By Barry Villamil
Santa Clause will ring in the magic and spirit of Christmas with visits to Pearl City on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3.
Saturday December 2
3rd Annual Pearl City Toys For Tots Christmas Donation Drive-By
Santa will make a visit at the 3rd Annual Pearl City Toys For Tots Christmas Donation Drive-By at the Momilani Community Center on Saturday, December 2. Toy and monetary donations will be collected from 8:00am – 11:00am. Santa will be greeting the public as they make their donations as well as welcoming Christmas wishes from keiki during the toy donation drive-by.
The annual Pearl City Toys For Tots Christmas Donation Drive-By has collected over 19,000 toys for the USMC Toys For Tots donation program the past two years that went directly to keiki in need during the Christmas Holiday season.
This year, once again, our Pearl City Complex Schools have toy donation boxes placed at their schools which will be collected on Thursday, November 30, and brought to the Momilani Community Center for pick-up on Saturday, December 3, by the USMC Reserve team. Our community is invited to drop off their toys and monetary donations on Saturday during the toy donation drive-by which will also be picked-up by the USMC Reserve team to be sorted and distributed to keiki in Hawaii during the Christmas Holiday Season.
We truly appreciate the generosity of our Pearl City community and support for so many keiki across Hawaii who will open a special present with big smiles on Christmas Day.
The Annual Pearl City Toys For Tots Christmas Donation Drive-By is presented by the Pearl City Foundation and sponsored by Hawaiian Electric and the Pearl City Lions Club.
The Momilani Community Center is located at: 715 Hoomoana Street, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Sunday, December 3
Annual Pearl City Shopping Center Christmas Parade
Santa will also share his Christmas cheer and spirit of the Holidays at the Annual Pearl City Shopping Center Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 3. Santa will be riding in his special North Pole Christmas sleigh (decorated truck) along the parade route which begins at 4:00pm on Hookiekie Street fronting Momilani Elementary School in Pearl City.
Santa, and over 1100 Christmas Parade participants representing 46 Marching and Vehicle Units, will proceed down Hoomoana Street, turn left on Hoolaulea Street, and travel all the way to the Pearl City Shopping Center. Santa and parade participants will be recognized and cheered on by announcers positioned fronting Highlands Intermediate School on Hoolaulea Street, and as they make their way onto the Pearl City Shopping Center property near Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Parade participants will continue on across the shopping center property near Bank of Hawaii and McDonald’s where Santa will oversee the Pearl City Shopping Center Merchants Association’s parade awards and trophy presentations, and check donation presentations to the Pearl City High School Charger Band Program and PCHS Project Graduation at around 5:15 pm. Santa will also be available to take photos with those attending the Christmas parade awards ceremony at the Pearl City Shopping Center.
BLEIZEN FX CAR SHOW – 5:00PM TO 8:00PM
The Annual BLEIZEN FX Hot Rods & Classic Cars Show will follow the parade awards ceremony near Union 76 at 5:00pm.
The Pearl City Shopping Center is located at: 850 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782
Hope to see you in the Pearl City community on December 2 and December 3!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Photos by Barry Villamil | MyPearlCity.com