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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with Paula Fuga

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5-9 pm

Holiday cheer is on its way as The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua proudly hosts its Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Take in the holiday décor and sweet treats, live music and entertainment by Paula Fuga and more, keiki hula dancing, photos with Santa, a holiday marketplace featuring more than 35 local vendors, and the lighting of the trees. Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and additional food and beverage will be available for purchase. For more details, visit the event page.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5 – 7 pm

Featuring live music by the ʻIliahi Serenaders, Tahitian drumming by ‘Aumakua Productions, and a hula performance by the award-winning Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi. Holiday treats and beverages are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bar beverages and grab-go options are available for purchase. Self-parking will be available onsite with overflow parking available in the lower lot of Mulligans on the Blue. For more details, visit fairmont-kea-lani.com.

Dashing through the Sea: A Holiday Celebration 

Maui Ocean Center, Ma`alaea 
Friday, Dec 1, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm

The festivities will include local gift vendors, live entertainment, games, face painting, aquarium exhibits, and a Holiday Experience in the Sphere Theater. Get your tickets at mauioceancenter.com/reservations.

Hall-iday at Seabury Hall

Seabury Hall, Makawao
December 5 from 5:30 – 7 pm

Guests can take in student-created decorations around the campus with holiday-themed scenes and activities. The night will also feature the lighting of an 18-ft. Christmas tree at 6:00 p.m., photos with Santa and the Grinch, cookie decorating and hot cocoa, pop-up performing arts performances, and letters to Santa at the Castle Library.  There will also be a holiday concert featuring the Seabury Hall Contemporary Music Ensemble and Maunalei Music Ensemble at 7 p.m. in the ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended and can be completed at seaburyhall.org.

The Reluctant Elf

ProArts Playhouse
December 1 through 10th

Our ‘buddy’ Steve the Elf is back by popular demand in our original holiday adventure jam-packed with all your favorite songs of the season! This is a joyous family-friendly celebration featuring some of Maui’s favorite performers. Sing along, have a cup of cheer, and remember what it was like to be a child during the holidays. For details, visit ProArts Playhouse.

Hui Holidays Santa’s Workshop

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
December 2 from 10 am–2 pm

Visit with Santa and enjoy free keiki art activities, live music by Jordan Soon, an exclusive ceramics studio sale, and more. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about Hui Holidays visit huinoeau.com/art-events

Photos with Santa at the Kihei Public Library

Kihei Public Library
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023 from 9 am – noon
Happy Holidays from Santa and Mrs Claus. Bring your camera or cell phone for photos with the Claus Ohaha. Naughty or nice, everyone is welcome. 

5th Annual Christmas Fair & Electric Golf Cart Parade

Pukalani Country Club, Pukalani
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023 from 4 – 7 pm
A festive, free event that will bring the Pukalani and Maui community together with a decorated golf cart parade, music, games, and entertainment.

Snow Zone in Lahaina

Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 5 – 9pm 

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is hosting their Snow Zone at the Royal Lahaina Resort with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Haleakalā  Waldorf School Holiday Faire

Haleakalā  Waldorf School, 4160 Lower Kula Rd, Kula
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 9 am – 4 pm

Haleakalā  Waldorf School Holiday Faire on Saturday, December 9th. 9:00-4:00. Live entertainment, silent auction and vendors, holiday wreaths and crafts, bakery, children’s games, puppet show, and ono food! For more information, visit waldorfmaui.org

Waikapu Street Fair

Waikapu Gardens, Ulu Kanu Street
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 8am – noon

Prepare for the holiday season with our fun and festive Street Fair. Maui High Choir at 10am, plus food trucks, handmade goods, and local vendors.

Maui Pops Orchestra—Holiday Pops 

Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului 
Sunday, Dec 10 2023 at 3 pm

Under the baton of Music Director James Durham, Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to ring in the holidays with a festive concert featuring 3-time Grammy® winner Kalani Pe’a.
The Hawaiian singer/songwriter has also won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards including in 2023 for his “Purple Hawaiian Christmas”. Music from this album will be featured with full orchestral backup, along with other holiday favorites. A special treat will be hula provided by members of award-winning Hālau o ka Hanu Lehua. For tickets and information, visit mauiarts.org.

Imua Keiki Holiday Festival

Imua Discovery Garden, Wailuku
Saturday, December 16, 2023

The festival is an opportunity for children of all abilities to experience the holiday spirit in a fun and safe outdoor environment amongst the community. The evening will include guest appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, a tree-lighting, live music, guest vocalists, holiday caroling and more! Register at www.discoverimua.com/holiday

The Nutcracker

Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2:30pm & 6:30pm 

Alexander Academy Performing Company presents the holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. This full-length ballet features the beloved music by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, with artistic directors Absalon Figueroa and Amelia Nelson.  Costumes by Jennifer Oberg and her Sewing Hui and Alexander Academy. For event and ticket information, visit alexanderacademy.info.

Nutcracker Sweets

Historic Iao Theater, Wailuku
Shows from Dec 15 – 19, 2023

Be whisked away with Clara on her magical adventure through the enchanted Land of Sweets in Momentum Dance Maui’s beloved rendition of The Nutcracker! Following a lively Christmas gathering Clara falls asleep beside her new Nutcracker doll and dreams of a fantastical world filled with dancing Snowflakes. She is led to the Land of Sweets where she is greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop and enchanted by characters from faraway places like China, Spain, Arabia and Russia. After an extraordinary celebration, everyone gathers to say goodbye as Clara journeys back home. For details and tickets, visit mauionstage.com/nutcracker-sweets.

Khloella’s Garden to Host Free Pet Photos with Santa 

Khloella’s Garden, 335 Keawe St, unit B112 Gateway Shopping Center, Lahaina
December 16th from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

This holiday season, Khloella’s Garden at Lahaina Gateway is bringing festive cheer to Lahaina’s pet owners with a special event that promises to capture the spirit of the holidays. The community is cordially invited to join the celebration at the cozy garden store located in the Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center on Keawe Street. Guests can capture the holiday magic with their furry friends by taking pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The backdrop for the photos will be a professionally decorated holiday setting, ensuring each photo is merry and bright. 

Santa’s Arrival at Fairmont Kea Lani

Polo Beach, Wailea
Saturday, December 24, 2023 from 12 pm – 1 pm

Soak up the sun and see Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus and their elves, arrive on Polo Beach via outrigger canoe to spread holiday cheer to South Maui. Santa will be available for photos following his arrival. For more details, visit fairmont-kea-lani.com.

Santa arrives at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center

Queen Kaahumanu Center, Kahului
Dec 1, 2023 from 5-6 pm

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by capturing magical moments with Santa through our festive Santa Photos, marking the beginning of the festive season. Indulge in the festive atmosphere with complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, generously sponsored by Starbucks! The evening will sparkle with giveaways, special deals, and heartwarming holiday performances taking center stage. Days and hours for Photos with Santa, Pet Photos with Santa, and Soothing Santa can be found at https://queenkaahumanucenter.com/events 

Photos with Santa at Shops at Wailea 

In the spirit of giving, The Shops at Wailea has partnered with Maui Food Bank for a holiday food drive, “Aloha Can Make a Difference.” In-kind donations will be accepted in conjunction with the photos with Santa schedule. As a token of appreciation for your generosity, Santa’s elf will be handing out delicious Peppermint Macadamia Nut cookies, courtesy of the Honolulu Cookie Company. Days and hours for Photos with Santa can be found at www.theshopsatwailea.com.

Mele Kalikimaka Magic at Maui Mall Village

Maui Mall Village is ready to help spread some well-deserved cheer on the Valley Isle with a series of events throughout the holiday season. There will be opportunities to take free selfies with Santa, participate in a special community food drive, delight in live entertainment and jump-start holiday shopping while supporting local and national businesses of all sizes. The center’s family-friendly experiences are free to attend. Every Saturday leading up to Christmas, community members and visitors are invited to the center’s Mele Kalikimaka Magic featuring Santa + Elf photos and live, holiday entertainment. For days and hours, visit mauimallvillage.com.