Happy Holiday and Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian)! Maui is such a fantastic place to spend the holidays. For some it is an adjustment to replace their white christmas with palm trees and beaches but trust me when I say that Maui knows how to get into the holiday spirit. Below are a couple of my favorite things to do on the island to get in the festive spirit.
Santa Arrives by Outrigger Canoe in Wailea
Each year Santa and his elves make the rounds going from beach to beach in his outrigger canoe. The event is open to the public and tends to attract a bit of a crowd. The first stop is typically in front of the Grand Wailea around 9 a.m. but you should definitely check the schedule each year to see what the plan is.
Snow Shows at Queen Kaahumanu
For those that think Christmas isn’t the same without snow… Check out the snow shows at Queen Kaahumanu Mall in Kahului. With several shows spread through the day, 10 minutes of fake snow and christmas carols play in the main courtyard. It makes for a pleasant distraction while getting you last minute shopping in. 2016 was the first year the mall put on the snow shows. It was extremely popular and I would speculate that they plan to bring it back for years to come.
Merry Christmas Everyone!