Best Christmas Light Displays in Kauai

Looking for a winter wonderland in a tropical climate? Kauai is your spot! The beautiful island is even more magical during the holidays…if that’s even possible. If you are looking to escape the winter chill but still celebrate the Christmas season, these are the best Christmas light displays you will find in Kauai!

Palm trees with the sun setting and santa's sleigh and reindeer flying in the distance

Festival of Lights

Don’t miss the 26th annual Festival of Lights celebration in Kauai! Enjoy this holiday wonderland every night from 6pm to 11pm, for free. Located at the Historic County Building Park, you can enjoy these festival of lights with the entire family now until New Years Day. You can also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus outside on the building porch Fridays from 6pm to 8pm. This is definitely Kauai’s largest Christmas celebration, so be sure to check it out during your visit to ring in the holidays, Hawaii style!

Click here for a 360 degree tour of the Historic County Building’s exhibits from previous years!

Neighborhood Displays

Of course this is always a fun holiday experience that you can partake in anywhere, even on the island of Kauai! If you are passing through the town of Kalaheo, there are several holiday displays to get you in the Christmas spirit. This has become a popular social event that people enjoy this time of the year! The neighborhood behind the Old Camphouse Grill features decorations like the Nutcracker house, the Polar Express, and no holiday celebration is complete without Santa! He will be there to hand out special treats to the keiki.

On the East side, the Wailua house lots also feature a Christmas street where all the houses participate in lights and decorations!

2 pineapples on the beach with sunglasses and santa hats on

Explore the island with your loved ones, or cozy up with your favorite holiday movie and a home cooked meal when you book your stay with us. You can even grab a pineapple and decorate it like a Christmas tree with ornaments. The holiday season is such a magical time, and we know there will be memories made to last a lifetime. You’re sure to enjoy the ideal vacation with your stay at Makai Club Resort!


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