Photo courtesy of Fairmont Kea Lani

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Whether you’re on the West side or South side, bring your keiki to the magic of a tree lighting ceremony to kick off this holiday season this weekend.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony with Paula Fuga

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. 

  • The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua
  • Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5-9 pm
  • For more details, visit the event page.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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. 

  • The Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Friday, December 1, 2023 from 5 – 7 pm
  • For more details, visit

Hui Holidays Santa’s Workshop

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. 

  • Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
  • December 2
  • 10 am–2 pm
  • Free
  • To learn more about Hui Holidays visit

Photos with Santa

There are opportunities island-wide to catch Santa including most retail centers, but also at some resorts and even public libraries. For a list of Santa’s schedule, visit our story which also contains other festive ways to celebrate the holiday season.


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