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POST PIGOUT PLUNGE Dec. 1. This post-Thanksgiving swimming event begins in the early morning at Kailua-Kona Pier on the Big Island. Call:326-7820.

CHRISTMAS HOUSE ON MAUI Dec. 1. The Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center is decorated for Christmas and features handcrafted items made on Maui. Call: 572-6560.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Dec. 1. The premier juried craft fair of Hawaiian-made handicrafts in Honolulu is held annualy at Mission Houses Museum. Entertainment, food, workshops and demonstrations. Call: 531-0481.

GALA TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY ON MAUI Dec. 1. The Ritz Carlton Kapalua specializes in creative Christmas lighting on display for the entire month of December. Call: 669-6200.

GRAND CHEFS ON TOUR Dec. 2-8. Kea Lani Hotel, Suites & Villas. Cooking demonstrations, signature dinners and wine pairings and tastings, with May Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill in California and Mark Ellman of Avalon, Maui. Call: 659-4100.

HAWAII RAILROADS Dec. 7 - 30. A railroad history of the Big Island through a collection of photographs and memorabilia at Wailoa Center in Hilo. Call: 933-4360.

BRIDGES FAMILY/WHALES ALIVE, PRO-CELEBRITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT Dec. 2-8. Lloyd Bridges and his family host this star-studded tennis tournament at Wailea Tennis Club on Maui each year to raise money for whale protection and research. Call: 879- 1958.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Dec. 6. Front Street in Lahaina lights up with marching bands, floats and Santa Claus. Call: 667-9175.

NA MELE O MAUI Dec. 6-7. Kaanapali Resort. This Maui festival perpetuates Hawaiian culture with a childrens song contest, hula festival and arts and crafts fair. Call: 661-3271.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Dec. 6-8, 13-15 AND 20-22. The historic Iao Theater on Maui, in Wailuku, is the site for the presentation of the classic Dickens story, A Christmas Carol, produced by Maui Community Theater. Call: 242-6969.


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HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS Dec. 7. Christmas Lights go on in downtown Honolulu with the parties beginning at 5 p.m. and the lights going on at 6:15 p.m. Call: 523-4385

MARTIN FITZWATER Dec. 7. Former Presidential Press Secretary meets with the public as part of the Lana`i Visiting Artist Program. Call: 242-6969.

HONOLULU MARATHON Dec. 8. The streets of Honolulu are filled with marathoners from around the world. Get up early to see the spectacle. Call: 734-7200.

PACIFIC HANDCRAFTERS FAIR Dec. 7 - 8. This annual event brings the best of Hawaiian handcrafters to display and sell their Christmas wares. Call: 254-6788.

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS AT MISSION HOUSES Dec. 14. Experience the magic of Christmas in a candlelight setting. Take in the aroma of holiday foods being prepared and discover traditions from Christmas long ago in a 19th Century holiday celebration at Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu. Call: 531-0481.

SANTA COMES TO WAILEA Dec. 14. Santa arrives by outrigger canoe at Wailea Beach on Maui. Call: 879-1922.

HONOLULU DANCE THEATRE Dec. 27, 28, 29 1996 at 2:00pm and 7:30 pm. A Christmas Carol at Leeward Community College Theatre. Home Page at www.pixi.com/~hdt email hdt@pixi.com

PEAMAN CHAMPEANSHIP BIATHLON Dec. 29. A biathlon of champions beginning at Kailua-Kona Pier in the early morning on the Big Island. Call: 326-7820.

FIRST NIGHT MAUI Dec. 31. Maui Arts & Cultural Center hosts this alcohol-free, family-style festival to celebrate the New Year on Maui. Call: 879-1922.


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