Calendar of Events

Please join us at Royal Hawaiian Center! Enjoy ongoing events and entertainment or center-wide celebrations. Nou Ka Hale— Our House is Your House.

Call our Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room at (808) 922-2299 for event details.

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Signature Events

Holiday Festivities with Santa Marty!

Enjoy an evening of holiday music, sing-a-longs, hula dancing and photos with Santa Marty and Kawika Trask and Friends, in the Royal Grove with our 25-foot tall Hawaiian holiday tree.

Date
December 3-24, 2014
Time
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location
Royal Grove
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We're Open on New Year's Eve & Day!

Enjoy the ease and convenience of shopping and dining at Royal Hawaiian Center 365 days a year, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Royal Hawaiian Center is open every day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Some stores open later).

Date
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Time
2:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location
Royal Hawaiian Center
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Fukubukuro

Royal Hawaiian Center Celebrates Fukubukuro. The annual event is a Japanese tradition, and offers shoppers the opportunity to receive massive discounts on lucky bags, sold for half of their retail value.

Date
January 1, 2015
Location
Royal Hawaiian Center
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Events & Entertainment

Kawika Trask & Friends

Standard in Hawaiian trio music is the bass, guitar and ukulele, great voices, flower lei, and ti leaf skirt clad dancers. Kawika shares stories and songs that are Waikiki favorites.

Time
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location
The Royal Grove
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Complimentary Cultural Programming

Ukulele Class

Time
10:00–11:00am
Location
Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room
Learn basic chords and songs as you strum Hawai'i's best-known string instrument, introduced to the islands in the 1870s from Portugal. 25 instruments and music books are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own, or purchase one at Bob's 'Ukulele at Royal Hawaiian Center. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann are seasoned performers who share favorite songs and simple chords. 1 hour, five times weekly.

Polynesian Cultural Center Performance

Time
11:00–11:45am
Location
The Royal Grove
Songs and dances from throughout Polynesia represent Hawai‘i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Sämoa, Tahiti and more. A cast of dancers and musicians represent one Hawai'i's favorite attractions located in Lä‘ie on O'ahu's Windward Coast. 1 hour, three times weekly.

Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage

Time
11:00am–12:00pm
Location
Building C, Level 3
Hawaiian massage – lomilomi – is a centuries old healing practice. Pi‘ilani Wright, a certified practitioner, demonstrates lomilomi basics with class participants paired up to learn and apply simple techniques. Partners then switch giving each student the opportunity to experience both giving and receiving lomilomi. 1 hour, twice weekly.

Tom Cummings, Mea Ha’i Mo’olelo (master storyteller)

Time
12:00am–1:00pm
Location
Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room Guest Services & Heritage Room

Mo'olelo Mondays — "Storytelling With Stuff."

Mo'olelo are stories, and Uncle Tom Cummings shares them with great enthusiasm using props and visuals collected through the years that he playfully describes as "stuff."

Enjoy mo'olelo about Hawai'i's people, history, legends, environment, plants, animals and more.


Lei-Making Class

Time
1:00–2:00pm
Location
Building A, Level 1
Making, giving and wearing flower lei is synonymous with Hawaiian hospitality. Naomi Wahinekaupua Braine, owner of Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand, shares the kui method of stringing flowers using special lei needles, usally 10in length. Seasonal flowers, string and lei needles are provided. Classes accommodate up to 25 participants. 1 hour lesson.

Hawaiian Entertainment

Time
6:00–7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hawaiian music and hula 'auana (hula’s modern form) fill The Royal Grove Monday through Friday at twilight. Hour-long performances feature top island entertainers with a focus on Hawaiian language musical favorites – shared with kama 'äina (locals) and malihini (visitors) with aloha.