Kona Coffee Festival
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is Hawaii's oldest festival held over a two-week period. The festival is held in Kailua-Kona during early November. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and most successful product festival in Hawaii and is the only coffee festival in the United States. This 10-day festival is filled with more than 30 community events honor the multi-ethnic heritage of Kona coffee pioneers and their gourmet brew.
Honolulu City Lights
Celebrating its 24th year in 2008, "Honolulu City Lights" is the focal point for Oʻahu's Christmas celebration. Honolulu Hale (City Hall) and the Civic Center Grounds come alive with a 50-foot Christmas tree, wreath exhibits, giant Yuletide displays and live entertainment.
The popular "Kuʻu Home" plantation house in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard serves as "Santa's House" when he's in residence listening to wishes of island children. New this year is a 40-foot train carrying two menehune that wraps around the Christmas tree.
The Honolulu Marathon will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008 starting at 5:00 a.m. The Honolulu Marathon is held every year on the second Sunday of December.
Christmas Season Events
We have individual pages filled with information on events on the individual islands during the holiday season: