A Maui FISH-mas! with Visits from Scuba Claus & Elf

The 12 Days of Fish-mas  //  December 14-25

11:00am – Scuba Claus  //  3:00pm – Elf

Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor

Dive into a holly jolly celebration this December at Maui Ocean Center where visions of Scuba Claus, Elf, Candy Cane shrimp, and holiday specials are sure to delight! From exciting presentations and hands-on activities for keiki, to scrumptious holiday treats in the Aquarium’s restaurants and spectacular shopping discounts in Maui Ocean Treasures, there is plenty of yuletide merriment to go around at the Hawaiian Aquarium.

Throughout the month, daily naturalist presentations will highlight Hawaii’s amazing marine animals named for their unique appearances. Learn fascinating facts about the Christmas Tree worm, Candy Cane shrimp, trumpetfish, sea star, Snowflake eel and more. During the 12 Days of FISH-mas, December 14-25, enjoy visits from Scuba Claus (11am) and Elf (3pm) as they host interactive presentations in the Open Ocean exhibit!

Spruce up this holiday SEA-son at the Hawaiian Aquarium. They will wish you and your family a Maui FISH-mas!


Santa Claus at Hula Grill Ka’anapali

Watch as Santa paddles in with his helpers

Sunday, December 23

Hawaiian Santa is a sight to see when he comes paddling into Ka’anapali! Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will celebrate his 18th annual visit to Hula Grill Ka’anapali on December 23 at 4:45pm. Santa will merrily accept Christmas requests from keiki, take photos with families and pass out candy canes to those on the nice list. In honor of Santa’s visit, Hula Grill will offer cookie and ornament decorating for all to enjoy!

Reminiscent of a 1900s plantation-style Hawaiian beach house, Hula Grill Ka’anapali is located in Whalers Village just steps away from world famous Ka’anapali Beach. The beachside bistro features award-winning oceanfront dining at its best. The open-air dining rooms are open for dinner from 4:45 to 9:30pm daily. The Barefoot Bar offers an all-day menu from 10:45am to 10:30pm and serves cocktails from 10:45am to 11pm. For reservations call (808) 667-6636, or for more information visit www.hulagrillkaanapali.com.



“Ice” Skating in Ka’anapali

November 29th – January 2nd

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas

A first among Hawaii resorts, the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas presents a timeless holiday tradition with ice skating in the tropics. The Westin will transform its outdoor ocean lawn into a holiday escape complete with a 1,000 square-foot hybrid ice skating rink offering magnificent views of the warm Pacific and humpback whales. The rink’s surface is made with a synthetic polymer and finished with a natural glide for a real ice feel, allowing the use of ice skates. This is an environmentally sound alternative to real ice as it doesn’t need refrigeration units, generators or electricity. There is a $15 fee for one hour access to the rink. The $15 fee includes skate rental. Skating hours are Mondays to Fridays from 4 to 9pm and from 1 to 9pm on weekends. Children must be at least 7-years-old and 42 inches or taller. Visit www.westinkaanapali.com.


Alii Kula Lavender

Explore the Great Outdoors

Friday, December 21

All Day, All Ages

Enjoy the pristine beauty of our farm by taking an easy, informative walking tour. Save 50% on all walking tours on specified dates ($6 savings per person). Walking tours are offered at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. Advance reservations are required.


Banyan Tree Fine Arts Fair

Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and 23 (and Tuesday, December 25)

9:00am – 5:00pm, All ages welcome

Banyan Tree Park, Front Street, Lahaina

Discover some of Maui’s most talented artists under the Lahaina Banyan Tree. There is a wonderful balance of local art at reasonable prices, including oils, watercolors, ceramics, photography, wood carving, baskets, jewelry, glass art and much more!