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News & EventsWaikiki Farmers Markets
Oahu Farmers Markets - There are many great Farmer's Markets on Oahu.
Royal Hawaiian Center Farmer’s Market
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesdays
2201 Kalakaua Ave.
King’s Village Farmer’s Market
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fridays
131 Ka‘iulani Ave.
Mahiku Farmer’s Market
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursdays
International Market Place – Waikiki (near the Food Court)
Waikiki Farmer’s Market
7:00 am – 1:00 pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
Waikiki Community Center’s parking lot
Every Sunday – Aloha Chapel Service on the 26th Floor – Owner’s Lounge
Waikiki Happy Hour – Check the Front Desk for dates. Ocean Suite Waikiki – 27th floor
Events subject to change
WAIKIKI EVENTS - DECEMBER 2013
QUIKSILVER IN MEMORY OF EDDIE AIKAU: OPENING CEREMONY
Waimea Bay Beach Park. December 05, 2013 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is a big wave invitational, held in memory of legendary big wave rider and Waimea Bay lifeguard Eddie Aikau. While invitees are selected each year, the event only runs if and when wave face heights exceed 30 feet.
FIRST FRIDAY STREET FESTIVAL: HONOLULU DISTRICT - DECEMBER
Downtown Chinatown. December 06, 2013 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Galleries and other arts venues open their doors this evening for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. These events are free and open to everyone! Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area.
HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS
Electric Light Parade along King Street on 12/7 at 5:00 pm, followed by the lighting of the 50-foot tree at 6:00 pm. The lights and decorations stay up through January 2nd.
USS ARIZONA CEREMONY
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. December 07, 2013 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Attendees should arrive at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument by 7:00am at the latest. Free public parking is available at Aloha Stadium, with free shuttles to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center starting at 6:00am. This year's keynote is Secretary Max Cleland of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Waikiki - Kalakaua Ave. December 07, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade committee will host the 72nd Anniversary Pearl Harbor Parade featuring Pearl Harbor Survivors, military and government officials, and marching bands and parade units from the U.S. Mainland and Hawaii.
Ala Moana Beach Park. December 08, 2013 5:00 am - 4:00 pm
26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers - The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head. At the starting line is Ala Moana Beach Park where the Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Blvd, 5 a.m. finishing in Waikiki.
EASTER SEALS HAWAII GINGERBREAD FAMILY FESTIVAL - HONOLULU, OAHU
Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. December 08, 2013. 9:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In December 1999, friends, family and supporters of Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) gathered in a small conference room at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center to enjoy the fun of building and decorating 50 gingerbread houses to raise funds for ESH. Fourteen years later, with a creative vision inspired by Chef Alan Wong, what began with a few sheet of freshly baked gingerbread, handfuls of candy and icing, and a desire to help ESH has grown to become Hawaii's most exciting and beloved island holiday tradition!
St. Andrew's Cathedral. December 08, 2013 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This year, our annual holiday concert will feature Gloria by English composer John Rutter. We are also pleased to announce that joining us in sharing the family spirit of the season will be special guest performers, including soloists and guest chorus the Hawaii Education of the Arts Children's Choir.
SANTA ARRIVES ON HIS OUTRIGGER CANOE
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach. December 14, 2013 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hundreds are expected to welcome Santa ashore, where he will be greeted by the keiki (children) of Halau O Pua Kapele followed by a meet-and-greet and complimentary photo-taking with Santa in the lobby of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
MUSIC OF HAWAII CONCERT SERIES - MIKE LOVE + PAULA FUGA
Honolulu Museum of Art. December 18, 2013 7:30pm - 10:00pm. www.honolulumuseum.org
TICKETS: $25 open seating ($20 for museum members); $45 VIP reserved seating ($40 for museum members) INFO: 532-8701
BANK OF HAWAII FAMILY SUNDAY - CELEBRATE!
Honolulu Academy of Art. December 22, 2013 11:00am - 5:00pm. www.honolulumuseum.org
Make a snow globe: Create a snow globe using plastic containers, figurines and glitter.
Make a Christmas ornament: No pine cones and holly here—create something to hang on the tree island style, using sea shells and palm trees made from pipe cleaners.
The Oahu Civic Orchestra
Chill out with holiday-themed music
Alive Arts and Dance Foundation
Students from this troupe perform ballet numbers while teaching the audience about the evolution of ballerina clothing.
1:30-2:30pm: Essence of Heaven Faith & Praise
Get into the hallelujah holiday spirit with this festive gospel group.
11:30am, 12:30, 1:30 + 2:30pm: Creatively Christmas Magic Show with Susie Roth
Susie Roth brings Christmas magic to the museum with her unique storytelling show. Seating is limited.
Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest.