Christmas in Polynesia

The Polynesian Cultural Center is celebrating Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace with live music, nativity performances, a train ride to view the Christmas decorations and photos with Santa 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 17-22. There will be added fun on snow days 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 21. Visit



Polynesian Cultural Center birthday party

It’s the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 55th anniversary. Until the end of October, Ohana Club members can get $15 admission, $15 Island Buffet Dinner and $15 “Ha” show tickets (must select 2 or more). There will be a free Birthday Bash Concert on Oct. 20, too. For more details, call 293-3469 or visit

Movies on the north shore

The Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center is screening free outdoor movies each month as part of its Movies on the Lawn series. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket and check out:

July 6: “The Greatest Showman”

Aug. 3: “Sherlock Gnomes”

Sept. 7: “Avengers: Infinity War

Hukilau Marketplace is at 55-370 Kamehameha Highway in Laie. Call 293-3142, visit for more information.

Fueled by Fire

Polynesian Cultural Center presents its 26th We Are Samoa Festival, highlighted by the impressive World Fireknife Championships May 10 to May 12. Contestants as young as age 6 compete for titles in both Junior and Senior Divisions.
Preliminary rounds start at 6 p.m. Thursday; finals start at 6 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, finalists perform during the Ha Breath of Life show at 7: 30 pm. and a champion is crowned at the conclusion of the show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for keiki for the first two nights of competition and $19.95 for kamaaina and $49.95 for visitors for the finale and evening show admission.

Jedi on the North Shore

May 4 has been known as “Star Wars” Day  (as in May the 4th be with you). The Polynesian Cultural Center’s Hukilau Market Place is getting in on the act with a special outdoor screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in Laie. or