Maui Family Weekend Guide December 8 – 10

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center 877-4325

www.queenkaahumanucenter.com

275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center welcomes Da Maui Sleigh 

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:30pm in the North-East parking lot, corner
for Ka’ahumanu Avenue and Kane Street.

Da Maui Sleigh began as a father and son tradition over 16 years ago when James
Presbitero saw a small sleigh pass by in his neighborhood and decided to recreate the vision
on a larger scale. Created at his own expense and through unsolicited donations, Da Maui
Sleigh is now an annual holiday tradition, visiting communities throughout Maui bringing joy
and happiness to Maui’s keiki.

The event is expected to draw a large crowd and therefore keiki crafts and letters to Santa
will be available to keep the keiki busy while waiting for their turn. There are no reservations.
Children and adults with special needs are welcome to enjoy Da Maui Sleigh from 3:30 to
4:30pm. General admission commences at 5:30pm with the last ride scheduled at 8:20pm.

Maui County Holiday Toy Drive

November 24 – December 17

Drop your unwrapped gift for keiki 0 – 18 years of age at the QKC Toy Drive Bin at Guest Services (during center hours). Together we will bring the spirit of the season to our Maui County keiki!

LET’S celebrate the holidays TOGETHER!

QKC presents the 24 days of Christmas with an array of family fun entertainment, activities, gifts & more!

Santa Photo’s

December 1 – 23, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

December 24, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Families with children and adults with special needs are invited to take a photo with Santa without the holiday crowds. Appointments may be made in advance through QKC.

Let it Snow!

December 2 – 23

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

6:30 PM & 8:00 PM

Join us for a magical winter wonderland experience with snowfall, holiday music, keiki snow flake wands and free Starbucks hot chocolate served by our Jingle Ambassadors. For a list of “snow” music themes, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com.

Mrs Claus Keiki Kraft Saturdays

December 9: Holiday Ornament

December 16: Holiday Cookie

December 23: Holiday Gift Wrapping(bring your own gift to wrap)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Keiki ages 12 & under are invited to join Mrs Claus for an afternoon of holiday craft making. Reservations not required.

Montessori School of Maui 573-0374

www.momi.org

Montessori School of Maui Holiday Fair

Root Family Center, 2933 Baldwin Ave. Makawao

Friday, December 8th, 2017

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All community members are welcome!

The Montessori School of Maui PTO is hosting their annual Holiday Fair on the school campus. Come and celebrate the wonder and joy of the Holiday Season featuring made in Maui crafts, gifts and more!

Maui Family YMCA 242-9007

www.mauiymca.org

Date Night At The YMCA Childwatch

December 8th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Age 2 years – 12 years (Two years old must be potty trained completely out of diapers)

Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Friday December 8th, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Saturday, December 9th, 2:00pm-4:30pm, 7:30pm-10:00pm

The Historic Iao Theater
Tickets Here: https://goo.gl/AowkVo

Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), C.C.B.B. is one family-friendly blockbuster that you’ll find “Truly Scrumptious.” An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Sacred Hearts School 661-4720

www.shsmaui.org

Breakfast With Santa

Sacred Hearts School Hall and Courtyard, Lahaina

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

8:30 – 10:30 AM

All ages welcome

Please join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa holiday event! Tickets for breakfast are available in our school office or on our website. There will also be a book fair, crafts, performances and a complimentary photo with Santa!

Project Gift

PROJECT GIFT will be kicking off its 3rd Annual Project Gift Christmas toy drive and fun fair on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Hale Ho’ike’ike grounds (formerly known as Bailey House Museum) in Wailuku.

This year’s free family event promises to be another fun-filled day with local craft vendors, ono food, live music, a silent auction, country store, and of course our popular Keiki Snow Zone with a 225-square-foot Snow Pit, face painting, balloon artists and make-and-take crafts. For more information please contact Aubrey Anana at 808-870-2606 or visit us our website or Facebook page!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center 572-6560

www.huinoeau.com

Hui Holidays

November 20 – December 24, 2017

Open Daily, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shop late! December 6, 13 & 20 *See keiki workshop offerings on each of these late night shopping events! A winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list! One-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artists and crafters like paintings, ceramic pieces, handblown glass work, locally made beauty products, holiday ornaments and more!

Maui Mall 877-8952

mauimall.com

Holiday in Paradise at Maui Mall

November 24 – December 31

All week; Monday-Sunday

Join us at Maui Mall as we celebrate Holiday in Paradise! Enjoy the lovely holiday decorations and surprise treats for the whole family!

Maui Thing 249-0215

www.mauithing.com

Second Saturday Art

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free Art Activities for Keiki.

Grandfamily Game Night

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

www.mauioceancenter.com

Holiday Shopping & Charity Night

Friday, December 8th, 6-9pm

Celebrate the SEA-son at the Maui Ocean Center’s Annual Holiday Event. Special evening highlights include:

– Special dive presentations with SCUBA Claus!
– Kid’s holiday craft station and cookie decorating.
– Special holiday menu at Reef Café. Seascape Restaurant open for dinner.
– 40% off select holiday items (excluding holiday Pandora and Alex & Ani jewelry) and 20% off all other merchandise at the Gift Shop.
– Live holiday music.

A portion of the evening proceeds will benefit the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute and their efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release threatened and endangered Hawaiian sea turtles, maintain a repository for rare and endemic Hawaiian corals and to provide educational opportunities in marine sciences and conservation at all levels.

Entry is $9.95 dollars per person with a donation of two canned food items for Maui Food Bank Drive. Regular price $12. Children 3 and under are free. Join in Silent Disco fun for an additional $5/headset.

Tickets available for purchase on the night of the event at the Park Entrance.

Story Time & Craft

Every Saturday in November, December, and January

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a weekly story time and craft hour in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. For more info, call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Explore Station

Sundays and Tuesdays in November, December, and January

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Dive deeper into the wonders of Hawaii’s marine world at Maui Ocean Center’s Explore Station! Join a marine naturalist to learn about sea jellies in November, coral reefs in December, and humpback whales in January. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Culture and Native Plant Guided Walk

Wednesdays – November, December, and January

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Explore the flora of Hawaii and discover the connection between Hawaii’s plants, marine life, and culture. Tour the Aquarium’s landscape and learn about the history and traditional uses of native Hawaiian and Polynesian plants. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration

Fridays and Sundays – November, December, and January

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

MauiWine’s Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Ulupalakua

On December 9, families and friends are invited to celebrate the holidays at the Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on the estate of MauiWine in Ulupalakua, from 4:30 to 8:30 PM. The cool, crisp and frosty air paired with the lush vegetation, ranch animals and giant towering trees that are more than 100 years old, make Ulupalakua the perfect place to get bundled up, be merry, and enjoy the holiday season with loved ones. Pinecone decorations and letters to Santa activities for keiki.  Screening of “Home Alone” movie under the stars.  Family and keiki photos in front of the holiday tree with Santa Claus

The Keiki Playhouse 268-7267

www.thekeikiplayhouse.com

427 Ala Makani St, Unit 101, Kahului

Winter Specials throughout the season! Check our website or call for details.

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870

www.surfinggoatdairy.com

info@surfinggoatdairy.com

Evening Chore Tour

3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

On going event

Monday – Saturday, 3:15 – 4:15 PM.

All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Ongoing event

Saturday’s at 9:00 AM

All age levels are appropriate

A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.

Kula Country Farms 878-8381

www.kulacountryfarmsmaui.com

Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice park

Tuesday & Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kula Country Farms is a 4th generation farm, known for their strawberries, local produce, farm animals, Children’s Garden, Farm Golf and Flower U-Pick. Stop by and visit us!

Akaku 808-871-5554

www.akaku.org/salons

Akaku Upstairs Thursday Salon Series

Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Media salons created for Maui Nui Community – Come and learn a new art medium, hear storytellers or watch a film screening. Every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

“ Balloonology” entertainment with Riki Inzano 879-8918

artbyriki@yahoo.com

http://www.artbyriki.com/

Pizza Madness in Kihei

Weekly/Ongoing Thursday Eves.

Sunset/6:30-ish to 8:00pm

Forget weiner dogs! Riki Inzano promotes her private party bookings creating “ Gourmet” balloon animals & jewelry! All ages entertainment. Special requests & challenges welcome!

Sand Sculptures

See new sand sculptures by Art by Riki ongoing at our new ‘showcase sandbox” on the beach walk in Wailea! You might even see the artists in action!