There are numerous Christmas Concerts and other performances going on in Hawaii this Christmas season. 2011 is going to be a magical Christmas season, just like other years. Some of these performances are more romantic, and some of them are family driven, however, all of them are amazing Christmas concerts and performances that shouldn’t be missed. Make sure you get your significant other, or you entire family out to see one of these amazing Christmas concerts and performances.
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Here are the Christmas concerts and other performance that are happening in 2011. Enjoy!
Royal Hawaiian Center
Free entertainment Tuesdays through Saturdays through December in the Royal Grove. Visit www.royalhawaiiancenter.com/calendar-events.
Christmas Carols at Ward Centre
Features the Leeward Community College Kanikapila Singers, 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 9, 16 and 23, with a 15-minute performance near Kakaako Kitchen.
Christmas Band Concerts
1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 17, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater
Keiki Holiday Hula
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18, Ward Warehouse Amphitheater
The Windward Choral Society’s “’Tis the Season!”
Listen to traditional Christmas songs and carols from around the world, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, free for military at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Chapel (must have base access); and Dec. 10 at First Presbyterian Church at Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road for the public; free-will offering. Dedicated to deployed Marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion/3rd Marines and their families. Call 532-1111 or visit www.thewindwardchoralsociety.org.
Hawaii Youth Symphony Academy Program Winter Concert
1 p.m. Dec. 10, Kaimuki High School auditorium. Free. Visit www.hiyouthsymphony.org/winter-concerts.
Oahu Civic Orchestra
6 p.m. Dec. 10, Windward Mall; 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Chaminade University, Eiben Hall, 3140 Waialae Ave.; and 1 p.m. Dec. 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St. (during the “Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday” event). Free. Call 342-0610 or email OahuCivicOrchestra@gmail.com.
Castle High School Band Winter Concert
7 p.m. Dec. 10, Ronald E. Bright Theatre on campus. Free; donations welcome. Visit www.castleband.org.
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus’ Christmas Concert
7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Kawaiaha‘o Church, 957 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu Chorale’s 46th Annual Holiday Concert
4 p.m. Dec. 11, Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel. Also features the Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Choir. Free. Call 538-0196.
Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble’s 20th Annual Christmas Concerts
7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Mystical Rose Oratory, Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave. Cost: $20, $15 for military and ages 65 and older, $5 for students (kindergarten through college), $35 for preferred seating. Call 550-8457 or visit www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
Spring Wind Quintet Holiday Concert
1 p.m. Dec. 17, Kapolei Public Library. Free. Call 693-7050.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ 25th Annual Christmas Concert
7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, Honolulu Tabernacle, 1560 S. Beretania St. Traditional carols and holiday songs sung by children, youths and adults, along with orchestral selections. Parking available in the Spa Fitness Center parking structure next to the church. Free. Call 358-6935.
The Honolulu Boy Choir’s 37th Annual “Merriest Hawaiian Christmas”
7 p.m. Dec. 17, Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Prelude music by Saint Louis School Band, with color guard presentation by U.S. Marine Corps and anthems sung by Dr. Kalani Brady. Free; free-will offerings welcome.
Don Tiki’s Pagan Holiday Show
7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Doris Duke Theatre. Opening reception with food from Tiki’s Grill & Bar, beer and wine begins 6 p.m. Cost: $45, $40 for members. Call 532-8700 or visit www.honoluluacademy.org.
“Merry Tuba Christmas”
3 to 3:45 p.m. Dec. 18, Ala Moana Centerstage
Musical Christmas Show
5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Aloha Tower Marketplace. Features salsa dancers, models, hula, Arsenio Band, “Santa’s magical show” and more. Free.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to 25 in the hotel lobby of The Royal Hawaiian hotel, Waikiki. Free. Call 923-7311.
“Makaha Kalikimaka 2011”
Dec. 21, Queen Kapiolani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave. (across Honolulu Zoo). Prime-rib dinner buffet begins 6 p.m., followed by the program featuring Makaha Sons at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $65, $35 for ages 3 to 10, $85 for “Golden Seating.” For reservations, call 542-8289.
As you can see , there is something for everyone. Get out and enjoy some of these Christmas concerts and performances. They will definitely make your season brighter. Merry Christmas!