Two days of Christmas fun at Courtney Holiday Festival

Every child's favorite man is waiting at Courtney Christmas Fest on both days.

Every child’s favorite man is waiting at Courtney Christmas Fest on both days.

Some extra holiday cheer is in the offing as MCCS presents the 25th Annual Courtney 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 runs on Dec. 8 and 9 from 1 to 9 p.m. both days on Camp Courtney near the Commissary/Exchange complex.

The festival will offer all everyone’s favorite attractions, including Fun Land, free live entertainment and game booths. Plus, Santa’s House where kids can meet with the jolly one, have their picture taken, share their gift wishes and receive a present! There will also be delicious cultural foods and American favorites, such as Bulldogs Burgers, pizza, 305 Latin Bistro and Hickory House All-American BBQ; plus refreshing adult beverages courtesy of Kanpai Lounge for patrons 20 years and older.

Randy Houser entertains on Saturday and Sunday.

Randy Houser entertains on Saturday and Sunday.

Headlining this year’s festival is country music singer and songwriter, Randy Houser. Signed to Universal South Records in 2008, his single “Anything Goes” became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country singles chart. In 2013, his singles “How Country Feels” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” off the album How Country Feels peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s US Country Airplay and Country (Canada) charts. Catch Randy Houser onstage Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.

Festival-goers may even leave the festival with an early Christmas gift! There will be tons of prizes and giveaways going out to lucky winners—including an overnight stay for two with breakfast at the Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort.

Have a holly jolly Christmas this year at the Courtney Holiday Festival. Admission is FREE and open to all SOFA personnel, and U.S. and Japanese citizens. Please be prepared to show a photo ID at the gate. No one will be admitted with pets, bottles, outside alcohol or coolers.

Besides live entertainment and delicious food, many exciting rides keep festival goers busy.

Besides live entertainment and delicious food, many exciting rides keep festival goers busy.

As always, we encourage everyone to drink responsibly—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 Exchange/Commissary gate (Gate 12). For more information, call 098-970-5828 or visit MCCS Festivals & Special Events online at mccsokinawa.com/festivals or facebook.com/mccsokinawa.diningandentertainment.

 

Courtney Holiday Festival Schedule (the schedule is subject to change)
Saturday, 8 December
Show Time Entertainment Format
2 PM Tamanchu Hiroto 珠人ヒロト Street Performance 大道芸
3 PM Pua Hinano プアヒナノ Polynesian Dancers ポリネシアンダンスショー
4 PM Melody メロディー Pop Singer ポップソングライブ
5 PM Major Impact メジャーインパクト Variety Band バラエティソングライブ
7 PM Randy Houser ランディーハウザー Country Music カントリーライブ
Sunday, 9 December
Show time Entertainment Format
2 PM Street Peformer Kenzi 大道芸人けんぢ Street Performance 大道芸
2:45 PM Bechtel Elementary School ベクテル小学校 Song and Dance 歌とダンスパフォーマンス
3:45 PM T-Da ティーダ Dance Showcase ダンスパフォーマンス
4:45 PM Page 11 ページイレブン Classic Rock Band クラシックロックライブ
5:45 PM Dotz ドッツ Variety Music Band バラエティーソングライブ
7 PM Major Impact メジャーインパクト Variety Band バラエティソングライブ
9 PM Laser Show レーザーショー Laser Show レーザーショー