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Christmas Craft Fair at Historic Huliheʻe Palace and Mokuaikaua Church

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Event date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 09:00
Full Address: 
75-5713 Aliʻi Drive
Venue: 
Huliheʻe Palace and Mokuaikaua Church
Cost: 
Free
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: 
8083290655
Details: 
Christmas Craft Fair at Huliheʻe Palace and Mokuaikaua Church - Saturday, December 9 - Kailua-Kona – On Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Huliheʻe Palace and Mokuaikaua Church will host a joint Christmas Craft Fair on both historic properties. A total of thirty local artisans will highlight holiday handiwork and baked yummies. Shop for gifts and holiday treasures for friends and family and pay visits to both the museum and church to see what is new. Stay around afterwards and top off the day by watching the holiday parade on Aliʻi Drive at 5p. For further information and questions, please contact either Huliheʻe Palace at 808-329-9555 / www.daughtersofhawaii.org or Mokuaikaua Church at 808-329-0655 / www.mokuaikaua.com. -more- -2- Christmas Craft Fair at Huliheʻe Palace and Mokuaikaua Church - Saturday, December 9 - Mokuaikaua Church is the first and oldest Christian church in the Hawaiʻi founded in 1820 by Congregational missionaries with permission from King Kamehameha II. Located in the heart of historic Kailua Village, Kona its large and stately steeple is a conspicuous landmark from both sea and land. With permission granted from King Kamehameha II, and under the direction of Governor John Adams Kuakini, the church was built in 1837. The lava rock and coral mortared church, with ohia post and beam interior construction, exhibits new western architecture of early 19th century Hawaii. and is one of Hawaiʻi’s preeminent architectural sites. Today, the church, open from dawn to dusk daily, has a vibrant and active congregation, welcoming over 4000 visitors monthly. Mokuaikaua Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, in 2014, designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in America. For further information, please contact Mokuaikaua Church office at 329-0655 or visit www.mokuaikaua.com . Hulihe`e Palace was originally built out of lava rock during the Kingdom of Hawai`i on land known as Kalake`e, a former residence of King Kamehameha the Great. The Palace itself was first home to High Chief John Adams Kuakini, brother of Ka`ahumanu the favorite wife of Kamehameha, and later home to more members of Hawaiian Royalty than any other residence in Hawai`i. Hulihe`e Palace consists of six large graciously appointed rooms, two spacious oceanfront lanai and lovely grounds. In 1975, Hulihe`e palace was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today Hulihe`e is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King David Kalakaua and Queen Kapi`olani, featuring beautiful koa wood furniture, portraits, kappa, feather work and artifacts from Hawai`i’s royal past. Caretakers of Hulihe`e Palace are the Daughters of Hawai`i.