Winter Wishes — A Holiday Festival

November 29-December 24, 2019

Hawai‘i Convention Center’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall space will be transformed into a magical whimsical winter wonderland and will offer a full lineup of activities for the entire family, including:

• An expansive 82’ x 50’ indoor ice-skating rink featuring themed events for up to 164 skaters
• Winter Wishes Marketplace
• Photos with Santa
• Winter Wishes Christmas Tree Forest with a decorating contest
• Gingerbread House Display and Contest
• Musical Entertainment
• Holiday Craft Workshops
• Keiki Activities and Attractions
• Festive Holiday Cuisine and Beverages

Click HERE to view our Calendar of Events

A portion of the proceeds will support early childhood literacy in Hawai‘i schools through our partnership with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.

Winter Wishes Calendar of Events

Calendar event dates and details are subject to change

Friday 11/29/2019Winter Wishes Opening Celebration and Tree Lighting with special guest Kristi Yamaguchi. Doors Open at 4:00 pm

Saturday 11/30/2019Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i presents Storybook Skate Day from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Come and meet Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Iron Superhero, Spider Superhero, Mermaid Princess and Tower Princess.  Plus, see them on stage at 2:00 pm for a mini holiday show! *Please note characters will not be skating

Sunday 12/1/2019: Barnes & Noble presents Storytelling Time and Book Signing with Kristi Yamaguchi and special guest Brook Lee starts at 1:00 pm.  Plus, Winter Wishes Gingerbread House Competition Winners will be announced

Monday 12/2/2019Military Mondays – Active duty military, veterans and military dependents receive 25% off general admission. Show valid U.S. military ID at check-in

Tuesday 12/3/2019: Giving Tuesdays – We will be partnering with a different non-profit organization each Tuesday

Wednesday 12/4/2019: Hospitality Industry Night – 50% off general admission with employee ID

Thursday 12/5/2019: Honolulu Marathon Participants receive 50% off general admission during the entire festival (11/29/19-12/24/19) with proof of 2019 Honolulu Marathon Registration. Holiday Movie Night starts at 6:30 pm.

Friday 12/6/2019: Super Hero Skate Party (Attire: Dress up as your favorite Super Hero) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Plus, come and meet some of your Super Hero Favorites from 7pm-9pm courtesy of Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i. *Please note characters will not be skating

Saturday 12/7/2019: Disco Skate Party (70s disco, funk and soul; Attire: Vintage 70s inspired fashion) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Sunday 12/8/2019: Winter Wishes Sunday Concert Series 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday 12/9/2019: Military Mondays – Active duty military, veterans and military dependents receive 25% off general admission. Show valid U.S. military ID at check-in

Tuesday 12/10/2019: Giving Tuesdays – We will be partnering with a different non-profit organization each Tuesday

Wednesday 12/11/2019: Hospitality Industry Night -50% off general admission with employee ID

Thursday 12/12/2019: Holiday Movie Night starts at 6:30pm

Friday 12/13/2019: Totally 90s Glow Skate Party (90s Pop Music; Attire: 90s Neon/Fluorescent Fashion) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Plus, come and glow with some of your favorite characters from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm courtesy of Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i. *Please note characters will not be skating

Saturday 12/14/2019:A Charlie Brown Christmas” Skate Party (jazz holiday music and music of Vince Guaraldi) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Sunday 12/15/2019: Winter Wishes Sunday Concert Series 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday 12/16/2019: Military Mondays – Active duty military, veterans and military dependents receive 25% off general admission. Show valid U.S. military ID at check-in. Plus, meet and greet with some of your favorite characters from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm courtesy of Storybook Entertainment Hawai‘i. *Please note characters will not be skating

Tuesday 12/17/2019: Giving Tuesdays – Hawaiian Humane Society Pet Food Drive. Bring in an unopened can/package of dog or cat food and receive 25% off general admission

Wednesday 12/18/2019: Hospitality Industry Night – 50% off general admission with employee ID

Thursday 12/19/2019: Holiday Movie Night starts at 6:30pm

Friday 12/20/2019: Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus 6:30 pm-7:00 pm. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Skate Party with DJ Compose and DJ Anit (Attire: Proudly show-off your favorite Ugliest Christmas Sweater) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Saturday 12/21/2019: Awesome 80s Skate Party (80s and pop, rock and R&B; Attire: Rock your coolest 80s Fashion & Big Hair Styles) 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Sunday 12/22/2019: Winter Wishes Sunday Concert Series 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday 12/23/2019: Military Mondays – Active duty military, veterans and military dependents receive 25% off general admission. Show valid U.S. military ID at check-in

Tuesday 12/24/2019: Giving Tuesdays – Hawai‘i Food Bank Canned Food Drive – Bring in an unopened can/package of food (ie: canned proteins, canned meals, canned vegetables, canned fruits and rice) and receive 25% off general admission. 

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