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Go See The Nutcracker

Join Alexander Academy Performing Company for their full-length ballet production of The Nutcracker. Five shows throughout the weekend of December 17-19th will feature a cast of dancers ages three to adult telling the tale of a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas  Details: Friday December 17 4pm, Saturday and Sunday December 18-19th 11am, 3pm. Cost $20-$32. 1577 Naalae Road, Kula. Buy tickets here:

Momentum Dance Maui production highlights the second act of the ballet, telling the story of young Clara’s magical journey on Christmas Eve. Following a night filled with dancing, surprises, and gifts, Clara falls asleep beside her new Nutcracker doll and dreams of a fantastical world filled with dancing Snowflakes. She is led to the Land of Sweets where she is greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy, enchanted by characters from faraway places like China, Spain, Arabia and Russia, and mesmerized by the Waltz of the Flowers and Dew Drop Fairy. Details: Saturday, December 18th at 7pm, Sunday December 19th at 3pm & 7pm. Cost $15-$20. Iao Theater. Buy tickets here:

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Drive-Thru for a Christmas Celebration

Take a night off from Christmas shopping this Saturday and instead drive to the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku. The County of Maui will again present its popular Christmas Drive-Thru for kids of all ages, including Tutukane and Tutuwahine. Enjoy festivities in the County Building’s front parking lot from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. Mayor & Mrs. Victorino, County Council Chair Alice Lee and councilmembers and Maui County employee-elves will welcome Santa Claus for an island-style Mele Kalikimaka. Enjoy holiday music, Christmas carolers, beautiful decorations, and a free treat bag. This is a drive-thru event. Enter from Waiale Road onto Kaohu Street, follow event signage and traffic controllers into the lower parking lot of the Kalana O Maui Building and exit onto Wells Street. For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at (808) 270-7855.

Spend Christmas in Hawai’i with Jake Shimabukuro 

Saturday, December 18 at 7:30pm in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Along with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and special guests, singer-songwriter Thunderstorm Artis on vocals, and first-call percussionist, Taku Hirano, Jake Shimabukuro will spread good cheer to all with his world-renowned live show in a fun take on the holidays sure to keep spirits bright.
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