Ward Centers Lights Up the Season With Additional Holiday Events and Activities |
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HONOLULU (Nov. 21, 2012) – This holiday season, locals and visitors have more reasons to ring in their holiday shopping at Ward Centers, with a lineup of entertainment, festivities, specials, savings and more. Shoppers can give a few gifts and get a $10 Ward wish-tificate back, take a trolley tour around Honolulu’s most impressive holiday light display, or enjoy effortless family photos at Santa’s Beach House.
“We’re happy to offer a packed calendar of holiday events this year, making every visit to Ward Centers an exciting one,” said Katie Kaʻanapu, Ward Centers senior marketing manager. “And with 4,200 convenient valet and parking options including our new 732-stall parking structure next to T.J.Maxx, running in and out for an event or a quick shopping trip is a breeze.
“And for those that want to spend the entire day with us, Ward Centers has everything to make it a family occasion -- from hanging ten at Santa’s Beach House, snapping a pic with Santa Paws or taking advantage of our lineup of holiday entertainment,” Ka‘anapu added.
Ward Centers’ holiday events will light up the season from now through Dec. 30, 2012, with the following festivities:
Ward Wish-tificates, Center-wide
This holiday season, giving is better (and just as easy as receiving) with Ward Wish-tificates. As a special gift, shoppers that spend $100 or more at Ward Centers from Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, will be given a $10 Ward Wish-tificate. Ward Wish-tificates are valued at $10 and can be redeemed at participating Ward Centers stores and restaurants.
Santa’s Beach House – Ward Centre
Shoppers can put on their holiday best and head to Santa’s Beach House in Ward Centre near Red Pineapple to take a fun holiday photo for a family Christmas card or a silly snapshot with friends. Santa’s Beach House is open now through Dec. 24, each week Monday through Thursday from 4:30-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m., and on Sunday from 12-3 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Photo packages start at $18. After the photo session, shoppers can listen for a “Ho, ho, ho!” to spot Santa as he greets shoppers with holiday cheer while making his way through Ward Centers, Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m.
Santa Paws – Ward Warehouse
Santa Paws is coming to town inviting furry friends to join in on the holiday festivities! On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ward Warehouse near The Pet Corner, pet owners can bring their four-legged friends to take a picture with St. Nick himself. For a $30 donation to the Hawaiian Humane Society, pet parents will receive a CD of images that day. To reserve a spot in advance for $25, shoppers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tour – Ward Warehouse
Take a swing through Honolulu’s sparking city lights display with Ward Centers’ Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tour. The tour departs each night from Dec. 2-30 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25) at Ward Warehouse near Pictures Plus. Tickets can be purchased for a small fee of $6 per person (children ages three and under are free), with all proceeds benefiting the Hawai‘i Foodbank. Tickets can be found near Paʻina Cafe in Ward Warehouse, Nov. 23-25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 26 through Dec. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Holiday Entertainment – Ward Centre and Ward Warehouse
There’s more than sleigh bells ringing at Ward Centers with a special entertainment lineup every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dec. 7-23. On Fridays at Ward Centre from 6:30-8 p.m., Christmas carolers will be singing popular holiday tunes, and on Saturdays shoppers can enjoy Christmas concerts at the Ward Warehouse amphitheater from 1-2 p.m. To wrap up the weekend, each Sunday will showcase Christmas keiki hula at Ward Warehouse amphitheater from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Senior Giving Trees – Ward Centre, Ward Warehouse and Nordstrom Rack
Shoppers can make their way to Ward Centre, Ward Warehouse, or Nordstrom Rack to get in the spirit of giving with Senior Giving Trees, now through Dec. 14 during mall hours to benefit Catholic Charities Hawai‘i seniors.
Gift Wrapping – Ward Centre and Ward Warehouse
Gift giving is a wrap this holiday season with gift wrapping services available from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at Ward Centre near the valet and at Ward Warehouse near the amphitheater. Available Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9 and daily from Dec. 14-24, Ward Centers’ gift wrapping services will benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Holiday Hours – Center-wide
To make the most of the season’s festivities, Ward Centers will have special holiday shopping hours, listed below:
- Dec. 1-14, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (regular mall hours)
- Dec. 15-23, open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Dec. 24, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Dec. 26-30, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (regular mall hours)
- Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ward Centers is located in the heart of Kakaʻako and is the premier street shopping, dining and entertainment district in Honolulu, with 135 unique shops, including 40 restaurants, sidewalk cafes and eateries.
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