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Waikīkī – If you’ve got it, haunt it, over at Royal Hawaiian Center this Halloween! The Center will be hosting festive events for kids and pets, including two spook-tacular costume contests on October 20 and 27, 2019. 

The Halloween festivities kick off with the Center’s annual Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest partnership with Hawaii Doggie Bakery. From October 1 – 15, 2019, guests are invited to post photos of their dog in their best, most iconic Halloween costume to Instagram using #RHCHowl. The top 25 doggie contestants will have the chance to be part of the Howl-O-Ween Woof-tacular Doggie Parade on Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in The Royal Grove to compete for the title of top dog and win Royal Hawaiian Center gift cards along with other fantastic prizes. Local pet businesses will also be in attendance selling specialty pet products during the event. A portion of sales will benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society. 

The Center continues its Halloween celebration with the annual Halloween Keiki Costume Contest on Sunday, October 27 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., also held in The Royal Grove. Widely regarded as the largest costume contest in the state, keiki from infants to 10 years old and their parents are invited to compete for first, second, and third place prizes in four categories, in addition to an overall grand prize winner. This year’s categories include:

  • Ohana Costumes (Parent and Child Costume Combo, infant to 10 years)
  • Cutest Costume (ages infant to 2 years)
  • Most Creative Costume (ages 3-5 years)
  • Most Unique Costume (ages 6-10 years) 

Online registration begins on Tuesday, October 1 at Participation is limited to one category entry per person. Day of on-site registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and the contest starts at 3:00 p.m. There will also be complimentary balloon art, a photo booth, giveaway bags, trick-or-treating, and more activities and offers at participating merchants.

For more information on the Howl-O-Ween Woof-tacular Doggie Parade and Halloween Keiki Costume Contest, visit www.RoyalHawaiianCenter.comor call Helumoa Hale Guest Services at 808-922-2299.

About Royal Hawaiian Center

Royal Hawaiian Center is the premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destination in Waikīkī, comprised of 110 shops and restaurants over three city-blocks of world-renowned Kalākaua Avenue. The Center stands proudly upon historic land known as Helumoa, once home to Hawaiian royalty. Hawaiian culture is celebrated every day at the Center with a variety of complimentary cultural lessons such as hula, lauhala weaving, lei-making, ʻukulele classes, and live entertainment featuring Hawaiian music and hula performances.

Royal Hawaiian Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers free validated parking for the first two hours with a minimum $10 purchase and only $2 per hour for the 3rd and 4th hours. Standard rates apply at $6 an hour thereafter. 

For guests’ convenience, Royal Hawaiian Center offers valet parking Friday – Sunday nights from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. and on major holidays (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Vehicle drop-off is located adjacent to the entrance to the Center’s parking garage on the corner of Royal Hawaiian Avenue and Don Ho Lane. Valet parking is $9 for the first 5 hours; standard rates apply thereafter.

OWNERSHIP: Royal Hawaiian Center is owned by RHC Property Holdings LLC and managed by The Festival Companies.

For more information, visit or call Helumoa Hale Guest Services at 808-922-2299.


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