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Thursday, December 12, 1996

Santa’s Light Parade: Dancing and singing Christmas trees and toy soldiers escort a train from Sears to Liberty House at Ala Moana Center, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 22. Other shows 6:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 946-2811.

Honolulu City Lights: Performances each night at 7 p.m., with A Class Act, Vocal & Dance Expression, Friday; Redemption Academy’s Charisma, Saturday; Nuuanu Congregational Church, Sunday; Transit Singers, Monday; and First Assembly of God, Tuesday. On Wednesday, Nanakuli Golden Sunshine Chorus performs at 6:30 p.m. and Waianae Pentecostal Faith Mission Church at 7:30 p.m.

“Christmas Trees Around the World” and Christmas wreaths are on display in the courtyard at Honolulu Hale, through Jan. 5. Call the Culture & Arts Performance Hotline at 527-5666.

Old-fashioned Christmas: Free 20-minute tours of the historic Laniakea YWCA on Richards Street, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and 20. Call 538-7061.

Christmas program: Students perform music, hula and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” 7 p.m. Friday, Lutheran High School auditorium, 1404 University Ave. Free. Call 949-5302.

Photos with Santa: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 20 to 24 at Dole Cannery. Parasol Puppets put on a Christmas show 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Bucky the Hawaiian Reindeer and hula dancers perform 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 23.

Santa Saturday: Take a free photo with Santa at Kapolei Shopping Center, Saturday. Activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. include holiday crafts with the Hawai‘i Nature Center, gingerbread house-making demonstrations and eating contests. Entertainment by the Ka‘au Crater Boys, UH Rainbow Dancers, the Tiki Tones and others.

Santa visit: Saturday and Dec. 21 at the Historic Kress Building in Hilo. Make-and-take craft workshops, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21, and horse-drawn carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 961-2656.

Festival of Trees at Iwalani: Students from Kapolei Elementary decorated trees at seven model homes in Kapolei, on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Saturday through Jan. 10, except for Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. Call Iwalani Development Partners at 537-5220.

Pictures with Santa: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Crane Park, Kapahulu. Entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band, lion dancers and others; with craft and food booths. Call 735-4012.

“Santa’s Got a Headache”: Featuring the Sounds of Aloha Chorus and the Manoa Madrigals, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Diamond Head Theatre. Tickets $15. Call 262-SONG (262-7664).

Hawaiian Christmas wreaths: Demonstration by Kananimauloa, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Windward Mall. Wreath-making contest with Cliff Richards and Erika Engle from KQMQ radio, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at Windward Mall. Santa appears for visits with kids through Dec. 24. Call 235-1143.

Boat parade: Boats decorated for the holidays fill Honolulu Harbor at Pier 9 from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Santaland Photo at Aloha Tower Marketplace is open Friday to Sunday and Dec. 19 to 24.

Breakfast with Santa: Join Santa and his friends for breakfast or lunch, Sunday at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center’s Aloha Showroom. The fund-raiser for PREVENT Child Abuse Hawaii has two seatings, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 591-3811. Free shuttle service between the center and Kapiolani Community College.

Honolulu Boy Choir: “Christmas in Hawaii” concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Cannon Activities Center, Brigham Young University, Laie. Call 596-7464.

Christmas water shows: Mermaids Hawaii presents free family entertainment, 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the Holiday Inn Waikiki, 1830 Ala Moana.

“Nutcracker Ballet”: Featuring American Ballet Theatre dancers and the Honolulu Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Blaisdell Concert Hall. Hawaii Public Radio hosts an opening night reception after the show. Package of two tickets, backstage pass and reception costs $100. Call 955-8821.

Waimanalo Santa Parade: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21. Parade hits Hihimanu, Kakaina, Mahailua, Kumuhau and Humuniki streets, Kalanianaole Highway and Huli and Nakini streets. Block Party 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at Kahalewai’s place, 41-902 Oluolu St. Sponsored by Waimanaolo Mele Kalikimaka Ohana. Call Hanalei Kahalewai at 259-6433.

Enchanted Christmas Forest: Wander through a forest of decorated trees, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 at Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Santa will be there, choirs will sing and fund-raising groups will manage food booths. Free. Call 677-0110.

Magic of Christmas: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Hale Koa Hotel lobby.

“A Nutty Nutcracker”: Free presentation by the Beach Cities Gymnastics Club, with singer-guitarist Brad Duell, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Waianae District Park Gymnasium. Call 696-4441.

“A Christmas Melody”: See Santa and a display featuring bear musicians in tuxedos, through Dec. 24 at Kahala Mall.

Aloha Santa Workshop: Todd Vander Plyum’s 25-ton sand creation is on display through Christmas at Uptown Center Court, Pearlridge Center. Kids can meet Aloha Santa Uptown and a more traditional Santa Downtown.

Iolani Palace: Free 15-minute tours of the State Rooms, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28.

Holiday Carnival: Aloha Tower Marketplace hosts an E.K. Fernandez show with music and fireworks, Dec. 28 through Jan. 5 at Irwin Park, corner of Nimitz Highway and Bishop Street. The fireworks start at 8:55 p.m. Dec. 28 and at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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