County Opens Holiday Open House Shows in Hilo

December 9, 2013, 12:59 PM HST (Updated December 9, 2013, 2:12 PM)

Puna Taiko, Darlene Ahuna and Ira Kekaualua & Friends will kick off the County of Hawaii’s third annual “Magic Of The Season” holiday events at the Hawai’i County Building in Hilo tonight.

Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning performers including Cyril Pahinui, Mark Yamanaka, Darlene Ahuna and Henry Kapono also will be performing in the series running through Dec. 20.

Taiko drummers, hula dancers and student musicians also will take turns entertaining audiences.

Festivities usually run 5:30-8 p.m nightly (check schedule below) with free entertainment, activities and refreshments hosted by the County of Hawaii.

The county is also holding an open house. Volunteers have decorated dozens of trees and lit up the county building, which the public may view starting at 7:45 a.m. School groups, civic organizations and individuals are invited to experience the holiday offerings by touring the office building located at 25 Aupuni St.

Call the office of Mayor Billy Kenoi, 961-8211.

Magic Of The Season 2013 Schedule


Tuesday, Dec. 10 (5 p.m.)
Esther Zamora
Waiākea Elementary Royal Choir
Christie Lassiter & Friends
Harmony On Tap

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Darryl Castillo
Hula Hālau Kou Lima Nani Ē
Ol’ School Band

Thursday, Dec. 12
Michael Strand Band
Bruddah Walter Aipolani
Hawai‘i County Band

Friday, Dec. 13 (5 p.m.)

Connections with Cyril Pahinui
Kris Fuchigami
Doug & Boni Monday, December 16
Ben Kaili
Henry Kapono

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Kaleo Maoli
Randy Scaggs & Friends
In Training

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Mark Yamanaka
Times Five

Thursday, Dec. 19

Manny & Ira Vierra
Randy Lorenzo
Fernando G

Friday, Dec. 20
Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna
Colt Cabana



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