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30 / Friday

Toys for Tots “Walk with a Soldier” — Mililani Middle School, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 30, for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots. Walk with Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion (Combat Effects), 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and drop your toy donations into a Soldier’s ruck sack. Call 438-0944.


Bruce Shimabukuro Live — Aloha Center Cafe, Pacific Beach Hotel, 7-9 p.m., free. Bruce Shimabukuro, the younger brother of world-renowned ukulele player, Jake Shimabukuro, enchants visitors and kamaaina. Visit


Lanakila Baptist Elementary School — Performs at Pearlridge Center Uptown, second level fronting Sephora, 7:30 p.m., free. Call 488-0981.


Music in the Air — Paliku Theatre, 7 p.m., free. Live music performances by students of Windward Community College and music instructors Ron Loo (slack key guitar), So Jin Kimura (piano), Kamuela Kimokeo (ukulele), Audrey Mendoza (speech) and Renson Madarang (chorus). Call 235-7374.


Performing Artist Academy — Performs at Pearlridge Center Uptown, second level fronting Sephora, 6 p.m., free. Call 488-0981.


St. Joseph School — Performs at Pearlridge Center Uptown, second level fronting Sephora, 4 p.m., free. Call 488-0981.



1 / Saturday

Honolulu City Lights Parade — Honolulu Hale, S. King Street, 1-9 p.m., free. City parade starts at 5 p.m. From 1 p.m. on, the whole family can enjoy games, such as Christmas card printing in the historical print shop, Christmas storytelling, missionary dress-up, candle dipping and more. Call 447-3910.


Christmas Parade — Mililani Shopping Center, ends at Town Center of Mililani, 9-10:30 a.m., free. Call 625-0108.


Christmas Celebration — Town Center of Mililani, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Special Christmas performances, Christmas carolers, picture-taking with Santa, and more. For more details, call 625-0108.


Christmas Ideas — Demonstration workshop at Aina Haina Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free. Simple and economical gifts, decorations and food ideas for Christmas. Call 729-3938.


Christmas in the Country — Waialua High and Intermediate School, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; features a surf sample sale, arts and crafts, food booths and raffle. Costs $3/person, $5/families, children 12 and under free. Call 637-8200, ext. 260.


Makahiki Festival — Waimea Valley, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., kamaaina and military discounts. Hula halau performances, makahiki games and more. Call 638-7766.


2 / Sunday

Christmas Parade — Starts 4 p.m., Momilani Elementary School and ends at Pearl City Shopping Center, free. Sponsored by Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association with PCHS Project Graduation 2013. Call 593-1533.


Craft & Gift Fair — Castle High School cafeteria and grounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free. This fundraiser is the biggest of the year for Project Graduation, which saves lives by keeping graduates safe at an all-night, after-graduation celebration. Call 554-3631.


Gingerbread Family Festival — Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m., $39. Includes Community Competition, Chef Competition, Gingerbread Construction On-Site, Kits-To-Go, photo with old Saint Nick in Santa’s Corner and Santa’s Assisted Technology Workshop. Visit to register.


Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show — Blaisdell Hawaii Suites, 10:30-4:30 p.m., $4/general, $15/early entry. The Christmas Edition Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all-vintage (items 20 years or older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Visit or wikiwiki.html.


Musical Holiday Greeting — Kapolei High School Forum, 6:30 p.m., $10. Enjoy a fun evening for all ages featuring pictures with Santa, Elves Bake Shop, Santa’s Dinner & Dessert Concession, crafts and more. Visit


3 / Monday

Tree Lighting Ceremony — Tripler Army Medical Center will kick off the holiday season with its annual ceremony, from 5–7 p.m., Dec. 3, on the lawn. Refreshments will be served and families can participate in holiday activities (Santa Claus and his elves will make an appearance!). Call 433-5106.
Other tree lighting ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 4, at Schofield’s Generals Loop and at 6 p.m., Dec. 5, at Fort Shafter’s Palm Circle. See MWR briefs or visit


Succulent Wreath-Making — Foster Botanical Garden, noon to 1:30 p.m., $20. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Reservations required, 522-7064.


4 / Tuesday

Succulent Wreath-Making — Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. to noon, $20. Create your own beautiful wreath to take home for the holidays. Reservations required, 522-7064.


Christmas In Honolulu — Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Grand Ballroom, 4-8:30 p.m., free after 5 p.m., early entry donation. Featuring crafts and gifts. Call 734-3693.



Operation Postcards — Operation Postcards is a free service that allows anyone to send real, personalized postcards to active duty U.S. military personnel with an APO or FPO address. Visit, select a photo, fill in the mailing address for any active U.S. service member with an APO or FPO designation, type a brief message, and then send it.
A real, personalized postcard will be delivered to the Soldier, Airman, Sailor or Marine in a matter of days, via the U.S. Postal Service.


Food for Families — ASYMCA at WAAF has an emergency food locker to assist military families in need. Call 624-5645.

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