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Holiday Happenings

Toys for Tots

November 17 - December 8

Support this organization’s mission to provide hope to local children and drop off new, unwrapped toys at the donation bins within South Shore Market or Ward Centre.


Senior Giving Tree

November 17 - December 10

A Ward Village holiday tradition now in its 27th year, has provided over 12,000 wishes for seniors during the holiday season. Visit Logos Bookstore, Whole Foods Market or TJ Maxx and select an ornament labeled with a meaningful “wish” for a senior in need. Presented by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i who serves all people in Hawai‘i, especially those with the greatest need.


Seasonal Photo Opportunities

November 17 - January 2

Join us for seasonally themed photo opportunities throughout Ward Village!


Holiday Lounge

November 24 - 26; December 1 - 3; December 8 - 10; December 15 - 17; December 20 - 24

Relax from a day of shopping, have your gifts wrapped, watch a holiday movie, play games, coloring activities and more at the Holiday Lounge located at Ward Centre (between Noa Noa and Nā Mea Hawaiʻi).


Holiday Décor

November 24 - January 2

Head to Ward Village and experience island style at its most festive, complete with music in the streets and holiday décor. Come for the shopping and dining, stay for the celebrations.

Art + Flea Urban Market

November 25 - 26 and December 9 - 10

Get ahead of your shopping list by heading over to East Village Shops (next to Nordstrom Rack) to Art + Flea Urban Market and explore the goods of talented local creatives offering everything from fashion to art to vintage finds. Come shop small and support Hawai‘i’s local businesses!

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Strolling Musicians

November 25 - 26; December 2 - 3; December 9 - 10; December 16 - 17; December 23 - 24

Listen to your favorite holiday songs performed by strolling musicians throughout Ward Village from 2pm - 4pm.


First Saturday

December 2

First Saturday returns to Ward Village at the South Shore Market courtyard! Enjoy bagels and spiced date schmear from Tali's Bagels & Schmear beginning at 1pm, complimentary while supplies last.


Elf Scavenger Hunt

December 1 - 15

Get in the holiday spirit and win a $100 gift card to the store or restaurant of your choice by taking part in the Ward Village Elf Scavenger Hunt! Find as many little toy elves as you can, snap a photo and post to your social media account with the hashtag #ElvesAtWardVillage. Ten winners will be revealed via Instagram the weekend of 12/15.


Aloha Friday Night Holiday Music Series

December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Every Friday in December, enjoy live holiday music from local artists and a light show at the South Shore Market courtyard from 5pm - 7pm.


Holiday Workshops

December 2, 9, 16 and 23

Enjoy complimentary holiday themed workshops at Ward Centre and South Shore Market from 1pm - 4pm.


Holiday Celebration

December 9

Join us for a festive celebration featuring a holiday light show, hot cocoa, treats, cookie decorating, activities, and more at the South Shore Market courtyard from 5pm - 7pm.


Gingerbread Days

December 9 - 10

Enjoy gingerbread themed items at participating retailers and restaurants throughout the neighborhood.


Courtyard Yoga

Courtyard Yoga continues at the IBM Building alongside CorePower Yoga. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Registration is complimentary and open to the public on a space-limited basis.



Black Friday

November 24

Find comfort and joy knowing you can get a jumpstart on your holiday by shopping the variety of Black Friday sales happening.



Small Business Saturday

November 25

Spread more aloha this season by showing your support to the variety of small businesses located throughout Ward Village.



The Gift of Experience

November 1 - 30

Shop, dine and play at Ward Village! As a thank you for supporting our community, customers who spend $200 or more at Ward Village retailers from November 1 - 30 will receive a gift of two tickets to the Honolulu Museum of Art.


Jingle all the way into Ward Village by participating in these events hosted by community organizations.

Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

December 10, 2023

Cheer on the participants of the Honolulu Marathon as they pass by the IBM Building at the beginning of the course! For the occasion, we’re lighting up the building to welcome the participants to the neighborhood.

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