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Holiday events and parades, 2010

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

* 10 a.m., Pahoa Holiday Parade
The 20th annual Pahoa Holiday Parade travels its usual route along Pahoa Village Road and ends at Pahoa High/Intermediate School where there will be a hoolaulea with free entertainment.

* 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Keauhou Shopping Center
The 11th Annual WinterFest, presented by Hawaii Montessori Schools-Kona Campus. Horseback riding, rock wall climbing, a train maze, bake sale, and a whole lots more. And keiki get to enjoy the Children’s Zumba with Katie Moore.

* 5:30-8 p.m., Kona Village Resort
Christmas at Kona Village, Dining with the Chefs. Tantalizing cuisine prepared by the isle’s top chefs; gingerbread display hand-crafted by culinary students attending Hawaii Community College (HawCC)-West Hawaii; live auction. Attendance is limited to 500 and ticket prices are $75 per person. Visit www.konakohalachefs.org

* 5:30-8:30 p.m. Holualoa 14th Annual Music & Light Festival

* 6 p.m., Waimea’s 50th annual Twilight Parade

About 50 lighted units including HELCO’s joyful Toys For Tots Train, and as many as 50 lighted trucks – plus Santa and Mrs. Santa on a magical float created by the staff of North Hawaii Community Hospital. Also in the lineup of special guests will be one of Hawaii’s favorite newscasters, who is also the 2010 Lokahi Giving Project co-chair, Trini Kaopuiki from KHON-TV2. Grand Marshall is Kuhao Kawaauhau-Case – blind since birth and 14-year-old piano prodigy.

* 7-10 p.m., Winter Star Party, Waimea
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s Waimea headquarters. Telescopes on the lawn. Keiki table, an “Ask an Astronomer” booth and showing of “Hawaiian Starlight,” plus the remote observing room will be open for a sneak peak of what it’s like to observe on the summit of Mauna Kea. Snacks, coffee, hot chocolate will be served. There is no charge and everyone is invited.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

* Parker Ranch Center with Santa. For more information visit www.parkerschool.net

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10

* 5-7 p.m., Kona Stories, Keauhou Shopping Center
The Grinch is coming! Every year around this time keiki of all age’s line up for their picture with Santa. This year change it up and make it down to Kona Stories book shop for your free family photo with the Grinch himself! For more information, call 324-0305.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11

* 10 a.m., Kona Coast Shopping Center
Keiki Christmas crafts and candy canes. Performances from Kahikina’s ukulele class, Hula Na Kaikamahine O Keakua Kie Kie, Kealakehe High School Dance Company and Kealakehe Intermediate Chorus also are planned. The center is the official drop off site for Lokahi 2010. Lokahi tree names are available for donations; bring a new unwrapped gift to Jamba Juice.

* 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Lanihau Shopping Center
Visit with Santa and his friends, free arts and crafts for the keiki by Kona Ace Hardware, free goodie bags filled with holiday merchant specials and gifts for the first 100 keiki to visit Santa, holiday entertainment, holiday craft fair and a drawing to win a stocking full of toys. Visit the angel wreaths to help fulfill wishes for families served by The Salvation Army, Jonathan Dale Miller Foundation, Kona Task Force on Feeding The Hungry’s Meet & Eat Program and The Neighborhood Place Of Kona.

* 10 a.m., Waikoloa Christmas Parade & Keiki Festival
Parade from the top of Paniolo Road to Waikoloa School, free pictures with Santa, free hot dogs for keiki, food booths and craft vendors, a magic show and Zoo Choo Train rides plus music.

* 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Luau with Santa at The Shops at Mauna Lani Center Stage
With six canned goods or a new unwrapped toy (or cash), the first 100 people will receive lunch provided by Foodland Farms, Monstera, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. While enjoying this great food you can enjoy the West Hawaii Dance Academy, The Great Barusky Magic Show and hula by Na Lehua E Liko No Kawailani. Enjoy the Hawaiian culture and support both the Rock n Roll Motorcycle Club Toys for Tots and Hawaii Island Food Basket. All monies collected will be divided equally between the two charities.

* 5 p.m., Kona Christmas Parade, Alii Drive
Pre-parade entertainment at 3:45 p.m. at Emma’s Square featuring Grayden Hai & the Tiki Dolls.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

* 5-6 p.m., Amy Hanaialii Gilliom concert, Kailua-Kona
Award-winning Hawaiian music entertainer Amy Hanaialii Gilliom is featured at the monthly Kokua Kailua Village Stroll. Kokua Kailua begins at 1 p.m.; Hulihee Palace concert at 4 p.m.

* 6 p.m., Christmas Choral Concert, Waimea Mormon Chapel
Featuring several choirs including three from Waimea and North Kohala wards of the Church of Latter Day Saints, from Annunciation Catholic Church, Imiola Congregational Church. Special performance by Waimea’s Hawaii Stars’ winning pianist Kuhao Kawaauhau-Case.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

* 6:30 p.m., Friends of the Orchestra of the Hawaiian Islands, North Kohala Public Library
Orchestra holiday concert includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and a sing along with performers Jennifer Schack (cello), Annu Shionoya (piano), Philip Simmons (guitar), Motter Snell (harp), Jean Pierre Thoma (flute), and Ursula Vietze (violin). Admission is free; call 889-6655.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17

* 6-9 a.m., Queens’ MarketPlace
Live remote broadcast with the “Big Island Big Morning Show” hosts from LAVA 105 radio in the Coronation Pavilion. For more information, visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call 886-8822.

