For Kauai Calendar Events for December 2019. All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to Honey at calendar@forkauaionline.com for us to do for you

Now until December 24 Santa’s House Is Open!
Visit Santa’s newly decorated home. Get professional photos and gifts for family memories. At Kukui Grove next to Kieki Korner. Info 245-7784, https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Now until January 3 Kauai Society of Artists Small Works BIG SHOW
Small Works BIG SHOW running from November 23 through January 3 2020. At KSA Gallery Kukui Grove. Info 245 2782, artinkauai@gmail.com, http://www.kauaisocietyofartists.org

Saturday, and Sundays, until December 22, 6-8 pm Joy of Christmas Spectacular Lights Event 2019
Come and see the spectacular Christmas lights and displays throughout the historic grounds of St Raphael Church 3011 Hapa Rd Koloa. The admission is free to all. Food for purchase and gift shop open. Info 742-1955, https://www.st-raphael-kauai.org

Now till-December 31 Kauai Independent Food Bank Holiday Food Drive
Help us achieve our goal of $45,000 and 45,000 lbs of food. Food donations can be dropped off at any County Fire Station and the KIFB warehouse. Accepting monetary donations and perishable food items at our Nawiliwili warehouse 8am-4 pm M-F. Info Leona Perez 808-246-3809 ext. 2, https://www.kauaifoodbank.org

December 5-7, 12-23 & 27-28 Holiday Lights Spectacular at Kukui Grove
Music and light show Dec 5-7, special late night show Dec 6, daily at 7pm Dec 12-23, finale shows Dec 27-28. Plus nightly snowfall! All at Kukui Grove. Info 245-7784, https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 6-28, 6-8 pm 23rd Annual Kauai Festival of Lights
Visitors will love our “Santa’s Gone Kauaiian“ theme and the gorgeous hand-crafted “Trash to Treasure” decorations art-directed by Elizabeth Freeman and created by Kauai’s talented teens! Festival starts on Dec 6, 6 pm with caroling, lighting countdown, and lights parade. Free. At Historic County Building, 4396 Rice Street. Info 639-8564, https://kauaifestivaloflights.com

Saturday, December 7, 9am-3:00 pm NTBG Holiday Craft Fair
Kauai Made products, jewelry, clothing, and more. National Tropical Botanical Garden Headquarters Campus at 3530 Papalina Road, Kalaheo. Info https://ntbg.org

Saturday, December 7, 9am-4 pm Center For Spiritual Living Holiday Bazaar
Local craft makers and artists come together to help you with your Holiday shopping with art, jewelry, novelty gifts, food, music and more. All welcome. At Center For Spiritual Living, 4-1579 Kuhio Highway, Kappa. Info 431-1700, https://www.cslkauai.org

Saturday, December 7, 10am-4 pm Princeville Library Book Sale
Over 12,000 books, DVDs & CDs! All children may select one free book. After 2 pm everything is half price. Calling all Schools and non-profit facilities, books Available FREE! After each quarterly sale, we remove over a thousand books, to make room for new arrivals. At Princeville Library. Info 826-4310, https://www.princevillelibrary.com

Saturday, December 7, 5:30-9 pm PAL (Permanently Affordable Living) Party
The first annual celebration and fundraiser for the non profit Permanently Affordable Living. With live music, silent auction, food, and drinks. At Church of the Pacific. $20 in adv, $25 door. Info 738-6706, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pal-party-tickets-79846540151

Saturday December 7, 5:30-9:30 pm Hanalei Rotary’s Black & White Ball
Island formal black tie optional event with dinner, dancing, live music, silent and live auction. Dance to the sounds of solid gold hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, view our silent auction items or bid on exciting and exotic live auction items such as vacations to South Africa or Tuscany. 100% of the proceeds raised are used local community and international projects. For more information or to view the auction items online, visit hanaleirotary.org. At Anaina Hou’s Porter Pavilion. $150. Info https://hanaleirotary.org/black-and-white-ball

