The children (approximately 50) and their parents quickly formed a line which extended two stores down to WeeWee Restaurant. As Santa talked to each kid and gave them a present, a photo was taken which could be picked up at a later date. The staff watched as the line got longer and longer, prompting Pukalani Elf Brandon to wrap more presents to meet the demand.
“We had a lot of happy children and parents,” said store manager Douglas Duarte. “We were the only ones in up country Maui to have a Santa until this year! It’s fun and we hope to start a tradition here.” Parents and shoppers felt that Pukalani Ace put on a great event for their community and thanked them. Team Pukalani had a feeling of happiness and accomplishment as it was the largest event put on by the team.