It’s not too late to sign up for the 5K Jingle Rock Run 2018 that benefits Make-A-Wish Hawaii 3 p.m. Dec. 16 as families jog and walk past the downtown holiday displays. Visit https://raceroster.com/events/2018/19148/jingle-rock-run-2018
Month: November 2018
Give a little
Students from Le Jardin Academy and Punahou School are partnering to help families of students at Olomana School by collecting blankets, towels, slippers, hygiene products, detergent, paper towels, sponges, gift cards ($5 – $10 value), healthy snacks, young-adult fiction (new or gently used books), and baskets, bows and ribbons to make gift baskets festive. Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at Le Jardin Academy. Sounds like a teachable moment and a good break in the midst of the holiday gimmes. Visit Agentsofchangeoahu.com
Turtle Bay is Santa central
Turtle Bay Resort is embracing its merry spirit with a wide array of activities celebrating the season. From Dec. 14-25, there will the kayak tours in Santa hats at 7:30 and 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa Dec. 16 and 23. A Winter Wonderland Night Market with craft vendors, bouncy houses, games and more on Dec. 15. And reindeer rides Dec. 20-27. Visit www.turtlebayresort.com for more information, reservations and prices.
Free movie popcorn
Conoslidated’s Mililani Theatres are under renovations to be converted to the recliner seats that are quickly becoming the industry norm. Until construction is completed in February, patrons will be given free popcorn. For tickets of info, www.ConsolidatedTheatres.com.
Satisfy your dreams of a white Christmas at Mililani Shopping Center on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The neighborhood’s holiday parade starts at 9 a.m. and ends at the shopping center, where there will be a Snow Play Zone, crafts, games and visits with Santa. A new, unwrapped toy or book or a cash donation to Toys for Tots gets you entrance to the Snow Play Zone fun 8 tons of snowy ice. Visit www.mililanishoppingcenter.com.
Now you see it…
The 7th annual Hawaii Magic Festival is coming to Kaimuki High School 6 p.m. Dec. 29. Kids will be amazed as a variety of magicians show their skill. $15 per person. Buy tickets here.
Start of the season
Kids can build and paint a reindeer and sleigh at Home Depot’s free 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 workshop. Register for the workshop at .homedepot.com/workshops/#store/1702
Time to rest
I’m wiped out from Thanksgiving feasting and Black Friday shopping. Time to chill while the kids watch some Netflix. Here’s a link to Pop Sugar’s list of holiday movies streaming now. www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Christmas-Movies-Netflix-2018-44543951
Our Thanksgiving tradition is to watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on TV and partake in the comical feast. Toast, popcorn, pretzel sticks and jellybeans coming right up. Happy Thanksgiving all!