SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii, (Nov. 23, 2013) -- Local entertainers, food vendors, commissary officials and members of the authorized U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community join forces for a Hawaiian holiday festival at the commissary parking lot, here, Friday-Sunday.

The event highlights locally produced Hawaiian products while also serving to launch the holiday season.

Santa Claus joined the festival activities by sharing photo opportunities with young visitors. Additional Santa sightings at the Commissary are anticipated throughout the season, say commissary officials.

Defense Commissary Agency officials are also promoting holiday specials, beginning this week, to include the sale of Commissary gift cards worldwide, as well as special in-store promotions. Customers are asked to check dates and details of special promotions with their local store.