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Thanksgiving In Ewa Beach

The words Happy Thanksgiving drawn in the sand at the seashore

In some of the most scenic areas of West Oahu, things work a bit differently than they might elsewhere. The townhomes for rent on Ewa Beach, for example, provide access to a level of beauty and comfort seen in few other places on the planet. The community is one-of-a-kind, and when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, you'll find the way its done here adds a certain something special that you may have never seen before. Hawaii, and Oahu in general, is well-known for having plenty going on around Thanksgiving time. If you want to bring Thanksgiving in with the fun and merriment that it deserves, be sure to check out some of these great ideas for Thanksgiving in Ewa Beach.

How It's Done In Ewa Beach

There are plenty of options to pick from, and they're as diverse in nature as Hawaii itself. You might head straight for the Thanksgiving feast, or entertain yourself with a family-friendly event before diving into the big meal. The choice is yours, so be sure to keep the following possibilities in mind.

Check Out A Performance

If the idea of amazing music and amazing food appeals to you, then you might want to head to the Live Music Night at Eating House 1849. This fabulous restaurant, which itself is a "homage to Hawaii's vibrant culinary heritage," delivers with so-called "plantation cuisine" in a comfortable setting that always delights its guest. The eatery has been featured in numerous publications including The Los Angeles Times and Eater. Founded by internationally-known Japanese-American chef Roy Yamaguchi, the menu is packed with creations straight from the mind of the James Beard Award winner, and on Thanksgiving, like any other day, it will be a treat to eat there.

Adding music to the mix will make the meal that much more delightful. Live music nights are a regular occurrence here, happening on Thursdays and Sundays. On Thanksgiving Thursday, the fun will start at 5:30PM and last until 8:00PM. The lineup will be one you'll not want to miss, as it will feature Christ Rego playing "a great mix of oldies and Hawaiian favorites" as guests pour in to have dinner to the backdrop of the soulful sounds.

If you weren't already aware, Chris is a skilled guitarist, influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, and Al Di Meola. After first picking up the ukelele at age five, he embarked on his journey into musical excellence, later learning the guitar and becoming an exemplary live performer. He's played crowds as big as the Blaisedell Arena, but is also a regular at Eating House 1849, and his impressive musicianship and subtle showmanship is always a treat. Be sure to check out some of his live clips and make a point to make it on Thanksgiving for what is sure to be a stand-out show.

Attend A Thanksgiving Party

Instead of Thanksgiving dinner, why not try a Thanksgiving Lunch on for size? If you take a quick trip down to the Plaza Club on Fort Street Mall in Honolulu, you'll be able to do exactly that from 10:30AM to 2:00PM on Thanksgiving day. Tucked away in the heart of Honolulu's Pioneer Plaza, the Plaza Club has served as the community's premiere downtown location for more than 35 years. Style, grace, and elegance are par for the course here, which is why it has served as a locus for meetings, conferences, weddings, and other social gatherings for decades.

On Turkey Day, you need but purchase a ticket for the sumptuous soiree, then arrive promptly to enjoy the feast. There are tickets available for both members and non-members, as well as special kids-priced tickets for the young ones. The menu will feature an amazing fusion of Thanksgiving favorites and locally-infused dishes, including ahi and tako poke, tropical fruit platters, various salads, mashed potatoes, rice, vegetables, assorted meats, and a slew of delicious desserts. You can view the menu in full here, along with the varied ticket tiers that range from 31-80 dollars.

Try A Cool Gala On For Size

For an alternate take on the Thanksgiving feast, you can head to the Barefoot Beach Cafe on Queen's Surf Beach for a a laid-back, gala-style Thanksgiving — the Prix Fixe Dinner:

"Barefoot Beach Cafe is a casual beachfront restaurant and cafe on Queen’s Surf Beach at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki."

The Cafe is one of the highlights of Honolulu, featured prominently in Honolulu Weekly and Honolulu Family. Their range of services and reputation for excellence is well-known:

"This place was perfectly away from the crowds of the Waikiki strip. The food is just as good as any fancy restaurant and much more affordable. During the day, attire is board shorts, tank tops and bikinis. At night, its lit up for a perfect date night."

For Thanksgiving, the interest in this beachside eatery is even greater than normal, which is why they've been preselling tickets and recommend you snag your tickets quickly for a spot at the event. Once there, you'll have your pick of dishes, including roast turkey, vegetarian mushrooms, greens, cranberry chutney, pumpkin crunch dessert, and more. Make sure to head over to their Eventbrite Page to find tickets, and prepare yourself for a meal quite unlike any other.

Hit The Golf Course

If you'd like, you can also take a trip down to the Ewa Beach Golf Club for Thanksgiving. This is one of the best-looking courses in the area, well-known for their skill at hosting special events, and they'll be hosting some special Thanksgiving hours on the 23rd to accommodate those who want to play a few holes and enjoy a meal at the Clubhouse Restaurant:

"The family-friendly restaurant at Ewa Beach offers an eclectic menu in a warm, welcoming casual setting. We serve local favorites created by our Executive Chef Kiyohisa Hirano. Using his years of experience, Chef Kiyo has compiled a menu of house-made pupus and entrees served in generous portions. Our bar and restaurant is perfect for post or pre-golf activities, or just come for the great food and wonderful views."
What could be more relaxing than a round of golf followed by a chill feast, or, if you're feeling adventurous, vice-versa?

Spend Thanksgiving Right At The Townhouses For Rent On Ewa Beach

The Kapilina Beach Homes make for the perfect spot to throw your own Thanksgiving Spectacular, or to rest and retreat after you've explored Ewa Beach and beyond on Turkey Day. There's something for everyone here, from amazing living units to fabulous community amenities, so be sure to put this at the top of your list for places to call home in Hawaii.