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Keep it Kaimuki Saturday

Photo Credit: Kenna Reed

HONOLULU – Small Business Saturday (held annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving) has become an integral part of the holiday shopping season. On November 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. jingle all the way down to Kaimuki and shop local at Keep it Kaimuki’s annual Keep it Kaimuki Saturday event – this year featuring a number of exciting new elements and activities in addition to beloved traditions. Some highlights that shoppers (and their furry friends!) can look forward to this year includes:

• Live entertainment from beloved community and keiki groups as well as well-known professional performers including Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Kalaʻe Camarillo, Rupert Tripp Jr. and Crossing Rain at Ali‘iolani Elementary School
• Family-friendly activities, including holiday photos with Kris Kaimuki
• A gratitude card and mailbox station, with postage stamps sponsored by 3650 Waialae
• Goodwill Hawaii will be accepting donations for reusable clothing and household items and hosting a keiki activity booth
• COVID vaccinations and booster shots available from The Queen’s Medical Center
• A virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Puʻu o Kaimuki Park
• Free parking and valet parking at the 3660 Waialae lot and complimentary trolley rides throughout Kaimuki from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Enter to win a Keep it Kaimuki Swag Bundle – that features the entire 2022 Keep it Kaimuki merchandise collection, including a tote bag, t-shirt, water bottle, and more – when you spend $150 or more at any of the participating businesses

This year, shoppers can receive exclusive discounts, offers and promotions at more than 40 participating businesses. A preview of some of the specials at this year’s event includes:

• Aloha Elixir: Complimentary Holiday Gratitude Candle when you spend $100 or more
• Bean About Town: Free drinks when you purchase a Bean About Town t-shirt or two bags of retail coffee beans, a free POPBOX Pupsicle when you purchase a cold brew, and a free Canelé when you purchase a POPBOX/Bean About Town signature drink
• Bubbly & Bleu Cheese Boutique: Exclusive Keep it Kaimuki On-the-Go Box and other discounts on merchandise
• Every Day Better by Green Meadows: 20 percent off cash purchases or 15 percent off all purchases
• Koko Head Café: 15% off entire bill
• Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery: Get a free cake bomb with any $25 purchase
• Red Pineapple: 10 percent off storewide and a gift with every purchase, including a limited-edition tote from Punky Aloha
• Sugarcane Shop: 10 percent off with any $50 purchase, 15 percent off with any $100 purchase, and 20 percent off with any $200 purchase
• Ten Tomorrow: Up to 30 percent off your purchase
• Talk: Buy one Pumpkin Spice Nitro and get one 50 percent off
• The Public Pet: 20 percent off storewide, excluding pet food
• Via Gelato: Buy $50 worth of gift cards and get a free Keep It Kaimuki t-shirt and check out new products like their Pumpkin Crunch Sundae as well as new totes and tees
• and much more!

For a full list and to see an interactive map highlighting this year’s participating businesses, visit www.keepitkaimuki.com.

“Keep it Kaimuki has grown over the years to become a beloved tradition for many island residents and families who prioritize shopping local and supporting our kamaaina businesses during this all-important holiday season,” said Jordan Lee, co-owner of The Public Pet and founder of Keep it Kaimuki. “We are excited for the event to return in-person for the first time in three years and to introduce many exciting and new elements of the events for shoppers to experience.”

Enjoy all of the tree-mendous festivities happening during Keep it Kaimuki Saturday including the highly anticipated virtual Christmas tree lighting at Puʻu O Kaimuki Mini Park. The tree lighting will take place virtually on Keep it Kaimuki’s Instagram Live (@keepitkaimuki) on November 26, 2022, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., marking the start of the holiday season. Keep it Kaimuki Saturday is a free, family-friendly community event in Kaimuki’s business district held annually on Small Business Saturday. In addition to in-store offers at participating businesses, Keep it Kaimuki Saturday is the focus all month long on the group’s social media channels — offering followers a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite neighborhood shops and restaurants. Keep it Kaimuki will also release new seasonal merchandise – including a special, limited-edition collaboration with local nonprofit art group, 808 Urban – that will be available to order on www.keepitkaimuki.com, along with the classic lineup of tees, totes, and face masks bearing the iconic Keep it Kaimuki design.

“As we look forward to the exciting return of Goodwill Hawaii’s Kaimuki store and donation center, it’s important for us to continue to serve our Kaimuki community and support the people and places that make our neighborhood so special,” said Goodwill Hawaii’s Director of Public Relations, Kelley Cho. “That’s why Goodwill Hawaii is thrilled to be a nonprofit partner of Keep it Kaimuki Saturday that encourages the community to shop and dine at businesses that support our local economy.”

For updates on Keep it Kaimuki Saturday, follow Keep it Kaimuki on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keepitkaimuki and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/keepitkaimuki.

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About Keep it Kaimuki
Keep it Kaimuki is a grassroots community network of businesses founded to promote the Kaimuki business district and to connect neighborhood businesses to create a stronger and more unified community.

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