It's storytime, holiday style, at the State Library. Puppeteer Christy Lipps brings to life favorite children's Christmas stories with puppets and songs. This 45-minute program ends with a visit with Santa, one of his elves and a perfect photo opportunity.
Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Kapolei Public Library
Sunday marks happy birthday celebrations at two of our favorite places!
Bishop Museum is offering free admission for all military and kamaaina with an ID in honor of Bernice Pauahi Bishop's birthday. Enjoy a chant, hula and songs as well as the new Xtreme Bug exhibit.
Sunday, Dec. 16, the Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hawaii Children's Discover Center celebrates its 14th year with one dollar off admission, a holiday faire featuring fresh baked goods, local crafts and more with proceeds benefitting the Center's educational progams. It's also the last day you have to visit the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit that proved popular with blogger Ashley de Coligny's family.
$9 general admission, $7 for kamaaina and military with ID, $5 seniors, children ages 1 and under free.
Sunday, Dec. 16, the Center is open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St.
The Pearl Harbor boat rides are sold out, but your little ones can still see boats done up in holiday lights at this annual favorite at the Hawaii Kai Marina waterway. Live entertainment begins at 4:30 p.m., award-winning Maunalua performs at 5 p.m., the parade begins at 6:15 p.m. Get there early; the first 1,000 receive a free light-up pin.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hawaii Kai Town Center, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Live music, holiday crafts and an appearance by the big man himself are the highlights of December's Family Day at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Decorate 3-foot tall cardboard gingerbread men and 4-foot tall "gingerbread" houses. Snack on chicken, ham, hot dog and furikake rice bentos to live entertainment by teen singer Haley Kagimoto and get ready. Santa appears 11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., then again at 1 and 2 p.m.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
School is out and superheroes are taking over the Liliha Public Library. Teenagers can relax and enjoy showings of The Amazing Spider-Man or Wrath of the Titans, then pick up some young adult books to take home.
Grades 7 - 12, movies are rated PG-13
The Amazing Spider-Man, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2:15 p.m.
The Wrath of the Titans, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2:45 p.m.
Liliha Public Library Teen Lounge
For more family events, visit calendar.honolulufamily.com.