We are officially in the holiday season, seemingly everyone’s favorite time of year, and the celebrations are set to get underway. Throughout Hawaii, festivities are held, decorations are hung, and the islands celebrate the holiday season in style, though with a spin that is unique to Hawaii. Santa is usually donning boardshorts and a surfboard and there isn’t a whole lot of snow, but that doesn’t change the holiday that we all look forward to for most of the year.
Celebration the holidays on Maui is actually a ton of fun, and if you’re from a part of the world where the temperatures plummet and the snow shovel is in constant use, a winter trip to Hawaii might be just what you need. The weather is quite perfect, and even the fun activities that you will take part in celebrate the winter season. You might even find traditional Christmas songs accompanied by the hula at your Maui luau, combining the traditions of Hawaii and Polynesia with the holiday that ranks as most people’s absolute favorite.
While on Maui, you’ll want to visit the places that bring the holiday season to life and see how Christmas is celebrated in Hawaii. One of the unique festivities that take place is the lighting of the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, wrapping lights around one of the island’s most treasured sites and an event that officially kicks off the holidays on Maui, taking place on December 7th. This is one event you will not want to miss, and you’re going to be in awe at the beauty of the illuminated Banyan Tree that is well over 100 years old.
At the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, an entire month of performances and winter events takes place, in addition to some of the best shopping on the island. You can even take your photos with Santa at the center! The kids will love having their Santa photo taken in Hawaii, a memory that will last a lifetime.
A Hawaiian Christmas is a far cry than the Christmas you might be used to, but there is really something special about heading to the beach during the holiday season, especially as the big day gets closer and closer. This holiday season, enjoy your Christmas on Maui, take part in a ton of great events and activities, and celebrate the season in Paradise!
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