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Hawaii Christmas 2023 Things to Do

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Hawaiian Holiday Delights: Festive Events Across the Islands I Hawaii Christmas 2023 Things to do

Big Island of Hawaii:

Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade: December 9, 2023, at 5 PM along Ali'i Drive, featuring fireworks.

- Holiday Stroll in Kailua Village: December 10, 2023, with 100 vendor booths showcasing local artisans and musicians at Emma’s Square.

- Kalikimaka Lighted Boat Parade: Also on December 10, 2023, at 6:15 PM along the Kona pier.

- The Nutcracker by West Hawaii Dance Theatre: December 23, 2023, at 2 and 6 PM at the Kahilu Theatre.

- Christmas Eve services at Mokuaikaua Church: Starting at 7 PM with hula, songs, and candle lighting.


- Festival of Lights Boat Parade at Hawaii Kai Marina: December 16, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

- Honolulu City Lights: Kicks off December 2, 2023, with tree lighting and Electric Light Parade running nightly until December 31, 2023.

- Santa at Outrigger Waikiki: Usually arrives on the second Saturday of December, yet plans for 2023 are pending confirmation.

- Holiday events at Outrigger: Varying activities for guests, but plans for 2023 are pending confirmation.

- Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace at Polynesian Cultural Center: Plans for 2023 are yet to be announced.


- Recovery after Lahaina wildfire: Lahaina's holiday events might be impacted due to wildfire damage.

- Grand Wailea's "Tis the Season of Aloha": Santa arrives on Christmas Eve, with a month of charitable activities.

- Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa: Plans for a Christmas Eve Lu'au are pending confirmation.


- Festival of Lights in Historic County Building Park: Various displays open from November 28, 2023, to January 1, 2024.

- Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade: December 16, 2023, from 6:15 PM – 9 PM on Main Street with a holiday concert at Hofgaard Park.


- Holiday activities at Four Seasons Resorts: Various family-friendly activities from sports to spa, including cookie decorating and Dive in Movies.

Each island offers a unique array of events, from parades to cultural performances, ensuring there's something for everyone during the festive season in Hawaii.

By: Nichole Ehrbar, Realtor® RS-84140


Coldwell Banker-Island Properties


Hawaii Christmas 2023 Things to do

Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Kauai
Hawaii Christmas 2023

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