Christmas with the Chefs
Celebrate the 31st year of the Big Island’s premier holiday extravaganza. Twenty top Hawai’i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twist all accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. Attendees can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars, plus an exciting silent auction. The fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending HawCC Palamanui in Kona and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs who want to further their education. Attendance to this exclusive event is limited to 500 people and tickets are $90 per person. VIP tables for 10 are available for $1250. Find out more here.
FASHION for the FIGHT
Kings’ Shops is proud to present Fashion for the Fight, a fashion show benefiting and featuring cancer survivors and caregivers from North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Cancer Center.
VIP Tickets: $50
Tickets are extremely limited so don’t wait. To purchase tickets please contact Julia Ramos, North Hawaii Community Hospital at 808-881-4420.
Holualoa Music & Light Festival
Every December, Holualoa Village rolls out the holiday red carpet, inviting visitors and residents to ring in the holidays, Hawaiian style. Holualoa lights up the night with the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree, plus an appearance by Santa, lots of live music, gallery gatherings, art openings, food, drink and more!
Gallery owners open their doors to kick off the holiday shopping season, while at the same time bringing the local community together for a night of socializing, mingling and fun. Shops serve up complimentary pupus and beverages, holiday treats and of course, 100-percent Kona coffee. It’s a chance for attendees to catch up with old friends, make new friends, or put names to familiar faces. For information, call Holualoa Village Assn. at 808/322-8484, or find out more here.
Twilight Christmas Parade – Waimea
Grand Marshal: Leningrad Elarionoff
All invited to attend and participate with lighted units! Parade supports The Big Island Giving Tree to ensure no one is left behind during the holiday season. Starting at Church Row at 5:30pm, and ending at Waimea Town Park. Visit with Santa at the Parker Ranch Center immediately after the parade and have a free picture taken with him. There will be goody bags for all children, while supplies last. Charitable donations will be accepted to benefit the Big Island Giving Tree.
Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade
The annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Kailua’s Kekuaokalani Gym next to Kona Aquatic Center, go south on Kuakini, down Palani Rd., and along Ali’i Drive to Walua Road, just past Coconut Grove Marketplace.
HOLIDAY SEASON EVENTS
11/22-23, Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair, Hilo
11/30-12/1, Ohana Christmas Craft Festival, Hilton Waikoloa
12/7, Christmas with the Chefs, Kailua-Kona
12/7, Music & Lights Festival, Holualoa
12/7, Twilight Christmas Parade, Waimea
12/13, Fashion for the Fight, Kings Shops
12/14, Kona Christmas Parade, Kailua-Kona
12/14, Kainaliu Kalikimaka, Kainaliu Town
12/15-16, Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert, Aloha Theater
12/22, Jingle Bell Beach Run, Kailua-Kona
12/24, Santa’s Arrival at Pauoa Bay, Fairmont Orchid
12/31, Hilton Waikoloa New Years Eve Party
12/31, New Years Eve Party, Fairmont Orchid