The holiday season is in full swing and Pearl City-Aiea is bursting with holiday cheer this December. Here's our Neighborhood Experts' top picks:
Until Mon., Dec. 24, hours vary
Bring the keiki to Santa’s holiday workshop at the Pearlridge Downtown Center Court to pose with Santa and share their wish lists.
Pets are welcome to pose with Santa Tue., Dec. 4 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Downtown Center Court. Deaf and signing Santa will visit the Pearlridge Center Thur., Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the former Toys ‘R’ Us building next to the new Down to Earth store on Moanalua Road.
Photo packages to capture memories of the visit start at $25. For more information and hours, click here.
Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, HI 96701
Until Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
All board! Keiki under 48 inches tall can ride on Hawaii’s only scale-model replica train for journey through the holiday toy land of every child’s dreams. Ride tickets are $3.60 per child. For more information and train hours, click here.
Pearlridge Center Uptown Center Court, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, HI 96701
Thur., Nov. 29 – Mon., Dec. 10
Celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with holiday-themed activities for keiki ages two to 10 (including special visits with Santa Claus and arts & crafts) at Pearlridge Center. No reservation is necessary, but keiki must be KidX members. Membership is free, and on-site registration is available. For more information and a schedule of events, click here.
Pearlridge Center, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, HI 96701
4 – 5:30 p.m. | Sun., Dec. 2
Watch the parade at the Pearl City Shopping Center to kick off the holiday season! The route starts at Momilani Elementary School on Hookiekie St, turns on Hoolaulea St., and finishes at Pearl City Shopping Center. For more information, click here.
Pearl City Shopping Center, 850 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City, HI 96782
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Sat., Dec. 8
The 12th annual Aiea Community Association Community Christmas Parade begins at Pearlridge Elementary School and ends at the old sugar mill site on Halewiliko St., next to the Aiea Public Library. Stay for the fun fair beginning at 10 a.m. at the old sugar mill site with games, entertainment, food and more! For more information, click here.
Aiea Sugar Mill, 99-197 Aiea Heights Dr., Aiea, HI 96701
1 – 4 p.m. | Sat., Dec. 8
Join the artists of Comic Jam Hawaii for an informal gathering of local artists to sketch and talk story. Artists of all abilities and skill levels are welcome. Drawings will be collected at the end of the session and scanned into their Facebook group page, Comic Jam Hawaii. For more information, click here.
Aiea Public Library, 99-374 Pohai Pl., Aiea, HI 96701
Mon., Dec. 10 – Mon., Dec. 24
Looking for some new decorations for the holidays? Peal City Public Library will be offering take-and-make pipe-cleaner ornament kits (supplies and instructions included). Visit the Young Adult Section to pick up a kit, beginning Dec. 10. For more information, click here.
Pearl City Public Library, 1138 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City, HI 96782