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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!