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Top 5 Activities to Do on Christmas in Hawaii

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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s officially the Christmas season! Hawaii is probably not the first destination that comes to your mind for traveling during the Christmas season. However, here are many fun things to do and places to explore. Christmas in Hawaii is a fun and wonderful time that many locals and tourists look forward to every year. If you travel to Hawaii in December-you are lucky since you can experience the unusual Holiday celebrations. Hawaii’s vibrant indigenous culture means that locals celebrate Christmas differently compared to how we know it. Putting their unique Hawaiian twist to this traditional holiday makes for an exciting way of celebrating it. Let’s dig deeper into the Top 5 Activities to Do on Christmas in Hawaii. 

Top 5 activities to do on Christmas in Hawaii
Christmas in Hawaii

Christmas Luau

Luau is one of the best experiences you can obtain while in Hawaii. And Christmas Luau is even better! Families and communities gather in the backyard or the beach for a Christmas feast or a traditional luau. A Hawaiian Christmas feast is never complete without the kalua pig. Kalua is a traditional cooking style in Hawaii, where they cook food with an Imu or an underground oven. 

 Honolulu City Lights 

Honolulu City Lights will be back in full this year on Oahu. This amazing festive installation of holiday displays in downtown Honolulu. There is food and fun for kids of all ages. This annual tradition is a perfect way to feel the spirit of the season if you are spending it on the island of Oahu. In past years, more than 75,000 people gather for opening night. Along with Honolulu City Lights, Kapolei City Lights returns at the Kapolei Hale as well. The fun begins with the holiday parade and block party on Dec. 10. For more details, click here.

Surfing Santa 

Santa makes his annual visit to Hawaii too. Traveling with children, you may want to find a Hawaiian Santa. And if you are staying in Waikiki you can find Santa in many shopping malls. Moreover, the most unusual thing you can experience is watching Santa on the waves! Look for Santa’s annual arrival via canoe, riding the famous waves of Waikiki onto the beach.

Top 5 activities to do on Christmas in Hawaii

If you are looking for the best feelings during the Christmas season you should try surfing! Many people tend to celebrate winter holidays in front of the warm fireplace with a table full of Christmas food but what if this time you would go surf? Hawaii is one of the best places in the world for beginners and professional surfers. Start the new year with an amazing new skill that will change your life! celebrate the season with a holiday surf with friends and family. It’s the perfect Hawaiian way to share some together time and be thankful for all you have!

Take a Circle Island Tour 

Another wonderful way to enjoy time with Friends and Family is to go on Private Circle Island Tour with DanielsHawaii. Take the time to get away from the regular hustle and bustle of life to spend time with loved ones. You can relax and enjoy privacy on the luxurious tour while watching the best gems of Oahu. Our friendly guides will provide the best experience possible for you and your family creating a fully customized experience for you. Book the tour here.

Whale and Dolphin Watching

The holidays in Hawaii mean whale-watching season! Whale watching is from December through March, making your holiday vacation a good time to see whales. 

One of the easiest and most spectacular ways to see the whales is to join a boat tour. Tours are a fascinating experience and allow you to see the humpbacks from very close by. Next to seeing the whales, you might also see dolphins, turtles, or maybe even whale sharks!

Merry Christmas or how Hawaiians say Mele Kalikimaka! We hope you will enjoy the top 5 activities to Do on Christmas in Hawaii.