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Pictures With Santa to Help the Hawaii Island Food Basket

Media Release:

Naughty or nice, visitors or residents, all the keiki have plenty of time to see Santa Claus in person and have their picture taken with him in The Studio at Queens’ MarketPlace. Free photos kick off the holiday season for one day only Friday, November 27 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Subsequently, a $5 per photo donation will go to Hawaii Island Food Basket and help make sure no child goes hungry during the holidays.

From the Friday after Thanksgiving and continuing every Saturday through December 19th, “Kanakaloka,” welcomes keiki to the front porch of his favorite beach house hideaway.  Created especially for the holidays by Queens’ MarketPlace Staff, the setting features a sandy beach, surfboards, slippers and star-sprinkled coconut palms.

“We wanted to make Santa feel like he’s right at home here in Hawaii,” said Sales & Operations Manager Margo Mau Bunnell.  “So we added a lot of island elements, bright tropical colors and fun details.  He works hard all year long in the cold up at the North Pole, and we thought it would be nice to have something very unique and Hawaiian-style, to share our aloha during this special time of year.”

Keiki photos with “Kanakaloka” will be taken in The Studio—an air-conditioned function space adjacent to the Queens’ MarketPlace Food Court—between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on the dates below, for a $5.00 per photo donation to Hawaii Island Food Basket.

  • Friday, November 27 (free)
  • Saturday, November 28
  • Saturday, December 5
  • Saturday, December 12
  • Saturday, December 19

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama‘āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and contemporary concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.

For more information, visit www.WaikoloaBeachResort.com or call 886-8822

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