Sandman Building Contest with Shawn the Clown
*10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday (today) at Maluaka Beach (fronting the Makena Beach & Golf Resort)
Celebrate the official beginning of winter with the Sandman Building Contest sponsored by Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Bring the entire family and compete for prizes. Don't want to be limited to just building sandman? Other categories will be offered for those who want to build all kinds of sand creations. For details, call 874-1111 or visit www.makenaresortmaui.com.
"Frosty the Stickman" SHOWS by Michael Kollwitz
* 6 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at Whalers Village Shopping Center; and 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Lahaina Arts Society Banyan Tree Art Fair
Michael Kollwitz, Maui's own master of the Chapman Stick, an unusual American instrument, will perform from his Chrismas CD, "Frosty the Stickman" during holiday concerts in Lahaina. Kollwitz, of Lahaina, released his 10th album, "Suntan Lady," earlier this year. Invented in 1974 by Emmett Chapman, "The Stick" is a unique stringed instrument that combines elements of guitar, bass, piano and percussion. The strings are tapped and held onto the frets, rather than plucked or strummed, enabling both hands to play complete and expressive multipart arrangements. For details, see www.michaelkollwitz.com.
Santa Arrives on Malauka Beach via Canoe
* 10 a.m. Friday at Maluaka Beach fronting Makena Beach & Golf Resort
Santa is making his way to South Maui via canoe with a bag of children's holiday gifts. Bring the kids for a meet-and-greet with a Hawaiian Santa. For more details, contact Makena Beach & Golf Resort with information in listing above.
'Christmas Eve with Charlotte Fisher'
* 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Shops at Wailea
Traditional holiday music will be performed by 16-year-old rising star Charlotte Fisher from Vancouver, British Columbia. Fisher is hot off her opening last week for Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum R&B singer/ songwriter Brian McKnight during his concert in Vancouver. This up-and-coming songstress will perform everyone's favorite holiday songs - a perfect way to mark Christmas Eve. For details, visit www.shopsatwailea.com.