How to Spend Christmas in Maui

Christmas in Maui

While you may not experience a white Christmas in Maui, you’ll still feel the holiday cheer on the island. Locals and visitors love spending Christmas in Maui as it offers a way to relax during the holiday season under the warmth and sunshine of the Hawaiian sun. You will still get to experience festive activities and events to get you into the holiday spirit! Here are some of our favorite things to do in Maui during the holiday season:  

Snap Photos with Santa 

Looking for that Santa Selfie?! Beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4pm, get your photo with Santa at the Shops of Wailea. They are complimentary with a canned good donation to Maui Food Bank. Santa’s elf will even be handing out Peppermint Macadamia Nut cookies courtesy of Honolulu Cookie Company! Santa will also make an appearance on December 7, 19m 14, 17, and 22 from 4-7pm.    

Attend Holo Holo Fridays at the Queen Kaahumanu Center 

Usher in the holiday season at Holo Holo Fridays with mele and cheer! Queen Kaahumanu Center will be having keiki activities from 6:00PM-7:00PM, with a performance to follow by some of Maui's beloved artists from 7:00PM-8:00PM. You don't want to miss this weekly event during the holiday season!  

Visit the Lahaina Banyan Tree 

Lahaina’s famous banyan tree is lit up during the holiday season, making it a spectacular view for all. The banyan tree is the biggest tree in not only Hawaii, but the United States. It spans 1.94 acres and reaches as tall as 60 feet in the air. After you’ve taken your dozens of photos by the banyan tree, stroll on Lahaina’s Front St. to find unique, local gifts for loved ones. The tree lights up from 5:30PM – 12:00AM all month long. 

Go on a Whale Watching Tour 

The whale watching season kicks off in the month of December as over 10,000 humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Maui. During your Maui beach vacation, be on the lookout for signs of surface activity! They can be spotted driving along the highway, from the beach, and of course, whale tours. We’ve got everything you need to know about whale watching season in our A Guide to Maui’s Whale Watching Season blog so that you can improve your chances of seeing whales on your Maui vacation!  

Give the Gift of a Maui Vacation this Holiday Season 

Gifting family a Black Hills vacation is one of the best ways to create more memorable experiences for your loved ones. I Go Maui Vacation Rentals offers a wide selection of gorgeous vacation condos in Maalaea Bay and surrounding areas. Whether it’s a family reunion, birthday, or the family just needs a relaxing vacation, you can’t beat a getaway to the Valley Isle.