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Mele Kalikimaka!

Rice Holiday Card 2012-Front Final
photo source: TRR Photography

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)

If you happen to be among the lucky ones who are visiting the Hawaiian Islands for the holidays, I hope you will take full advantage of the many special events afforded visitors this time of year that are offered FREE or for just a token fee. On the Garden Isle these include:

  • Between 12/1 – 12/29 – Kauai Festival of Lights (Lihue) – FREE
  • 12/7 – Kauai Museum Annual Christmas Craft Fair (Lihue) – FREE
  • 12/8 – Holiday Hula Celebration 2018 (Lihue) – $20 Advance, or $25
  • 12/8 – National Tropical Botanical Garden 15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair (Koloa) – FREE
  • 12/9 – Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert (Lihue) – FREE
  • 12/9 – Princeville Night Market (Princeville) – FREE
  • 12/15 – Waimea Christmas Light Parade (Waimea) – FREE
  • 12/31 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park (Poipu) – FREE

For more information on these and other island happenings, including specific locations and times, please visit Kauai Festivals & Events.

Happy Holidays! Aunty Tammy


Tammy Russell-Rice is a Certified Professional Photographer who calls both Las Vegas and Kauai home. For the past 15 years, Tammy and her husband, Clayton, have owned and operated The Dolphin Hale--a successful Kauai North Shore vacation rental. In the process, she has become somewhat of an expert on all things island and enjoys sharing her insight. Whether you just want to enjoy an island vacation and own a camera, or are thinking of purchasing your own island home, this blog is for you!

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