The holiday season includes seasonal performances by Erin Smith of The Throwdowns, George Kahumoku, Michael Kollwitz, Henry Allen and more. Other holiday treats at the shops include free gift wrapping from Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 20 through 24, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. courtesy of Hawai'i Alpha Delta (Gamma Chapter).
"Joining us under the stars to listen to holiday music has become a tradition for many on Maui," said Robert "Bob" Dye, general manager of The Shops at Wailea. "We feel fortunate to see familiar faces each year and share glad tidings and a little aloha."
The shops' "Wailea on Wednesdays" free concert series will continue under the stars each week in December from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the center's Lower Courtyard. The concerts are highlighted by gallery receptions, artist appearances and "WOW" restaurant specials. (See sidebar.)
Enjoy holiday entertainment from Erin Smith, lead singer of the popular Maui band, The Throwdowns, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Lower Courtyard of The Shops at Wailea.
"Maui has always been a special place, but when we marry a little holiday spirit with our year-round aloha spirit, it only makes December days that much more memorable," said Dye. "The Shops at Wailea has a proud tradition of supporting local artists, not only from the traditional art sphere but also our island's amazing musicians. In addition to our year-round free Wednesday entertainment, this time of year we have the opportunity to showcase more of those musical treasures, both classic Maui talents like George Kahumoku, Leokane and Henry Allen, as well as younger artists such as Erin Smith from The Throwdowns."
For the most up-to-date event information, visit TheShopsAtWailea.com, call (808) 891-6770, "like" The Shops at Wailea on Facebook or follow @ShopsAtWailea on Twitter.
December Events at The Shops at Wailea
Wednesday, Dec. 14 WOW! Wailea on Wednesdays concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard Polynesian entertainment from Chief Fia Fia and the Polynesian Village Lu'au Performers
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Holiday Aloha Concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard Holiday entertainment from Erin Smith, lead singer of the popular Maui band The Throwdowns
Wednesday, Dec. 21 WOW! concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard
Leokane and CJ " Boom" Helekahi bring the sounds of Hana to South Maui
Thursday, Dec. 22 Holiday Aloha Concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard Holiday entertainment from the Maui Brass Ensemble
Friday, Dec. 23 Holiday Aloha Concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard
Michael Kollwitz is "Frosty the Stickman"
Saturday, Dec. 24 Holiday Aloha Concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard A very special Christmas Eve with George Kahumoku
Sunday, Dec. 25 Holiday Aloha Concert, noon to 1 p.m., Lower Courtyard
A keiki's Christmas performance with Melie Pua Dance Troup
Wednesday, Dec. 28 WOW! concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard
Bobby Moderow Jr. of the award-winning band Maunalua plays contemporary Hawaiian and slack key
Sunday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day concert, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lower Courtyard
Tropical swing and a touch of cool jazz with The Henry Kaleialoha Allen Combo
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