night of music by The Vitals 808, trolley rides and holiday festivities, 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Parking is limited at the hospital. Parking is available at the Kailua Parking garage in front of Longs Drugs in Kailua Town Center. Trolley pickup/dropoff is on the first level of the parking garage, 5-9 p.m.


Nashville Nights

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-922-6611

Soak up the sunset while enjoying dinner and some of the best of country music with country music singer/songwriter Canaan Smith performing at the Queensbreak Rooftop’s Paina Terrace, 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7. All ages welcome, seating is general admission. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets. Upcoming: Love and Theft on Jan. 11, 2024; Jerrod Niemann, Feb. 15; and Craig Campbell, March 7.


The Kingston Trio

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Fans of the legendary folk icons, The Kingston Trio who originally formed in 1955, will enjoy the trio’s best-loved songs as its three current members — all with ties to the original group — perform on a national tour marking the group’s 60th anniversary, 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets.


JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-945-7633

Shop for unique cultural items, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9.


Mochitsuki Workshop

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-945-7633

JCCH hosts a demonstration by Konko Mission of Wahiawa as registered participants learn hands-on mochi pounding, how to make their own mochi and get to take home komochi (plain) and mochi with azuki (red bean paste) in two sessions, 11 a.m. Dec. 9 (the 10 a.m. session is sold out). The demo is open to the public; advance registration is required for hands-on participation.


Mahalo I Kau Kumu Holiday Gift Fair

Ka Makana Alii

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei

Find a host of local vendors offering handcrafted jewelry, totes, baby items and apparel, paper stationery, resin pieces, tumblers, edible gift items and food vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 9.


Kapolei City Lights

Kapolei Hale

1000 Uluohia St., Kapolei

Head to the westside for Kapolei City Lights with the theme, “A Westside Wonderland,” featuring a block party, 5-9 p.m., and parade that kicks off at 6 p.m. from Kapolei High School, proceeding down Kapolei Parkway to Kapolei Hale, Dec. 9. This yearʻs theme presents decorations inspired by historic, cultural and recreational aspects of the Leeward communities from Waipahu to Kaena Point. Decorations will be lit and open to the public, Dec. 9-Jan. 2, 2024.


HSO - 23/24 Films - ‘Frozen’

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen in Concert” with composer Christophe Beck’s Grammy-nominated score performed live to the film, 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets.


Sacred Hearts Academy ‘The Nutcracker’

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

The Sacred Hearts Academy Dance program presents a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets.


‘IllumiNative 2023’

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Tau Dance Theater presents its newest production, “IllumiNative,” under the artistic direction of Peter Rockford Espiritu, featuring special guest artist James Pakootas, a modern-day story weaver, multi-award-winning artist and filmmaker, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets.


Talk Story & Book Signing

Native Books at Arts & Letters

1164 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu

Join the authors of “Water and Power in West Maui,” Jonathan L. Scheuer, Ph.D., and Bianca K. Isaki, Ph.D., in conversation with Lance D. Collins, Ph.D., 2-4 p.m. Dec. 16. Register.


Christmas with the Makaha Sons

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

This multi-award-winning group and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame inductees share the spirit of the holidays with guests artists John Cruz and Melveen Leed, 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets.


Kalani Peʻa’s Hawaiian Christmas Show

Hawaii Theatre Center

1130 Bethel St., Honolulu | 808-528-0506

Grammy Award-winning artist Kalani Peʻa celebrates the warmth and aloha of the holiday season featuring special guests Kalaʻe Parish & Kalenaku, Kumu Hula Shelsea Ai, Hālau Lilia Makanoe, Raiatea Helm and hosted by Mele Apana, 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets.


Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours

Iolani Palace

364 S. King St., Honolulu | 808-522-0822

Experience a 19th century soiree as it might have been during the days of the Hawaiian monarchy, 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 27-29. A special VIP event takes place on Dec. 27 with the evening tour, pupu and drinks, a curated menu, entertainment and gift; $100/adult for ages 21 and over only. On Dec. 28 and 29, tours start every 15 minutes and offers live performances. NOTE: Iolani Palace will close at 3 p.m. on both days. Tickets.


Through Jan. 31, 2024: ‘Himeyuri and Hawaii’ Exhibition

University of Hawaii – West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Hwy., Kapolei

The UH West Oahu campus’ James & Abigail Campbell Library hosts an exhibit from the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Okinawa, “Himeyuri and Hawaii” that examines the connection between Himeyuri and Hawaii, sharing the story of the Himeyuri Student Corps that was mobilized in 1945 during the Battle of Okinawa. Approximately 240 Himeyuri female students and teachers served as nurses for Japanese and Okinawan soldiers; 136 of them became casualities. Entry and parking are free.


Ongoing Holiday Festivities at Shopping Malls:

Ka Makana Alii

91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei | 808-628-4800

Kick off the holiday season by taking your photo with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus too on weekdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Santa will be waiting on his sled in the Macy’s wing near Sephora and Zales. Book your reservations though walk-ins will be accepted. The magical snowing tree also returns, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, spewing gingerbread-scented snowfalls in the Macy’s wing for 15 minutes every 30 minutes, 4-7 p.m.


Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea | 808-488-0981

Pearlridge Express Holiday Train Ride are back! Keiki under 48 inches tall can take a spin on the scale-model train through a Christmas wonderland in Mauka Center Court, through Jan. 7. $6/child. Visit the website for the schedule.

The community can easily support a charity of your choice by making a donation at Light the World Giving Machines located in the Mauka and Wai Makai Center Courts, through Jan. 1.

Take a photo with Santa in Wai Makai, Nov. 24-Dec. 24. See Santa's schedule.

Donʻt forget your furry friends too! Paws with Claus will help you create a holiday memory with fur friend/child in the Wai Makai Center Court, 2-7 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 20.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree and Red Kettle return this holiday season. Choose an angel and you can provide a requested Christmas gift to a keiki or kupuna in need, Dec. 2-9.

The deaf community will be celebrating the holiday season with the islandsʻ only deaf and signing Santa along with his interpreting elves sharing cheer in American Sign Language, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 14. Mauka, second level next to Animation Magic.


Ward Village

1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu | 808-591-8411

Drop off new, unwrapped toys for keiki at Toys for Tots donation bins at South Shore Market and Ward Centre, through Dec. 8.

