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Banyan Tree to Light Up Lahaina

November 22, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Lahaina Action Committee will host the 11th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree in downtown Lahaina on Saturday and Sunday, Dec.1 and 2.

Probably the most famous landmark in Lahaina, the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by the sheriff to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first missionary. The tree was brought from India, and was only 8-feet high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks, and spreads over the better part of an acre.

In keeping with tradition, on Saturday, Lahaina's historic Banyan Tree will be lit up with thousands of colored Christmas lights for the entire holiday season through Jan. 1, 2013.

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The Lahaina Action Committee will host the 11th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree in downtown Lahaina on Saturday and Sunday, Dec.1 and 2, 2012.

The Pioneer Inn and the Wharf Cinema Center will simultaneously light their properties' holiday lights along with the Banyan Tree.

This year the LahainaTown Action Committee will design a winter wonderland for the Lahaina keiki.

Keiki are invited to come out and meet "Frosty" the snowman. Kid activities will kick off at 2 p.m. and will include cookie decorating, face painting and Christmas crafts.

The LahainaTown Action Committee requests one can of nonperishable food for admission to the "North Pole" winter wonderland.

Although the wonderland will not have real snow, "Frosty," a real Hawaiian snowman will be onsite to greet the keiki. Parents should bring their cameras for this great photo opportunity.

Ant then, keiki should make their list and check it twice before Santa arrives at 2 p.m.

Join in the fun with this island-style event with a holiday arts and crafts fair along with Hawaiian musical entertainment beginning at 10 a.m.

"Santa Secret VIP" will light the tree at 6:30 p.m.

 
 

 

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