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Holiday Happenings

Toys for Tots

November 15-December 11, 2022

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.


Seasonal Photo Opportunities

November 17, 2022-January 2, 2023

Join us for seasonally themed photo opportunities throughout Ward Village!

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The Senior Giving Tree

November 18 - December 13, 2022

The Senior Giving Tree, a holiday tradition now in its 26th year, has provided over 10,000 wishes for seniors during the holiday season. Visit Logos Bookstore in Ward Centre, Whole Foods or TJ Maxx, select an ornament labeled with a meaningful “wish” for a senior in need and return with your unwrapped gift to make their wish come true. Presented by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i who serves all people in Hawai‘i, especially those with the greatest need.


Holiday Décor

November 25-January 2, 2023

Though Honolulu boasts palm trees instead of pines, there’s no shortage of seasonal sights and sounds — we’ve made sure of it! 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.


Holiday Lounge

November 25-December 24, 2022

Take a break from shopping to wrap gifts, watch a holiday movie or play games at the Holiday Lounge.

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Holiday Living Activations and Strolling Musicians

November 26 - December 24, 2022

Elves, toy soldiers and more at Ward Village.

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Hawaiʻi Foodbank Drive

December 1-24, 2022

Ward Village has partnered with the Hawaiʻi Food Bank in hosting a Holiday Food Drive to help those in need. We will be collecting canned and dry goods at our residential towers from December 1 to December 24.

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Elf Scavenger Hunt

December 2-16, 2022

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 of each one and post to your social media account with the hashtag #ElvesAtWardVillage. Five winners will be revealed via Instagram the weekend of December 16.

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Aloha Friday Holiday Music Series

December 2-30, 2022

The Aloha Friday Music Series is returning to the South Shore Market Courtyard for the holidays!

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Holiday Workshops

December 3-24, 2022

Channel your inner elf during an array of Holiday Workshops throughout the month of December at Ward Village.

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Stocking Stuffer Saturdays & Sundays

December 3-24, 2022

During these festive weekends, look for the extra-large stockings in the window of participating retailers, which means they’re stocked with stocking-sized gifts for the whole family.

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First Saturday

December 3, 2022

Join us for a tasty new tradition: First Saturday at Ward Village. We’ll kick off the First Saturday of every month by featuring a delicious specialty item from a local vendor. Bring your friends and family to Ward Village to enjoy a complimentary treat!

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Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi – Blood Drive

Dec 10, 2022

Help save a life this holiday season by donating to the Blood Bank of Hawai‘i on December 10.

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Holiday Celebration

December 10, 2022

Join us at Victoria Ward Park for a festive holiday celebration!

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Art+Flea Urban Market Pops Up at Ward Village!

December 10-11, 2022

Enjoy a completely unique shopping experience where Hawai‘i’s talented creatives showcase their goods and talents. Now more than ever small independent businesses need your support.

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Open Book Photo Wall

Daily

Stop by and snap your best bookworm photo in front of the larger-than-life display of novels and flowers!

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Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am-noon

Celebrate the season every Saturday at the Farmers’ Market. Expect locally grown produce, grab-and-go goodies and specialty items only available here in Hawai‘i. This festive open-air activity is the perfect way to add a little whimsy to your weekend.

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CorePower Yoga in the Park

Perfect your practice with the team at Core Power Yoga, who’s hosting free yoga classes at Victoria Ward Park. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Registration is free and open to the public.

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The Gift of Experience

November 4-14, 2022

Shop, dine and play at Ward Village! As a thank you for supporting our community, customers who spend $150 or more at Ward Village retailers from November 4-14, 2022, will receive a gift of two tickets to the Waikiki Aquarium OR two tickets to ‘Iolani Palace, the only official royal palace in the United States.

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Fall Celebration

November 19, 2022

Join us for a festive fall celebration at Victoria Ward Park on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 1pm. The event will feature a cookie decorating station hosted by Juniper Calligraphy with cookies from Sugarlina Bakeshop, hand-fried donuts from Holey Grail Donuts and a fall-themed photo wall. All offerings are free while supplies last!

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Bloom! Garden & Art Festival

November 19-20, 2022

Enjoy this free, family-friendly event where you can shop local plant nurseries, pottery, orchids, handmade items and packaged goods, in addition to exploring plant displays, attending free workshops and more.

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Black Friday

November 25, 2022

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

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Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2022

Spread more aloha this season by showing your support to the variety of small businesses located throughout Ward Village. On Saturday, November 26, it’s time to make their day a little merrier and a little brighter.

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

Waikiki Trolley City Lights Tour

Red double-decker trolley driving down the street in front of Honolulu Hale.

December 4-25, 2022

All aboard! This themed double-decker bus takes you to see some of Honolulu’s most magnificent seasonal scenes, ending in front of Ward Entertainment Center, right here in Ward Village.

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Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

December 11, 2022

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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