Kama‘aina Christmas 2017

Saturday, Dec 9 • 6-11pm 

Kama‘aina Christmas is the museum’s premier fundraising event and proceeds make it possible for the museum to present world-class exhibitions, meet a growing demand for arts education in our community, and ensure the museum is accessible to everyone.

Chaired by Candice Naylor-Ching, this year’s theme The Gift of Christmas will be a beautifully wrapped night filled with music and dancing and tied with a bow.

Presenting sponsor


2017 Premium Tables




$15,000 PATRONS


For more information on table purchases please contact John Sy at 808-532-8781.

Wish Tree

The museum Wish Tree allows guests to support the museum in a personal and meaningful way. Contributions to one of the three pillars below help the museum's operating budget and increase the capacity of the staff to fulfill the museum's mission. 

Education and Learning 
Give the gift of learning to our community, through museum programs such as Art School classes, the Lending Collection, and School Tours.

Collections and Exhibitions
Help us unwrap the beauty of art by supporting areas such as Conservation and Restoration, Curatorial Studies, and the Robert Allerton Art Library.

Core Programs
Every day is Christmas when you donate to Core Programs, such as free museum admission for children and military families, free theater admission, and Department Operations. 

For more information on contributing to the Wish Tree please contact John Sy at 808-532-8781 or jsy@honolulumuseum.org.

Flight to Fashion: A Saks Fifth Avenue / Issey Miyake Experience

Saks Fifth Avenue—presenting sponsor of the museum’s annual Kama‘aina Christmas gala—is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience available only through this exclusive silent auction. It’s a dream trip for a dedicated follower of fashion. Imagine flying to Paris where you’ll stay in a luxury hotel, attend an Issey Miyake fashion show, meet with collection designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae, then have dinner with his team! This priceless dream can be yours for a minimum bid of $15,000. Going on the fashion fling of your dreams supports the museum in its mission to make great art accessible to all.

For details on the trip and how to bid, please contact Jennifer Onishi at 532-8785 or jonishi@honolulumuseum.org.