Seasonal Holidays > Christmas

Christmas takes place in Hawaii on 25 December 2022.

Christmas on the 25th of December celebrates Christ’s birth. Hawaii traditions include Santa leaving gifts under a tropical Christmas tree and families spending time together. There’s no-snow, Santa wears surf shorts, and Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) is the Hawaiian season’s greeting!

*As Christmas approaches, events will continue to be announced. Please bookmark this page and refer back to it for updates.

Things to Do for Christmas in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu in 2022

  • Stock up on Christmas ornaments and personalized gifts at a Waikiki Christmas Stores (Year-Round)
  • Hawaii Holiday Craft & Gift Fair (14-16 October & 16-18 December 2022)
  • Waikiki Trolley Holiday Lights Tour (TBC December 2022)
  • FREE Santa photo at Royal Hawaiian Center (TBC December 2022)
  • Sippin’ Santa, a Miracle Bar pop-up holiday cocktail experience at Prince Waikiki (TBC December 2022)
  • Head to Downtown Honolulu to witness Honolulu City Lights, a holiday tradition on Oahu (TBC December 2022)
  • Winter Wonderland at Lokahi Kailua Market (TBC December 2022)
  • Watch Santa Claus arrive by boat at Hawaii Kai Towne Center at the Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade (TBC December 2022)
  • Attend Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace at Neal Blaisdell Expo Hall (TBC December 2022)
  • Christmas Events at Blue Note Hawaii (TBC December 2022)
  • Enjoy a special Christmas Meal at one of Waikiki’s top restaurants (TBC December 2022)
  • Peruse the incredible sandcastle displays at the entrance and lobby of Sheraton Waikiki (TBC December 2022)
  • View Ala Moana Center’s iconic Big Santa atop the makai parking deck (TBC December 2022)
  • Reserve your Photos with Santa experience at Ala Moana Center (TBC December 2022)
  • Greet Santa on Waikiki Beach as he arrives on his canoe in front of the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort (TBC December 2022)
  • Attend a Christmas Eve church service (TBC December 2022)
  • Take a photo by The Royal Hawaiian Resort Christmas tree adorned in pink decorations (TBC December 2022)
  • Look out for Christmas Dinner Cruises (TBC December 2022)

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