When it comes to holiday spirit, Kukui Grove Center is the place to be this season, with options for the whole family and some new surprises this year!
BLACK FRIDAY • November 29
Kukui Grove Center is one of the fun places on the island to kick off the season with a special Santa arrival, sidewalk sale and some of the best deals of the season. If you encounter Ron Wiley, stop and greet him. He may have a surprise in hand!
Photos at Santa’s House • November 29 – December 23
Nothing says family more than dressing up together and taking a picture with Santa. This year Santa’s House will be located next to the Keiki Korner Play Area in suite B1. Greet the elves, meet Mrs. Claus, enjoy the sleigh and Santa’s House scene for a special visit with Santa. Besides photos, Santa’s House will feature special events, treats plus frames and gifts for sale to create your own unique experience.
Holiday Music and Gift-Wrapping Stations
November 29 – December 24
One of the great highlights of the holiday program is seasonal music by local artists and community groups sharing the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy music at 6 p.m. before most holiday light shows plus special weekend performances. Gift wrapping stations supporting non-profits through the Center on most weekends. Check our event calendar for details.
The 26th Annual Kauai Christmas Parade and Light Show Premier • Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. with Light Show at 7 p.m.
The Kauai Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving weekend is a family tradition at Kukui Grove Center. Celebrate with characters and stilt walkers, marching bands, furry friends, community groups and the joy of the Holidays. This year’s parade will be followed by the Premier of the Holiday Light Show!
Small Business Saturday CelebratioN with Kauai Made
Saturday, November 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prior to the Kauai Christmas Parade, join us Saturday for holiday deals from local businesses and artisanal products. Street Fair-style environment features Kauai Made artisans together with Kukui Grove Center small businesses like Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, Kauai Bakery, Ainofea, Small Fry Kauai, Bubbah’s Toy Box and more.
Holiday Lights Spectacular and Snowfall
November 30 – December 23, December 27 & 28
Families gather at the main entrance at 7 p.m. (9 p.m. on Dec. 6) for holiday magic with a nightly programmed holiday light show on the giant XMAS Tree and Palm Trees fronting Starbucks. Grab a cocoa and a chair out of the truck and enjoy the holiday spirit while the little ones dance around. Certain performances feature dancing holiday guests! Don’t miss the nightly snowfall by the Keiki Korner Play Area and Santa’s House. Weekly Thursday – Saturday, then daily from December 12th.
Holiday Movie Night & Cookie Crawl
Saturday, December 7, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A new theatre screen and Bose sound system is perfect for Holiday Movie Nights! Join us for a “Cookie Crawl” through the Center to make holiday shopping fun, followed by a Family Holiday Movie Night at Center Stage! A perfect night to get into the holidays. Stop by Santa, Snowfall and Lights along the way!
Holly Jolly Holiday Fair • Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Experience the season with a special Kauai Made Program event to highlight local and artisanal products in the Kukui Marketplace parking lot. This popular Fair returns with top local music and “finds” during the holiday season. UPS Store is open Saturdays to send out local goodies to the Mainland.