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Santa Claus is Coming to Queens’ Marketplace

December 9, 2017, 12:15 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:17 PM
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Naughty or nice, young or young at heart, all are invited to Queens’ MarketPlace for a photo op with Santa. PC: Queens’ MarketPlace.

Santa Claus is on his way to Queens’ MarketPlace on Hawai‘i Island to help celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with free photo ops for families Saturday through Friday, Dec.16 to 22, between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Town Clock.

During his annual holiday visit to Hawai‘i, Santa can also enjoy beautiful hula performances, a mini-concert series and one of his favorite holiday movies, without stretching his travel budget.

The movie, concerts, and hula performances take place at the Coronation Pavilion.

All holiday events are free and open to the public.

Special holiday entertainment includes hula performances by Aulani’s Hula Halau and other island troupes, free mini concerts and more.. PC: Queens’ Marketplace.

Concerts feature Hawaiian music by notable island entertainers like slack key master Ben Kaili, the unique Canadian-Hawaiian vibe of Maluhia, Kohala’s acoustic blend of folk, island and jazz with Grammy-inner Charles Michael Brotman, the multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano winner Darlene Ahuna & Friends.

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Hula, presented by three island hālau from Waimea, Waikoloa and North Kohala share keiki dancing and special holiday songs with aloha from the heart.

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On Saturday, Dec. 23, the Will Ferrell comedy classic Elf screens at the Coronation Pavilion.

For more information, visit www.queensmarketplace.net or call 886-8822.

Entertainment Schedule

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Dec. 16–22
Pictures with Santa, 5-8 p.m. at the Town Clock near Island Gourmet Markets.

Saturday, Dec. 16
KOHALA in concert, 5–7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17
Ben Kaili in concert, 5–7 p.m.

Monday, Dec 18
Hālau O Po‘ohala, 6–7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 19
Maluhia in concert, 5–7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
Aulani’s Hula Hālau, 6–7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21
Darlene Ahuna & Friends, 5–7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22
‘Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy, 6–7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23
Holiday Movie Elf

About Queens’ MarketPlace

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in the Waikoloa community this year, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and large-scale concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. For more information, visit www.QueensMarketPlace.net or call (808) 886-8822.

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