Events and Activities to Brighten Your December

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Monday, November 27th, 2023 at 11:48am


As the holiday season approaches, Maui is set to sparkle with a series of delightful events, blending traditional festivities with unique island experiences. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, these events are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. Here's a glimpse of what Maui has in store for December 2023:


Makana for Maui - Christmas Gift Drive

Thru December 15

In the spirit of the season, a Christmas gift drive for keiki affected by the Maui wildfires will be held through December 15th. New, unused and unwrapped gifts and toys can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at CNHA’s Kāko’o Maui Resource Hub at Maui Mall located at 70 E. Ka’ahumanu Avenue, Unit D1, in Kahului. Gifts can also be mailed to the Resource Hub. The mailing address is 153 E. Ka’ahumanu, Unit D1, Kahului, HI 96732. Gift cards are also accepted.



Holiday Tree Lighting at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua  

December 1

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with their spectacular tree lighting ceremony. This enchanting event is sure to fill your heart with the spirit of Christmas.


The Reluctant Elf at ProArts Playhouse  

December 1 -  December 10   

'The Reluctant Elf' is a family-friendly performance filled with festive songs and joyous celebration, starring some of Maui's favorite performers.



Gracias Madres Pop-Up Restaurant at Hotel Wailea  

December 1 - February 1  

Indulge in the flavors of Gracias Madres, a pop-up restaurant at Hotel Wailea. Offering a unique culinary experience, this is a must-visit for food enthusiasts looking to explore innovative cuisine in a stunning setting.



Pukalani Christmas Fair and Electric Light Golf Cart Parade  

December 2

The Pukalani Christmas Fair and Electric Light Golf Cart Parade is an event that captures the essence of holiday joy and community spirit. Enjoy food booths, music, and take a photo with Santa as you watch the decoration of golf carts for the nighttime parade. A wonderful evening for families and friends to gather and celebrate the season.



Holiday Wreath Workshop  

December 8,15, 22  

Kickstart your holiday season by joining the Holiday Wreath Workshop at Hui Noeau. Led by the legendary Maui lei maker Rose Bailey, this workshop invites you to create a special wreath using native plants and flowers. It's a perfect way to add a touch of Maui to your holiday decorations.



Maui Pops Orchestra – Holiday Pops  

December 10

Celebrate the holiday season with the Maui Pops Orchestra at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Featuring three-time Grammy Award-winning singer Kalani Pe’a, this event promises an evening of beloved holiday favorites and island songs.


Photo: PC19Entertainment  

YESSAH: IAM TONGI Returns to Hawaii  

December 12 and 13   

Don't miss the 2023 American Idol winner Iam Tongi's debut Maui appearance at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Celebrate his historic win as the first Pacific Islander to claim the title with his powerful and soul-stirring performances.


Photo: Courtesy Fairmont Kea Lani 

Santa’s Arrival at Fairmont Kea Lani

December 24

Absorb the warm Maui sun as you watch Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their team of elves make a special appearance at Polo Beach. Arriving in style via outrigger canoe, they bring with them a burst of holiday cheer to the shores of South Maui.


We invite you to join us in these celebrations, creating lasting memories and embracing the spirit of aloha. Happy Holidays!



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