LAC to host tenth annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree
LAHAINA — LahainaTown Action Committee will host the tenth annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree in downtown Lahaina on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday night, Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree will be lit up with thousands of Christmas lights for the entire holiday season at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will also make an appearance.
The Wharf Cinema Center Shops & Restaurants, the Banyan Tree and Pioneer Inn will be lit simultaneously with the flip of a switch at 6:30 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m., Santa will arrive in his sleigh at Santa Land located in the lower level of The Wharf to ring in the holiday season. Children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa. Bring cameras for photos.
Immediately following the lighting, the Lahaina Baptist Choir’s angelic voices will be heard throughout The Wharf as they perform on center stage, followed by Lui Williams at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; for information, call 661-8748.
At LAC’s event in Banyan Tree Park, there will be music beginning at 9 a.m., concluding with the Lahainaluna High School Band at 7 p.m.
Keiki are invited to come out and meet “Frosty,” a real Hawaiian snowman that will be onsite. Parents should bring cameras for this great photo opportunity.
Keiki activities will kickoff at 2 p.m. and include cookie decorating, face painting and Christmas crafts. In addition, there will be an inflatable jumping dome with dry slide for the keiki.
LahainaTown Action Committee requests one canned or nonperishable food item for admission to the inflatable dome. Donated food items will be given to Lahaina’s Light Bringers, a nonprofit agency founded in 1991 to help and feed the homeless and needy of West Maui.
Come meet Daryl Millard, the artist of the new 2011 Lahaina Poster. He will sign posters from 1 to 4 p.m., and posters will be available for purchase at the Lahaina Visitor Center.
Enjoy a holiday arts and crafts fair along with Hawaiian music both days.
All are welcome and admission is free. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 667-9175.