Holiday Community Calendar

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Honolulu Gift Fair — Features more than 300 booths at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. Dates and times follow:
•Dec. 14, 3-9 p.m.
•Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
•Dec. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

15 / Saturday
Santa at Pearl Highlands Center — Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 8, 15, 22. Photos from $5-$7.

International Christmas Carolers Concert — 11:30 a.m., Hawaii State Library.  Call (808) 586-3555.

Honolulu Hosts Santa — Free photos with Santa, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 15 and 22 at Honolulu Hale (City Hall). Honolulu City Lights is free and open to the public through Dec. 31

“Merriest Hawaiian Christmas” — The Honolulu Boy Choir presents its annual concert, Dec. 15, Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; concert starts at 7 p.m. No admission charge. Open to the public. Visit

16 / Sunday
Bishop Museum — Free museum admission for military with valid ID, Dec. 16, is in celebration of Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s birthday.
A special program will take place from noon-1 p.m., 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, and will feature oli (chant), hula and mele (song) by Bishop Museum staff and the
Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club.

Oahu Choral Society — “Christmas with Bach and Mendelssohn,” with the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Cathedral, $25-$35, and $5 discount for
students and military. Call (808) 392-0382 or visit

21 / Friday
Salvation Army Live Nativity — Performances every 30 minutes, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 21-24, Wioli Gardens, 2950 Manoa Road. See 30th anniversary re-enactment of the first Christmas with actors, live animals and Christmas carols. Call (808) 988-2136.

Nutcracker — Military Night is 7 p.m., Dec. 21, at Saint Louis School, Mamiya Theatre. The Hawaii State Junior Ballet Company also performs at 3:30 and 7 p.m., Dec. 15 and 22; 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 16 and 23. For tickets, visit or call (808) 947-2755.

22 / Saturday
Drill Team Hawaii Christmas Show — “Our Letters to Santa” show, 1 and 4:30 p.m., Kaimuki High School Auditorium, features 20 new dance routines, $8 at the door. Call (808) 258-4864.

25 / Tuesday
Single Soldiers’ Christmas Breakfast — Single Soldiers can eat a free breakfast, 9-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel, Bldg. 790.

Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours — Tour the Honolulu City Lights display nightly; first tour departs at 6:30 p.m., through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25), from Ward Warehouse. Cost $6; free to children 3 and under. Proceeds go to the Hawaii Foodbank. Visit for ticket information.

Santa at Ala Moana — Photos with Santa, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays, through Dec. 24, near Centerstage. Packages start at $22.99.

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 (808) 624-5645.

Exchange Holiday Layaway — Schofield shoppers can select their gifts for layaway by stopping by customer service to complete the layaway process for free. Visit Exchange Customer Service for details and eligibility.

Holiday Parades
Today, Haleiwa — 6-8 p.m., Weed Circle to Haleiwa Beach Park.
Dec. 15, Waianae Coast — 10 a.m.-noon, Waianae Boat Harbor to Waianae Mall.
Dec. 15, Ewa Beach — 10 a.m.-noon, Ilima Intermediate School.
Dec. 16, Moanalua Valley — 2-3:30 p.m., Moanalua Valley Neighborhood Park
(For a complete list, visit

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