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Hawaii Convention Center hosts first winter festival and ice skating rink

Take photos with Santa, and enjoy festive food, drinks and entertainment

Sponsored by Hawaii Convention Center

This holiday season, head to the Hawaii Convention Center for some winter fun as it hosts its first-ever holiday festival and ice skating rink: “Winter Wishes – A Holiday Festival.” The fun starts on November 29 and runs through December 24, 2019.

In addition to the ice skating rink, guests can take photos with Santa, and enjoy festive food, drinks and entertainment.

“This signature holiday event offers visitors and kama’aina from throughout Hawaii a fresh array of holiday experiences during this special season,” said Teri Orton, general manager at the Hawaii Convention Center. “We are particularly excited to partner with world-renowned figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi to benefit her Always Dream Foundation, which supports early childhood literacy and learning tools for low-income children and their families.”

Guests can even enjoy an opening celebration with a tree-lighting ceremony and special guest Kristi Yamaguchi! Throughout the season, don’t forget to check out the different themed skating nights! That includes Super Hero Skate Party, Disco Night, Awesome 80s, Totally 90s, A Charlie Brown Christmas and the National Ugly Christmas Sweater Skate Party.

“Winter Wishes – A Holiday Festival” will be open from 4-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sundays. Parking is available for $10 per vehicle at the Hawaii Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. Passes for the entire season are also available for purchase. Children ages 2 and under are free.

The event also offers special discounted prices:
– Get 25 percent off general admission on Military Mondays
– On Giving Tuesdays, the convention center partners with different non-profit organizations
– Get 50 percent off general admission on Hospitality Industry Night with employee ID
– Honolulu Marathon Participants receive 50 percent off general admission throughout the entire festival

For more information:, Facebook and Instagram: @hawaiiconventioncenter, and Twitter: @HIConventionCtr