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Dreaming of a “White Christmas” in Lahaina?

November 25, 2009
Maui Weekly

On Saturday, Dec. 5, LahainaTown Action Committee will again bring snow to our tropical landscape for the annual Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree & Snow Festival.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and continue on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a holiday arts and craft fair.

There will also be a six-foot-tall, Hawaiian-style snowman at the festival. Bring your cameras to take photos of family and friends with the popular snowman donated by Lahaina Ice Company.

Keiki ages 2-12 will be able to enter the Snow Zone to frolic and delight in a tropical winter wonderland

The Snow Zone will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is a canned or boxed food donation for the Light Bringers to help feed the less fortunate in West Maui.

The whole family will enjoy entertainment on stage throughout the day. Musical groups from the community will lead the countdown to the lighting ceremony.

Santa Claus will make an appearance to entertain keiki, courtesy of The Wharf Cinema Center.

Festival-goers should plan to arrive early at Banyan Tree Park on Saturday to experience other fun activities, along with a holiday crafts fair by Maui artisans and designers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The popular Children’s Cookie Decorating Workshop will be featured from 2 to 4 p.m., courtesy of the Bakery and LahainaTown Action Committee.

The festival is made possible with support from the Pioneer Inn, The Wharf Cinema Center, The Bakery, Valley Isle Seafood and Lahaina Inn-Realtor Toni Johnson.

The event is produced by LahainaTown Action Committee, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to serving the town of Lahaina and West Maui.

For more information, call LahainaTown Action Committee at 667-9193.



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