Monday, December 8, 2008
The Christmas Gift of Aloha
Ala Moana Center has the BEST Christmas experience. We went last night to see Santa and it rocked! First of all, we lucked out with the Santa line. We got there and walked right in. You are routed in through Santa's workshop (very cute...made us think of David Sedaris' Holidays on Ice) and then you see the big guy. This was one of the best Santas ever. He spent a lot of time with each kid and listened to what they wanted. Eve took a list...he very patiently went over it with her and then told her that he would try very hard to get those things but in a very nice manner told her that sometimes we don't get everything we ask for...it was so nice...not all commercialized. Anyway, we loved Santa.
Then, we went up to see about the Candy Cane train...it's this train that takes you around a wing of the mall. I waited in line for 30 minutes to get a ticket...and it was lame. I felt bad for Eve. This is a horrible story...but the kid beside her was "special" and he freaked her out on top of the train being kind of lame...but she got to go.
In between getting our ticket and waiting for our train departure time, we watched this show that is performed on the mall stage. It's called the "The Christmas Gift of Aloha". It's quite a production! CRH and I thought it was going to suck...being a mall production and all. We were so wrong. It was a very cute performance based on the book by the same name. The coolest part...it snows at the end! The mall showers snow down upon you at 6:30pm daily (except Mondays). Awesome!