Maui Holiday Happenings 2019

Check back often as we add more events and holiday fun! Also check out our roundup of Holiday Craft Fairs happening on Maui, here!

ST. JOSEPH CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
808-572-7652 • sjoffice@hawaiiantel.net
St. Joseph Early Learning Center, 1294 Makawao Ave.
Saturday, November 16 • 7:00am-2:00pm


Come and enjoy the holiday spirit and shop for unique and creative items from many local crafters. “Santa” will be landing his sled at 11 a.m. for the children and children at heart. The event will also feature an array of ono foods, live entertainment, baked good items, and so much more.
Admission: $1
Contact: Donna Pico, 808-572-7652, sjoffice@hawaiiantel.net

HUI HOLIDAYS 2019
808-572-6560 • www.huinoeau.com
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao
Wednesday, November 20-Tuesday, December 24 • 9:00am–6:00pm 

A winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list! Admission: Free

32ND ANNUAL KULA SCHOOL HARVEST FESTIVAL
808-876-7610 • www.kulapta.org/harvest-festival.html
Kula Elementary School-Lower Field, 5000 Kula Hwy
Saturday, November 23 • 9:00am-4:00pm
Live entertainment, local vendors, arts & crafts, hayrides, petting zoo, lei making, photo booth, country store, silent auction, ono local food and much more! Admission: FREE

HOLIDAY FUN AT THE SHOPS AT WAILEA
theshopsatwailea.com
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea

SANTA’S PARADE
Friday, November 29 • 9:30am
The Shops at Wailea kicks off the holiday season on Black Friday with Santa’s Parade, which progresses from Kalama Park in Kihei to The Shops at Wailea, starting at 9:30am. Santa will ride in style in a 1968 Chevy Convertible Camaro escorted by the Maui Classic Cruisers and Street Bikers United Maui. 
Live entertainment on Black Friday includes a holiday hula show featuring dancers from Manutea Nui E at 10am.
HOLIDAY PHOTOS WITH SANTA
November 29-December 24 • times may vary
Following Santa’s Parade, holiday photos with Santa will be taken at The Shops from 11:00am-7:00pm and continue through December 24.

ALL ABOARD THE HOLIDAY EXPRESS!
https://www.sugarcanetrain.com/
Friday, November 29- Tuesday, December 31 • 6:00pm & 7:30pm

Lahaina’s historic Sugar Cane Train presents the 4th Annual Holiday Express. The holiday cheer begins at Pu’ukoli’i Station in Ka’anapali when you board our festively decorated train. Savor the magic of the season while our elves get you settled in for the 4 mile round-trip journey with a brief stop to pick up a very special guest (we’ll give you a hint, his best friend is Rudolph!). On board enjoy milk and cookies while Santa gives a special gift to the keiki. Tickets are $35, and there is also a Premium upgrade ticket for $50, which includes an additional gift and a printed picture of your Ohana with Santa. Full coach buy-outs are also available.

5TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL
Saturday, November 30 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Lahaina Baptist Church, 520 Wainee St, LahainaLocal music, food and vendors join us in offering our community a fun Christmas Carnival. Photos with Santa and much more. Make plans to bring a friend and join us for our 5th Annual Community Christmas Carnival.

GRAND WAILEA
808-875-1234 • grandwailea.com
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Sunday, December 1 • 5:00pm-7:00pm
Celebrate the season with the lighting of more than seven miles of white lights strung along the Grand Wailea driveway and holiday tree reaching 25 feet. Enjoy live holiday performances, hot cocoa and cookies with festivities to include a gingerbread display, and letters to Santa station, Support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui with a $1 ornament purchase to decorate our BGCM tree. Grand Wailea to match each $1 donation. Complimentary and open to the public.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Grand Dining Room Maui
Saturday, December 14 • 7:00am-10:30am
$46 adults; $23 children ages 6-12. Ages 5 & under complimentary.
HANUKKAH NIGHTLY AT SUNSET
Grand Wailea Resort Lobby
Sunday, December 22- Monday, December 30
Come admire the Menorah in resort lobby.
SANTA ARRIVES BY HAWAIIAN OUTRIGGER CANOE
Wailea Beach and Chapel Lawn
Tuesday, December 24 • 9:00am-11:00am
Santa arrives on Wailea Beach in front of Grand Wailea. Meet Santa and take photos on the Chapel Lawn. Complimentary and open to the public.

