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“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
- John Bunyan

3 Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

When you share small acts of kindness, you are giving back more than you might think. Spreading the holiday cheer to the ones that don't have enough will elevate your mood and others. This will cause a ripple effect and you will inspire others to do the same! Here are some ways you can give back in Hawaii:

Angel Tree
The Hawaii Salvation Army 

Give back to the Hawaii families through the Angel Tree program by The Hawaii Salvation Army. The Angel Tree Program allows us to put gifts under the tree's of the others by getting the gifts of paper angels off the trees inside several banks, credit unions, and shopping malls. Each angel represents a child or adult in our community that is in need. You have the opportunity to make this Holiday special! 

Here are helpful links:


Christmas Wish Program
Project Hawaii, Inc. 

Project Hawaii is a nonprofit agency and is ran by 100% volunteers and solely supported by public donations. Every year people volunteer to sponsor homeless keiki for the holidays. Help fill their lives with holiday cheer by being a sponsor or donating online! All donations are tax deductible.

Helpful Links:

Gifts Of Aloha
3,000 veterans nationwide have a place to stay thanks to the U.S.VETS. Every year you have the opportunity to fulfill a Veteran families wishlist for Christmas by being their sponsor. You can make a difference by helping a veteran family now by giving them a gift that will last a life time. 
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2015 Holiday Schedule / Upcoming Events

Enjoy your holidays by partaking in the following events!

Honolulu City Lights
Honolulu, HI - December 5 - January 1

Hundreds of thousands of people come to see the Honolulu City Lights every year! An amazing free Christmas present for everyone to enjoy! Several events will be taking place until the end of the year, from Ornament Craft Night, Photo With Santa Nights, Family Movie Night - Polar Express, too Milk & Cookies Night, which is FREE FOR EVERYONE! 
Helpful Links:
Honolulu City Lights
Events & Times

Kapolei City Lights
Kapolei, HI- December 12 - January 1

Stop by for the Kapolei's annual Kapolei City Lights! A growing event that been attracting tens of thousand every year! Enjoy view as Kapolei is lit with holiday joy and watch the Kapolei Parade, gourmet food trucks, free games, a Santa Village and more! Don't miss out on this growing Kapolei event! 

Helpful info:

Street Party - Saturday, December 12. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Food trucks, Live entertainment, FREE Giveaways, and Festival of Trees Display! 

The Electric Light Parade -  Saturday, December 12. 6:00 PM 
Start: Kapolei Fire Station
Finish: West end of Kamaaha Ave.  

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, December 12. 7:30 PM 
Kapolei Hale On Ulu'ohi'a St.

Santa's Village - Saturday, December 12. until 8 PM 
Free activities, games, and prizes 


Winter Concert
KROC Center Hawaii 

Join everyone Sunday 17th to watch the Kroc Youth String Orchestra and Streetlight Cadence! 

Helpful Info:

Admission is Free!
Helpful Donations of $5 will benefit the Kroc Youth String Orchesta
For more info, call (808) 693-8356 

Holiday For Heroes
Hawaii Restaurant Association

"Holiday for Heroes” recognizes the achievements and commitments of individuals in the restaurant and food service industry and honor them for their invaluable contribution to the Hawaii community.The evening promises to be a culinary experience to be remembered featuring the creations of Executive Chef Arnoldo “Masa” Gushiken. An array of other HRA member restaurants will add to the evening’s culinary lineup at food stations throughout the restaurant.

Helpful Links:

Holiday For Heroes
Hawaii Restaurant Association 

Break Fast With Santa
Sea Life Park Hawaii

Time to get your letters for Santa ready. Celebrate breakfast with Santa in the morning, and in the afternoon, a special appearances and story time by your favorite princesses. Activities also include holiday kids crafts and activities, live music and more! We've also opened our new and expanded Discovery Reef Touch Pool, where you will able to interact with baby honu (green sea turtles), and other critters found in Hawaiian waters.

Helpful Links:

Breakfast With Santa

Okage Sama De - 54th Annual Holiday Concert
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus - December 12 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join the 54th Annual Holiday Concert featuring 120 youth singers of the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, grades K – 12, who will be singing holiday music from around the world celebrating the season.

Helpful info:

Admission is FREE

Kawaiaha'o Chruch
957 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Oahu Firework Schedule

Now for the cherry on top of 2015 and new start of 2016, NEW YEAR'S FIREWORKS!! Below is the Oahu firework schedule! Cheers!

Honolulu, HI

 Every year, Waikiki hosts one of the most spectacular firework shows in the state!  The show start at 11:55PM and one firework is shot every minute before midnight! This is a show that you cannot miss out! Entirely FREE! BTW! If you have a radio, tune into 105 KINE FM to watch as the fireworks are synced with the music! Watch the fireworks from Waikiki beach!

Sand Island,
Honolulu, HI
1101-1367 Sand Island Parkway Honolulu, HI 96819

Ko Olina
Kapolei, HI

Poipu Beach
Kailua, HI
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm 

Stay tuned! Our firework schedule will be updated!


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