Kalakau Ave, Waikiki
As you may expect, December 7 is a significant date in Hawaii. Every year, Hawaii dedicates a parade to remember the Pearl Harbor attack, the survivors, veterans, active duty, and their families. Come down to participate in this commemoration of US and Hawaii history.
December 7 to February 1
First Friday returns with downtown Honolulu’s galleries, restaurants, and bars putting their best foot forward. Come down, have a bite to eat, visit the galleries, and then hit the bars for the afterparty. Don’t miss this Honolulu must-do to begin your month.
Cost: Free; expect cover charges at area bars and clubs
December 7-February 1
Hawaii State Art Museum
If you like Art After Dark, you will enjoy First Fridays at the Hawaii State Art Museum. On the first Friday of every month, the museum stays open late until 9pm with live entertainment, food, and bar service. Guests can enjoy the museum’s contemporary art collection in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Cost: Free admission. Additional cost for refreshments and souvenirs.
December 9-February 3
The lei (the flower necklace) is an iconic symbol of Hawaii known throughout the world. While they are costly to buy, you can make your own from a variety of flowers. Come down on the first Sunday of every month to the International Marketplace to learn about lei culture and lei making from artist Melana Estes.