Saturday, December 7, 7 pm A Night of Chamber Music with Ensemble Henrietta
Program to include Schumann Piano Quintet, Frank Bridge Fantasy, and Ernest Bloch Concerto Grosso No.1 for String Orchestra and Piano Obligato. Adults $30, students $10. At KCC. Info 245-SING, https://www.kauai-concert.org

December 7, 14, 12-23, & Jan 1 Holiday Events and Entertainment at Kukui Grove
Cookie crawl and family movie night Dec 7, Holly Jolly Holiday Fair Dec 14, nightly holiday music Dec 12-23, Taiko Drumming Jan 1. All at Kukui Grove. Info 245-7784, https://www.kukuigrovecenter.com

Sunday, December 8, 4 pm Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This concert includes classical music, film music, and holiday music. There will be music for all tastes and the concert is free! Special Guest Ensemble the Kaua`i `Opio and Keiki Orchestra. At KCC PAC. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu

Monday, December 9, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert
Featuring 120+ Beginning Band students in their first concert. Special guests, the Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, sarah.tochiki@k12.hi.us

Wednesday, December 11, 5-7 pm Book Signing and Reading with Local Authors
Join local authors for a book signing and reading at the Lihue Public Library. Info 241-3222, https://www.librarieshawaii.org

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm Merry Glitzmas!
Island School’s three choral ensembles, together comprising the Island School Chorus, take the stage
at to present their twelfth annual winter concert. “Merry Glitzmas!” showcases over 110 Island School students in grades 4-12 performing a range of Christmas music, designed to delight and entertain an audience of all ages and musical tastes. $12 adults, $6 ages 3-17. At KCC PAC. Tickets http://bit.ly/merryglitzmas

Friday, December 13, 6:45-9 pm In The Name Of Aloha Benefit Ho’ike
Two hundred of the most talented individuals from all of Kauai will be performing: live music, Hula, Authentic Hawaiian craft demonstrations, workshops. This is a rare and precious opportunity to enjoy the best of authentic, traditional Hawaiian arts , music and dance. 1000 tickets are being sold and even the performers will be purchasing tickets to support Ho’ omana, the training center that supports the whole community. At Convention Center in Lihue. Tickets $25 from https://hoomanainc.org/events

December 13, 7-9 pm & 14, 2-4 pm, 27th Annual Waimea Community Chorus Holiday Concert
“Songs for the Holiday” with Barbara Kopra directing. Featured music includes “An Appalachian Winter,” a Christmas Cantata composed by Joseph Martin that celebrates the legacy of early American carols and hymnody. The second half will feature two Hebrew pieces, “Avinu Malkenu,” and “Al Hanissim,” as well as several popular holiday songs with an audience sing-a-long. Sixty five singers (aged 16-86) join 20 instrumentalists to share the holiday spirit. At Kahilu Theatre, Waimea. $20. Info 885-6868, https://www.waimeatown.org

Friday, December 13, 7 pm Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Featuring everything from Jazz to Classical music! There will be music for all tastes and the concert is free! At KCC PAC. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, tochikis@hawaii.edu

December 14, 8:30am-1:30 pm CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
Get your holiday shopping at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School craft fair. Handmade gifts, jewelry, books, clothing, handbags and much more! Potential vendors call Kevin Matsunaga 645-0019

Saturday, December 14, 9am-2 pm Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair
Join us for a stocking filled day with giveaways, live entertainment, Santa, 40+ vendors, food booths and trucks and more! At front parking lot of the old K-Mart Location, Kukui Grove Center. Info 241-4946, kauaimade@kauai.gov, https://kauaimade.net

Sunday, December 14, 10-11 am Santa Claus in Princeville
Santa Claus is in da house at Princeville Community Centre. Bring your camera for photos with Santa, light refreshments included. Info http://www.princevillecommunity.com

