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Whalers Village announces annual holiday celebrations

By Staff | Dec 5, 2013

Whalers Village sets a festive mood foir the holiday season. PHOTO COURTESY OF WHALERS VILLAGE FINE SHOPS & RESTAURANTS.

KAANAPALI – The holidays will be brighter than ever with a sparkling schedule of offerings by Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants at Kaanapali Beach Resort.

For residents and visitors alike, young and old, Whalers Village sets a festive mood. Santa will be on-site for cherished photos and to listen to Maui’s keiki wishes. Keepsake ornaments await shoppers and diners. Island-style entertainment is slated to bring the magic of celebration.

“We love sentimental keepsakes that evoke special memories,” said Lisa Donlon, marketing manager for Whalers Village.

“To receive a free 2013 holiday ornament, shoppers are asked to bring $150 in dining or shopping receipts to Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club kiosk near Maui Fish and Pasta from December 5 to 24, or until supplies last. The center stage will buzz with complimentary entertainment. Carolers will stroll throughout the center. And, more than anything, Whalers Village is fully prepared to help customers find the right gifts for their loved ones.”

With over 90 shops and restaurants, and in them a spectrum of beautiful foods and merchandise, Whalers Village invites Maui to celebrate the holidays at beautiful Kaanapali.

Children may visit Santa in an outrigger canoe to receive a complimentary photograph, a free coloring book and crayons on Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. by Hula Grill and Leilani’s, beachside.

Forget the reindeer. At Whalers Village, Santa will arrive in a canoe fronting Hula Grill on Dec. 22 at 4:15 p.m.

Traditional Mele Kalikimaka and caroling songs infuse the evening air at Whalers Village with warmth, goodwill and ambiance during the week before Christmas. Enjoy the carolers on Dec. 7, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 7 until 8:30 p.m.).

Lively and festive, the Mele Kalikimaka Show, a Tahitian dance show with holiday flare, takes place every Saturday in December from 7 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Lahaina Baptist Choir will take over the stage with vibrant voice and beauty for a unique evening just before Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Starring members of the Maui Symphony, the Maui Brass Ensemble, a brass quartet, specializes in holiday and Christmas music and other festive occasions requiring the classical sounds of two trumpets, trombone and tuba. The ensemble will perform on Dec. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The husband and wife team of Phil and Angela Benoit head up Benoit Jazz Works, which will perform Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Adding holiday interpretations, Whalers Village’s regular performers return this month as well. They include Maui’s own Barefoot Minded with Junior Siqueira on acoustic guitar and Oren Masserman on ukulele and conga.

There’s also Island Sounds with Mike Finkiewicz from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 15, and International Dance on Dec. 8 and 29 from 7 to 8 p.m.

For information, visit the Whalers Village Calendar of Activities at www.whalersvillage.com.