Polynesian Cultural Center's Christmas Lagoon Presents One-Of-A-Kind Holiday Celebration in Hawaii
Oahu students can enter Christmas Lagoon Art Contest, win tickets to special preview
Called Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within, this annual holiday experience is a festival of musical performances, beautiful displays, and hands-on arts and crafts that takes place on nine days – December 13, 14, 16 through 21, and 23 – starting each evening at 6:30 p.m.
“We invite locals and visitors to join us at the Polynesian Cultural Center for our Christmas Lagoon festivities and make this unique and entertaining event part of their holiday celebration,” said Alfred Grace, President and CEO of the PCC. “The holiday experience we are creating will be tremendously rewarding for family members of all ages and the source of wonderful memories in the years to come.”
The centerpiece of the PCC’s special holiday celebration is a scenic canoe ride through the meandering freshwater lagoon. Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of elaborate lighting displays, decorations and ornaments, and traditional holiday songs performed by carolers as they glide through the PCC’s lushly landscaped grounds and past the authentic cultural villages.
Adding to the joy of PCC’s multi-cultural celebration will be special displays presented in tribute to the people and holiday traditions of China, France, Spain, Norway, and Russia.
Along with the canoe experience, guests can also enjoy holiday-inspired foods, arts and crafts exhibits, entertainment by choirs and bands, and train rides for children.
Student Art Contest
Oahu elementary students in grades K–6 are invited to participate in the Christmas Lagoon Art Contest, for a chance to win a grand prize of 25 tickets to the special preview night on Dec. 11 for his or her class. In addition, one winner per grade level will also be selected to receive four tickets to the special preview. The artwork will be judged on creativity, originality, and overall presentation. All entries must be submitted to PCC by Dec. 2 to be eligible. More information about how to enter can be found at www.Polynesia.com/christmas.
Ticket Pricing and Promotions
Tickets for Christmas Lagoon are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5-11, or receive $3 off with a special coupon available at all 7-Eleven, 76 Gas, Supercuts, L&L BBQ, and Domino’s Pizza locations on Oahu. Students also receive $3 off with a valid I.D. Kamaaina annual pass holders may enjoy one free canoe ride per night.
For information or to make reservations, call (800) 367-7060 or visit www.Polynesia.com. On Oahu, call 293-3333.
The only cultural tourist attraction of its kind in the world and a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. An engaging, interactive celebration showcasing the people, culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia, the PCC has entertained more than 37 million visitors from around the world in its first 50 years. A non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue goes to daily operations and to support the education of its student-employees from neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii.