Maui Family Weekend Guide November 30-December 2

Check here for more events and holiday fun! Also check out our roundup of Holiday Craft Fairs happening on Maui, here!

Haleakala Waldorf School 878-2511
4160 Lower Kula Road (across from the Kula Post Office)

Haleakala Waldorf School Holiday Faire
Saturday, December 1st
9am – 4pm
More than 75 Maui artisans, live entertainment, food, homemade baked goods, farmers market, candle dipping and other hands-on craft activities, puppet show for keiki and games. Free gift for children dressed as Santa’s helpers during the 10am elf parade. $5 for adults, free for children under 12. Vendor applications are being accepted at

Mama Made Vendor Fair + Fundraiser

Come support Maui Mamas including our special friend, Maui Mel. We will be fundraising to support her financial needs as she fights breast cancer. Vendor booths will be offering handmade items just in time for the holidays, silent auction items will be available to bid on and maybe stay for a beer.

Maui Thing Friends and Family Sale

Sunday, December 2nd,  9am-4pm

30% off apparel storewide
Be the first to get Maui Thing coffee! Wailuku cold brew, Maui Moka and an Aloha Day blend for the caffeine-lover on your list. (online orders will ship December 6th. promotions do not apply.)

Maui OnStage: Elf The Musical

The Historic ‘Iao Theatre
Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 @7:30 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Buy Tickets

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.  Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Maui Pops Orchestra 808-868-2639
MACC Castle Theater

Maui Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Maui Pops and Hawaii’s own Henry Kapono invite you to ring in the holidays with a festive concert. Savor some of Henry’s most-loved songs of the islands, as well as many holiday favorites. Guaranteed to draw you into the spirit of the season!

Sugar Cane Train 808-281-4804
Pu’ukoli’i Station in Ka’anapali

Holiday Express
Nightly from November 23rd to December 31st
6:30 pm and 8:00 pm
This magical event is great for all kids, even the kids in all of us! Enjoy milk and cookies while on board our festively decorated train and the keiki will be thrilled with their free gift! Learn More.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

877-4325 •
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Saturday, November 24– SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018
Monday through Saturday | 10am – 8pm
Sundays | 10am – 5pm

The Keiki Playhouse

268-7267 •
275 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Holiday Fun
The whole month of December will feature holiday events, crafts, and activities! Visit their social media pages (Facebook/Instagram) for specific updates coming soon!

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 879-2818

whale watch maui free adventures
726 S Kihei Rd, HIHWNMS Visitor Center, Kihei

Sanctuary Saturday

Last Saturday of every month • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn about humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai’i. Enjoy picturesque views overlooking sanctuary waters, see ocean-themed displays and exhibits in our visitor center, engage in storytime and craft activities. All ages welcome.

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Story Time & Craft
Every Saturday – November, December, and January
Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a weekly story time and craft session in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Explore Station
Sundays and Tuesdays • 11:30am-2:30pm
November, December, and January
Dive deeper into the wonders of Hawaii’s marine world at Maui Ocean Center’s Explore Station! Join a marine naturalist to learn about sea jellies in November, coral reefs in December, and humpback whales in December. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Ukulele Lessons
Monday through Friday • 11am-1pm
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up at the Retail Plaza. Schedule subject to change. Complimentary with Aquarium admission.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration
Fridays and Sundays – November, December, and January
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 442-7898

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at

Public Libraries


Kahului Library: Keiki Story Time

90 School St., Kahului

Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Preschool age

Kihei Library: Teen Literature Group

35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei, HI

Discuss literature, share thoughts and opinions. For ages 12-19. Ongoing Event occurring on the 1st Friday of every month. Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Cost: free.

Call Kathleen at 875-6833 to register.

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour

Monday–Saturday • 3:15 – 4:15 PM
All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
All age levels are appropriate

A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.