If you’re looking to buck the usual Thanksgiving tradition this year, what better way to do it than with hula, fire-knife dancing, and Elvis impersonators? The Royal Hawaiian’s six-night-a-week Rock-a-Hula show -- which features musical acts, dance, and performances representing periods from the 1920s to modern day -- will do a special Thanksgiving holiday show, offering multiple dinner options, meet-and-greets with the cast, and cocktails depending on the package you choose. No, they won’t be serving turkey, but the point is to switch things up this year, right?
Cost: $66-$111 for children; $109-$185 for adults
Join thousands of spectators who line torch-lit Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach to take in this impressive annual parade that honors survivors and veterans in memory of the attacks.
November 29 - December 1
The 33rd Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo will feature hundreds of local artisans hawking handcrafted items and edible offerings for all your gift-giving needs. You can also catch some entertainment and maybe win some prizes while you’re at it.
November 29 - December 24
The massive Hawaii Convention Center will outdo itself this year with its nearly month-long Winter Wishes festival boasting an indoor ice-skating rink, music, craft workshops, keiki activities, food and drink, a gingerbread house display, Christmas tree forest, and, of course, plenty of appearances by Santa. There’s so much to do within the festival, you’ll likely want to hit it up more than once.
Cost: Tickets start at $10