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Banyan Tree to be lit for the holidays

By Staff | Nov 24, 2011

LAHAINA – LahainaTown Action Committee will host the 11th annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4.

In keeping with tradition, Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree will be lit up with thousands of colored lights for the entire holiday season.

Keiki activities will kick off at 2 p.m. and include cookie decorating, face painting and Christmas crafts. LAC requests one canned or nonperishable food item for admission into the “North Pole” winter wonderland. Donated food items will be given to the Light Bringers.

Children are invited to come out and meet “Frosty” the snowman. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m.

Join in the fun at this island-style event with holiday arts, crafts and entertainment. Music beginning at 10 a.m. will conclude with the Lahainaluna High School Band and the lighting of the tree by a “Santa Secret VIP” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Come meet Carlton Kinkade, the artist of the new 2012 Lahaina Poster. He will sign posters from 1 to 3 p.m. Call Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.