16 Dec Celebrating Christmas on Maui
You’ve made an amazing decision to vacation on Maui for your Christmas holiday. The island offers everything it normally would at any other time of the year – sunshine, beautiful sunsets, beaches galore and many day trip options, however make sure to take advantage of these special events during the most wonderful time of the year.
The famous banyan tree in Lahaina comes to life with lights for the Christmas holiday. Make sure to visit at night to experience the twinkling tree. Get plenty of photos!
The high-end Shops at Wailea have several holiday events throughout the month of December. Children can even see Santa feed his reindeer!
Christmas Luau (link to snorkel store)
Check out the many options to experience a Luau, Christmas-style.
Even if you don’t have children with you, don’t miss Santa’s big arrival at Wailea Beach on Christmas Eve!
Christmas Eve Services
- Christmas Eve candlelight services at Hope Chapel in Kihei at 8:30am, 11am, 4pm and 6:30pm
- Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina Christmas Eve mass
- Kihei Lutheran Church has Christmas Eve services at 5pm and 7:30pm
- Kumulani Chapel in Kapalua has two candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5pm and 7pm
One of the most popular dining options on Christmas Day is the Christmas Day Buffet at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. There is an early-bird buffet starting as early as 11am and a dinner buffet from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy all the local favorites including poke, seafood, Pork Lau Lau, Kiawe Slow-Roasted Prime Rib and Goose.
We hope you enjoy the great holiday traditions while on Maui. It’s not too often you can enjoy tradition as well as spend the holidays on one the most beautiful island in the world. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!