December 2, 2022 "JOY TO THE WORLD" ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Presented by the Kona Choral Society, this concert is FREE; donations are welcome/appreciated. To be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church, beginning at 7pm. Visit www.konachoralsociety.org for more info.
December 2-3, 2022 NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL GIFT FAIR - HILO
Join the company of some of Hawaii's best artist and producers of fine handmade crafts and gifts at this free annual event, to be held at their new location at Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium. There will be live performances by top local entertainers, ono food and door prizes. Friday, December 2nd, from 3-8pm; Saturday, December 3rd, from 9am-3pm. Visit www.namakua.com for more info.
December 3, 2022 WAIMEA CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Parade will start at 5:30pm and follow a different route this year. The Assembly, Starting Point and Check-in Station will be at Waimea Park. The Parade Route is as follows:
Exiting Waimea Park onto Lindsey Road, heading toward the main intersection; Left onto Mamalahoa Highway, Right onto Pukalani Rd., Right onto Ala Ohia and disband at the Waimea District Park. Visit waimeatown.org for more details.
December 3, 2022 24th ANNUAL MUSIC & LIGHT FESTIVAL - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Enjoy the lights and music of the holidays, from the historic Kona Hotel to the old Holualoa Library at this charming artists colony in the Kona coffee belt, from 5:30-8:30pm. There will be treats and holiday specials at the galleries and shops. Bring the keiki and camera for a visit with Santa!
December 3-4, 2022 16th ANNUAL PARADISE STUDIO ART TOUR - PUNA
Arts and fine crafts are in abundance at the 16th Annual Paradise Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, December 3 & 4, 2022. The public is invited for free to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau, Puna District. Seven studios with 25 local artists are showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, wood, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, photography and more. Free, with featured demos and music. For more info, and map, visit www.paradisestudiotour.com for more info.
December 8-10, 2022 BIG ISLAND ART FAIR AND BENEFIT FOR FOOD BASKET - WAIMEA
The Big Island Art Fair and Silent Auction to benefit The Food Basket, to be held at Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea, is a three day art event with over 20 Big Island Artists. There will be art demonstrations, art classes, fair food, and a chance to win $100 to spend at the Fair. Saturday morning there will be Free Coffee and Holiday Craft provided by the Waimea Arts Council.
The artists will be competing in an "Artist's Choice" Art Contest in which the winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Vote for your favorite and help your favorite artist win!
Additionally, all the contest pieces are being offered in a Silent Auction, in which ALL PROCEEDS will be going to support The Food Basket. Buy some great art and help a great cause! Hours: Dec. 8th, 10am-5pm; Dec. 9th, 10am-6pm (2pm drawing for $100 to spend at the Fair); Dec. 10th, 9am-4pm (2pm art contest winner announced; 3pm Silent Auction winners announced). For more info call Kathy Sprinkle at 808-746-1223.