Saturday, December 14, 4 pm Kaulana Kīlauea presents the 5th Annual Kīlauea Christmas Concert
This free, family-friendly event celebrates the Kīlauea community in a night of holiday fun and fellowship. This year’s line-up features music by multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winners, The Lim Family, the Kīlauea Social Club, and multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners, Kūpaoa. Hula performances by Miss Aloha Hula 2006, Nāmakana Lim-Carvalho, and the Ke ‘Ala Aumoe dancers. Food available for purchase by the Kīlauea Noodle Compny and the North Shore Grinds food truck. Suggested donation: 1 non-perishable food item per person to benefit the North Shore Food Pantry. At Kīlauea Park

Saturday, December 14, 6:30-8 pm Winter Wonderland Creative Arts Showcase
Benefit for MAAK (Movement and Arts Kauai) with ballroom, latin, jazz and ballet dance, harp and piano music sharing, mo’olelo, aerial silks, food and silent auction. At KCA 4100 Kilauea Rd, Tickets $10 adv, $15 door. Info and tickets 652-5722

Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert
Featuring students for the 2nd and 3rd Year Bands and the CKMS Jazz Band. Come and join us for a night of great music! At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772, sarah.tochiki@k12.hi.us

Wednesday, December 18, 5-7 pm Local Author Book Signing
Local authors will be having a reading and book signing at the Lihue Public Library.

December 21 & 22, 7:30 pm & 3 pm Chamber Music Kauai Christmas Concert
The island’s only vocal and orchestral ensemble dedicated exclusively to classical music, will present its “Classical/Christmas” concerts. Including orchestral music by Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and vocal music by Rachmaninoff, Palestrina, and folk arrangements from Russia. Celtic harpist Sylvia Woods will be one of the featured performers. $15 general, $10 for under 22 years. At St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihue. Info Greg Shepherd 482 1455

Saturday, December 21, 7-9:30 pm The 13th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas “Tinsel Tidings”
Kauai’s best singers croon your favorite tunes in a fundraiser for Malama Pono Health Services. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Tickets: $30 adv, $35 door, reserved tables of 10 $300. At Kilohana Luau Pavilion, Puhi. Info Jason Blake 246-9577

Saturday, December 21, 2-6 pm Waimea Public Library Holiday Programming
The Waimea Public Library will offer special holiday hours and free Christmas-themed crafts and a cookie decorating station for kids as well as oshibana (pressed flowers) cardmaking for teens and adults. The Friends of Waimea Public Library will also host their third annual Used Book Sale from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. At Waimea Public Library. Info 338-6848

Sunday, December 22, 6:30 pm A Holiday Concert with Hapa
Po’ohla presents a holiday concert with Hapa. At Kauai Christian Fellowship on Koloa Bypass Road. Tickets $45/55 from Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company, The Wine Shop Koloa, Kauai Christian Fellowship, Studio 203 Lihue (next to Tip Top) and online at https://www.poohala.org/hapa

Sunday, 29 December, 7:30 pm YouTube star/comedian JP Sears
JP Sears takes his uplifting humor that’s accumulated over 300 million video views and brilliantly adapts it to the stage for his live stand up comedy show! $35-$88. At KCC. Info and tickets https://www.eventbrite.com

Saturday, January 4, 8 am Resolution Run Kauai
A family-friendly 5K race supporting Pu’uwai Canoe Club’s youth paddling program. The Resolution Run winds through the newly opened public trails at Hokuala resort in Lihue. At Hokuala Kauai, 3551 Ho’olaulea Way, Lihu‘e. Info http://resolutionrunkauai.com

January 17-February 2 The Rocky Horror Show
Kauai Community Players presents this cult classic on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info and tickets https://kauaicommunityplayers.org

Friday, January 18, 5:30 pm Kauai Klassics
World Class Chamber Music to benefit the people of Kauai with: Craig Reiss – violin, Julie McKenzie – flute, Ken Millar – contrabass, and John Churchwell – piano. 100% of proceeds go to Kauai Untied Way. $30 – $80. At St. Michael’s and All Angels Church. Info https://www.kauaiklassics.org