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Holiday happenings in Oahu this December

Holiday happenings in Oahu this December

Experience Christmas in Polynesia at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from December 12-23. Guests will take a 25-minute canoe ride that winds through a live production of Kamakana and the Five Fir Trees, a local adaptation of a popular Christmas story, The Three Fir Trees. Along the route, the grounds will be decked with elaborate Christmas lights, life-size gingerbread houses, and of course the season’s iconic Santa Claus.

Spend a magical evening aboard the AlohaBus for some of the best views of Oahu’s downtown city lights display on the new Honolulu Holiday Lights Tour 2011. From December 4-30, the seasonal tour will run every 30-45 minutes between 5:30-10 p.m. making stops along Waikiki, Ala Moana Center, Ward Centers, and Downtown Honolulu. The route ends at Honolulu Hale, which is the showcase of the City and County of Honolulu’s Christmas display.

A Cazimero Christmas returns this season with three shows at Hawaii Theatre from December 9-11. This year, Hawaii’s legendary musical duo The Brothers Cazimero team up with special guest Jimmy Borges for the annual holiday event.

Stop by the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel now through January 2, 2012 to visit Santa’s German Gingerbread Village. Constructed by Executive Chef Ralf Bauer and his team, the edible Christmas village stands at 14.5 feet high and 24 feet wide and took more than 750 hours to build. The creation includes imitations of quaint countryside villages in Germany, as well as notable Hawaii landmarks such as Iolani Palace, Kawaihao Church, and Aloha Tower.

This holiday season the Kahala Hotel and Resort is providing several opportunities to celebrate, beginning with the Hapa Holidays! Events throughout the month include Tea With Santa (December 3, 10, and 17), the Kahala Christmas Cookie Exchange (December 4, 11, and 18), and a variety of Christmas and New Year’s parties and dining experiences.



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