* 6 p.m., Parker School Winter Festival, Parker School Theatre
Singers from the Parker School Middle School Chorus and Dramatiques along with drummers from the Instrumental music class under the direction of Maren Oom. For more information visit www.parkerschool.net

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lanihau Shopping Center
Visit with Santa and his friends, free arts and crafts for the keiki by Kona Ace Hardware, free goodie bags filled with holiday merchant specials and gifts for the first 100 keiki to visit Santa, holiday entertainment, holiday craft fair and a drawing to win a stocking full of toys. Visit the angel wreaths to help fulfill wishes for families served by The Salvation Army, Jonathan Dale Miller Foundation, Kona Task Force on Feeding The Hungry’s Meet & Eat Program and The Neighborhood Place Of Kona. KWXX will have its annual treasure chest giveaway.

* 10-11:30 a.m., Queens’ MarketPlace:
Breakfast with Santa at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Inclusive prices: Adults $15, keiki 5-11 years $10, keiki 4 and under free. Includes family-style breakfast buffet, visit from Santa, face painting, creating an ornament and one free photo with Santa with each PAID child breakfast. Reservations required. 886-8822.

* 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kona Coast Shopping Center
Keiki photos with Santa. Live entertainment from SONG (Aloha Teen Theatre performance) and West Hawaii Dance Academy is planned.

* 1-9 p.m., Filipino Family Christmas Festival, Hilo
Members of the newly organized United Filipino Community of Hawaii and the Hawaii County Immigration Office invite the general public to “PASKO ng PAMILYANG PILIPINO” – Filipino Family Christmas Festival, a Filipino-style Christmas celebration at Mooheau Park.

* 7 p.m., West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Chamber Orchestra of Kona, Kona Village Resort
“Holiday Fantasy: Nutcracker Sweets and Other Treats” includes the Act I famous “March of the Children” then into the Act II, “Land Of The Sweets”, which includes the Arabian Princess (Coffee) Giggling Chinese (Tea), the flamboyant Russian Dancer, the beautiful of Mirlitons, plus the delicate Sugar Plum Fairy. The performance includes the famous “Waltz of the Flowers,” plus other surprises! Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors 62+ and students.

* 7:30 p.m., Waimea Community Chorus Holiday Concert, Kahilu Theatre
Featuring well-known melodies such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “Star of Bethlehem,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Who Could Imagine a King” and many others. Tickets $15/Adults; $13/Seniors; $10/Children, at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries. www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19

* 3:30 p.m., Waimea Community Chorus Holiday Concert, Kahilu Theatre
Featuring well-known melodies such as “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, “Star of Bethlehem,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Who Could Imagine a King” and many others. Tickets $15/Adults; $13/Seniors; $10/Children, at Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries. www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org

* 5:30 p.m., Annunciation Catholic Church ‘Night of Wonder,’ Featuring a concert of sacred and secular holiday music, a Christmas sing-along, and a living nativity scene with yuletide reflections from Father Philip Chircop, S.J. Refreshments on the Lanai after the program. Free, but all asked to donate a non-perishable food item to support the Annunciation Food Pantry.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22

* 10:30 a.m., Keaau Public & School Library
“A Special Storytime with Mrs. Santa Claus” in the Humanities Room. Keiki ages 3 and older are invited to hear Mrs. Claus share her favorite Christmas stories and share some information about Santa Claus. For more information, 982-4281.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23

* 6-9 p.m., Blue Dragon Restaurant
Kona Brass Quintet presents a lively Christmas program, featuring your favorite holiday melodies plus jazzy tunes. Dinner reservations are recommended. Call 882-7771 or visit www.BlueDragonHawaii.com

MISCELLANEOUS

* Dec. 18-23. Photos with Santa at the Coronation Pavilion. Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 18-19, and 4-7 p.m. Dec. 20-23. $5 per photo. Post your picture on Queens’ MarketPlace Facebook page and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate. For more information, visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call 886-8822.

* 17th Annual Charity Trees at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Winners announced Dec. 22. Local charities have created beautiful trees to raise awareness of their mission and raise funds for their program. The community is invited to view the trees (no charge) and may vote for their favorite with a $1 donation. Cash prizes for trees receiving highest number of votes; donations split among all entries excluding top three winners. www.maunalani.com

* NHERC Christmas gift wrapping, Honokaa
Through Dec. 22. Bring Christmas gifts 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to have them wrapped. Drop off by 10 a.m. for same day pick up. Every fifth gift is wrapped for free. Fundraiser for NHERC Scholarship fund. 775-8890

Editor’s note: If you have a holiday event to announce, go ahead and leave the info in a comment below. Or shoot us an email at news@hawaii247.com. We’ll be adding events ‘n’ happenings to this calendar throughout the holiday season.

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