You can make the holiday season special for a senior by selecting an ornament from the Senior Giving Tree and granting their wish through a gift donation, through Dec. 10. Located at Logos Bookstore, Whole Foods Market and TJ Mazz.


Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Bring the keiki to get photos with Santa at the Windward Winter Wonderland in Center Court, through Dec. 24. Check the website for dates and times.

Light The World Giving Machines have been deployed in a humanitarian effort to care for and help those in need with 100% of all donations going to the designated charitable organization.

Choose to help a child or senior in need with The Salvation Army Angel Tree in the lower level near Ross Dress For Less, through Dec. 10; noon-8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Bring your furry family member to meet Santa and get their pics taken in Center Court, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday Nov. 28-Dec. 19.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Doggy Day Trips


823 Olive Ave., Wahiawa | 808-754-1510

Chaperones are wanted to take a shelter dog out for a day of fun! Call the number above to learn more about the program or email:


Daily: Haleiwa Farmers Market

Haleiwa Store Lots

66-111 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-272-0584

Plenty of Aloha opens a new farmers market operating daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Find farmers, food vendors, artisans and other local food purveyors.


Every Monday: Malama Kou Kino

Queen Emma Summer Palace

2913 Pali Hwy., Honolulu | 808-595-6291

Beginners to professionals are invited to join Stephanie Marrack as she blends traditional Hawaiian healing practices with Hatha Yoga to help build balance, flexibility and strength, 11 a.m.-noon. Register (click on any Monday).


Every Monday: Hamakua Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

268 Hamakua Drive, Kailua

Help malama this native community forest situated on the watershed, 4-6 p.m. Drive through the open gate immediately adjacent to the address noted above and park inside. Wear covered shoes and bring a water bottle. Contact the Healthy Climate Communities with questions:


Every Tuesday & Saturday: Kuhio Beach Torchlighting and Hula Show

Kuhio Beach Hula Mound

Near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue

This iconic event sharing the tradition of conch shell blowing and Hawaiian music and hula by various halau returns to Waikiki, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will continue throughout the year except during parades, street fairs and bad weather.


Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Stargazing in Waikiki

International Market Place

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-921-0536

Join Stargazers of Hawaii atop the parking garage and explore the sky above through a large seven-foot tall telescope, 8-9 p.m. View planets, double stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more. Hear space and astronomy stories and ask questions. Tickets.


Every Wednesday & Sunday: Farmer’s Market

Windward Mall

46-056 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe | 808-235-1143

Tuan Farm, Kham Farm, Pomai Kulolo, Manny’s Bake Shop, Akemi’s Fish, Luau Bombs, Aloha Edibles, Da Mochi Guys and many more local vendors sell their goods at Windward Mall’s farmer’s market operated by Plenty of Aloha. The farmer’s market is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.


Every Thursday: Public Tours

Washington Place

320 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-586-0248

Experience the grandeur and view the personal items of Queen Lili‘uokalani and the Dominis family on this one-hour, docent-led tour, 10 a.m. The tour is free, but donations through the website are appreciated. Reservations are required.


Every Thursday: Kamaaina Thursdays

Waimea Valley

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-7766

Explore Waimea Valley with its diverse flora and fauna and talk story with local artisans, noon-3 p.m., then enjoy the Haleiwa Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m. Free for Hawaii residents.


Every Thursday: Mahiku Farmers Market 

International Market Place, Level 1, Banyan Court

2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu | 808-931-6105

Explore fresh and unique products made by local farmers, growers, artisans and food purveyors, 4-8 p.m.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Docent-led tours

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Gain an in-depth perspective of the artworks located throughout the museum on a docent-led tour. The 11 a.m. Highlights Tour, is meant to inspire as docents share ways to connect to the museum’s most popular and unique works. Meet docents near the main entrance at the respective start times. Tours are free with museum admission: $10 Hawaii resident, $20 general admission, 18 and under are free. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Every 1st Friday: Pearlridge Night Market

Pearlridge Center, Mauka, first level parking

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

The Pearlridge Night Market is 5-9 p.m. every first Friday through Dec. 1 in front T.J. Maxx. Enjoy offerings from local businesses including food, drinks, craft and retail products, as well as lawn games, live music and giveaways.


Every Friday: Friday Night Fireworks

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu | 808-949-4321

Enjoy this more than 30-year-old tradition as the Friday Night Fireworks returns to light up the sky above Waikiki, 7:45 p.m.


Every Friday & Saturday: HoMA Nights

Honolulu Museum of Art

900 South Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

The perfect pau hana place to relax and take in beautiful artwork, HoMA remains open till 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Gather at HoMA Café and Coffee Bar for bites and beverages until 8:30 p.m. Also check out art workshops for adults every Saturday.


Every Saturday: Open-Air Farmers’ Markets

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aiea | 808-488-0981

Find nearly 50 vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants and freshly made treats, plus live Hawaiian music, 7:30 a.m.-noon. Located at the Wai Makai street-level parking lot along Kamehameha Hwy.


Every Saturday: Plant Sale

Waimea Valley Nursery

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa | 808-638-5875

Visit the private nursery filled with hand-selected plants propagated by the staff, 8 a.m.-noon, and purchase a few to take home. Proceeds go back to the botanical department to maintain the valley’s conservation land and gardens. For more info, call the number above or email


Every Saturday: Waialua Farmers Co-Op Market

Old Waialua Sugar Mill

Kealohanui St., Waialua 

This farmers market features local produce, tropical flowers, seasonal fruit, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, beauty products, crafts, plants and more, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Saturday: Honolulu Go Club

Various locations

If you’re part of a Go Club, then you know this Asian board game is a worldwide game phenomenon. The Honolulu branch meets 1-5 p.m. every Saturday featuring lessons for beginners. Professional 9 Dan Korean Go player Myungwan Kim offers free lectures, game reviews and simultaneous games. It’s a game for all ages from elementary school to retired folks! Email for information.


Every Saturday: Take A Twilight Tour

Honolulu Zoo

At the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki | 808-926-3191

If you’ve ever wondered what the zoo is like after visitors have left and the gates have closed, find out on Honolulu Zooʻs Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Educators lead a two-hour walking tour and explain animal biology and behavior, how animals prepare to sleep while others are waking up, and how the zoo is helping to conserve endangered species. Tickets.


Every 2nd Saturday: Hawaii Land Trust Volunteer Clean Up

Maunawila Heiau Complex

54-046 Kamehameha Hwy., Hauula

This Hawaii Land Trust volunteer effort takes place 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every 2nd Saturday: Native Plant Restoration & Wildlife Watching Hike

Kalaeokauna‘oa (Kahuku Point)

Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.

