MES­SAGE FROM RICK EGGED

Pres­i­dent Waikiki Im­prove­ment As­so­ci­a­tion

Waikiki Magazine - - WELCOME -

Mele Ka­liki­maka and Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou, Merry Christ­mas and Happy New Year!

There are Christ­mas trees ga­lore, ginger­bread houses and vil­lages, beau­ti­ful dis­plays for the Christ­mas and New Year strollers. The ho­tel, shop­ping and restau­rant es­tab­lish­ments are all aglit­ter with dec­o­ra­tions.

The Pearl Har­bor Me­mo­rial An­niver­sary Pa­rade on Fri­day, Dec. 7 hon­ors the re­main­ing Pearl Har­bor sur­vivors and re­mem­bers the con­tri­bu­tion of our ser­vice men and woman on that “Day of In­famy.” The event will also rec­og­nize the sac­ri­fices of our cur­rent mil­i­tary forces and their fam­i­lies.

The Honolulu Marathon, Sher­a­ton Hawai‘i Bowl and the NFL Pro Bowl and the as­so­ci­ated events pro­vide a great se­lec­tion of sports and ac­tiv­i­ties. The Honolulu Marathon is not just the race but a se­ries of ac­tiv­i­ties, be­gin­ning with the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawai‘i Con­ven­tion Cen­ter from Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5 to Satur­day, a con­cert fea­tur­ing Hawai­ian En­ter­tain­ment at the Waikiki Shell on Dec. 8, and of course, the race it­self on Sun­day, Dec. 9. There is a spe­cial Sher­a­ton Hawai‘i Bowl, Sun­set on the Beach—a free movie event at Waikiki Beach on Dec. 20. The 2013 NFL Pro Bowl takes place on Jan. 27, 2013 and also has its own set of re­lated events—the most no­table be­ing the Pro Bowl Block Party in Waikiki on Jan. 26.

On New Year’s Eve/Day, Waikiki is one big cel­e­bra­tion venue. Here, the New Year will be crowned by a stun­ning fire­works dis­play at the stroke of mid­night di­rectly off shore from Waikiki, vis­i­ble from all Waikiki beaches.

Aloha and mahalo for mak­ing 2012 a won­der­ful year in Waikiki, and from all of us, we wish you a healthy and pros­per­ous 2013.

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