When it comes to holiday spirit, Kukui Grove Center is the place to be this season! Enjoy weekly and daily holiday programming for all ages from Black Friday to New Year’s. Plus, don’t miss the new Keiki Korner Play Area, Food Court renovations, FREE Wi-Fi, new tenants, Holiday pop-ups and more.
BLACK FRIDAY – November 23
Kukui Grove Center is one of the fun places on the island to kick off the season with Black Friday offering some of the best deals and a few surprises!
SANTA’S HOUSE – November 23 through XMAS EVE
Nothing says family more than taking a fun picture with Santa. This year Santa’s House features an enhanced photography program where guests can purchase frames and such to create your own gift. The sleigh selfie station will return, and new events will be held including an “Exclausive” VIP experience which guests can enter to win a private party with Santa. Located right behind the new Keiki Korner Play Area.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY CELEBRATION – November 24, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Kukui Grove and the County of Kauai celebrate Small Business Saturday! This new event showcases Kauai small businesses and Kauai Made artisanal products in an outdoor Street Fair-style environment. Don’t miss stopping by Kukui Grove small businesses such as Deja Vu Surf, Deli & Bread, Kauai Bakery, Ho’s Kitchen, Sone’s, Oki’s Best Box Lunch, Flip Flop Shops, and more!
THE 25th ANNUAL KAUAI CHRISTMAS PARADE – November 24, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
This year marks the 25th year of this tradition in partnership with the Garden Island Federal Credit Union and the Kauai Teachers Federal Credit Union, with the theme “A Touch of Silver”. Don’t miss this wonderful family event to greet the season, complete with marching bands, furry friends, community groups and the joy of the Holidays.
THE HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW – December 1 through 23, Thu – Sat, 7:00pm plus special Holiday Break Encore show before New Year’s
Families gather at the main entrance for a nightly programmed holiday light show on the giant XMAS Tree and Palm Trees fronting Starbucks. Grab a cocoa and a chair to enjoy the holiday magic..or dance along with the little ones! Last year, there were a few surprises with occasional Showtime Character appearances to spice up the show. This year there will be even more special guests for the new “Holiday Lights Spectacular” starting with Aloha Dance Studio on the first show Saturday, December 1st.
THURSDAY STREET FAIR – Weekly 3:00pm – 6:00pm
This year the holiday season is enhanced by programs with Kauai Made to highlight local and artisanal products. Every Thursday between 3 and 6pm the Center will come alive with the Thursday Street Fair, featuring local products, food and music. Discover Holiday “finds”, make a keiki craft, or just enjoy hanging out with friends.
HOLIDAY MUSIC & SNOWFALL – Weekly program, through December 24
One of the great highlights of the holiday program is almost daily music by local community groups heralding in the season. Most light shows are preceded by live entertainment. Plus, no season is complete without Wally Nishimura’s Ice Carving Night, transforming a block of ice before your eyes. Keiki dance with glee at the nightly snowfall, this year located by Santa’s House and the Keiki Korner Play Area. Full monthly performance schedule to be announced.
KAUAI FAMILY MAGAZINE’S FAM JAM! – December 8, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
New this year, Kukui Grove Center brings back Kauai Family Magazine’s Fam Jam on December 8th a contest for Families to Celebrate the holiday spirit for fun and prizes! Register online to participate!
For more information and a complete holiday schedule, please visit kukuigrovecenter.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram. Stay tuned for regular updates throughout the holiday season!