The Sierra Club and North Shore Community Land Trust gather to malama the culturally and ecologically significant Kalaeokaunaʻoa (Kahuku Point) site located on the North Shore, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet 9 a.m. on the Kahuku side of the Turtle Bay Resort parking lot near the Paradise Helicopters helipad. Activities include invasive species removal, native out-planting and other dune restoration tasks suitable for all ages and skill levels. Register.


Every Sunday: Lokahi Kailua Market

340 Uluniu St., Kailua

This family and pet-friendly event features live music, keiki arts and crafts, special events, plus crafts, fresh farmed goods, flowers, food and more, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located under the covered lot next to Assaggio’s.


Exhibits at Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu | 808-532-8700

Through Jan. 14, 2024: Lauren Hana Chai: ‘The Five Senses’: Hawaii-based painter and ceramicist Lauren Hana Chai presents her body of work that juxtaposes traditional elements such as Korean folk art and the architecture of Buddhist temples with reflections on modern society.

HoMA is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $20/general admission; $10/Hawaii resident; free for 18 and under, active-duty military personnel and HoMA members.



Santa’s Parade & Arrival at The Shops

The Shops at Wailea

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea | 808-891-6770

On Nov. 24, catch Santa’s arrival as he’s escorted by Maui Classic Cruisers and Street Bikers United Hawaii from Kalama Park to The Shops at Wailea, 9-10 a.m. From 11 a.m.-noon, enjoy a holiday Polynesian Show in the Lower Valley Performance Area, then from noon-2 p.m. head to Middle Valley and get ready to take a picture with Santa — it’s free with each canned good donation to the Maui Food Bank. Santa’s elves will also be handing out Peppermint Macadamia Nut cookies courtesy of Honolulu Cookie Company.


Ke Kani Hone O Wailea - The Sweet Music of Wailea

The Shops at Wailea

3750 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea | 808-891-6770

This monthly musical series features sing/songwriter, composer and three-time Grammy Award-winner Kalani Peʻa, 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 24.


Maui Benefit Concert Cruises

Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store

Maalaea Harbor Shops, 300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-249-8811

Enjoy an evening out on the water with Marty Dread for a great cause, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8. Enjoy the sunset, appetizers, drinks and live musical performance. Tickets.


Maui Forest Bird Recovery Pint Night

Maui Brewing Co., Kahana Gateway Center

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina | 808-669-3474

Half of house beer profits will go toward the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project that helps to restore bird habitat through research, development and conservation, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 24.


Amy Hānaialiʻi - A Pālehua Christmas

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Join award-winning songstress and top female artist Amy Hānaialiʻi for an evening of Hānaialiʻi classic songs and holiday classics with special guests Sean Naʻauao, Mailani Makainaʻi and Eric Gilliom, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets. As part of MACC’s Hoonanea concert series, there will be preshow festivities, Maui arts and crafts displays, and dinner, snacks and beverages available for purchase.


First Night + Hui Holidays 2023

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center

2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-6560

Get ready for the magical holiday season when the Hui Noeau gift shop expands its merchandise to include one-of-a-king handmade gifts created by over 100 local artists and vendors. Shop for unique gift items such as ceramic pieces, textiles, jewelry, keiki items, home goods, locally made bath and body products, holiday ornaments and more. In addition to shopping, enjoy exclusive pop-up vendors while sipping and sampling at First Night, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30. Hui Holidays continues through Dec. 23. Tickets.

Hui Holidays Santa’s Workshop is a free and fun holiday family event featuring keiki art activities, live music by Jordan Soon, exclusive Ceramics Studio sale and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. Santa will join the fun, 10 a.m.-noon. Also visit the Hui Noeau website for an array of adult and youth classes and workshops.


Trey Kennedy: Grow Up

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Finding fame via the mobile app Vine instilled a passion for entertainment in Oklahoman Trey Kennedy who now has a podcast and recently completed a sold-out comedy tour across the U.S. He brings his Grow Up comedy tour to Maui, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets.


Music for Hope

Historic Iao Theater

68 North Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

In observance of World AIDS Day 2023, the Maui AIDS Foundation invites the community for an evening of performances by Eric Gilliom, Vince Esquire and Anthony Pfluke, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets.


‘The Reluctant Elf’                                        

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

The family-friendly play with Steve the elf returns this holiday season featuring some of Maui’s favorite performers in nine performances only, Dec. 1-10. Created and produced by Ally Shore, directed by Kiegan Otterson. Tickets.


Wreath Making with Native Hawaiian Plants

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

Join MNBG Executive Director Tamara Sherrill and Horticulturalist Emmely Felipe for this MNBG tradition — crafting holiday wreaths with living, growing native plants or cut, green and dried native plants, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2. Select one session. Register.


Through Dec. 3: Joyful Giving, A Holiday Food Drive

Maui Mall Village

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-877-8952

Maui Mall Village invites shoppers to spread the magic of the holiday season by participating in its food drive in partnership with Maui Food Bank. Donate dry or canned goods at participating merchants during regular business hours.


Special Screening: ‘Murder in the Nth Degree’

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Enjoy a screening of Maui writer and musician James Nevius’ 2022 award-winning genre-bending production that was voted Hawaii’s Best New Play of 2022 by Broadway World and won the First ProArts Playwriting Competition, 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Tickets.


Know Your Ocean Speaker Series LIVE

Maui Ocean Center, The Sphere Theater

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council hosts Alika Garcia and Blake Nowack of Kuleana Coral who will share how the organization uses Community Based Coral Restoration Areas to address reef resilience and how Maui could adopt similar practices, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Event is free. Register.


Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Recognized worldwide, revered entertainment superstar Wayne Newton performs, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets. MACC will collect donations of non-perishable items for the Maui Food Bank at this show. Everyone who donates an item will be entered in a drawing to win a seat upgrade to the front row.


An Evening with the Artist

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

665 Kahului Beach Rd., Kahului | 808-244-6862

Meet and get to know multiple award-winning American animator Willie Ito who started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studio in the 1950s, moved to Warner Brothers Productions and Hanna-Barbera Productions and returned to Disney. Call the number above to reserve your seat or book online for this in-person event with book signing, 5 p.m. Dec. 8.


