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This November Jump Start Your Holidays with Festive Entertainment and Events at Ala Moana Center

This November Jump Start Your Holidays with Festive Entertainment and Events at Ala Moana Center ( This month, Ala Moana Center radiates with holiday cheer to help shoppers get into the spirit of the season. At the start of the month, women can look forward to free and informative makeup demonstrations by Bare Escentuals. Also, mark your calendar for November 10, when everyone’s favorite North Pole personality arrives at Ala Moana Center spreading cheer to local keiki. Families won’t want to miss the “Christmas Gift of Aloha” stage show and parade as it returns to the center on November 23, transforming Centerstage into a winter wonderland.

Centerstage events for November include:

November 1: Talented Texas guitarist Mani Sierra, visits Centerstage from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. this Thursday, performing a variety of instrumental selections from his CD, “Savant.”

Continue to enjoy the sounds of the guitar when local solo-guitarist Jason Uesato performs at Centerstage from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

November 2: Women won’t want to miss a free makeup demonstration by one of the talented Bare Escentuals artists from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bare Escentuals is a revolutionary mineral makeup line created by the brand’s CEO and Complexion Expert, Leslie Blodgett.

November 3: Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals CEO, will make an appearance at Centerstage between 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Also, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a free makeup demonstration by a Bare Escentuals artist.

Additionally, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., take in a dance performance by the Iwalani School of Dance. The group will perform a variety of hula, Tahitian and Maori dances.

November 4, 11, 18&25: Every Sunday this November, Ala Moana Center’s Keiki Hula Show graces Centerstage. Stop by from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and enjoy the beautiful hula of Halau Na Mamo O Ka’ala, featuring Hawaii’s own talented youth, and the music of Kanilau.

November 5: Visit Centerstage for some energetic moves by The Steptaculars. The senior group will perform a series of tap, jazz and Broadway dance numbers from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

November 10: The Centerstage Dance Studio will be a sure hit when they visit Ala Moana Center from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The group will perform a medley of ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop dances. Performers range from 3 to 14 years of age.

November 13: Centerstage comes alive from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. with the smooth moves of Hawaii’s Cabaret Dancers, featuring a variety of dances by Hawaii’s seniors! Don’t miss it.

November 14: A local favorite, the Royal Hawaiian Band, will be performing their smooth Hawaiian sounds live at Centerstage from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Royal Hawaiian Band is the second oldest and only full-time municipal band in the United States today. Stop by and experience a part of Hawaii’s musical heritage.

November 16: The Hawaii State Ballet will dazzle shoppers with a performance of classical and contemporary ballet from 7:00 pm. – 7:45 p.m.

November 17: The Maria Lauer Voice Studio visits Ala Moana Center’s Centerstage from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. as they perform a musical showcase of holiday and contemporary selections. The children’s chorus consists of keiki ages 7 – 18 and welcomes students from schools across the island.

November 18: Stop by Centerstage between 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. as Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA contestants visit shoppers. The event will include an introduction and Q&A by the contestants as well as talent performances by the current titleholders.

November 23: Join The Baraquios from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Centerstage as they share songs from their debut album, “Lost and Found,” a tribute to their brother Albert, who died in 2006. A 30-minute autograph session with these talented siblings will follow.

Also, get into the sprit of Christmas with the Honolulu Dance Studio at Centerstage from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. as they showcase a contemporary Christmas dance concert and present toy donations to Shriners Hospital for Children. The dancers range from youth to professional performers.

“The Christmas Gift of Aloha” stage show returns for another year, transforming Centerstage into a winter wonderland. The enchanting, 30-minute live musical performance is based on the children’s book by the same name and features the Na Hoku Hanohano Award-nominated soundtrack, with a simulated snowfall following the conclusion of every performance. After the program, watch Santa, and the show’s cast members, ride through the center in a light parade. “The Christmas Gift of Aloha” will run through December 23 (except on Mondays) and starts at 6 p.m. daily. The parade follows at 7 p.m. on the Mall Level. Both events are free and open to the public.

November 24: The Dance Movement Academy will perform their Christmas dance show of ballet, tap and lyrical routines from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. at Centerstage. The Academy features children and teenagers from families living on Hickam Air Force Base and Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.

November 25: Don’t miss an exciting appearance by the reigning Queen and Court of the Narcissus Queen Pageant this Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The event will include information on Chinese history as well as a performance by the Sing Sing Bliss Dance Troupe. Former Miss Hawaii USA Olena Rubin will emcee.

Additionally, Pacific Island Praise will inspire customers with their contemporary Christian holiday performance of music and hula at Centerstage from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Other Ala Moana Center Events:

November 10: Santa arrives at Ala Moana Center! Kids won’t want to miss Santa’s Menehune Toy Shop, which highlights “The Christmas Gift of Aloha” with animatronic elves, Hawaiian toys and gifts and a real waterfall that keeps kids entertained as they wait for their chance to meet the jolly man himself. Santa’s Menehune Toy Shop is present by Gymboree and is available at 10 a.m. daily from November 10 through December 24 at Ala Moana Center’s Street Level across from Centerstage. Photos start at $15.99.

Additionally, Ala Moana Center’s Candy Cane Train chugs into town to carry keiki on a fun-filled, sing-along journey through the mall. The Candy Cane Train opens at 10 a.m. daily at Ala Moana Center’s Mall Level near Center Court. The ride is open to children ages 12 and under who are able to sit independently. Don’t miss The Candy Cane Train as it makes regular runs November 10&11, November 17&18, and November 23 through December 28.

November 23: Get the holidays off on the right foot on the Day-After-Thanksgiving sales event with new shopping conveniences at Ala Moana Center. Beginning bright and early at 6:00 a.m., shoppers can take advantage of door buster specials, receive a helpful brochure outlining mall-wide sales by select merchants, as well as complimentary valet parking services, roaming concierges to answer questions and assist shoppers, and complimentary bottled water (limited stock on hand, based on availability). The center will also be offering shoppers a $25 Ala Moana Center gift card when they present receipts totaling $500 or more to the Customer Service Center. This promotion is one day only (limited availability, while supplies last).

All dates, times and performances are subject to change. For ongoing event updates and Centertainment® listings, visit For more information, contact Matthew Derby, Director of Public Relations&Tourism — Ala Moana Center at (808) 384-7059.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Please call Crystal Yamasaki at 808-531-6087 ext. 106 for electronic high-resolution photos of The Baraquios.

Ala Moana Center is recognized as one of America's Premier Shopping Places, the nation's larget collection of tourism-oriented shopping and dining destinations located throughout the U.S.A. For a complete listing of America's Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit

Ala Moana Center is the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination with 260 stores, including nearly 70 dining options. Ala Moana Center features a diverse collection of stores including locally owned boutiques and national retailers. Visit for more information.

Ala Moana Center is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based upon market capitalization. General Growth has ownership interest or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership interest in master-planned community developments and commercial office centers. General Growth’s international portfolio includes ownership and management interest in shopping centers in Brazil and Turkey. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit

For more information, contact Matthew Derby, Director of Public Relations & Tourism -- Ala Moana Center at (808) 384-7059. NOTE TO MEDIA: Please call Crystal Yamasaki at 808-531-6087 ext. 106 for electronic high-resolution photos of The Baraquios.

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