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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chillaxing in Kauai Wonderland!

Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc is sooooo excited to present our Annual Holiday Feature story!  Christmas and New Year’s Eve are some of our favorite Holidays because it is the time of year we get to see so many guests come back to Enjoy Kauai’s sunshine and Fun tropical nights – and also find time to Chillax with the Family! And of course… there are Christmas presents, plenty of opportunities to spend time with Santa, and dancing outside on New Year’s Eve under a sky filled with Fireworks! 

Yes!  On Kauai, the good times blend into a new year filled with infinite possibilities for greatness and the countdown has already begun! For all our Friends who have always wanted to spent their Holidays on Kauai: here is your chance to re-discover The Garden Island and learn about all the Fun things you can see and do during December and January. For all our returning guests: Whooooo hooooo!!!!  We are so excited to see you again AND share great ideas that everyone can Enjoy over the next few weeks.

We call this Feature story “Chillaxing in Kauai Wonderland” because there is plenty of time to chill, relax, sleep, and explore the North and South Shores… East and West sides of Kauai. This is indeed the season for FUN and it gets even better the moment you land at Lihue Airport. So take a moment now to Enjoy your coffee break… chill time by the fireplace… and start getting EXCITED for your Christmas and New Year Holiday Fun on The Garden Island!

The Kauai Tradition Continues!


The 18th Annual Festival of Lights is now open at Kauai’s Historic County Building in Lihue, showcasing Aunt Josie’s Holiday Decoration exhibit. Have you ever seen a Christmas tree made of 7,500 green toothpicks? How about wreaths formed from egg cartons?  Table decorations constructed with seed pods? How about a chandelier fashioned from wire coat hangers?!!

According to Wikipedia, Auntie Josie Chansky transformed humble materials into sparkling treasures that she displayed at her homes on Oahu and Kauai.  In 1996 the exhibit moved to the Historic County Building and every year since… Friends, Guests, and Visitors from around the world get to see Auntie Josie’s homemade crafts and feel the presence of her warm spirit.

The exhibit is now open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday though December 21st – as well as Christmas Eve and December 27th!  Admission is FREE and everyone is invited to stop by for a visit. There is plenty of time to browse crafts created by Kauai artisans where many Holiday gifts are waiting for you!


Are you excited? So are we! We’ll see you there!


Friday Nights with Santa!

Santa Claus is coming to the Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe Town every Friday night throughout the Holiday season! 

On December 19th, and 26th, children can chat with Santa, snack on nutritious treats,  and explore historic Hanapepe Town’s Friday Night Art Night with parents : - )  

Hanapepe Town inspired the town featured in the Disney film Lilo and Stitch – and Friday Night Art Night has crafts you can buy, restaurants you can explore, and lots of ways to Laugh and Enjoy spending nights outside on Kauai!



For more information and directions, click here!


Let There Be Music! Spend an Evening with the Kauai Chorale!

On Saturday, December 13th at 7:30 PM, head over to the KCC Performing Arts Center in Lihue and see the 51st Annual “Christmas with the Kauai Chorale” concert! The weekend show happens again on Sunday, December 14th at 5 PM in the St. Regis Hotel Ballroom!

This year’s Holiday song list includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s "Wachet Auf!" ("Sleepers Awake!"); a stirring choral composition called "Hodie" ("This Day") by V. Randall Stroope; lively Christmas pieces in a variety of styles from the classic Bach "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring"; and songs for Hanukkah, spirituals, solo features, and more!

Get your tickets by clicking over to the official website, here!

The Night is Bright at the Annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade!

On Saturday, December 20th, Waimea Town transforms into a kaleidoscope of light, color, and sound when this year’s parade celebrates another Mele Kalikimaka!  (Merry Christmas!!) with The 20th Annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade
Find your spot by 4 PM and stay for the after party at Hofgaard Park!  Parking is easier on the Kekaha side of town and everyone who comes early can spend the day in Waimea Enjoying parks, beaches, and hiking trails! 

The Waimea Bridge closes at 5:30 PM and re-opens around 8 PM after the parade. The route begins at Waimea Canyon Park, heads down Kaumualii Highway to Alawai Road, turns onto Waimea Road, and continues to the Post-Parade festivities at Hofgaard Park. Dance to live music and entertainment all the way to 11 PM!
You going?  See you there!  :- )

Welcome 2015 with Fireworks at the Poipu New Year's Eve Fireworks Show and a Gala at the St. Regis Princeville Resort!

Get your beach blankets, chairs, and smiles ready to Enjoy live entertainment, food, and a spectacular display of fireworks at the Poipu Beach Resort Association’s Annual Fireworks Show! The event is FREE for everyone and the evening is a Wonderful way to Enjoy an exciting show high in the tropical sky!


The show starts around 9 PM and we will keep you posted on additional details we share on our Facebook page, so be sure to LIKE our page and SHARE with your Friends! 
There is also a Fun New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration planned at the St. Regis Princeville Resort!  Live music, dancing, and more – starting at 10 PM and wrapping up at 1:30 AM. Child care is available and more information is available here!

More Things to See and Do in the Coming Weeks! 


Come to Kapaa for a Market and Swap Meet!

On December 13th and every second Saturday of the month, the All Saints’ Church hosts a monthly market 9 AM until 2 PM.  This is a great opportunity for last-minute Holiday shopping for you and your Family.
The market takes place on the lawn outside the church and includes crafts, jewelry, clothing, produce, plants, food trucks, and a Swap Meet section!
Join the Fun and get more information here!




Kids of All Ages LOVE Santa – Meet Him in Princeville!

On Sunday, December 14th, come on down to the Princeville Community Center and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus!
The gathering is FREE and takes place from 5 PM to 6 PM.  Live Holiday harp music and refreshments make this annual event a FUN time for keiki (kids) of all ages! For more info, click here!


Relax and Rejuvenate with Meditation and a Vegan Potluck

Here’s another great way to express gratitude for all the great things that arrived in 2014 – and embrace all the great things coming in 2015!
Saturday, December 27th and every last Saturday of the month, Kauai Retreats presents a night of meditation followed by a vegan potluck at Wailua Homesteads. 
The evening follows the tradition of Master Sivananda and Swami Vishnu Devananda, whose Satsang meditation provides healing and rejuvenation for the entire body, mind and spirit. The powerful group vibrations produced in meditation, chanting and study transforms the energy level in which you function in your daily life.
Meditation begins at 4 PM and continues with a tasty vegan potluck at 5:30 PM. For more info, click here!

Chillaxing in Kauai Wonderland!

It feels so good thinking about all the Fun our guests are having this Holiday season on Kauai.  :- )  From everyone at Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc we wish you, your Family, and all our Friends the VERY MERRIEST Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou, Happy New Year! We are so grateful to know you and we look forward to seeing you here on Kauai on your next vacation! 
If you need some inspiration for planning your next Holiday on the Garden Island, be sure to browse our 200+ accommodations on our website and keep an eye on our Facebook Newsfeed.  That’s where you’ll find our Wiki Wiki Wednesday Specials and the up-to-date information on all the Fun happening on Kauai. 

Enjoy a great day – and Aloha!

Photo credits:, The Festival of Lights, the Storybook Theatre, the Kauai Chorale, the Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade, West Kauai Business & Professional Association, Poipu New Year's Eve Fireworks, and the amazing accommodations of Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc - come stay with us! :- )

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I've always wanted to spend the New Year's on Kauai. The Night of Meditation sounds like a great way to end the year with gratitude. This will bring more positive things and abundance in the new year. Sounds wonderful. Kauai is the perfect place to meditate!

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