The Kingston Trio

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Fans of the legendary folk icons, The Kingston Trio who originally formed in 1955, will enjoy the trio’s best-loved songs as its three current members — all with ties to the original group — perform on a national tour marking the group’s 60th anniversary, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets. MACC will collect donations of non-perishable items for the Maui Food Bank at this show.


Henry Kapono Celebrates the Songs of C&K 50-Year Anniversary

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way, Kahului | 808-242-7469

Head over to celebrate 50 years of the songs of C&K lifetime party, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. As part of MACC’s Hoonanea concert series, there will be pre-show festivities, including displays of Maui arts and crafts, and dinner, snacks and beverages available for purchase. MACC will collect donations of non-perishable items for the Maui Food Bank at this show. Patrons who make a donation will be entered in a drawing to win a guitar signed by Henry Kapono. Tickets.


Nutcracker Sweets

Historic Iao Theater

68 North Market St., Wailuku | 808-242-6969

Momentum Dance Maui and Maui OnStage proudly presents a holiday favorite, “Nutcracker Sweets,” in four performances, Dec. 15-17. Tickets.


An Evening with Steve Grimes

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

This concert to benefit Maui’s wildfire victims features Maui guitar crafter and singer/songwriter Steve Grimes who performs both solo and withi his group The Ono Grimes Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets.


Sheryl Renee Salutes…Marvin Gaye

ProArts Playhouse

Azeka Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei | 808-463-6550

Sheryl Renee Productions, Jazz Maui and ProArts Playhouse presents a one-woman tribute to the songs and lives of the world’s greatest music icons. Sheryl Renee pays tribute to Barbara Streisand, 7 p.m. Dec. 27. A portion of the procceds from each performance will benefit wildfire relief efforts. Tickets.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Hawaiian Culture & Plant Tour

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

A dedicated naturalist takes guests on a 90-min. tour of Maui Ocean Center’s native plants from mauka to makai where you’ll learn how plants and sealife are ecologically and culturally interconnected. A portion of the proceeds to toward Maui Nui Botanical Garden’s initiative to replant native coastal vegetation to prevent coastal erosion from impacting the island’s coral reefs. Tickets.


Daily: Maui Street Market

150 Hana Hwy., Kahului

Located next to the former 24-Hour Fitness, Maui’s “Food Truck Hub” is presented by the nonprofit Maui Food Technology Center dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs and revitalizing the community of Kahului. It’s open seven days a week with varied hours depending on individual food trucks. Dubbed “eat the street, Maui style,” the market features a gathering of food trucks offering lots of ono food and aloha in one place. Free parking available.


Every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: Personalized Guided Tour

Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour

260 East Kuiaha Road, Haiku | 808-298-8544

This healing space for animals is also a healing space for humans. The sanctuary provides shelter and care for abused and rescued goats, donkeys, sheep, geese, cats, rabbits, tortoises and others. Tours take place rain or shine, and the minimum age is 7 years old. Book a tour.


Every Wednesday: Weed and Pot Club

Maui Nui Botanical Garden

150 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului | 808-249-2798

This volunteer gardening group works with native plants, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Help the botanical garden thrive through weeding and propagation, and come prepared to work with covered shoes and gardening attire. No registration required.


Every Friday: Hana Farmers Market

Hana Town Center

2 Mill Place, Hana

On Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m., pick up local produce and other products at the farmers market. Kupuna-only (65+) shopping starts at 2:30 p.m. SNAP benefits accepted. 


Every 4th Friday of the month: Kihei 4th Friday

1279 S Kihei Road, Kihei

Every 4th Friday of the month, the Kihei Town Party is held at Azeka Mauka. The event includes live music, a Keiki Zone, craft vendors and food trucks. Bring the whole family, 6-9 p.m.


Most Fridays & 3rd Saturday: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge

Halewaiu Road, Wailuku

Hawaii Land Trust welcomes volunteers to join their ohana with the saying that “no effort is too small” in its core mission of “protecting and stewarding the lands that sustain Hawaii.” Help with restoration and conservation projects, land stewardship at Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge (8 a.m.-noon most Fridays, and 8-11 a.m. every third Saturday). Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every Saturday: Maui Swap Meet

University of Hawaii Maui College parking lot

310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 808-244-3100

Find bargains on T-shirts, jewelry, apparel, fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables and more from up to 200 vendors at the Maui Swap Meet, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Also enjoy lots to nibble on while browsing or pick up a lunch entrée. Nuts, candies, drinks and shave ice too!


Every Saturday: Volunteer at Honokowai Valley

Maui Cultural Lands | 808-276-5593

With a mission to stabilize, protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources, Maui Cultural Lands is a grassroots land trust organization encouraging volunteers to join the effort to restore Honokowai Valley. Meet at the Pu‘ukolii Sugar Cane Train parking lot at 9 a.m. Contact MCL for information by calling the number above or emailing


Every Saturday: Adoption Event

Maui Mall Village

70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului

Stop by to check out a shelter animal for you and your family, sign up to volunteer or donate to the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., between Longs Drugs and Whole Foods.


Every Saturday: Free Tours of the Boo Boo Zoo

East Maui Animal Refuge

25 Maluaina Pl., Haiku | 808-572-8308

Get to know abandoned and injured birds, cats, sheep, goats, pigs and other residents on a tour, 2-3 p.m.,  that requires registration. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated to support the animals cared for by the nonprofit organization. To register, call or text 808-495-1591 or email


Every 1st Saturday: Pulehu Road Clean Up

Pulehu Road, Kula

Malama Maui Nui hosts this monthly clean up in collaboration with Pulehu Posse, 8-11 a.m. Pulehu Posse volunteers meet at the top of Holopuni Raod; Malama Maui Nui volunteers will collect trash on lower Pulehu Rd. Register.


Every 1st Saturday: Saturdays at the Refuge

Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Milepost 6, Maui Veterans Hwy., Kihei

Kealia Pond, Maui’s largest lowland wetland, hosts over 30 species of birds, including migratory waterfowl and the endangered Hawaiian stilt and coot. It also has walking trails and a coastal boardwalk. Enjoy keiki crafts and activities, join a “Walk and Talk” with refuge staff at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and stop by the visitor center and bird viewing areas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Every Sunday: Kamaaina Sundays

Maui Ocean Center

192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku | 808-270-7000

Maui Ocean Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with Kamaaina Sundays offering discounted admission to residents, 1-5 p.m. Tickets.


