County planning holiday open house


Free fun, food and festivities for the whole family are part of the County of Hawaii’s 2nd annual holiday open house, “The Magic of the Season,” from Dec. 10-21 at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.

County volunteers will decorate dozens of trees, provide refreshments and offer holiday cheer so families may enjoy a safe, community-oriented event. The public can view the decorations daily starting at 8 a.m. Live entertainment, refreshments and holiday activities will be available weeknights between 5 and 8 p.m.

Cyril Pahinui, Mark Yamanaka, Darlene Ahuna, Lehua Kalima and Henry Kapono will be among the Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning performers. Taiko drummers, hula dancers and student musicians also will take turns entertaining audiences.

School groups, civic organizations and individuals are invited to experience the holiday offerings by touring the office building located at 25 Aupuni St. Attendees may vote for the best displays, which will receive donated prizes.

For more details, please contact Jason Armstrong at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Entertainment schedule:

• Monday, Dec. 10

5 p.m.: Boni & Doug

5:45 p.m.: Stan Kaina

6:30 p.m.: Puna Taiko

7 p.m.: Ira & Dru Kekaualua

• Tuesday, Dec. 11

5 p.m.: Cyril Pahinui & Connections Public Charter School students

6 p.m.: Bruddah Waltah Aipolani

7 p.m.: Hawaii County Band

• Wednesday, Dec. 12

5 p.m.: Moku & Kalei Young of The Kuahiwis

6 p.m.: Ben Kaili & Friends

• Thursday, Dec. 13

5 p.m.: Mark Yamanaka & Friends

6 p.m.: Halau Na Pua O Uluhaimalama

7 p.m.: Bill Noble Trio with Desiree Cruz

• Friday, Dec. 14

5 p.m.: Mokuleo

6 p.m.: Randy Lorenzo & Friends

7 p.m.: McGruff & Friends, Darren the Lion

• Monday, Dec. 17

5 p.m.: Yisa Var

6 p.m.: Henry Kapono

• Tuesday, Dec. 18

5 p.m.: Waiakea Elementary School Choir

6 p.m.: Guy Cruz

7 p.m.: The Cruz Family

• Wednesday, Dec. 19

5 p.m.: Harmony on Tap

6 p.m.: Hula Halau Kou Lima Nani E

7 p.m.: Times Five

• Thursday, Dec. 20

5 p.m.: Dexter & Jeff of Crescent City Band

6 p.m.: Darlene Ahuna & Friends

• Friday, Dec. 21

5 p.m.: Ol’ School Band

6 p.m.: Lehua Kalima

 

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