County building in Hilo to host ‘Magic of the Season’ Dec 10–21, 2012


Hawaii County open house, December 20, 2011. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii County open house, December 20, 2011. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Free fun, food and festivities for the whole family will be part of the County of Hawai‘i’s 2nd Annual holiday open house – the Magic of the Season – to be held December 10-21 at the Hawai‘i County Building in Hilo.

County volunteers will decorate dozens of trees, provide refreshments and offer holiday cheer so families may enjoy a safe, community-oriented event. Members of the public may view the exciting decorations daily starting at 8 a.m. Live entertainment, refreshments and holiday activities will be available weeknights between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cyril Pahinui, Mark Yamanaka, Darlene Ahuna and Henry Kapono will be among the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning performers. Taiko drummers, hula dancers and student musicians also will take turns entertaining audiences.

School groups, civic organizations and individuals are invited to experience the holiday offerings by touring the office building located at 25 Aupuni St. Attendees may vote for the best displays, which will receive donated prizes.

For more details, please contact Jason Armstrong, Department of Parks and Recreation Public Information Officer, at 345-9105 or Inquiries may also be sent to T. Ilihia Gionson, Executive Assistant to Mayor Billy Kenoi, at 961-8211 or

Nightly Entertainment Lineup

Monday, December 10
5 p.m. Boni & Doug
5:45 p.m. Stan Kaina
6:30 p.m. Puna Taiko Drums
7 p.m. Ira & Dru Kekaualua

Tuesday, December 11
5 p.m. Cyril Pahinui and the students of Connections Public Charter School
6 p.m. Braddah Waltah Aipolani
7 p.m. Hawai‘i County Band

Wednesday, December 12
5 p.m. The Young Brothers – Moku & Kalei of the Kuahiwis
6 p.m. Ben Kaili & Friends

Thursday, December 13
5 p.m. Mark Yamanaka & Friends
6 p.m. Hālau Nā Pua O Uluhaimālama
7 p.m. Bill Noble Trio with Desiree Cruz

Friday, December 14
5 p.m. Mokuleo
6 p.m. Randy Lorenzo & Friends
7 p.m. Darren the Lion, McGruff & Friends

Monday, December 17
5 p.m. Yisa Var
6 p.m. Henry Kapono

Tuesday, December 18
5 p.m. Waiākea Elementary Choir
6 p.m. Guy Cruz
7 p.m. Cruz Family

Wednesday, December 19
5 p.m. Harmony on Tap
6 p.m. Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
7 p.m. Times Five

Thursday, December 20
5 p.m. Dexter & Jeff of Crescent City Band
6 p.m. Darlene Ahuna & Friends

Friday, December 21
5 p.m. Ol’ School Band
6 p.m. Lehua Kalima

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