Every Sunday: Maui Sunday Market

Kahului Shopping Center

65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului | 888-948-6382

The Maui Food Technology Center presents this fun event for the family filled with lots of food, live entertainment and weekly prizes, 4-8 p.m., in the parking lot.


Every Sunday: Sunset Jazz Series

Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Factory

78 Ulupono St., Lahaina

This series restarts with a performance by Sheryl Renee on vocals, Paul January on trumpet, Howie Rentzer on drums and David Graber on bass, 5-7 p.m. In addition, enjoy sunset views, award-winning chocolate and a wide selection of beverages. Tickets.


Hawaii Island

Surfers Healing Event

Richardson Ocean Park

2355 Kalanianaole St., Hilo

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to this unique event designed for children with special needs, offering them an opportunity to experience the thrill of riding the waves alongside skilled surfers and volunteers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24. These events have been held around the world, supporting over 6,000 children each year. Register.


37th Annual Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Studio Tour & Sale

Various artists studios

You’re invited to meet and talk story with Hawaii Island artists, view their latest works, and purchase unique handcrafted items, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-26. Visit artists’ open studios featuring creations in fiber, jewelry, textile art, glass, woodblock prints, vintage silk clothing, bags, ceramics, stained glass, paintings and more. Visit the Volcano Village Artists Hui website for a map and info.


Kailua Kalikimaka Tree Lighting

Historic Kailua Village, Emma’s Square

Across from Hulihee Palace

Gather the family for this community celebration that starts with the 5:45 p.m. tree lighting followed by performances and keiki hula performances from Halau E Hulali Mai I Ka La on Nov. 24. Get a selfie with Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii, plus lots of shopping and dining in Kailua Village.


Through Nov. 24: ‘Haili Moe’ Exhibition

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

View the artwork of six Indigeneous Native Hawaiian women that shows how history informs present and future Hawaiian culture with an unsparing look at how Hawaiian culture has had to adapt to colonialism. “Haili Moe” is curated by Kanani Daley.


50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”

Imiloa Astronomy Center

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo | 808-932-8901

Imiloa celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” hailed for the use of advanced studio techniques at the time (1973) as it comes to life within the new 10K resolution Planetarium system (the first of its kind in the country), 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. Nov. 24. Lose yourself in waves of colors, images and animations as the digital interpretation of the songs takes audiences on an immersive thrill ride. Call the number for tickets.

Earlier on the same day, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., enjoy Black Hole Friday with discounts, plus black hole-themed activities and Planetarium programs.


Kitty Pineapple

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Hilo Palace Theater and Comedy U present comedian Kitty Pineapple who developed her stage persona and routine over the years and went viral on TikTok. She performs 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets.


Community Workday

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

Across Highway 19 from the Kaloko New Industrial Park, Kona | 808-326-9057

Get hands on in the loko with Hui Kaloko-Honokohau and support rehabilitation activities, 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 25. Tools, water and lunch will be provided. Long-sleeve clothing is suggested for added protection; be prepared for hot weather. Next community workday is Dec. 23. RSVP by emailing


Volunteer: Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | 808-985-6011

Join Stewardship at the Summit to help remove invasive, non-native plant species, 8:45 a.m.-noon Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 8, 16, 22. The moderate, one-mile round trip hike departs from Kilauea Visitor Center over rough, uneven terrain with up to a 400-foot elevation change. Wear hiking shoes, long pants and a hat; bring rain gear, snacks and water. Gloves and loppers will be provided. Park fee applies. For info, email Paul and Jane Field at, otherwise, meet at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Groups should contact Kupono McDaniel at 808-985-6015. No registration required.


John Cruz ‘Island Style Holiday’

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Kick off the holidays with John Cruz and special guests live in concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Tickets.


Mahukona Talk Story Sessions

Mahukona, Mahukona Park Road

The statewide nonprofit Hawaii Land Trust invites the public to learn about its efforts to protect, steward and connect people to the lands that sustain Hawaii at weekly talk story sessions, 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday: Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and last session on Dec. 13. HILT Aina Steward and Educator Keone Emeliano will lead the discussions each week at Mahukona, a place with ancestral ties that is used for Hawaiian cultural practices, education and the community. From Akoni Pule Highway, turn left onto Mahukona Park Road and follow it the county parking area near the historic Railroad House. Register.


Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference 2023

Courtyard by Marriott-King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona | 808-329-2911

Sponsored by Hawaii County with the theme of “Huliau – A Time of Change,” the conference is open to all dedicated early childhood education practitioners, Dec. 1-2. The conference begins with a dinner on Friday evening featuring a keynote address by Susan Gale Perry, a renowned expert in early childhood education and childcare trends. Saturday includes an update on the state’s Ready Keiki initiative by Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke, as well as workshops on advocacy, local initiatives and early literacy development. Participants can register for the Friday dinner and keynote ($30), Saturday workshops ($40) or the full two-day experience ($60). Register. Special hotel rates are available.


Fashion for A Cause

Kings’ Shops

250 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa | 808-886-8811

This fundraising event offers delicious food tastings, refreshing beverages, live music by award-winning artist Blayne Asing, a silent auction, and fashion show, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1. Proceeds directly support the American Cancer Society Clarence T. C. Ching Hope Lodge Hawaii located on Oahu. Tickets and info.


Holiday Festivities

Queen’s Marketplace

69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa | 808-886-8822

Bring the family and get your cameras ready for pictures with Santa, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17.

Ohana Movie Night returns every second Saturday and this month features Will Ferrell and James Caan in “Elf,” 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9. Free.

Sponsored by KWXX, this month’s Kanikapila Monthly Concert Series features Maelan Abran, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16, perhaps with some holiday tunes.


N2 Dance: Super Heroes

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Enjoy a musical production, “Super Heroes,” by N2 Dance in two shows, 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets.


‘Naoko Tosa’s New Media Art: Reconceptualizing Traditional Japanese Theater’

East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St., Hilo | 808-961-5711

A collaboration between EHCC and the UH Hilo Humanities Division and Art Department, this exhibit is inspired by traditional Japanese visual and performing arts. Free public opening is 6 p.m. Dec. 1 with events beginning at 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on view Dec. 2-Jan. 26, 3024.


4th Annual Holidays in Kahuku

Kahuku Visitor Contact Station

Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaʻū | 808-985-7373

A fun holiday event sponsored by the Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park features Santa Claus, free mini shave ice, face painting, food, crafts and performances by the Kipapa Sisters, Hot Potaytahs, the Jazz Gardeners and others, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2. Located at the 70.5-mile marker off Hwy. 11 in Kaʻū. Park entrance fees may apply.


