FREE & LOW COST Family Events this weekend

Thanks to Student Parents At Mānoa (SPAM) for putting together this great list of family friendly events!

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11am

FREE The Little kidsʻ Table Story time in Honolulu

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ala Manoa Mall

1450 Ala Moana Blv Suite 1272, Honolulu, HI 96814

In celebration of Thanksgiving, join us for Story time featuring The Little Kidsʻ Table.

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 7pm

FREE 18th Annual WAIKIKI HOLIDAY PARADE

Click link to see Parade Route: http://www.waikikiholidayparade.com/about-the-parade/parade-route/

The parade begins with warm-up and step-off from Fort DeRussy Park and ends at Queen Kapiolani Park. The torch-lit parade route travels approximately 1.5 miles along Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue, with festive scenery of Waikiki Beach as your backdrop.

  • Saturday, November 28, 2015

FREE Country Christmas and Snow Zone

10am-12:30pm

http://thekapoleicommons.com

A fun filled event for the whole family with 30 tons of snow, free photos with Santa and Snowy, an Instagram contest, twisty balloons, face painting, glitter tattooes and country-themed game booths with prized for all keiki.

Kapolei Commons

4450 Kapolei Parkway

96707 Kapolei, HI

  • 29th Islandwide Christmas Crafts & Food Expo
November 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
$5.00 Admission; $4.00 Military Active w/ID per family ok; $4.00 Seniors 65+; FREE – Child 12 yrs and under with paid adult

YOUR ONE-STOP “BUY LOCAL” CRAFT FAIR FOR CHRISTMAS IS BACK! PLEASE HELPS US SPREAD THE WORD!

Hawaii’s largest and best holiday craft expo celebrates its 29th year! Enjoy shopping with our 400 warmhearted vendors offering the state’s finest handmade crafts and ‘ono food, plus award-winning entertainment, our famous $10,000-plus in prize giveaways, and tons of FUN! Our ohana THANKS YOU for supporting local small businesses!

Show Days:
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sale Date:
30 minutes prior

Note:
Cash Only
Using Blaisdell Roll Tickets
Ticket Sales: Main Box Office and East Box Office
Entrance: Main Concourse and East Concourse Doors

  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm

FREE Goodnight Gecko 25th Anniversary Story time in Honolulu

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Ala Moana Mall

1450 Ala Moana Blv Suite 1272

Honolulu, HI 96814

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the local classic Goodnight Gecko. Ukulele accompanied reading of Goodnight Gecko, with special sing-along of “Happy Night Song”. Possible book signing by author Gill McBarnet afterward.

http://www.hawaiianchildrensbooks.com/

  • “Gorilla” Movie @ UHM

Join Hannah and the world’s friendliest gorilla as they embark on a thrilling, moonlit adventure in this adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Anthony Browne, England’s former Children’s Laureate. This one-act performance for the young and young at heart takes place in and about the UHM Art Department jungle before moving into the Commons Gallery.

  • Dec. 12 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Dec.13 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 19 at 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 20 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

UHM Art Gallery, McCarthy Mall, 2500 Campus Rd. 96822 Honolulu, HI

$8 UHM Student w/ Valid Fall 2015 Student ID

$10 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Non-UH student & youth

$15 Regular Adult

Christmas with the Animals Enrichment Event! Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:30AM-2:00PM @ Honolulu Zoo

Join the Honolulu Zoo in celebrating the holidays with their annual
Christmas with the Animals Enrichment Event!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
9:30AM-2:00PM
Throughout the zoo animals with be receiving special treats to unwrap, tear and devour for being on Santa’s nice list this year.
A complete schedule, including a visit from Santa, will be available
at the Zoo’s front entrance.

Also,

Give the gift of enrichment this holiday season to the animals at the Honolulu Zoo by donating an item off our enrichment wish list.
Visit our online giving tree to see the full list of what our animals are asking for this Christmas.

Honolulu Zoological Society | http://www.honoluluzoo.org

151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Dec. 12, 13 & 19: Season of Light: Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College

Season of Light
     When: Friday, December 12 & 19 at 7:00 p.m.
                Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 am
     Where: Hokulani Imaginarium at Windward Community College
                45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, HI
     Cost: $7 general admin; $6 UH students, military or seniors with ID;
              $5 children (4-12 yrs old); children under 4 yrs FREE
Learn about the history behind some of your family’s favorite Christmas traditions including the Christmas tree, Santa and the Star of Bethlehem.
For more information visit: aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu/imaginarium.html