Fun-filled weekend awaits at Courtney Holiday Festival

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Kids can stop by Santa’s House starting at 2 p.m. both days to greet Old Saint Nick and share what’s on their wish list. Professional photos will be taken on the spot and available for free download after the event.

The Camp Courtney Holiday Festival takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1 to 9 p.m. both days You’ll want to mark your calendar for what’s sure to be a fantastic weekend!

During the festival, entertainment for all ages goes on throughout the day.

During the festival, entertainment for all ages goes on throughout the day. Fun Land includes attractions like a mini disco car, bounce house, rock wall, pirate ship ride, and bungee jump. Kids can stop by Santa’s House starting at 2 p.m. both days to greet Old Saint Nick and share what’s on their wish list. Professional photos will be taken on the spot and available for free download after the event.

Dozens of local vendors will offer interactive games and a variety of food.

Dozens of local vendors will offer interactive games and a variety of food. Festival favorites like hot, cheesy pizza, sizzling burgers from Bulldogs, succulent smoked beef brisket and pork shoulder from Hickory House All-American BBQ and Miami-inspired delicacies from 305 Latin Bistro are all there. Patrons 21 years of age and older can enjoy refreshing adult beverages from Kanpai Lounge.

Festival-goes can also enjoy live performances by a great lineup of artists, including a dance showcase by Top Dance Academy, music by Melody, a street performance by Kenzi, jazz music by Backyard Funk, a street performance by Clown Kotora, a dance showcase by RN Entertainment Studio and music by Volume One and the Philip Woo Band. Also, a third performer from the Your Home for the Holidays Concert Series will be in attendance.

Jade Eagleson is making a name for himself on the Canadian country music scene.

Headlining this year’s festival is 25-year-old Jade Eagleson, a rising star who won the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase for Canada’s largest country music festival in 2017. His rich, soulful voice is unmistakably country and will remind fans of country greats like Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Randy Travis. Listen to Jade perform his hit songs like “Got Your Name on It,” “Still Gonna Be You,” and “Count the Ways” at 7 p.m.

And for a dazzling ending to the evening, a laser show will illuminate the sky accompanied by holiday music.

And for a dazzling ending to the evening, a laser show will illuminate the sky accompanied by holiday music.

The Camp Courtney Holiday Festival is FREE and welcomes all SOFA ID cardholders, their families and Japanese citizens, however, no one will be admitted with pets, outside alcohol, glass bottles or coolers. Please be prepared to show a photo ID at the gate.

As always, MCCS encourages everyone to drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive! Daiko and taxi services will be available. This event will be held at the Camp Courtney Exchange/Commissary area, and all patrons must park in the designated parking area and walk to the festival grounds via Gate 12. For more information, call 645-5828 or visit MCCS Festivals & Special Events online at mccsokinawa.com/festivals.

THE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Courtney Festival 2019
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019 / Time: 1300-2100                  
Showtime Entertainment Format
1400 Street Performer Kenzi 大道芸人けんぢ Street Performance 大道芸
1445 T-Da ティーダ Dance Showcase ダンスパフォーマンス
1530 Melody メロディー Pop Singer ポップソングライブ
1630 Koza City Kats コザシティーキャッツ Rockabilly Live Performance ロカビリーライブ
1730 Volume One ボリュームワン Variety Band バラエティソングライブ
1900 Jade Eagleson ジェイド イーグルソン Country Music カントリーライブ
Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019 / Time: 1300-2100                     
Showtime Entertainment Format
1430 Clown Kotora クラウンコトラ Clown バルーンパフォーマンス
1530 RN Entertainment Studio RNエンターテイメントスタジオ Song & Dance Group 歌とダンスパフォーマンス
1630 Backyard Funk バックヤードファンク Live Jazz Band ジャズライブ
1730 Volume One ボリュームワン Variety Band バラエティソングライブ
1900 Philip Woo Band フィリップウー R&B/Pop Live Music R&B/ポップバンド
2010 Laser Show レーザーショー Laser Show レーザーショー

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