Street Eats, A Kailua Village Food Truck Festival

Historic Kailua Village

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District invites the public to take part in the second Street Eats, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Enjoy a range of cuisine options from food trucks, food vendors and restaurant pop-ups from around the island, plus a lineup of entertainment.


63rd Annual Waimea Twilight Christmas Parade

Welcome the holidays with this annual community tradition featuring over 60 lit entries including trucks and big rigs starting from Waimea Park, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. This year’s theme is “E Lauhoe Mai Na Waʻa” or “Everyone Paddle the Canoe Together” with Grand Marshall Pete Hendricks. Visit the parade website for road closures and parade route.


Christmas with the Chefs

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona | 808-329-2911

Presented by the American Culinary Federation Kona Kohala Chefs Association and Sysco, this premier event features the isle’s top chefs, confectioners and beverage purveyors offering sumptuous holiday fare, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Enjoy live music as plates of savory cuisine and holiday treats are accompanied by local ales, wines, handcrafted cocktails and 100% Kona coffee. Tickets.


Jazz in the Forest: Holiday Spirit - Go Tell it on the Mountain

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones perform in this holiday show featuring Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning vocalist Owana Kaʻōhelelani Salazar, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets.


World of Magic 2023

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Hilo Elks Lodge 759 presents its annual World of Magic show featuring renowned Oahu-based magician Kaulana with local favorites Bruce and Jennifer Meyers as the Masters of Ceremony, 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets.


2023 Winter Concert

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona | 808-329-2911

The Kona Aloha Singers, an adult contemporary/popular music chorus, will hold “Journey Into the Holidays,” 4 p.m. Dec. 3. New KAS Artistic Director Delaney Yuko Ross will lead the chorus performing songs by One Republic, Pink, Maroon 5, Rascal Flatts, The Beach Boys, Miley Cyrus and more featuring its 35 singers and eight musicians, plus Brother Nolan and Binti Bailey as soloists and comedian Justine Smith as emcee. Tickets.


The Nutcracker Ballet 2023

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

It wouldn’t be Christmas without “The Nutcracker Ballet,” and here it is with Island Dance Academy featuring ballerinas, tap dancing soldiers and more in three performances, 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets.


Holiday Studio Sale

Donkey Mill Art Center

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy., Holualoa | 808-322-3362

Support the Donkey Mill community as they offer original pieces of art for sale one day only, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9. Also enjoy snacks, beverages and connect with island artists.


Holiday Festivities

Historic Kailua Village

This year’s 37th Annual Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade presented by Rotary Clubs of West Hawaii and the Kailua Kona Community Parade Association highlights the theme of “Tutu’s Kalikimaka, Through the Eyes of our Keiki,” 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Visit the website for street closures/parade route.

Stroll along Alii Drive as it becomes a pedestrian-only venue for the monthly Kokua Kailua, 1-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Support village merchants, artists and musicians.

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District presents a free holiday concert featuring five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Nāpua Greig on centerstage, 4-5 p.m. Dec. 10.

The holiday fun continues with the 8th Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Kailua Bay, 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at aboard Body Glove docked at Kailua Pier.


After Dark in the Park

Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Enjoy the holidays with local Volcano band Ola Loa as they celebrate Hawaiian style with Christopher Miller on guitar, Gary Dikito on ukulele, Jeff Hamilton on stand-up bass, and special guest Landon Scott, 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Concert is free, park entry fee applies.


An Evening with the Kingston Trio

Historic Palace Theater

38 Haili St., Hilo | 808-934-7010

Legendary folk icons, the Kingston Trio, perform their charted hits such as “Tom Dooley,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “This Land is Your Land,” and many more, 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets.


Kalani Peʻa - Purple Hawaiian Christmas

Kahilu Theatre

67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea | 808-885-6868

Multi-Grammy Award and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning singer/songwriter and producer of Hawaiian contemporary and soul music Kalani Peʻa presents a special holiday performance with special guests Lorna Lim, Wailau Ryder and hula performers in celebration of his holiday album, “Purple Hawaiian Christmas,” 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets.


50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano | 808-967-8222

Join the celebration as Volcano Art Center turns 50 years old in 2024 with the theme, “A 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee.” The year-long celebration kicks off with the 19th Annual Love The Arts fundraiser, 5-8:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2024. Tickets and info.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Explore the Summit and other Ranger-Led Talks

Kilauea Visitor Center

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover and learn about Kilauea volcano on an easy one-hour ranger-led walk conducted at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Check with rangers for additional programs.


Every Monday: Niaulani Rain Forest Tour

Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus

19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano | 808-967-8222

Immerse yourself in a native Hawaiian rainforest on a weekly guided tour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Niaulani is one of Kilauea’s last old-growth koa and ohia rainforests. You’ll learn about its significance, continual threats, how native species are different from their colonizing ancestors, uses of Hawaiian flora and more. Tour takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Reservations aren’t required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Donations are appreciated. Custom tours are also available.


Place orders every Monday: East Hawaii Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Komohana Research & Extension Center

875 Komohana St., Hilo, HI 96720 | 808-969-8203

Populate your garden with native plants, succulents, perennials, seed starts and more. Plants are only available for pick up 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday at the Komohana Research & Extension Center in Hilo, and orders must be placed by 10 p.m. the previous Monday. All orders are to be placed via email only to; no drop-in sales are permitted. Cash only.


Every Tuesday: Taco Tuesdays Comedy

Elk’s Lodge Niteclub

75-170 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona

Hawaii Top Comics presents a comedy show, which can be enjoyed with tacos. Open mic to follow. Free entry for all performers. $10 entry for all others. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 7 p.m.


Every Thursday-Sunday: Explore the Kahuku Unit

Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5, Ka‘ū

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's Kahuku Unit is free and open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Take a self-guided hike on one of eight trails or join park rangers on weekends at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour guided trek. Sturdy footwear, water, rain gear, sun protection and a snack are recommended. Kahuku is located about 50-minutes south of the park’s main entrance. Enter Kahuku on the mauka (inland) side of Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5.


Every 2nd Saturday: Artisan Market

Kona Commons

74-5444 Makala Blvd., Kailua-Kona | 808-203-2240

Stop by to browse through gifts, art, crafts and food shared by local crafters and vendors, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Every Sunday: Volcano Farmers Market

Cooper Center

19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano | 808-967-7800

Get an early start at this weekly farmers market offering up local produce, fruits, arts and crafts, plus grab coffee and a hot breakfast while you’re at it, 6-10 a.m.



