MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY Holiday Festivities Various dates in December, Montage Kapalua Bay Montage Kapalua Bay offers a wealth of festive activities this holiday season, from fun family events to New Year’s Eve parties. From Dec. 14-24, the property’s Paintbox team presents 12 Days of Christmas, an opportunity for children to craft special mementos and gifts including island-inspired angel ornaments and graham cracker houses. On Dec. 19 and 21, eager listeners will enjoy a special holiday reading from Mrs. Claus before creating crafts and partaking in cookie decorating. Meanwhile, each day at sunset between Dec. 24 and Jan. 1, a new candle will be lit on a menorah in the hotel lobby in celebration of Hanukkah. Cane & Canoe will feature lavish holiday dining options on Christmas Eve and a holiday buffet on Christmas Day, as well as dinner and live jazz on New Year’s Eve. (montagehotels.com/kapaluabay) Maui Chinese New Year Festival Jan. 28, 2017, Maui Mall Welcome in the year of the rooster at the 18th annual Maui Chinese New Year festival.Those born in the year of the rooster are said to be hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented—all qualities worth celebrating.The occasion is an exciting family event featuring fireworks and lion dancers, which are both thought to bring good luck. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p. m. at the Maui Mall shopping center, attendees will enjoy historical displays, cultural crafts, kids activities, Chinese entertainers and food booths. Visitors can also take a photo with an ancient lion head from the Kwock Hing Society of Maui as well as enjoy calligraphy, balloon art and more. (mauimall.com) MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS “Merrily We Roll Along” Through Dec. 18, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Michael Arden directs this rarely staged musical with music by the legendary Stephen Sondheim.“Merrily We Roll Along” is based on a 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and moves from present to past, following the bumpy relationship of three friends who began careers in show business together. Theatergoers will hear popular Sondheim songs like “Good Thing Going,” “Our Time” and “Not a Day Goes By.” (thewallis.org) New Year’s Eve Dinner At Georgie Dec. 31, Montage Beverly Hills Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s garden-inspired restaurant, Georgie, will ring in the new year in style.Offering two seatings, a three-course, prix-fixe menu at 5:30 p.m. and a five-course, prix-fixe menu with optional wine pairings at 8:30 p.m., guests can expect the high-quality, fresh dishes for which the eatery is known. Toast to 2017 with craft cocktails or perfectly paired wine while dining on Georgie’s modern American cuisine. (georgierestaurant.com) “946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips” Feb. 8 - Mar. 5, 2017, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts This musical from the Kneehigh theater, based in Cornwall, England, shows a different side of D-Day in a tale of love and war. Set in Slapton Sands, England, in 1944, “946” uses music, puppetry and other imaginative storytelling tools to present the tender tale. Written by Michael Morpurgo (“War Horse”) and originally produced by the center’s new Artistic Director Paul Crewes, the unique musical is presented in association with Birmingham and Berkeley repertory theaters. (thewallis.org) MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH Sawdust Art Festival’s 26th Annual Winter Fantasy Through Dec. 18, Sawdust Art Festival grounds For five weekends, the Sawdust Art Festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland with 175 artists and vendors displaying and selling unique creations for the holiday season like jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, photography and sculptures—all perfect gifts for loved ones who appreciate the arts. Children can explore a petting zoo before meeting Santa, and adults can revel in live performances, demonstrations, art classes and more—all while sipping a warm drink from the outdoor cafe. (sawdustartfestival.org) 15th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival Feb. 8-12, 2017, Various venues This multiday event celebrates magnificent classical music and contemporary concerts with events held At various intimate venues around town. The festival, a co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! And the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, offers community outreach programs, artist meet-andgreets, salons, open rehearsals, lively discussions and other special events. With the help of cellist and artistic director, Johannes Moser, in collaboration with the Calder Quartet and other artists, the festival boasts a commitment to community and lifelong learning. (philharmonicsociety.org) MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF 19th Annual Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights Tour Through Dec. 24, Savannah, Georgia A holiday tradition, the popular Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights Tour offers a festive ride past historic homes and city squares in Savannah, Georgia. Conductor “elves” share holiday tales and amuse and entertain guests. Everyone can join in on caroling from the trolley in between charming anecdotes and stops at the historic Isaiah Davenport House and the area’s largest gingerbread village. (trolleytours.com) Holiday Activities Dec. 10 and 17, Montage Palmetto Bluff Enjoy festive holiday events each Saturday in December leading up to Christmas at Montage Palmetto Bluff. First, guests can enjoy an exciting “Breakfast with Santa” at Jessamine in the Inn.Santa Claus will make a visit to the restaurant before he heads to the library where he’ll hand out goodies from his bag of presents for boys and girls.Later in the evening, families can gather around the Inn’s fire pits for “S’mores and Stories,” where Mrs. Claus will read “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to listeners of all ages, every hour from 7-9 p.m. (montagehotels.com/palmettobluff) MONTAGE DEER VALLEY FIL Luge World Cup Dec. 15-17, Utah Olympic Park Incredible speeding luge athletes will slide to victory at the FIL Luge World Cup. Past Olympians as well as future Olympic hopefuls will participate in a range of heats including men’s and women’s singles and doubles sprint races, all held at Utah Olympic Park, which was built in advance of the 2002 Winter Olympics and continues to serve as an official U.S. Olympic training site. (fil-luge.org) Christmas Day Festivities Dec. 25, Montage Deer Valley Various dining choices are available to guests visiting Montage Deer Valley on Christmas Day. The holiday skier’s buffet takes place at Apex from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and features a raw bar, carving stations and signature desserts. Apex also offers a four-course, prix-fixe Christmas dinner menu from 5:30-10 p.m. Alternatively, relish a multistation holiday buffet in the ballroom where guests will listen to live music and receive a complimentary holiday gift.Reservations are required for all Christmas Day options. (montagehotels.com/deervalley) FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Event Feb. 1-4, 2017, Deer Valley Resort Bringing together the world’s best freestyle skiers, this annual event held at Deer Valley Resort allows spectators to watch in wonder as competitors twist, fly and race to the awards podium. An opening celebration with a concert will be held on Lower Main Street to kick off the World Cup. Events take place each evening on the same slopes that were used in the 2002 Olympic games and every night will conclude with discipline finals and a stunning fireworks display. (deervalley.com) ART AFFAIR 2017: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF KALUANUI FEB. 25, 2017, KALUANUI ESTATE Kaluanui is a historic estate in Maui that also houses the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, an important cultural hub of the island. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the estate and celebrations take place at Art Affair, a themed art auction and social event, which benefits community visual arts education. The event includes a gourmet seated dinner by chef Bev Gannon as well as live and silent auctions, live music, dancing, signature cocktails and more.Guests are encouraged to dress in outfits inspired by their favorite artist from the past 100 years. (huinoeau.com) NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA DEC. 31, MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH Ring in the new year with an evening of elegant celebrations.Experience Montage Laguna Beach’s exclusive New Year’s Eve event held at the property’s grand ballroom and courtyard.Attendees of the soiree will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, a specialty coffee bar, cheese display, cordial/cognac bar as well as a three-course dinner with wine pairings, a decadent dessert display, midnight Champagne toast and live music by The Shadowboxers and special guest Kenny Loggins. (montagehotels.com/lagunabeach)
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