Mililani Merchants, Groups Plan Christmas Parade And Festival

Mililani merchants are busy looking beyond Thanksgiving to the Christmas celebrations ahead, specifically a parade and a festival.

* Mililani marchers have until next week to sign up for the 29th annual Mililani Christmas parade, set for 9 a.m. Dec. 6. Final deadline is Nov. 20 for late applications from marching units and vehicles.

Grand marshal for the parade is Miss Hawaii 2014 Stephanie Steuri. Also participating are the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Mililani Trojans marching band, antique cars, Performing Arts Academy, Santa Claus and many more. The route moves from Mililani Shopping Center to Mililani Town Center, and both centers have planned a variety of festivities. About 1,500 marchers are expected, including 30 vehicles and 10 floats.

* Mililani Holiday Festival will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, with activities planned at several locations: Mililani Shopping Center, Mililani Town Center, Mililani Rec Center 3, Mililani West Oahu YMCA, Wayland Baptist Academy, Mililani Marketplace and Hanalani Schools. Pas De Deux will perform excerpts from

The Nutcracker at the town center gazebo, and seven $500 grand prizes will be awarded. Shuttles will run between all locations.

For more information on either community event, call 722-6467 or email