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2006 Christmas Events on Oahu

A calendar of Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Santa Claus appearances, Christmas music concerts, Nutcracker performances, winter craft fairs, Christmas parades, decorated boat parades, and other Christmas events and celebrations on the island of Oahu. If you know about any Oahu Christmas events that are not included on this page, please send a message to the email address on our contacts page.

November 24, 2006
Waikiki Holiday Parade

High school bands from all over the United States will join Hawaii high school bands and military bands in the 8th annual Waikiki Holiday Parade. The parade always takes place on the Friday evening following Thanksgiving. The 2006 parade will be on Friday, November 24, and it will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The parade will proceed for 1.5 miles on Kalakaua Avenue.

Other Oahu Christmas Parades in November
-Nov 24 - Liliha Palama Christmas Parade
-Nov 24 - Kalihi Christmas Parade
-Nov 25 - Waianae Coast Christmas Parade
-Nov 25 - Hawaii Kai Christmas Parade

December 1, 2006
Kaimuki Christmas Parade
the 60th annual Kaimuki Christmas Parade will take place on December 1, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. The parade begins at Chaminade University and travels up Koko Head Avenue to the Kaimuki Fire Station where a Christmas tree will be lit. For more information contact 808-732-7788.

December 1, 2006
Tree Lighting Ceremony - Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Hilton Hawaiian Village tree lighting ceremony will take place in the main lobby of the resort on Friday, December 1, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. The Sacred Hearts Academy Choir. will perform.

December 1-3, 2006
Hawaiian Style Nutcracker Ballet
The Honolulu Dance Theatre is Performing "The Hawaiian Nutcracker Ballet" at the Hawaii Theatre December 1-3. This is a very special Nutcracker Ballet that features King Kalakaua and Princess Kaiulani, ancient warrior battles, the waltz of the hibiscus flowers, and other symbols of Hawaii. Tickets are $12 to $26 and performances are at 7:30 pm December 1-2 and 2:00 pm on December 3. For more information call the Hawaii Threatre at 808-528-0506.

December 2
Honolulu City Lights Celebration
The Christmas season is kicked off every year in Honolulu by lighting the city hall christmas tree and having a holiday parade. The 2006 Honolulu City Lights Celebration will take place on December 2 at 6:00 pm, when a 63 foot Norfolk Island pine tree will be lighted at the Honolulu Hale. The 2006 Light Parade will begin at 6:30 pm and it will proceed down King Street the Honolulu Hale. At 7:30 pm there will be a special holiday concert at Sky Gate. Honolulu City Lights commemorative Christmas tree ornaments are designed and sold every year. Honolulu's holiday lights will remain up until January 3, 2007.

December 2, 2006
Tree Lighting Ceremony - Outrigger Reef
The Outrigger Reef on the Beach Resort will have an island-style tree lighting ceremony in their hotel lobby, followed by live holiday entertainment. The event is open to the general public. For more information contact 808-924-6007.

December 3, 2006
Oahu Gingerbread Festival
The 7th annual Oahu Gingerbread Festival will take place Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Construct your own gingerbread house using of a kit that includes locally-baked, pre-cut gingerbread pieces, icing and pastry bags, and candies. The event is a fund raiser for Easter Seals and the $39 fee includes all materials and workspace for four people for two hours.

December 4-21, 2006
Holiday Choir Performances
Eleven different choirs will perform in the main lobby of the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort at 5:00 p.m. each day from Decemebr 4-21, 2006. The December 20, 2006 performance will feature the Hawaii Chorale directed by the legendary Aaron Mahi.

December 1-3, 2006
The Santaland Diaries
Horrors of the holidays are documented in this satirical, politically incorrect play written by David Sedaris (espect screaming children, ferocious mothers, and crazed Santas). Performances are at the Manoa Valley Theatre. Tickets are $20 and performances are at 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:00 pm. For more information call 808-988-6131.

December 8-9, 2006
Na Leo Pilimehana + Honolulu Symphony Chorus
The Hawaiian music female trio Na Leo performed a Christmas concert with the Honolulu Symphony Chorus December 8-9, 2006 in the Neil S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu.

December 8-17, 2006
The Nutcracker - Hawaii State Ballet
The Hawaii State Ballet will perform The Nutcracker December 8-10 and December 15-17 in the Mamiya Theatre of the Chaminade Campus of St. Louis High School. There will be afternoon performances on Saturdays and Sundays and evening performances Friday thrugh Sunday. Ticket prices range from $16 to $27.

December 9, 2006
Santa Arrives in an Outrigger Canoe
Santa Claus will arrive at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in an outrigger canoe on Saturday, December 9,2006 at 10:00 a.m.

December 9, 2006
Hawaii Yacht Club Boat Parade
This annual boat parade can be viewed from the Aloha Tower Marketlace where there will also be live entertainment, and free photos with Santa.

December 9, 2006
Honolulu Gift Fair
The 2006 Honolulu Gift Fair will take place at the Neil Blaisdell Arena on Wednesday, December 13, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.

December 10, 2006
Kealii Reichel Christmas Concert and Dinner
Awarding winning composer and singer Kealii Reichel will perform with Hookena during a "Home for the Holidays" Christmas concert, in the Hibiscus Room of the Ala Moana Hotel on December 10. Tickets are $65 for adults and the price includes a buffet dinner. For more information call 808-955-4811.

December 15-17, 2006
The Nutcracker - Ballet Hawaii
The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed Ballet Hawaii at the Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall December 15-17, 2006. Tickets are $25 for balcony seating, $50 for T-Z orchestra seating, $75 for A-S orchestra seating, and $150 for a special VIP package that includes a gourmet dinner a post-performance backstage reception.

December 16-17, 2006
Pacific Handcrafters Guild Winter Festival
This popular outdoor craft festival has been held in Honolulu for more then 32 years. The 2006 event will take place December 16-17,from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in Thomas Square on University Avenue.

December 17-23, 2006
Breakfast With Hawaiian Santa
The Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel will offer "Breakfast with Santa" buffet in their Shorebird Restaurant from December 17-23, 2006.

December 20, 2006
Hawaiian Christmas Storytelling
The general manager of the Outrigger Reef Hotel will tell Christmas stories on Cecember 20, 2006 at 1:00 pm. For more information call 808-924-6007.

December 21-23, 2006
Cazimero Brothers Christmas Concert
The world famous Cazimero Brothers will be featured in a Christmas Concert at the Hawaii Theatre December 21,23, 2006. Other performers will include Leinaala Heine, the Royal Dance Company, Halau Na Kamalei, The Honolulu Boy Choir and the Miss and Master Keiki Hula from the Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Festival. Tickets are $30-$75. For more information contact 808-528-0506.

December 22, 2006
Outrigger Kalikimaka Mele
There will be a special Christmas show on December 22, 2006 in the lobby of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel. The event is free and open to the public, and it will feature a show by island elders and snacks such as eggnog and holiday cookies.

See also:
- More About Christmas on Oahu
- Christmas on Other Islands
- Other Holidays on Oahu
- Holidays on Other Islands

Other Oahu Christmas Season Events:
- 2005 Christmas at Washington Place
- 2000 McKinley Street Tree Lighting
- Honolulu Boy Choir Concert
- Honolulu Advertiser Jingle Bell Run
-Tamarind Park Tree Lighting

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