FAIRMONT KEA LANI’S HOLIDAY EVENTS
www.fairmont.com/kea-lani-maui/
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea 96753

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Thursday, December 5 • 5:30pm-6:30pm
Don’t miss Fairmont Kea Lani’s annual Tree of Hope Celebration! Adorn the hotel’s Tree of Hope with donations of $10, $25 or $50 to benefit Maui Food Bank’s Aloha Backpack Buddies program. This local program provides over 12,000 elementary school children a pre-filled backpack each week containing six meals for the weekend. The backpacks are given to local children from low income families living at or below poverty level. As part of the celebration, one of the largest Christmas tree in the state of Hawai’i will also be lit and guests will enjoy traditional Hawaiian entertainment, hula dancers and holiday treats. The free event is open to all!
SANTA’S ARRIVAL
Tuesday December 24 • 12:00pm-1:00pm
Come out to Polo beach, soak up the sun, and greet Santa and Mrs. Claus as they arrive to the Fairmont Kea Lani by way of traditional outrigger canoe.
KEIKI NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
Tuesday, December 31 • 7:30pm-10:30pm
Enjoy a complimentary night of face painting and balloon fun at 7:30pm followed by an incredible magic show at 9:30pm. Celebrate with friends as the new year arrives!

CARDEN ACADEMY OF MAUI
808-573-6651 • www.cardenmaui.org
55 Maka’ena Place, Pukalani 
CARDEN ACADEMY HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR
Thursday, December 5-Friday, December 6 • 3:00pm-4:30pm
Please join Carden Academy for their Holiday Scholastic Book Fair! It’s open to the public, and it is a great place to do your shopping for books, gifts, and more.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF MAUI
808-573-0374 • www.momi.org
2933 Baldwin Ave, Makawao

HOLIDAY FAIR
Friday, December 6 • 3:30pm-7:30pm
All are welcome! The Montessori School of Maui PTO is hosting their annual Holiday Fair on the school campus. Come and celebrate the wonder and joy of the Holiday Season featuring made in Maui crafts, gifts, and more! FREE ADMISSION! 
Artisan goods, hand crafted items, jewelry and fresh wreaths made with native foliage are a few items that will be featured by local vendors.
Live entertainment will be provided by:
Uncle Wayne
Halau Wehiwehi O Leilehua
Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala’iliahi
Uncle Bear
A Keiki Fun Zone and Bake Sale are sure to be one of the many favorites for every member of the family. Celebrate the joy of the season while supporting the keiki of Montessori School of Maui.
For more information visit www.momi.org/events/ptoholidayfair

1ST ANNUAL SEABURY HALL-IDAY – FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd, MakawaoCome and experience the magic of Maunalei at Seabury Hall’s 1st annual kick-off to the holiday season! Our Seabury Hall-iday – Holiday Lights for Charity event, held on Friday, December 6th from 5-7pm, will include our first annual tree lighting, cocoa and cookies, pictures with surfin’ santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, winterful decorations, and holiday musical performances by the band, chorus and Hawaiian ensemble students. Join us and wonder in awe at the campus buildings decked out in holiday lights and decorations created by our very own students! Vote for your favorite designs with a donation to a local nonprofit organization.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. All proceeds will go to benefit local charities. *admission: one canned or boxed non-perishable food item per person for donation to the Maui Food Bank. See you there!

Maui Mall December 2019
Along with FREE photos with Santa our guests can enjoy keiki activities and live holiday entertainment. On Fridays and Saturdays the public is invited to join Santa in unit A-6, located near Regal Cinemas to enjoy FREE photos when they bring a canned good as a donation to the Maui Food Bank. Bins for all donations at the entryway. Maui High School will be operating the photo booth for instant pictures to take home. Also on Fridays starting at 6pm, guests can enjoy a variety of live, local entertainment on Center Stage. On Saturdays, from 12-4pm, keiki activities will include Lego® ornament building with Brickhaus Designs. Families and keiki will be able to create their very own Lego® ornament and take it home to hang on their tree for the cost of just $5.00. Keiki will also be able to assist in building a special Lego® mosaic for Maui Mall at no cost. Everyone is invited to attend these holiday events. ‘Tis the Season to be Giving at Maui Mall!

