In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Lace up your ice skates at the Hawaii Convention Center’s holiday festival

Proceeds benefit figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation

Sponsored by Hawaii Convention Center

In Hawaii, a white Christmas is hard to come by. Thanks to the Hawaii Convention Center, you can enjoy some winter fun this season at its first-ever holiday festival and ice skating rink during “Winter Wishes – A Holiday Festival.” The fun starts on November 29 and runs through December 24, 2019.

“We wanted to create a signature holiday event that 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.

Throughout the event, enjoy a series of 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.

The convention center is partnering 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. A portion of the proceeds from “Winter Wishes – A Holiday Festival” will benefit the foundation’s work in Hawaii.

“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


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