Holiday Festivities

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St., Koloa | 808-742-9545

Help support Koloa Elementary School by purchasing a holiday gift bag hand-decorated by students in grades K-5 that includes a holiday tag and bow, Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Take a family pic — four paws included — with Santa in the Palm Court, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27. No reservations needed. Canned goods or cash donations benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

The public is invited to Flavors of Kukuiula to enjoy a live concert, culinary bites and refreshments by participating restaurants, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Canned goods or cash donations benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank.


Kauai Made presents Kauai Products Fair

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

650 Aleka Lp., Kapaa

Browse through a variety of items all designated Kauai Made while enjoying live entertainment, 4-7:30 p.m. Nov. 24.


Nershi Han Trio & Kyle Hollingsworth Trio

Porter Pavilion, Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-211

Following your Thanksgiving day with family and friends, enjoy a night out filled with music by the Nershi Hann Trio and Kyle Hollingsworth Trio featuring Jason Hann, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24-25. Tickets.


Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Kauai Veterans Center

3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue | 808-635-4314

This local craft fair offers unique, handcrafted items from island crafters and artisans, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25. Browse through jewelry and accessories, Hawaiian print quilts, wood and bone carvings, artwork, photography, suncatchers and more.


Small Business Saturday

Kukui Grove Shopping Center

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue

Designated Kauai Made members feature their unique products at this event celebrating the islandʻs homegrown, small businesses, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 25.


Wailua Bay Creators Fair

Hilton Garden Inn Wailua Bay

3-5920 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Support the local community while browsing through artwork, clothing, accessories, handmade items, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, home décor, Kauai keepsakes and more, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 26 (held every fourth Sunday of each month).


Visit a place of peace and reflection

Lawai International Center

3381 Wawae Rd., Kalaheo | 808-639-5952

Lawai International Center offers tours twice monthly, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 8, 22. Within its tranquil gardens, individuals can find peace, solitude and view the 88 shrines. Enjoy a brief video, a casual talk story session and walk the path at this community-supported sanctuary. Reserve a spot by calling or texting the number above or email Private appointments are also available.

They also invite volunteers to their Community Caring Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2. Bring gloves, light hand weeders, clippers, sickles and rakes only if you have them, otherwise tools will be provided. Lunch is also provided for volunteers.


Princeville Moolelo Series

Princeville Community Center

4334 Emmalani Dr., Princeville

This installment of the free lecture series presents Dr. Andre Raine, science director for Archipelago Research and Conservation, who will talk about the latest seabird conservation projects on Kauai, 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Also available via Zoom.


Through Nov. 26: ‘Elf: The Musical’

Kauai War Memorial

4191 Hardy St., Lihue

The Hawaii Children’s Theater presents “Elf-The Musical.” Get ready to laugh your jingle bells off with this production directed by Tom Frascatore with musical direction by Ala Van Zee and choreography by Carol Culver. Tickets.


27th Annual Festival of Lights

Historic County Building

4396 Rice St., Lihue

A Kauai tradition, the Festival of Lights was inspired by local designer Elizabeth Freeman transforming recycled and reclaimed materials into Kauai-style holiday art with the help of local artisans. Bring the family to enjoy lights illuminating the park, snowfall and meteor light projections, a new 360-degree virtual tour of last yearʻs display and more, 6-11 p.m. Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 2024. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be onsite for pictures (using your personal phone/camera), 6-8 p.m. Fridays only, Dec. 1-22.


Salvation Army ARC Donation Event

Kauai Resource Center

3460 Ahukini Rd., Lihue

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center welcomes residents, businesses and organizations to bring unwanted or unneeded items for reuse, including clothing, small furniture, children’s toys, books and shoes, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1. Clothing and textiles do not need to be in good condition; torn or stained clothing is acceptable. eWaste, chemicals, appliances or broken items will not be accepted. Check with a local thrift store to see if they will take donations before bringing them to the event.


Christmas Craft Fair

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St., Lihue | 808-245-6931

Enjoy a holiday craft fair featuring island crafts and food, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1.


Lights on Rice Parade

Rice Street from Hoolako to Eiwa streets, Lihue

Share in the holiday spirit with the community as 60 bedecked units with 3,000 performers make their way through Lihue, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 1.


South Shore Plant Sale

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa

You wonʻt want to miss the National Tropical Botanical Gardenʻs biggest plant sale of the year, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2. Find a variety of plants including native species, crops, fruiting trees, and more. NTBG members get early access at 8:30 a.m.


Livia Sohn & Friends: A Winter’s Night of Piano Trios

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

4364 Hardy St., Lihue

A holiday performance featuring Livia Sohn on violin, Laura Metcalf on cello and Monica Chung on piano, 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets.


Taulia Lave No Christmas Song Christmas Concert

Porter Pavilion, Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-211

Taulia Lave grew up on Oahu’s west side listening to country artists and recently completed a U.S. tour across seven states. Hear him perform simple, feel good country music, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets.


Talk Story with the Land

Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Road, Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust for a guided interpretive hike at Kahili Beach Preserve, Dec. 16. Learn about the native plants and animals, as well as the history and myths that make the area special. Bring your own water and wear sunscreen and a hat. Meet at the Kahili Beach parking lot at 9 a.m. Register.


Home for the Holidays

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-632-0610

The Kauai Humane Society hosts its annual “Home for the Holidays” event where anyone who wishes to foster a shelter animal over Christmas or New Year’s Eve can do so. It benefits shelter animals’ mental health, giving them a break from shelter life. For Christmas and New Year’s, pick up is before 2 p.m. Dec. 23/Dec. 30 with returns anytime or the day following the respective holiday (closed on Thursdays). Contact KHS for specific details on pickup dates/times.


Ongoing events:

Daily: Field Trip Program

Kauai Humane Society

3-825 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-442-1102

Provide a break for a shelter dog and get a four-legged companion with this program that pairs humans and dogs for a day out! Pick up a shelter dog 10 a.m.-noon and return him/her before 5 p.m.; there is a late fee for late returns. Check out the dog-friendly adventure options on Kauai, plus find out the details on the KHS website.


Every Monday: Monday Pau Hana Market

Kukui Grove Center parking lot

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue | 808-245-7784

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market supports Kauai’s farmers, 3-5:30 p.m. Pick up farm fresh produce, fruits and flowers, as well as value-added Kauai Grown farm and food products. Located in front of the former Sports Authority.


