How to Celebrate the Holidays Hawaiian Style

Spend the holidays with your Ohana and celebrate Hawaiian style with these fun and festive experiences! Paradise is magical all year round, but there is definitely something special about visiting during the holiday season. Check out all the ways you can celebrate the holidays Hawaiian style this year!

First, there is The Festival of Lights. This event started in 1997, and it is a magical holiday spectacular you won’t want to miss! Taking place at the Historic County Building in Lihue, this building is decorated with red, green and blue lights that create a festive and magical atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Not only do you get to enjoy an amazing display of holiday lights, but visitors can also experience live music, goodie bags, a visit from Santa, and so much more. You can enjoy this experience from November 28th through January 1st every night at 6pm to 11pm.

Next, for those wishing to get a special visit from Santa this holiday season, be sure to check out the Kukui Grove Mall in Lihue. Although Santa does make appearances throughout different parts of Kauai, one of the most popular spots to visit with him is at this mall. He can be seen starting at 11am on most days, so be sure to plan out your visit and make sure the kids are ready with their wish lists.

Happy senior Santa Claus gesturing with surf board on beach

Another great holiday attraction is the Grand Christmas Tree. One of the main ways to celebrate the holidays Hawaiian style is to decorate a palm tree instead of the traditional pine trees. Locals will decorate their tall palms with bright lights and ornaments to make their own style festive for the holiday season.

Christmas lights, decoration of a house at Las Vegas, Nevada

You can also attend some special Christmas Concerts and Services on the island during your visit. This is another great way to experience Hawaiian culture during the holiday season. Be sure to check out local churches for concerts or a community gathering for these joyous celebrations.

Don’t miss out on celebrating the holiday season Hawaiian style and book your stay at Makai Club Resort today!


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