Christmas on Maui

Maui Christmas

Many people love to come to Maui for the Christmas season and escape the cold weather. Maui is a great place to be for Christmas; there are so many fun and relaxing things to do. Romantic events for couples, great activities for the family, uniquely Hawaiian experiences that you won’t get anywhere else, and delicious food, what more could you ask for?

Great Events for Kids

Maui Christmas kids event

Fairmont Kea Lani Gingerbread Hale Contest

December 1st

Create your own Gingerbread Hale (house) with gingerbread and seasonal candies. Your hale will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, and fan favorite and winners will be announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 2, 5:30-6:30pm.

Lahaina Banyan Tree Lighting

December 3rd-4th

The 19th annual Banyan Tree Lighting will occur on Saturday, December 3rd, 9am- 7pm. The Banyan Tree will be lit at 6:30pm. Events will continue Sunday, December 4th, from 9am-5pm. There will be a holiday arts and crafts fair along with a variety of local musicians. Keiki activities begin at 2pm and include a visit from Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, and Christmas crafts.

Maui Christmas Banyan Tree Lighting

Maui Christmas Childrens events

Holiday Tree Lighting at Maui Wine

December 10th

This winery is located in Upcountry Maui and has beautiful grounds. Event includes food, beverages, keiki activities, a visit from Santa Claus, and an outdoor movie. Bring blankets or chairs to enjoy this event with the family! There is also wine tasting available from 4-6pm.

Santa Visits Hula Grill in Ka’anapali

December 18th

Santa and his reindeer will paddle in by outrigger canoe to sit with keiki on Hula Grill’s Barefoot Bar stage. Mrs. Claus will give out goodies and Santa’s elves will help with cookie decorating.

Maui Christmas Santa

Shows & Music Events

Maui Christmas Show

Yule Be Home For Christmas at the MACC

November 27th

Maui Choral Arts Association presents this holiday concert including holiday classics and sing-alongs. This event will be held in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 3:00pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and keiki.

Holiday Pops with Nicole Parker at the MACC

December 4th

The Maui Pops Orchestra will present holiday classics with guest vocalist, Nicole Parker. This event will be held in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $20-$55 and are half price for students and under 18.

Maui Christmas Music

Maui Christmas Nutcracker

MAPA’s Nutcracker Sweets

December 10th-11th

Maui Academy of Preforming Arts presents Nutcracker Sweets, a holiday classic. The event will be held at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 7:00pm on the 10th and 3:00pm on the 11th. Tickets range in price from $30-$18 and keiki 12 and under are $18.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Restaurant Specials

Christmas Dinner Cruise Lahaina

December 25th

The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a Christmas Dinner Cruise at 5:00pm. Food is provided by Three’s Bar & Grill. Enjoy views of the Maui coastline and neighbor islands and watch for whales on this two hour cruise. The online price for adults is $88.15 and keiki are $61.15. This price includes 3 complimentary cocktails for adults 21+.

Maui Christmas Cruise

Maui Christmas Dinner

Grand Wailea

December 24th-25th

The Grand Wailea’s Bistro Molokini offers a Prix Fixe menu December 24th and 25th for $55 including a choice of soup or salad, an entre and a dessert. They also offer a holiday brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm in their Grand Dining Room which is $90 for adults and $35 for children.

Fairmont Kea Lani

December 24th-25th

In Fairmont’s Kō Restaurant they offer a special wine dinner menu on the 24th and 25th including a first course, main course, and dessert for $75 and an additional $35 for wine pairings. They have a Christmas dinner buffet at 5:00pm on the 25th which is $125 for adults. $70 for 6-12 year olds and $35 for keiki 2-5.

Maui Christmas Restaurant

Maui Christmas Buffet

Sheraton Maui

December 25th

The Sheraton Maui, located in Lahaina, offers a Christmas Dinner Buffet from 4:00pm-9:00pm in the Black Rock Kitchen. $65 for adults and $23 for children 6-12.

Merriman’s Kapalua

December 24th-25th

Merriman’s has a beautiful oceanfront view overlooking Kapalua Bay. They offer a Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day Prix Fixe menu for $85 ($32 for children 12 years & under).

Maui Christmas Gourmet Dinner

Maui Christmas Luau

Christmas Luau

December 24th-25th

Want to try something uniquely Hawaiian? You could attend a luau for your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner. One option is Old Lahaina Luau. Luaus include a wide variety of food from Kalua pig, fish, steak, chicken, sweet potato, a salad bar, and desserts along with great entertainment.

Another fun option for the holiday season is a helicopter tour with Air Maui. Our tours will allow you to experience Maui in a way unlike any other. These tours are a great way to start off your visit to Maui, giving you a unique perspective of the island. Here’s what some of our guests have to say about their time with us:

“If you go to Maui and you don't take this tour you are missing out on a great experience. My wife and I went to Maui for the holidays and to escape Los Angeles. We booked our Air Maui trip as our 1st "to do" and our pilot was Troy. Great guy, very easy going and full of knowledge. Simply put… the flight with Troy was amazing! We saw parts of the island we would have never seen by car, bike or hike. This is a must do.” - Rick H

“We were lucky enough to take in a 'Whole Island' tour whilst on holiday in Maui. What a wonderful experience!! Dylan, our pilot, was not only knowledgeable and friendly, but really funny too! We saw Maui as it should be seen- from the air!! Beautiful and awe-inspiring!” - Ben D

“When I opened my stocking on Christmas morning it contained a small toy helicopter from my wife. I was excited to find out that it represented a circle island helicopter tour of Maui. We booked the tour and it was amazing. The staff and pilot were professional knowledgeable and made sure that we saw the entire island from this very special perspective.” - ggcraven

“I was absolutely thrilled with this tour. No problems, we arrived and were whisked off to the heli pad and away we went. We were very safe and secure in this helicopter. And awed by the sights and the information available from the pilot. We went at Christmas time with family and this was the highlight of my Maui tour, the pictures are the best.” - Deb638

Maui Holiday Helicopter Tour

A helicopter tour is also a great gift for the holidays. Perfect for the adventurous, the nature loving, or the person who has everything! Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!