Courtney Fest signals Christmas is only two weeks away

A picture with real Santa is something to relish for a lifetime.

A picture with real Santa is something to relish for a lifetime. (MCCS photo)

Christmas is just around the corner and whether the stockings have been hung with care or not, MCCS is ready to spread some holiday cheer.

The 23rd Annual Courtney Christmas and Holiday Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Camp Courtney Commissary/PX Complex. This free event is open to all ages and will provide plenty of merriment this holiday season.

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Rudolf makes new friends. (MCCS photo)

The Courtney Christmas and Holiday Festival welcomes service members, their families and local Japanese to partake in all of the festivities.

There will be interactive game booths, Fun Land, free entertainment, delicious cultural foods, seasonal treats and delicious food offerings from MCCS including U.S. staples such as sizzling Bulldogs Bites, succulent BBQ beef briskets and juicy chicken from Hickory House All-American BBQ. For patrons 20 years of age and older, refreshing beverages from Kanpai Lounge will also be available.

Bring you camera and have your family picture taken with the jolly man himself. Santa Claus will be on-site from 14:00 – 21:00 on Saturday, Dec. 10 and 15:00 – 21:00 on Sunday, Dec. 11.

No one need to go home hungry from the Christmas Festival.

No one need to go home hungry from the Christmas Festival.

Headlining artist at this year’s festival is the Pop, Hip hop musical duo Karmin who will be performing at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Karmin is well known for their hit songs “Look at Me Now”, “Broken Hearted” and “Acapella”. For more information on all of the free entertainment available including the kids’ carnival please visit facebook.

In the spirit of giving, MCCS will be giving away plenty of prizes for everyone during this year’s festival. While at the festival attendees 18 years of age and older will have the opportunity to visit our sponsor booths, and enter to win overnight stays for two with breakfast, courtesy of luxurious resorts including Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort, ANA InterContinental Manza Beach Resort, Okinawa Grand Mer Resort and Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo-Hotel.

Admission to the festival is free and open to all SOFA status personnel and local Japanese. No one will be admitted with pets, glass bottles, outside alcohol or coolers. Picture I.D. is required at the gate.

For more information about the 2016 Courtney Christmas and Holiday Festival, contact MCCS Special Events at 645-5828 / 098-970-5828, make contact with us on facebook or visit MCCS online.

Schedule of Events

Dec. 10, 12:00-21:00

13:00-17:00 3-Point Shot and Strike Out Challenges 3ポイントシュートチャレンジ &ストライクアウトチャレンジ

14:00-21:00 Photos with Santa in Fun Land (Bring your camera!) サンタさんと一緒に記念撮影(ご自分のカメラを持って来て下さい)

14:00 Bechtel Elementary School Dance Fitness Club/Choir (Kids Dance Group/Choir) バクテル小学校 (ダンス/コーラス)

16:15 – Join to Joy  (Variety Cover Band) ジョイントゥジョイ カバーバンドライブ

17:15 – Kachimba (Salsa/Latin Music Band) カチンバ   サルサ/ラテンバンドライブ

19:00 – Karmin (Headline Entertainment) カーミン ポップライブ

 

Dec. 11, 13:00-21:00

13:00-17:00 3-Point Shot and Strike Out Challenges 3ポイントシュートチャレンジ &ストライクアウトチャレンジ

14:00 Puahinano (Polynesian Dance) プアヒナノ (ポリネシアンダンスショー)

14:00 Clown Kotora (Balloon tricks) クラウンコトラバルーンショー

15:00-21:00 Photos with Santa in Fun Land (Bring your camera!) サンタさんと一緒に記念撮影(ご自分のカメラを持って来て下さい)

15:15 Sakura  (Classic Rock) 伊舎堂さくら (クラシックロックライブ)

16:15 – Pua Hinano (Polynesian Dance) プアヒナノ ポリネシアンダンスショー

17:15 – Stella (Jazz) ステラ ジャズライブ

18:15 – Urumanian (Pop) ウルマニアン   ポップライブ

19:30 – Natchy (Pop) ナッチー ポップライブ

20:00 – Laser Show レーザーショー

 

Note: Event/entertainment schedule is subject to change.

 

English Courtney Christmas & Holiday Festival spot

Japanese Courtney Christmas & Holiday Festival spot

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