Celebrate the Season

MCCS will be spreading some extra holiday cheer this year as they present the 24th Annual Courtney Christmas & Holiday Festival. This FREE event is geared to all ages and will provide plenty of merriment for everyone this holiday season. This year’s festival is scheduled for December 9 and 10 from 1 to 9 p.m. both days on Camp Courtney near the Commissary/Exchange complex.

This year’s fest will offer many favorite attractions—including Fun Land, FREE live entertainment, game booths, delicious cultural foods and American favorites such as Bulldogs Burgers, pizza, Hickory House All-American BBQ and Kanpai Lounge serving refreshing adult beverages. In Santa’s House, kids can meet with the jolly one, have their picture taken, share their gift wishes and receive a present.

This year’s entertainment will include a FREE live performance by American Alternative Rock sensation Third Eye Blind Saturday at 7:30 p.m., DJ Manifesto Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. as well as a holiday-themed laser light show taking place Sunday at 8:10 p.m.

Third Eye Blind

Many lucky festival-goers will even leave the fest with an early Christmas gift! There will be many prizes available for lucky winners—including toys and more from event sponsors Mattel, Red Lobster, Nago Pineapple Park, BAE Systems, GEICO and Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort.

Make your holidays holly and jolly this year at Camp Courtney Christmas & Holiday Festival. Admission to the festival is FREE and open to all SOFA ID card holders and Japanese. Please be prepared to show a photo I.D. at the gate. No one will be admitted with pets, bottles, outside alcohol or coolers. Please be responsible; don’t drink and drive. Both taxi and daiko services will be available. All patrons must park in the designated parking area and walk to the festival grounds via the main Exchange/Commissary gate (Gate 12). For more information, call 645-5828 or visit MCCS Festivals & Special Events online at mccsokinawa.com/festivals or facebook.com/mccsokinawa.diningandentertainment.

10:36 30 May , 2024