December Calendar Events:
• Friday December 6, 5-7pm – FREE Photos with Santa with live entertainment by Kamehameha Chorus on Center Stage starting at 6pm.
• Saturday December 7, 12-4pm – FREE Photos with Santa with keiki activities including Lego® ornament building with Brickhaus Designs.
• Friday December 13, 5-7pm – FREE Photos with Santa with live entertainment by Maui High Chorus on Center Stage starting at 6pm.
• Saturday December 14, 12-4pm – FREE Photos with Santa with keiki activities including Lego® ornament building with Brickhaus Designs.
• Friday December 20, 5-7pm – FREE Photos with Santa with live hula performance by O Keola Ali`i O Ke Kai.
• Saturday December 21, 12-4pm – FREE Photos with Santa with keiki activities including Lego® ornament building with Brickhaus Designs.

To learn more about Maui Mall events visit www.mauimall.com.

WINTERFEST
https://www.facebook.com/events/806951726430026/
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Kamali’i Elementary School PTA, 180 Alanui Ke Alii Rd, Kihei
Pictures with Santa, sleigh rides, ginger bread houses, candy cane lane, lots of fun stuff for the Keiki! Reserve a spot here. 

POMAIKA’I WINTERFEST 2019
808-727-4800 • http://pomaikaiwinterfest.weebly.com/
4650 S Kamehameha Ave, Kahului
Saturday, December 7 • 2:00pm-6:00pm

Join us on Saturday, December 7th for Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School’s Winterfest from 2-6 pm. This free community event is hosted by the PTSA of Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School in an effort to connect students to community. Enjoy ornament making, a photo booth with santa, and sock snowman! visit their website for more information.

SACRED HEARTS SCHOOL
808-661-4720 • www.shsmaui.org
239 Dickenson Street, Lahaina

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Sacred Hearts School Hall and Courtyard
Saturday, December 7th • 8:30am-10:30am
All ages welcome
Please join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa holiday event!
Tickets for breakfast are available in our school office or on our website. There will also be a book fair, crafts, performances and a complimentary photo with Santa!

HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL
808-878-2511 • www.waldorfmaui.org
4160 Lower Kula Road (across from the Kula Post Office)



HALEAKALA WALDORF SCHOOL HOLIDAY FAIR
Saturday, December 7 • 9:00am-4:00pm
More than 75 Maui artisans, live entertainment, food, homemade baked goods, farmers market, candle dipping and other hands-on craft activities, a 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 vendors@waldorfmaui.org.

22ND ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE BANYAN TREE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, December 7 • 9:00am- 7:00pm
“With over 6500 sparkling lights, The Banyan Tree Lighting event officially kicks off the holiday season for our Westside Community,” stated Snehal Patel, President of The LahainaTown Action Committee. In keeping with tradition, the Banyan Tree will be lit at 6:30pm and will remain lit the entire holiday season December 7th-to January 1st, 2020.
The Maui Made Holiday Gift Fair will kick off at 9am in Campbell Park and Santa will arrive at the North Pole around 2pm. Children are invited to take a free photo with Santa between 2pm-4pm. Keiki activities will be available at Campbell Park from 12-4pm. Lastly, Lahainaluna High School Band will perform 5:45pm – 6:45pm at Banyan Tree Park. Join in the fun with this Lahaina island-style event with a holiday arts and crafts fair along with a variety of local musicians.

TREE LIGHTING FESTIVAL ON LANA’I
808-559-0200 • kay@okamotorealty.com
Dole Park, Lana‘i City
Saturday, December 7 • 2:00pm-6:30pm

Lanai Community Association and Coalition for a Drug-Free Lanai present an afternoon of holiday cheer, including a visit from Santa Claus! Lots of fun for the family with craft and food vendors. Admission: Free.
Contact: Kay Okamoto, 808-559-0200, kay@okamotorealty.com

MAKAWAO TOWN’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
December 7, 2019 • 9:30am-3:00pm

Bring your keiki for free pony rides, the lighting of the star, keiki photos with Santa and they will receive a free book — while supplies last at the Makawao Library. Holiday craft activities will also be offered inside the library from 12:00pm-3:00 p.m. All supplies will be provided.

QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER’S HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
808-877-4325 • www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului


SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
Saturday, December 7 • 10:00am–12:00pm
Santa Claus arrives in style with the Baldwin High School Marching Band leading Santa into Center Court for a special meet and greet for the keiki. Family entertainment includes holiday music, keiki holiday crafts and coloring, balloons and reindeer hats. Photos with Santa opens immediately following (at Center Stage North).
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 7 • 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, December 8 • 10:00am-5:00pm
December 13-24 • 10:00am-8:00pm
Families with children and adults with special needs are invited to take a photo with Santa without the holiday crowds. Appointments may be made in advance through QKC Guest Services at 877-4325 or guestservices@qkcmanagement.com
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!
Saturday, December 14 • 8am to 10am at Center Court
Join us for our Breakfast with Santa Pajama Party, featuring breakfast buffet, hot cocoa bar, fun keiki holiday activities, sing-along with the “Boss Manu” from Ahumanu Liz Morales, story time and keiki visits with Santa himself! Families are encouraged to wear fun, festive, family friendly pajamas! Tickets can be purchased at QKC Guest Services between 10am – 5pm up until Wednesday, Dec 4. Tickets are $20; personal checks, cashier checks and money orders accepted only; no cash or credit card. Limited seating available, so ticket purchase is highly encouraged.
SANTA’S VILLAGE AT QKC
Come experience the magical and fun this holiday season as you walk through a tunnel of twinkling lights into the enchanted candy cane lane with holiday sights and sounds!  You’ll be treated to festive Christmas decorations, Mrs. Claus activities for the children, holiday movie and photos with Santa presented by Cherry Hill Photos.  Visitors can visit the Squishy toy store to purchase a toy, with all proceeds going to the non-profit, Keiki Cupboard. You’ll find QKC’s Santa Village next to Na Hoku Jewelry and across from One Eighty Board-Shop.
QKC’s Santa Village Hours:
Saturday, December 7           
Grand Opening with Santa’s Arrival at 10am; closes at 8pm
Sunday, December 8              
10:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, Dec. 9 – Dec. 23      
10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday, December 24          
10:00am – 6:00pm
NOON YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION!
QKC presents 4TH Annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!  | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A Family fun “Noon Year’s” event featuring novelties, keiki crafts, balloon art, magic, and face painting.  Live DJ with midday countdown and mega balloon drop.  Post your family’s 2019 resolution on the QKC selfie wall.

MYPO Winter ConcertWinter Concert on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 p.m.   We will be in a new venue at King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center.  Admission is Free! 

2019 MAUI TOY RIDE AND PARADE
https://mauitoys4tots.org/events/2019-maui-toy-run-parade-toys-for-tots/
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
Saturday, December 14 • 8:00am-11am

The Team at Street Bikers United is asking everyone to start arriving at Azeka Shopping Center in Kihei, between 8:00-9:00 AM. We will be taking over the whole “Makai” (ocean-side) parking lot for our 2019 Toys for Tots Toy collection and Motorcycle Run Event.
Our SBU Toys for Tots Event is a great way to “See and be Seen” by all the Motorcycle enthusiasts on Maui, not to mention getting a chance to check out all the Motorcycles and Classic Cars. Check out their website for more information!

ALEXANDER ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
808-878-8970 • www.alexanderacademy.info
870 Hali’imaile Road

HOLIDAY OF DANCE PERFORMANCE
Sunday, December 15
Four Shows: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, & 4:00pm
Our in-studio performance features dance students performing variations from the nutcracker, holiday and winter themed dances in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap and ballet styles. An Upcountry holiday tradition!

MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA
808-868-2639 • www.mauipops.org
maui pops
MAUI POPS ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS

Sunday, December 15 • 3:00pm
MACC Castle Theater
The 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra offers an afternoon of familiar holiday music, plus 3-time Grammy Award nominated jazz pianist David Benoit & vocalist Sara Gazarek, featuring music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Get your holiday spirit on!

MAUI FAMILY YMCA
808-242-9007 • www.mauiymca.org
250 Kanaloa Ave., Kahului

ITTY BITTY CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, December 17th • 10:30am-11:30am
5 years and under
Santa is coming to town and the Maui Family YMCA invites you to help prepare for his arrival. Join us as we embrace the spirit of Christmas through creative and joyous activities.

THE KEIKI PLAYHOUSE
808-268-7267 • www.thekeikiplayhouse.com
275 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

HOLIDAY FAMILY KARAOKE NIGHT
December 20th • 7:00pm-9:00pm
For the Holidays, families are welcome to come in and sing their holiday favorites!
Only a $5 entry fee per person. Children under 2 come in for free!

MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (MAPA)
808-244-8760 • www.mauiacademy.org

NUTCRACKER SWEETS

Friday, December 20 • 7:00pm
Saturday, December 21 • 3:00pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater
Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents The Nutcracker, a delightful adaptation of the treasured holiday classic featuring 140 MAPA dancers and alumni.

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