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Thanksgiving on Oahu

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Thanksgiving is a huge event that is celebrated with great grandiosity all over the American states. There are a lot of things to do and many places to visit during Thanksgiving on Oahu. Moreover, since many families visit Hawaii between December and February, you can enjoy a calm and affordable vacation in November with fewer people around! The Hotel prices in November are cheaper—from $250 to $275/night. Compared to $400/night on Christmas and New Year.

What to Do on Thanksgiving in Hawaii?

Thanksgiving takes place on the 24th of November 2022. There are many things to do on Oahu during November. Here is the list of the activities we consider the best to spend the family holiday.

Visit Luau

Take advantage of this month’s Thanksgiving festivities with a luauA Luau is a great way to celebrate the holiday with your family. You can play traditional Hawaiian games, try Hawaiian food, listen to live local music and enjoy Polynesian and Hula performances.

Waikiki Holiday Parade 

The Waikiki Holiday Parade will be on the 24th,25th and 29th of November, 2022. The Waikiki Holiday Parade commemorates Pearl Harbor Survivors and the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Local Hawaiian marching bands, military units and local officials will march down along Waikiki Beach. It is held annually on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and hosts thousands of people from all over the world.

Go on the Tour

Go on the Circle Island Tour with DanielsHawaii. On this fascinating tour around the island of Oahu you get to discover more than 30 spots and visit more than 10 stops. Learn more about the formation and history of Hawaii, taste local food, pass by the surf beaches in the north, and see beautiful landscapes. This small group tour is perfect to explore Oahu with your family on Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving on Oahu

Music Show

Anuhea & Friends – Celebrating the Music of the 80s at Blue Note Hawaii (25-27 November 2022). Hawaiian-born singer Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii’s #1 female artist!

Tickets: $35-$45

Black Friday in November

They’re going to be Black Friday in Hawaii on November 26. Although Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, some shops will have Black Friday sales during the whole month of November. The Oahu shopping malls with Black Friday in November 2022:

  • Ala Moana Center 
  • Windward Mall 
  • Pearlridge Center 
  • Waikele Premium Outlets 
  • Ka Makana Ali’i Center 

Thanksgiving Meals on Oahu

Leave it to the professionals to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for you, so that there are no dishes to wash:)

All the restaurants and bars are going to be packed on Thanksgiving on Oahu, so make sure you make the reservation in advance. Here is the list of the places where you can have an amazing family dinner on November 24 on Oahu