Holiday season events

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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.

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

“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. 17-19. Visit or call (808) 550-8457.

Honolulu City Lights — Get free hot chocolate by the flagpole area in front of the Fasi Municipal Building on King Street, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 17-18. Take free photos with Santa at the Gingerbread House in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m. Activities include clowns, balloons, glitter tattoos and face painting. Visit

18 / Saturday
“Family Christmas Hymn Sing” —
Event is hosted by the Hawaii Office-rs’ 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. E-mail

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.

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 through Dec. 19. The contest is open to all Island Palm Communities residents. Visit palmcommunities.

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

Reindeer 5K Fun Run — Event is for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels, 7:30 a.m., Dec. 19. The course is about 3.1 miles and starts at the Mililani District Park lower lot, winds through the surrounding neighborhood and finishes at the Mililani YMCA. Pick up timing chips, 6 a.m., race day; pick up info packets/bibs, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., Dec. 17, Mililani YMCA. Register online at Cost to enter for children under 5 (in stroller only), free; 5-18, $15; over 18, $25; and race day, $35. Awards go to top three males and females, plus age groups. All profits go to the top three public schools with the most support.

22 / Wednesday
Christmas Dinner —
Two 25th Infantry Division dining facilities will serve traditional Christmas meals to service members, families, retirees and authorized guests.
•Hours for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade DFAC, Building 102, Wheeler Army Airfield, are Dec. 22: breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; and dinner, closed.
•Hours for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team DFAC, Building 357, C Quad, Schofield Barracks, are Dec. 24: breakfast, 7-8 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; and dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call (808) 655-2402 or (808) 655-4833.

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

25 / Saturday
Holiday Ghost Tour —
Tour starts 6:30 p.m., Dec. 25, in the capitol district in downtown Honolulu. The Holiday Ghost Tour is a four-hour walk through the streets of downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations are required 24 hours prior to tour date. Make reservations by e-mailing or by calling (808) 395-0674. Wear comfortable sports shoes. Free street parking is available on Christmas Day. Visit


Holiday Food Voucher Drive — Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons can purchase holiday ornaments from FMWR facilities at Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter and Wheeler Army Airfield. Minimum cost for each ornament is $10, and will be displayed until Feb. 1. Proceeds will be used to provide holiday season food vouchers to eligible young Soldiers and their families. Call (808) 655-4789/1717.

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 or call (804) 734-8000, ext. 4-8773.

Holiday Lights — Drive through the Chaminade University campus, 3140 Waialae Ave., in Kaimuki, to see the holiday lights and decorations, especially those at Clarence T.C. Ching Hall and Henry Hall. For locations of neighborhood holiday light displays, visit

Holiday Parades
(For a complete listing, visit

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.

Dec. 19, Olomana Christmas Parade —
Begins at 2:30 p.m., starting at Maunawili Elementary School, to Ulupii Street, to Ulupuni Street, to Uluohao Street, to Uluhala Street, to Ulupuni Street, to Ulukou Street, ending at Maunawili Elementary. Call (808) 541-1331.

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