Every Tuesday: Lihue Placemaking, Forestry & Gardens Initiative

Kalena Park

Join in the two-year effort to develop a future green infrastructure along Rice St. in collaboration with the Rice Street Business Assoc., Better Block Hawaii, County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, AARP, The Funders Network and Health Go Market. No experience needed for this gardening effort, 4-6 p.m. Register.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Farmers' Market

Coconut Marketplace

4-484 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa

Fresh produce, snacks, pastries, tropical flowers and handmade gifts from local farmers and artisans at the bi-weekly farmers market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Guided Tours

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei | 808-826-1053

Docents share the Hawaiian history, culture, nature and plants of this ancient valley as you gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of the ecosystem in ancient and modern times, and how stewardship today is modeled after the traditional practices of the Native Hawaiian people. Tours are 2.5 hours starting at 9 a.m. Adults 13 and older/$60, kamaaina with valid Hawaii ID/$40, kids 12 and under are free with an adult. Reservations (scroll down).


Every Wednesday-Saturday: Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

3500 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-1413

Reservations via are required to enter the refuge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gates close at 3:30 p.m. The onsite Friends Nature Store is open during the same hours.


Every Wednesday-Sunday: Sunset Lanai Performances

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

Relax in comfortable outdoor space while listening to live performances and enjoying a cocktail, specialty pupu and maybe even a game of Cornhole, 4:30-8:30 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Makai Music & Art Festival

Princeville Makai Golf Club, makai lawn fronting Ka Haku Rd.

4080 Lei O Papa Road, Princeville

Find handmade jewelry, crafts and art from local vendors and enjoy live entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai at this weekly event, 1-5 p.m.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Culinary Market

The Shops at Kukuiula

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa | 808-742-9545

In partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau, this weekly market, 3:30-6 p.m., features fresh culinary offerings from some of the island’s newest chefs, chef demonstrations, live contemporary Hawaiian music, a beer and wine garden, gourmet farmer’s market and vendors selling Kauai-grown and made packaged edibles.


Every Wednesday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Kapaa Beach Park

4-1604 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market offers local produce, fruits and flowers, 3-4:30 p.m. Check the website for location updates.


Every Thursday: Aloha Market

NTBG South Shore Visitor Center

4425 Lawai Road, Koloa | 808-742-2623

Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, food, jewelry, clothing, art, household accessories and more at this weekly market featuring more than 20 local vendors at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitor Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There’s also a hula show at 12:30 p.m.


Every Thursday: Preschool Storytime

Lihue Public Library

4344 Hardy St., Lihue | 808-241-3222

Keiki ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime session at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s area. Must be accompanied by a parent or adult.


Every Thursday: Kauai Sunshine Market

Hanapepe Park

4481 Kona Rd., Hanapepe | 808-241-4946

Run by the county’s Office of Economic Development, this market in Hanapepe runs 3-4 p.m. NOTE: From Dec. 7, the Hanapepe Sunshine Market will relocate to the Hale Puna Farmers Market in Waimea that takes place, 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Thursday.


Every Thursday: Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna under the giant monkeypod tree

9567 Huakai Road, Waimea |

At Hale Puna Farmers Market, you’ll not only find fresh products such as mango, papaya, ulu, lime, noni, eggs, pesto, basil, sugarcane and more, but by purchasing items, you’re supporting the farm school interns from Ke Kula Niihau, the restoration of the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House that will become a community center for the west side communities of Kauai, and so much more. Food stamps/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons accepted. Buy fresh, 3:30-5:30 p.m.


Every Thursday & Friday: Regenerative Farm & Food Experience

Common Ground

4900 Kuawa Rd., Kilauea | 808-828-6368 ext. 1

Celebrate the flavors and cultures of Hawaii by sampling foods grown in Hawaii, 4-6 p.m. Farm opens at 3 p.m. for walks to the stone dam. Tickets.


Every Thursday: ‘The White Hawaiian’ starring Eric Gilliom

Porter Pavilion, Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

Popular isle entertainer, Eric Gilliom, takes audiences through the challenges of growing up biracial, the love of family and navigating the entertainment industry on this personal comedic journey, 5:30 p.m. Tickets.


Every Friday: Aloha Friday Art Night

Along Kress St., Lihue

Island artists put their passion on display, 2-6 p.m., along Kress Street. Whether they’re inspired by the beauty of Kauai, by the places they’ve been to or their cultural roots, these artists share their talents with the local community on creative, colorful murals.


Every Friday: Friday Art Night

Hanapepe Town

Friday Art Night returns to Hanapepe, “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” 5-8 p.m. Whether in the mood to browse through art or other gifting goodies, satisfy a craving, or just wish to wander, you’ll enjoy your time in this friendly artsy town.


Every Saturday: Locally Grown Culinary Experience

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea | 808-828-2118

“Many hands make light work” is the motto of this guided tour for parent and child that takes you through a farmers market to select fresh island ingredients to make a family meal. Talk story with local farmers, learn local history, then join get together with Chef Troy to make a meal utilizing your just-purchased ingredients, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register.


Every 3rd Saturday: Volunteer Work Day

Kauai Animal Education Center

1234 Uilama Road, Kapaa

Join this KAEC effort that provides interaction, stewardship and education about the symbiotic relationships between animals, land and people, 9 a.m.-noon. Register.


Every last Saturday: Last Saturday Night Market

Anahola Marketplace

4523 Ioane Road, Anahola | 808-431-4067

This event invites families to enjoy Kauai musicians and bands, a variety of food vendors, handmade products from over 20 local vendors and more, 4-9 p.m. It’s a benefit for the Homestead Community Development Corporation, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to affordable housing, economic development and community building on or near Hawaiian Home Lands.


Every 1st Sunday of the month: Kahili Beach Preserve

Wailapa Road, Kilauea

Join Hawaii Land Trust in a volunteer effort to keep Kahili Beach Preserve clean, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet at Kahili Beach near the big rocks in the parking area. Fill out a volunteer waiver form.


Every Sunday: Plant Swap Sundays

Alakoko Shop

2976 Kress St., Lihue | 808-652-7133

Looking for a plant to purchase for your home or to sell because you have potted plant babies you’d like to share with others? Stop by Alakoko Shop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Plant Swap Sundays. If you’d like to sell plants, contact Krystal at the number above or email