Information about Christmas on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
Kauai Christmas Parades
There are two lighted Christmas Parades on Kauai,
one in the southeast coast town of Lihue
and one in the southwest Kauai town of Waimea.
Both of them feature lighted up parade participants.
Kauai Festival of Lights
This festival takes place every year on the first
Friday in December at the historic county
building in the town of Lihue. It begins with
an opening ceremony and Christmas Carols
sung by the Kauai Chorale, followed by a countdown to
illuminating the Kauai County Building's
Christmas lights and decorations. Decorations
inside the building include the famous Christmas
tree made of 7500 toothpicks by Auntie Josie Chansky.
The opening ceremony for the 12th annual Kauai Festival of Lights
took place on December 5, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. For information
about the next event call 808-828-0014.
Kauai Museum Christmas Craft Fair
Every year the Kauai Museum in Lihue
produces a holiday craft fair during
the Downtown Lihue Festival of Lights,
which is usually the first week in December.
The Kauai Museum is located at 4428 Rice
Street in the southeast Kauai town of
Lihue. The 2008 Kauai Museum Christmas Craft Fair
took place on December 5, 2008 from 10:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For information about
the next annual craft fair call 310-245-6931.
2008 Kauai Christmas Craft Fair Flyer
Bond Kauai Christmas Hula Concert
This annual fundraiser for Halau Hula o Leilani, a hula school directed
by kumu hula Leilani Rivera Bond, features a concert of
Hawaiian Christmas music and hula performed by children and adult students,
craft vendors offering holiday creations, and dinner.
The 2008 Kauai Christmas Hula Concert will take
place on December 21, 2008 at the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort,
just north of Lihue, at 7:00 p.m. and special guest performers
will include Larry Rivera and Michael Ruff.
For information about the event call 808-651-0682.
Slideshow with Photos of Leilani's Hula Hoike
Kukui Grove Gingerbread Festival
The 7th Annual Gingerbread Festival a the
Kukui Grove Shopping Center will take place
on December 13, 2008. The event is produced
by Easter Seals Hawaii and it is an opportunity
for families to build their own Gingerbread house.
Only a few gingerbread house kits are available
on the day of the event, so be sure to ask
the Easter Seals Kauai office how to purchase
your kit in advance, to make sure you get one.
The Kukui Grove Center is located at
3-2600 Kaumaualii Highway in Lihue.
For more information about the event call 808-245-7784.
Photos of an Easter Seals Gingerbread Festival
KCC Kauai Christmas Concerts
The student orchestra, wind symphony,
and jazz ensemble of the Kauai Community
College Music School usually have
several Christmas Concerts during the month
December. Check their performance
schedule in December to find out when and
where the concerts will take place.
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