Plantation Days races to Saturday parade, celebration

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Liliana Estep of Shell of a Lifetime greets a shopper Tuesday during the Koloa Plantation Days Craft Fair at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu. Shell of a Lifetime is also going to be vending at the Koloa Plantation Days Parade and Park Celebration Saturday at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kalena Pacheco of Waipuna Garden explains care and transport of a forever plant Tuesday during the Koloa Plantation Days Craft Fair at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu. Waipuna Garden will also be appearing Saturday at the Koloa Plantation Days Parade and Park Celebration at Anne S. Knudsen Park in Koloa.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Santa (in Paradise) gets a smooch from Mrs. Amy Christmas after meeting at the Koloa Plantation Days Craft Fair Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ada Koene gets a papale haku lei from lei-maker Elvrine Chow of Heavenly Haku Monday when the Plantation Museum (and book sale) opened for Koloa Plantation Days in Po‘ipu Shopping Village.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kathy “Tita” Collins of Maui talks story about the plantation days life Monday during the Koloa Plantation Days storytelling at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kathy “Tita” Collins of Maui talks story with Jimmy Sone Monday during the Koloa Plantation Days storytelling at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

Christmas is not new, and was a part of life during the days of sugar and pineapple reigning as leading agricultural products in Hawaiian agriculture.

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