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December 8: Hana Hou Holiday Market
From 9am to 2pm, the pet-friendly pop-up market will be painting Kailua town red (and green)! Market-goers will be able to:
  • Take photos with Santa in his groovy vintage VW photo bus! Penny Lane VW Photo Bus will be offering photos with Santa that can be taken away as an instant printout! Once again, 50% of all proceeds from Santa photos will benefit Make-A-Wish Hawaii!
  • Enjoy a special musical and hula performance by Hālau Kūpaʻa I Ke Alo Aʻo Hula, a Kailua-based hula halau featuring dancers, singers and musicians ages 5 through 45! They hit the stage at 12pm.
  • Enjoy special edition holidays flavors from vendors like Ono Yo, Khanom Wan Churros, and more!
  • Enter the Aloha Home Market raffle to win one of over 80 items from participating vendors! Prizes are raffled off every half-hour throughout the duration of the market!
Vendor booths will be decked out for the holidays with decor, exclusive sales, giveaways, and more!

In addition to one-of-a-kind finds and hand-crafted treasures by over 85 of Hawaii’s finest artisans, woodworkers, jewelry designers, makers, crafters and more, the market will also offer live entertainment and freshly prepared food all afternoon long.  For more information, please visit www.alohahomemarket.com.

December 20: SALT at Our Kaka‘ako’s Marketplace
Shop at local vendors and enjoy live music at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako’s Marketplace. On Friday, listen to music from Sonny Kapu at 5 p.m., followed by Preston Kauwe at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday, Moon Kahele performs at 5 p.m., followed by Denny Ono at 7:15 p.m.

December 21: Santa at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu
What's Christmas without a little Jingle Bell Rock? Join Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu for the most Rockin' time of the year at Breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy an unlimited breakfast in true Hard Rock style as well as entertainment and games for all the little Roxtars and a surprise visit from Santa himself. The event will also feature games, arts and crafts, a decorate-your-own-doughnut bar, hot cocoa bar, and Christmas carol sing-alongs. The breakfast buffet will offer bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, pancakes with syrup, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola and selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

Admission: 9am to 12noon; All ages welcome. $20 child (ages 11 and under); $25 adult (ages 12 and up); free for those under 2 years old. Purchase tickets at the Hard Rock Cafe or online at https://www.ticketweb.com/event/breakfast-with-santa-hard-rock-cafe-honolulu-tickets/10074235

December 29-31: WAR at Blue Note Hawaii
Blue Note Hawaii, the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated artists, announces a special New Year’s Eve run with iconic American funk band WAR December 29 - 31, 2019. A limited pre-sale began September 17 at 10:00 a.m. at www.bluenotehawaii.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m.

December 31: Town Center of Mililani Pineapple Drop
Town Center of Mililani rings in the New Year, at its Pineapple Drop, featuring Kimberley Locke, an American Idol second runner up and host of the show Dr. & The Diva, as this year’s headliner. The free event has become Central O‘ahu’s biggest family-friendly New Year’s celebration. Enjoy entertainment, starting at 5 p.m., with the program emceed by Devon Nekoba. Performers include the Asian Lion Dance Team, Ryugen Taiko, Treasure Box Studio dance groups and Kalena’s Polynesian Ohana fire knife dancers. There will also be prizes and giveaways, throughout the event. Headliner Kimberley Locke was the American Idol season 2 second runner up. Locke hosts the popular morning talk show Dr. & The Diva, with Dr. Steve Salvatore. Enjoy an exciting performance from the acclaimed singer, before the pineapple drops. At 7 p.m. (midnight New York time), the spectacular 12-foot tall pineapple descends, glowing with more than 2,000 bulbs, synced with the Times Square Garden Ball Drop.

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