Haute Weekend Happenings

Mike Carroll Gallery in Lanai

This weekend it’s all about multi-faceted festive events in Hawaii. Jet (or ferry from Maui) to Lanai for an art filled, fundraising five-day affair. Hit the chic, boutique Waikiki Parc Hotel for the fourth annual 12-days of Christmas events. Over at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, enjoy it all from spectacular holiday décor to live entertainment to decadent food and drink. And, hop between all of the best bars and clubs in Chinatown for the 12 bars of Christmas Saturday night. It’s a HAUTE weekend Hawaii!

Impressions of Lanai: December 14-18

Tis the Season! Treat yourself to an outer-island getaway. It’s an ideal vacation for the art connoisseur, fund-raiser and Lanai lover. In celebration of its seventh anniversary, the Mike Carroll Gallery is honored to host a very special “Plein Air” (painting in ‘open air’) event, titled Impressions of Lana’i. From December 14th to the 18th, nine distinguished painters will fan out over Lana’i to capture our island’s beauty on canvas. From misty mornings at Koele, to sun-drenched days at Hulopo’e Bay, and the charming vintage buildings of Lana’i City… all will be beautifully captured by the painters. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the artists with their portable easels, and help all of us welcome them to Lana’i. If anything be sure to spend the night on Saturday. To cap things off, the artists’ reception and sale of works created throughout the week will be held at the Mike Carroll Gallery on December 18th from 6:00-9:00 PM. You are welcome to attend the show, meet the artists, and feast your eyes on their lovely paintings of Lana’i. A portion of the proceeds will go to two worthy community causes: The Lana’i Art Center and Lana’i Animal Rescue Center. Mahalos to art lovers everywhere, and to our event sponsors: Four Seasons Resort, Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort, Lana’i at Manele Bay, Hotel Lana’i, and the Lana’i City Grille.

Please Note: During this event, special rates for accommodations are being offered to art lovers by event sponsors. When calling to make reservations, please inform the agent that you are coming to Lana’i to watch the artists participating in the “Impressions of Lana’i” painting event:
The Four Seasons Resort, Lana’i at Manele Bay (808-565-2000)
The Four Seasons Resort, Lana’i, The Lodge At Koele (808-565-4000)
Hotel Lana’i (808-565-7211)

The Waikiki Parc Hotel's cool blue entrance hallway

A Cool Christmas at the Parc: December 15-17

The Waikiki Parc Hotel presents their fourth annual “A Cool Christmas at the Parc.” The 12-day affair is largely catered to guest but certainly open to locals in the know. The multi-fete kicked off on Tuesday with the featured seasonal sip, a Peach Pomegranate Martini which visitors enjoyed in the Lounge at Nobu Waikiki. Last night debuted the Dive-In Movie Theater at Parc Blue. Film and surf buffs alike enjoyed a poolside holiday movie under the Hawaiian stars and the flow of Waikiki’s metropolitan skyline. Chic chaise lounges, holiday cocktails and treats were all enjoyed. Friday, celebrate your Waikiki Winter with a sunset wine mixer, cityscape views and toast to the season with Parc Chic Wines.

For more information visit www.waikikiparchotel.com.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort's lobby at Christmas

Kahala Christmas: December 17-18

Kick off your Holiday festivities with the Kahala Hotel and Resort. It’s a Mele Kalikimake with Hapa. The award-winning duo will help us usher in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy a 3-course plated dinner as Hapa serenades you with their innovative island melodies. On Saturday, grab the kiddies for an elegant and delightful afternoon tea with Santa Claus. Digital photos with Santa will be taken and e-mailed to guests following the event.

For more information www.kahalaresort.com 808.739.8888.

Soho Mixed Media Bar-the meeting Place for the Pub Crawl

12 Bars of Christmas: December 18

Head to hip Chinatown Saturday night for a block party that’s unlike the usual First Friday. Join thirtyninehotel, Bar 35, Next Door, Manifest, Soho Mix Media Bar, Murphy’s, O’Toole’s, Bambu 2, Mercury Lounge, Indigo, Du Vin, JJ Dolans to help raise money for two amazing charities. The 12 Bars of Christmas is a fundraiser hosted several members in the Liquor/Bar industry created to give back to the community at a time of the year when everyone should have something. Unfortunately many children spend Christmas in the hospital or in foster homes and don’t really get to experience the love that comes with Christmas. So the goal of 12 Bars of Christmas is to unite bars, restaurants, distributors, suppliers, promoters, and the people who support these places, the patrons. The initiative is to raise money for two key Honolulu Charities, 1) The Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation and 2)Make a Wish Foundation of Hawaii.  The 12 Bars of Christmas is a pub crawl where friends, family, and acquaintances will walk the streets of Chinatown and enjoy 12 great establishments. Simultaneously, there will also be a toy and canned good drive and if patrons donate either one, they will get one raffle ticket to be entered to win prizes from Go! Airlines, haute restaurants, hotel venues and more.

$25 Dollars gets you: NO Cover at all 12 Bars, $3 Beers, $4 Cocktails, 12 Bars of Christmas TShirt, Santa Hat, And the satisfaction that you helped a child get a present for Christmas. 100% of the Proceeds go to Charity.

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