Public Invited to “Magic Of The Season” Holiday Open House

Free fun, food and festivities for the whole family will be part of the County of Hawai‘i’s 2nd Annual holiday open house – the Magic of the Season – to be held December 10-21 at the Hawai‘i County Building in Hilo.

Christmas at the County
County volunteers will decorate dozens of trees, provide refreshments and offer holiday cheer so families may enjoy a safe, community-oriented event. Members of the public may view the exciting decorations daily starting at 8 a.m. Live entertainment, refreshments and holiday activities will be available weeknights between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cyril Pahinui, Mark Yamanaka, Darlene Ahuna and Henry Kapono will be among the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning performers. Taiko drummers, hula dancers and student musicians also will take turns entertaining audiences.

Local Girl and True Blood Star Kristina Anapau made an appearance last year.

Local Girl and True Blood Star Kristina Anapau made an appearance last year.

School groups, civic organizations and individuals are invited to experience the holiday offerings by touring the office building located at 25 Aupuni St. Attendees may vote for the best displays, which will receive donated prizes.

For more details, please contact Jason Armstrong, Department of Parks and Recreation Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or Inquiries may also be sent to T. Ilihia Gionson, Executive Assistant to Mayor Billy Kenoi, at 961-8211 or

Entertainment Lineup

December 10
5:00 – Boni & Doug
5:45 – Stan Kaina
6:30 – Puna Taiko Drums
7:00 – Ira & Dru Kekaualua
December 11
5:00 – Cyril Pahinui and the students of
Connections Public Charter School
6:00 – Braddah Waltah Aipolani
7:00 – Hawai‘i County Band
December 12
5:00 – The Young Brothers –
Moku & Kalei of the Kuahiwis
6:00 – Ben Kaili & Friends
December 13
5:00 – Mark Yamanaka & Friends
6:00 – Hālau Nā Pua O Uluhaimālama
7:00 – Bill Noble Trio with Desiree Cruz
December 14
5:00 – Mokuleo
6:00 – Randy Lorenzo & Friends
7:00 – Darren the Lion, McGruff & Friends
December 17
5:00 – Yisa Var
6:00 – Henry Kapono
December 18
5:00 – Waiākea Elementary Choir
6:00 – Guy Cruz
7:00 – Cruz Family
December 19
5:00 – Harmony on Tap
6:00 – Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
7:00 – Times Five
December 20
5:00 – Dexter & Jeff of Crescent City Band
6:00 – Darlene Ahuna & Friends
December 21
5:00 – Ol’ School Band
6:00 – Lehua Kalima

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