The holiday cheer at Holualoa Inn will kick off on Friday, December 18th with the lighting of our Christmas tree. Guests are welcome to leave their gifts under our tree and can even hang their stockings on the mantle over our fireplace! Our delicious breakfasts and snack table will feature holiday recipes as Hawaiian Christmas music fills the air. Join us for Christmas in paradise.
Festivities around town will begin on Saturday, December 5th with the Holualoa Village Association’s annual Music and Light Festival. The celebration begins with the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. and continues through the evening with complimentary treats from our gallery owners, live music (including legendary Hawaiian vocalist John Keawe), food and craft stands. Come celebrate, do some holiday shopping, and get your picture taken with Santa.
The holiday lights and splendor continue at this year’s Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 12th at 5:00 p.m. along Kuakini Hwy. and Ali’i Drive. The theme of this year’s parade is Na Mele ‘O Kalikimaka, or Songs of Christmas, and Santa’s sure to make an appearance. Donations to the Menehune Holiday Food Drive will benefit Hawaii Island’s Food Basket so bring a can or two – it will be appreciated.
Do some more holiday shopping on Sunday, December 13th at the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. While there you can enjoy a free holiday concert by Mark Yamanaka, award-winning ukulele player and vocalist, under the monkey pod tree at Emma’s Square at 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade at 6:45 p.m.
Holiday traditionalists can enjoy the West Hawaii Dance Theatre’s performance of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on December 21st and 22nd. Click the link for show times and tickets. Finally, Mokuaikaua Church’s Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held on December 24th at 8:00 p.m. with pre-service caroling under the front arch at 7:00 p.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 329-0655 for tickets.
Whether you choose to explore these Big Island events or simply relax with a good book by the fireplace at Holualoa Inn, the spirit of Christmas in paradise will embrace you. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) and happy holidays from your Holualoa Inn Ohana.