Christmas 2020 Events
“Ugly Christmas Sweater”
Participate in our “Ugly Christmas Sweater” activity for the month of December 2020. We are trying to bring different holiday activities in the comfort of your own home. Simply take a photo of you wearing your ugly sweater or if you are camera shy just take a photo of your ugly sweater. If you don’t have an ugly sweater take your existing Christmas sweater and decorate it with whatever Christmas items you have at home. Submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to us on our Facebook or Instagram social media pages. PHOTO IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020.
“Gingerbread House Making”
Participate in our “Gingerbread House Making activity for the month of December 2020. We are trying to bring different holiday activities in the comfort of your own home. Simply take a photo of your gingerbread house and submit the photo to email@example.com or send it to us on our Facebook or Instagram social media pages. Submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. PHOTO IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020.
Will these donated prizes entice you to submit a photo?
Thank you very much to our generous donors for providing these prizes to provide to our participants. All it takes is a photo. We will gather all entries for each category and put your name in a drawing. You never know you may be the lucky winner of our prizes. The prizes are:
“Ugly Christmas Sweater” – 1st Place: $50 Macy’s GC; 2nd Prize: Yeti Tumbler; and 3rd Prize: $25 Hilo Bay Cafe GC
Gingerbread House – 1st Place: $50 KTA GC; 2nd Prize: Yeti Tumbler; and 3rd Prize: $25 Seaside Restaurant GC
ALL PHOTO ENTRIES ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020. IF YOU WIN THESE WOULD ALSO MAKE GOOD GIFTS TO GIVE AWAY TO SOMEONE YOU FORGOT ON YOUR LIST.
Have you been craving to purchase andagi? Well this Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the taiko groupl will be making neely made salsa,
CHRISTMAS DRIVE-BY 2020 – DECEMBER 19, 2020 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
We will end the December activities with a Christmas Drive-By on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come see the decorated tents, pick-up your pre-ordered andagi from Puna Taiko, and as you drive-by listen to the fabulous voice of Mark Yamanaka as he plays Christmas songs. The event is free and open to the public. We ask that you remain in your car at all times. If you roll down your window we ask that everyone in the car wear a mask at all times. We need to ensure the safety of our volunteers and you the general public. Some of the tents will be handing out a little something to you as your drive by. So come have fun with your family.
Oh did we mention that during the drive-by we also have prizes to giveaway. You never know if you will be that random car that gets selected and goes home with some fabulous prizes. During the drive-by we will be giving away a $25 Restaurant Kenichi GC; a Yeti Tumbler; and a Yeti Cooler. You may drive by as many times as you like, but you can only win a prize once.
The main entrance to the event will be our exit only. You will enter in the grassy area below our columbarium. We will have people directing traffic. Please abide by there rules for the safety of everyone. Please wait patiently should there be a lot of cars. When you exit the event you will be exiting the temple as a right turn only. For the safety and welfare of everyone please follow our volunteers directions.
Hope to see you. Please have a safe and healthy holiday season on behalf of the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.