Holiday season events & parades

| December 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Christmas Concert —
The annual Toys for Tots’ Na Mele o na Keiki (Music for the Children) concert starts at 7 p.m., Dec. 10, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall. It features the Marine Forces Pacific Band; guest artists include Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and Henry Kapono. Also, Marines will be on hand to accept donations to Toys for Tots. Pick up free tickets at the Blaisdell box office; tickets are limited to four per person.

“The Nutcracker” — Students from the Hawaii State Ballet Company will perform the perennial Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Mamiya Theatre at 3140 Waialae Ave. Performances are Dec. 10-12, 17-19. Visit or call (808) 550-8457.

13 / Monday
Holiday Home Decorating Contest —
Enter the Island Palm Communities Holiday Home Decorating Contest by uploading a photo of your home to Facebook. Judges will choose their top five picks; Facebook fans will make the final decision. Votes can be cast Dec. 13-19. The contest is open to all Island Palm Communities residents. Visit palmcommunities.

Christmas Intramural Softball Tournament —
Cheer on your favorite team, Dec. 13-17. Call (808) 655-8056 for times and locations.

15 / Wednesday
“Polar Bear Express” —
Elementary age children can enjoy “The Polar Express” activities, 3-3:45 p.m., Dec. 15, Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks. Registration isn’t required. Call (808) 655-8002.

Christmas Ornaments — Create a one-of-a-kind decoration, 6-8 p.m., Dec. 15. Parents can bring children 8 years old and older. Cost is $12 for one ornament. Call (808) 655-4202.

17 / Friday
SKIES Holiday Show —
This Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited event features dancers, 6 p.m., Dec. 17, Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks.

18 / Saturday
“Family Christmas Hymn Sing” —
Event is hosted by the Hawaii Officers’ Christian Fellowship for the benefit of all ranks, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, Chapel Center, 180 Kuntz Ave., Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Includes a potluck supper; limited nursery available. RSVP by Dec. 15 at

19 / Sunday
Christmas Concert —
“The Joyful Sound of Christmas” runs 6-7 p.m., Dec. 19, Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks. Keiki will receive a special gift at the concert’s conclusion. Call (808) 655-0696.

24 / Sunday
Single Soldier Christmas Party —
Enjoy live music, a traditional turkey dinner and presents for each single Soldier, 3-8 p.m., Dec. 24, Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks. Win an XBOX360 Kinect for tackiest sweater/outfit; and also win prizes for the best karoke and scavenger hunt. Free shuttle service from Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center is available; for details, call (808) 655-1130/5697.

25 / Saturday
Christmas Dinner —
The 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility, Building 357, C Quad, Schofield Barracks, will welcome service members, families, retirees and authorized guests for a traditional Christmas feast, Dec. 25. Breakfast is scheduled for 7-8 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; and dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call (808) 655-4833.


Holiday Card Lane — View giant holiday cards by traveling down Krukowski Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, through Dec. 31; Chapel Field, across from Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter, through Jan. 3; and Macomb Road, Schofield Barracks, through Jan. 7.

Commissary Gift Vouchers — Gift vouchers can be purchased to help military families and single Soldiers in the barracks. Gift vouchers are available in $25 denominations. Anyone, civilian or military, can purchase them, but only authorized shoppers can redeem them. Vouchers are available at commissary customer service areas, cash offices and from cashiers at full-service checkout. E-mail; call (804) 734-8000, ext. 4-8773.

Salvation Army Angel Tree — Pearlridge shoppers can choose be an angel for a needy child or senior citizen, at Uptown, through Dec. 19.

Pearlridge Express — Keiki under 48 inches can ride the Pearlridge Express, Hawaii’s only scale-model, fully-functioning train, at Pearlridge Uptown Center Court through Jan. 2. Tickets are $3 per child. Visit


Holiday Parades
(For a complete listing, visit

Dec. 10, Haleiwa Christmas Parade — from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 10, starting at Weed Circle, to Kamehameha Highway, through Haleiwa Town, to end at Haleiwa Beach Park. Call (808) 637-4558, or e-mail or visit

Dec. 11, Aiea Community Association Christmas Parade — from 8:30-10 a.m.,  starting at Pearlridge Elementary School parking lot, to Moanalua Road, to Kaamilo Street, to Ulune Street, to Halewiliko Street, to end at Aiea Sugar Mill Site. Call (808) 429-1282 or e-mail

Dec. 11, Waimanalo Christmas Parade — from 10-11:30 a.m., starting at Waimanalo District Park, to Hihimanu Street, to Kumuhau Street, to Humuniki Street, to Kalanianaole Highway, ending at Waimanalo Beach Park. A Marine color guard and fire truck will be in the parade. Call (808) 768-3888 or e-mail

Dec. 18, Ewa Beach/Lions Club Holiday Parade — Begins at 10 a.m., starting by Ilima School parking lot at 91-884 Fort Weaver Rd.; proceeds on a two-mile course, clockwise, around the large block bounded by Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina Street, to Hanakahi Street and North Road. Following the parade, a Christmas hoolaulea with food and craft vendors and entertainment will be open from 12-9 p.m., at Ewa Beach Community Park at 91-955 North Rd.

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