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SEVEN NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS - Holiday Mele Showcase

December 19, 2022 to December 25, 2022

December 2022 Holiday Mele Schedule

“Seven Nights of Christmas” is a week-long celebration of traditional hula and song by local hula halau and well-known entertainers. The series begins on Monday, December 19 and runs nightly from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Christmas on Sunday, December 25 at the Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza.

 

12/19 (MON): Sallie Kauakea Yoza & Hālau ʻO Napualaʻikauikaiu

Traditional Hula & Song

A wonderful and vibrant traditional hula presentation by its renown director and Kumu, Sallie Kauakea Yoza. From keiki (children) to kūpuna (the adults) you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the Hawaiian dance and song in the spirit of Christmas. Another encore return performance perfect for the holidays!

 

12/20 (TUES): Del Beazley & Friends!

Hawaiiʻs local boy! Award winning artist, DEL BEAZLEY & Friends rings in a Hawaiian style Christmas with music and laughter only Del Beazley is known to deliver. His humor is contagious! Just right for the holidays! His music and personal style is warm, funny, and filled with the aloha spirit! A classic Hawaiian evening at Christmas time!

 

12/21 (Wed): Halau Hula ʻO Nawahine

Traditional Hawaiian Hula

Kumu Hula Na Wahine Kuraoka is a veteran master hula teacher well known on our Windward side of this Island of Oʻahu. Na Wahine brings the cheerful joys of our youth of Hawaii in spectacular performance this Christmas.

 

12/22 (Thur): Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Waʻahila

Featuring: NUE! An all Ukulele Musical Group!
Traditional Hawaiian Music & Hula w/ Kumu Hula Maelia Loebestein-Carter

Award winning Hula Teacher, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter along with the Hawaiian musical group, “NUE” will bring depth and perspective for our generations. Maelia (former Miss Aloha Hula) comes from a long line of master teachers & keepers of the hula. While “NUE” is a brilliant trio of award winning musical artists sharing their skill of an all Ukulele band! Christmas is filled with joy!

 

12/23 (Fri): Kahale I O Kahala (a veteran hula school)

A renown Kumu Hula (hula teacher), Leimomi Maldonado brings the joy of holiday cheer with the joy of children, families, and our elders in this “heartfelt” performance. A delight for all ages!

 

12/24 (Sat): Mailani Makainai - Award Winning Female Vocalist!

Mailani is a multi award winning female vocalist with a beautiful range of songs that will capture all hearts on Christmas Eve! An enchanting evening! Bring the whole family! Under the stars!

 

12/25 (Sun): Blaine Kamalani Kia “ALL IN THE ʻOHANA CHRISTMAS!”

THE KIA FAMILY & SPECIAL GUESTS!

Blaine Kamalani Kia - Youngest of nine children, have made Waikīkī their
home and their playground since the 1960s. They have all worked throughout the hotel and restaurant industry with a legacy worthy of historic value. The KIA Family shares their gift of “Aloha” on Christmas night. There is no better way to celebrate Christmas then with a family of Waikīkī! Three generations! One night! A very Merry Christmas, indeed!

Photo credit: Russ Sumida

 


 

SEVEN NIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS - Holiday Mele Showcase