Santa Arrives on Maui
11:00am – 1:00pm
Queen Kaahumanu Center
Santa’s favorite place to visit is Maui, and this year he arrives on Saturday, November 17 to greet all of the keiki on Maui! Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will host a special celebration in honor of jolly St. Nick from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. on November 17. The celebration will feature dancing elves and ornament making. A special mailbox will be available on Santa’s set, where you can drop off a letter for Santa that will be answered right away!
On Saturday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., all are invited for gingerbread cookie decorating. And while you’re decorating cookies, Santa will stop by to hear your wishes.
Do you have pets that love Santa too? St. Nick Pet Pics will take place on Mondays, December 3 and 10.
Photographs with Santa and special packages will be available from November 17 through December 24. For Santa’s hours and more information, visit www.queenkaahumanucenter.com.
25th Annual Kula School Harvest Festival
9:00am – 3:00pm
Kula Elementary School
A Kula family tradition for the past 25 years, the Kula School Harvest Festival is a wonderful family event with activities and attractions for all ages!
Enjoy games, prizes, bouncing castles, and lots of ono food and entertainment throughout the day. The ever-popular Kula Harvest Festival Silent Auction will once again showcase uniquely themed gift baskets, gift certificates, hand-made gift items and much more.
Be certain to visit the Country Store, where you’ll find fresh hand-picked Kula produce, beautiful bunches of flowers, floral arrangements, cookies, cakes and many other delights. The Crafters Row will feature handmade wares by talented local artisans and unique holiday gift ideas, just in time for Christmas!
Monies raised at the Kula School Harvest Festival will support enrichment programs for Kula school keiki. Admission is free.
St. Joseph Christmas Craft Fair
7:00am – 2:00pm
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Makawao. St. Joseph Parish and Early Learning Center invites you to a pre-season shopping extravaganza. Local venders and crafters will have amazing items available for the gift giving season. As an extra treat, Santa will be landing his sled for a visit at noon for the children and children at heart.
An array of ethnic foods will be available for sampling, such as Portuguese bean soup, malasadas, pork adobo, spam musubi, pancit and so much more. The highly anticipated baked goods, St. Joseph Parish cookbook, and Heavenly Blend Coffee by Maui Roasters will be ready for pick up.
Start the holiday season early this year. Join in the celebration on Saturday, November 17th from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Parish Gym.
Lavender Friday Sale at Alii Kula Lavender
Friday, November 16
9:00am – 12:00pm
Holiday shopping begins at AKL on Lavender Friday! Stock up on your favorite AKL gifts and save 20% on our entire Gallery Gift Shop from 9am-12pm only! All guests get free admission to the farm, too!
Hoopnatyze Free Hoop Jams
4:30 pm – sunset
Kamaole 3 Beach Park, Kihei
All ages / All levels
Hoop Jams are a fun, free way to learn about hoopdance, share new tricks, and connect with others. All ages welcome. No hoop? No worries. Borrow a hoop or buy one at the jam!
For more information, visit www.hoopnatyze.com.
Hui Malama Learning Center – Giving Thanks for Giving Luncheon and Farmers Market
11:00am – 2:00pm
375 Mahalani Street, Wailuku (agency location)
Student guided tours, healthy lunch, local produce from local farmers.
Lewis Carroll’s Classic
Adapted by Brainerd Duffield
Friday & Saturday November 16-17 @ 7 PM
Sunday November 18 @ 3PM
`A`ali`ikuhonua Creative Arts Center
Admission: $8 Adults, $7 Senior Citizens, $4 Students
Information & Reservations:
Global Technology High School Open House
3:00 – 5:00pm
2050 Main Street, Unit 1C, Wailuku (Promenade)
Open House: Take a tour of our new school, meet some of our faculty and students, and learn more about the first Montessori high school in Hawaii!
UHMC / OCET / EdVenture’s College for Kids
Saturday, November 17
9:00am – 11:00am
Grades 6 and above, $35
Interested in becoming a pilot or want to know about aeronautics? Fun, hands-on learning with paper airplanes and learning about other flying machines–gliders and how taking off and landing a small aircraft on a flight simulator shows how control surfaces work. Find out what Maui has to offer for kids/teens interested in a career involving flight.
Second Annual World Famous Paia Pie Contest
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
La’a Kea Community Farm Stand, 639 Baldwin Avenue, Paia
Free for kids under 12; All others $10
Pie tasting starts at 2:00pm. Cost to sample & judge pies is $10. Kids under 12 free. Best voted pie wins grand prize of $50. Crafts, tractor rides, music & organic fruits & vegetables at the farm stand. Proceeds benefit La’a Kea Foundation, a community non-profit agency where people with developmental disabilities interact, learn and work in an inclusive atmosphere of care and respect.