One week left until Christmas! This week we share some jolly events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Take a Live Art Lesson

#HuiKids invites youth to tune in for a live art lesson Friday, December 18th at 3pm HST with Teaching Artist Claudio Marchetti. The lesson will teach a Frida Kahlo Still Life project using paper (watercolor paper preferred), coloring supplies (watercolors or colored pencils), pencil and eraser, found objects from nature such as fruit, leaves, flowers or rocks. All lessons are free to the public. Visit for monthly calendars outlining new video releases, scheduled live art lessons, and suggested supplies for each lesson.

Watch the Toys for Tots Holiday Concert Series: Kanekoa

Toys for Tots wrap up their holiday concert series today, Join them and Kanekoa on December 19th at 5pm for a concert from the Fairmont Kea Lani streamed into your home. Donations can be made online while watching the concert.

Take a Christmas Car Cruise

Need a Christmas gift?? Bring the cars out!! Come out between 12-5pm on December 19th, Drive 8 miles up crater road and get your car’s picture taken! There will be signs so you know which curve is the one for photos. Watch the sunset, cruise with the family, and get snapped safely in your vehicle. All pictures are delivered BEFORE Christmas! Email or visit

Make an ornament

On December 19th at 10 am-11:30 am, ages 8 and up can join Island Art Party to paint and decorate 3 holiday ornaments! All materials are provided! Class $20.00. Reservations required. REGISTER at or call (808) 419-6020 to save your seats. Island Art Party, 1279 S. Kihei Rd. #109.

Get Behind the Curtain

Maui’s own Hālau Kekuaokalā`au`ala`Iliahi with Nā Kumu Hula `Iliahi & Haunani Paredes has brought many honors, awards and much grace to our Maui Nui community. Join them on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 pm as they take you ‘Behind the Curtain’ as they perform and share their return to their teachings and source of knowledge, Loea Hula Aunty Pat Namaka Bacon, and the beauty that nurtures their creativity and demand for perfection.

Make Cookies

If you’re not already covered in flour from head to toe making Christmas cookies, here is a fabulous shortbread recipe shared by local chef Maja Liotta in our Winter Issue. They are pretty enough to share as gifts or gobble them up yourself when you’re done. You deserve it!