LAHAINA - The holiday season kicks into high gear on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lahaina Cannery Mall with the arrival of Santa and the Kahiau Angel Tree giving project donation drive in partnership with the Salvation Army Lahaina Outpost.
Along with emcee Shaggy from Q103, volunteers will collect donations, gift cards and unwrapped gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music from Henry Kapono and entertainment throughout the day.
All donations will aid Maui's less fortunate children during the holiday season. For more information on the Kahiau Angel Tree, call Vidella at 281-4467.
Live holiday entertainment continues each week in December with free performances by Hawaii musicians, halau, and church and school groups.
Lahaina Cannery Mall will get into the holiday spirit again this year by giving away two tickets to Las Vegas as part of the center's annual "Very Vegas Christmas" holiday giveaway.
The winner will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, at center stage. Visit any Lahaina Cannery Mall merchant for details.
While shopping, check out the holiday trees decorated with handmade ornaments by Maui schools and community groups as part of the annual "Festival of Trees" decoration contest.
The Holiday Entertainment Schedule includes:
Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kahiau Angel Tree Kickoff Drive with host Shaggy from Q103; 10 to 10:30 a.m., Santa arrives; 10:30 to 11 a.m., Kamanu Kahaiali'i; 11 a.m. to noon, Henry Kapono; noon to 12:30 p.m., La Hui; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Soldiers of Christ; 1 to 2 p.m., Na Kamali'i Nani O Lahaina; 2 to 2:30 p.m., Joan & Hi'i Kahaiali'i; 2:30 to 3 p.m., Children's Ukulele Group; 3 to 3:30 p.m., Maui Cheer Group; 3:30 to 4 p.m., ROK; and 4 to 4:30 p.m., Calista Dance Group;
Dec. 8: King's Chapel Choir at noon, hula by Na Kamali'i Nani O Lahaina at 1 p.m. and the Lahainaluna High School Band and Choir at 2 p.m.;
Dec. 10: Hula by Halau Hula O Keola Ali'iokekai at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 12: Hula by Na Kamali'i Nani O Lahaina at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 14: Children of the Rainbow Preschool Silent Auction at 10 a.m., Dezman Group at noon and hula by Halau Hula O Keola Ali'iokekai at 1 p.m.;
Dec. 15: Grace Independent Baptist Church at noon, Te Tiare Patitifa at 1 p.m. and Maui Academy of Performing Arts at 2 p.m.;
Dec. 17: Hula by Na Kamali'i Nani O Lahaina at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 19: Hula by Te Tiare Patitifa at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 21: Very Vegas Prize Wheel Event at 11 a.m., Maui Tuba Christmas at noon and hula by Te Tiare Patitifa at 1 p.m.;
Dec. 22: Maui Brass Ensemble at noon and hula by Halau Hula O Keola Ali'iokekai at 1 p.m.;
Dec. 23: Lahaina Baptist Choir at 6 p.m.;
Dec. 26: Hula by Te Tiare Patitifa at 7 p.m.;
Dec. 28: Hula by Na Kamali'i O Ke Akua at 1 p.m.;
Dec. 29: Na Pua O Kapiolani Hula Studio at 1 p.m.
Take photos with Santa from Dec. 1-24 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8:30 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m., and Fridays from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Talk story with Santa and capture the season with holiday photo packages available from Imaging Plus Hawaii.
Free holiday gift wrapping by The Salvation Army Lahaina is offered Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Also this month at Lahaina Cannery Mall, every Tuesday, free ukulele lessons start at 5:45 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Polynesian Performances Hula Shows start at 7 p.m.
Every Saturday, Keiki Hula Shows begin at 1 p.m., and Maui Toy Works Yu-Gi-Oh Card Sessions are held from 3 to 5 p.m.
Every Sunday, enjoy all-ages comedy and magic with Holden Mowat at 11:30 a.m. and the Keiki Hula Show at 1 p.m.
For more information, call (808) 661-5304, visit www.lahainacannery. com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.