Friday, November 30th, 2012
Families can kick off the holiday season with a day of craft-making, games, face painting, music and more at the 13th Annual WinterFest at Keauhou Shopping Center Courtyard from 10:00am to 1:30pm on Saturday, December 8th. The WinterFest is put on by Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kona Campus and is one of the school’s largest fundraisers.
Children can chose to make an assortment of festive crafts at the craft tables, win prizes at a variety of “everyone wins” game booths, play in a party bouncer, make their way through the train maze, climb up the rock climbing wall, have their face and hair painted and can enjoy horseback rides. The whole family will enjoy browsing the sweets and savories at a sumptuous bake sale, as well as the various vendors and businesses of the Keauhou Shopping Center.
A Silent Auction will feature dozens of items and services donated from community businesses including items from:
- Los Habaneros
- ATV Outfitters Hawai’i
- Bentleys Home Collection
- Captain Zodiac Raft Adventures
- Fair Winds
- PIER 39 San Fransisco
- Ride the Rim ATV Tours
- Pizza Hut
- Body Glove
- Kona Brewing Company
- Imagination Movers
- Half-Day Charter on the “Ihu Nui”
- Mi’s Italian Bistro and Wine & Cheese Shoppe
- Ocean Sports
- Just Tacos
- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
- Kona Country Club
- West Hawaii Dance Academy
- Kona Stories Books
- Full-Day Charter on the “Integrity”
- Ironman Triathlon
- Jack’s Diving Locker
- Club of Kona
Hawai‘i Montessori Schools students will provide a special holiday performance at 10:00am, just prior to the onset of festivities. We will also be featuring entertainment from the Temana Rose Tahitian Dance Halau and West Hawaii Dance Academy. Children will also be able to have their picture taken with Santa Claus between 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Admission to WinterFest is free, and each booth requires a nominal fee for participation. Coupon books, valued at $16+, may be purchased for $10.00 in advance at both the Kona and Kamuela Campuses of Hawai‘i Montessori Schools and at Los Habaneros in the Keauhou Shopping Center. The coupon books include tickets for crafts, games and bouncer activities. We hope to see you there!