Restaurants all over town are serving up their special version of the Thanksgiving feast.
Talking turkey and shopping
» "Festival of Hymns":
9 a.m. Nov. 18, Windward United Church of Christ. Chancel Singers, directed by James D. Woods, perform with invited guests including the Hawaii Mission Academy Chorale, flutist Sharon Watts and a male chorus, Samoan Gospel Heralds. Call 254-3802.
» "Gloria" Thanksgiving Eve Concert:
7 p.m. Nov. 21, Kawaiaha'o Church. Featuring Honolulu Symphony Chorus, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, Hawaiian a cappella ensemble, Kawaiolanapukanileo and the Kawaiaha'o Church Choir. Free. Call 792-2000.
All available on Thanksgiving Day only, unless otherwise noted:
» Don Ho's:
Three-course dinner featuring pumpkin bisque, roast turkey, honey-glazed ham, coconut marshmallow yams and more. Cost is $16 lunch; $18 dinner. Call 528-0807.
» Hanohano Room:
From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three-course meal of shaved fennel, apple and prawn Waldorf salad; choice of roasted turkey or pineapple-glazed ham; and apple tart. Cost is $65. Call 921-4600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Harbor View Seafood Restaurant:
Chinese-style feast with turkey salad and seafood soup; baked Dungeness crab with coconut, Peking duck; roast turkey; tenderloin steak with black pepper sauce; minced duck meat in lettuce leaves, pineapple ham fried rice and pumpkin pudding. Cost is $228.99 per table; serves up to 10. Call 566-9989.
» Hula Grill Waikiki:
Hawaiian-style turkey dinner with pipikaula stuffing and haupia and Okinawan sweet potato napoleon. Served from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Cost is $29; $12.50 children. Call 923-4852.
Brunch buffet, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $66; $49.50 children ages 5 to 12. Dinner served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Cost is $88; $66 children. Call 739-8760.
» Ocean Terrace:
Buffet featuring turkey and trimmings, Kahuku shrimp, Alaskan snow crab legs, char siu pork and more. Served from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $41.95; $18 children. Call 921-4600 or e-mail email@example.com.
» Pikake Terrace:
Buffet includes turkey and trimmings, sautéed mahi mahi, pumpkin bisque, oven-roasted pork, hibachi steaks, steamed lobster tails, ice cream flambé station and more. Served from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost is $38.50; $18.75 children. Call 921-4600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Plumeria Beach House:
Brunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $58; $43.50 children. Call 739-8760.
» Ruth Chris Steak House:
Complete meal includes walnut raisin bread and cinnamon butter, corn and crab chowder or salad; choice of roast turkey, ribeye steak, fresh fish or double broiled breast of chicken; sweet potato casserole, mashed potato, green beans almandine and pumpkin or pecan pie. Served from noon to 8 p.m. Cost is $44.95. Call 599-3860.
» Surf Room, Royal Hawaiian:
Brunch buffet featuring misoyaki butterfish, roasted sesame-crusted lamb chops, basil chicken, poached ono, carving station with roast turkey, glazed ham and prime rib, seafood cocktail bar and more. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $50; $25 children. Dinner buffet has two seatings, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Cost is $55; $27 children. Call 921-4600 or visit www.royal-hawaiian.com.
» Thanksgiving Sunset Cruise:
Navatek I departs Pier 6 at 5:15 p.m., returning at 7:15 p.m. Dinner includes turkey with trimmings, along with regular buffet. "Surf & Turf" packages also available. Cost is $60 to $105; $40 to $67 children. Call 973-1311.
Dinner to Go
» Bird of Paradise Restaurant, Hawaii Prince Golf Club:
Meal for four includes 10- to 12-pound turkey; cornbread, sausage and chestnut stuffing; garlic mashed potatoes; giblet gravy and more. Cost is $75 for orders placed by Nov. 15; $85 Nov. 15 to 21. Pick up from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22. Call 952-4718 or 952-4784.
» Diamond Head Market:
Featuring turkey, wild mushroom-brioche stuffing, candied sweet potato, pumpkin pecan crunch and more. Feeds 8. Cost is $160. A single dinner, served hot, is $20. Orders must be placed by Nov. 18. Call 732-0077.
» Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio:
Meal for six to eight includes a 16- to 19-pound turkey, sausage, cranberry and sage stuffing, potatoes, gravy, citrus cranberry relish, corn, chowder and more. Pickup times are from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21 and from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 22. Cost is $99. Call 921-5570.
» Kahala Hotel & Resort:
Meal for five consists of 12- to 14-pound turkey; Portuguese sausage, apple and chestnut stuffing; vegetables with spiced pumpkin seeds; cranberry sauce; ciabatta bread; salad; pumpkin pie and Kona coffee mousse with coconut brittle. Reservations required. Cost is $140. Call 739-8760.
» Hilton Waikoloa Village:
Buffet with soup and salad station, seafood bar, turkey with trimmings and more. Served from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is $58; $26 children. Turkey dinners to go also available. Orders must be placed by Nov. 16. Cost is $98.96. Call (808) 886-1234, ext. 54.
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Craft-fair shoppers can find all sorts of surprises during the holiday shopping season, when fairs abound all across the island.
» "The Holiday Shoppe":
From 3 to 8 p.m. Friday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 5228 Apo St., Aina Haina. Featuring handcrafted items from more than 30 artisans. Call Kepola at 595-8283.
» Christmas Sale Event:
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Country Club, Makai Grill. Featuring Somssi handmade three-dimensional greeting cards imported from Korea, soy candle gift sets, microfiber towels and more. RSVP to Sherilyn Lau at 754-5297 or e-mail email@example.com by Nov. 5. Dress code is country club attire: no slippers, strapless tops, jeans or shorts.
» Children's Fair:
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hanahau'oli School, 1922 Makiki St. Featuring pony rides, entertainment, games, food, a country store, white elephant sale and more. Call 949-6461.
» Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani Elementary School Holiday Fair:
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3633 Waialae Ave. Featuring a silent auction, family activities, crafts, food and more. Call 733-4680.
» "Day of Sharing":
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Washington Middle School. More than 20 craft booths, keiki games, entertainment, food, keiki bouncers and more. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii's Spalding Clubhouse. Call 949-4743.
» 29th Annual Holiday Boutique:
From 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16; and from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at 782 Pahumele Place in Kailua. Featuring jewelry, clothing, stained glass, clothespin dolls and more. Call Ann at 262-9794.
» Fort Shafter Arts and Crafts Holiday Sale:
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 16; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Fort Shafter Arts & Crafts Center Building 339. Featuring pottery, wood, ceramics, stained glass, jewelry and more. Access to military post requires a valid driver's license, car registration and proof of insurance. Call 438-1071 or 438-1315.
» Calvary Chapel Christian School:
From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive. Featured items include baked goods, specialty sauces, bath salts, homemade crafts, crochet leis, koa picture frames, bracelets and more. Call 524-0846.
» Church of the Crossroads:
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at 1212 University Ave. Featuring a rummage sale, silent auction, children's activities, baked goods, plant sale, crafts and more. Call 949-2220.
» Cane Haul Road and Friends Pre-Christmas Sale:
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kuhio School Lanai and Cafeteria, 2759 S. King St. Featuring ceramics from the Hawaii Potter's Guild. Call Sharon, Shelle or Karen at 941-8108.
» "Craft & Country Fair":
From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Featuring handcrafted gifts, plants and produce, holiday greeting card display, keiki fun zone and more. Call 768-3042.
» "The Amazing Family Fun Fair":
From noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Castle High School. Featuring an inflatable obstacle course, games, food and more. A free performance of "The Amazing Food Detective" will be presented by Castle Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Call Celeste at 432-4625.
» Book and Craft Fair:
From 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at King's Cathedral Church, 5740 Kalanianaole Highway. Call 373-7416.
» Windward Potters Christmas Sale:
From 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Kailua Elementary School cafeteria. Includes functional pieces, sculptural forms and Raku forms. Call Dudley at 239-5045.
» Honolulu Printmakers Benefit Print Sale:
From 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23; from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Academy Art Center. Etchings, lithographs, prints and woodcuts by local artists. Call 536-5507.
» Holiday Craft Fair:
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25 on the Mission Houses Museum grounds. Featuring jewelry, fine art, crafts, quilts, woodcarvings and more. Call 531-0481, ext. 707.
» Na Lima Hana Holiday Craft Fair:
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25 in the grand ballroom at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Featuring holiday ornaments, jewelry, wood carvings, quilts and more. Call (808) 866-1234, ext. 2605.