Ballet Hawaii to perform inside Washington Place
The troupe will share "Nutcracker" dances on Sunday to help welcome the public
Ballet Hawaii will perform selections of "The Nutcracker" Sunday to highlight the Christmas season opening of Washington Place, the historic home of Queen Liliuokalani and Hawaii's governors, to the public.
Guided tours of the second floor of the 160-year-old mansion will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to help decorate the main tree on the second floor, reminiscent of the first one displayed on Christmas Eve 1858. Floral displays throughout the home will be arranged by the Garden Club of Honolulu.
Performances from Ballet Hawaii's production of the holiday classic "Nutcracker" will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on the outdoor lanai. The home will be open until 8:30 p.m.
A drawing will be held for tickets to the "Nutcracker" on Dec. 21, 22 and 23 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
The mansion, usually open to the public only by appointment, was built in 1847 by Capt. John Dominis. Queen Liliuokalani came to live at the mansion in 1862 as the bride of John Owen Dominis, son of the captain and his wife, Mary.
All adult guests will be required to present a picture ID upon entrance to the property and could be subject to a bag inspection.
Free parking is available at the state Department of Health (Kinau Hale Building) parking lot, off Miller Street.