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Maui Christmas Events 2019

Maui Christmas Events 2019
Kea Lani joins in the holiday fun with their own lighting of this beauty in their lobby! Photo Courtesy Kea Lani

Are you heading to Maui for the holidays? Or do you live here and are in need of some festive events to get you into the holiday spirit?  We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite holiday traditions, including Santa’s outrigger canoe arrival, the Nutcracker, and the lighting of the Lahaina Banyan tree.

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    This may be the last year for this event, don’t miss out!

    Holiday Express Train Ride!

  • Location: Sugar Cane Train Lahaina
  • Dates: Nov 29 – Dec 31,  6 & 7:30pm
  • Details: The holiday cheer begins at Pu’ukoli’i Station in Ka’anapali when you board the festively decorated train. Savor the magic of the season while our elves get you settled in for the 4 mile round-trip journey with a brief stop to pick up a very special guest!
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  • Event: Tis the Season of Aloha: Annual Tree Lighting 
  • Location: Grand Wailea
  • Date and Time:  Sunday, December 1, 5-8pm
  • Details: Celebrate the season with the lighting of more than seven miles of white lights strung along the Grand Wailea driveway and holiday tree reaching 25 feet. Enjoy live holiday performances, hot cocoa and cookies with festivities to include a gingerbread display, and letters to Santa station, Support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui with a $1 ornament purchase to decorate our BGCM tree. Grand Wailea to match each $1 donation. Complimentary and open to the public.
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The Grand Wailea Lights up the Holidays! Photo Courtesy Grand Wailea


  • Event: Tis the Season Tree Lighting Ceremony 
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani 
  • Date and Time: Thursday, December 5, 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Details: Everyone is invited to experience the magic of 23,000 lights as one of the largest Christmas trees in the state is illuminated! The decorated tree will serve as the centerpiece of a traditional ceremony featuring Hawaiian entertainment, hula dancers and holiday treats.The tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the hotel.  The event is free and open to all!
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Maui Christmas Events 2019
Kea Lani joins in the holiday fun with their own lighting of this beauty in their lobby! Photo Courtesy Kea Lani


  • Event: Lighting of the Banyan Tree Holiday Festival
  • Location: Lahaina : Campbell Park in the day, Banyan Tree at night. 
  • Date: Saturday, December 7
  • Details: The Maui Made Holiday Gift Fair will kick off at 9am in Campbell Park and Santa will arrive around 2pm. Keiki activities will be available at Campbell Park from 12-4pm. Lahainaluna High School Band will perform 5:45pm – 6:45pm at Banyan Tree Park and the Banyan Tree will be lit at 6:30pm and will remain lit the entire holiday season December 7th-to January 1st, 2020.
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Don’t miss the lighting of the Banyan Tree in Lahaina! Photo Courtesy Lahaina Towne Action Committee


  • Event: Tis the Season of Aloha: Santa Arrival by Outrigger Canoe 
  • Location: Grand Wailea, Wailea Beach 
  • Date: Tuesday, December 24, 7am – 10am 
  • Details: Santa arrives on Wailea Beach in front of Grand Wailea. Meet Santa and take photos on the Chapel Lawn. Complimentary and open to the public.
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Santa and his elves paddle onto Wailea Beach in this magical holiday event. Photo Courtesy Grand Wailea


  • Event: MAPA’s The Nutcracker
  • Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theater
  • Dates: Friday Dec 20 & Sat Dec 21 (times vary) 
  • Details: Right before Christmas and all thru the isle, MAPA presents The Nutcracker in holiday style. With sets & costumes, some new & some old, it’s the classical story in ballet that’s retold. You may have seen it before in Chicago, New York, or L.A. but it’s now reimagined in a fresh and exciting new way. The Sugar Plum Fairy will dance on her toes. Don’t wait to get tickets, there are only two shows. In the blink of an eye the show will be done, so make sure you come and be part of the fun. You’ll be amazed by this company’s feat at bringing to Maui this holiday treat!
  • Tickets: On Sale Friday, Nov 1 
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Two Shows Only! Maui’s best ballet dancers hit the stage in this holiday favorite. Photo Courtesy MAPA


  • Event: Holiday Surf Lessons 
  • Location: Ukumehame Beach Park 
  • Dates: Throughout December, no lessons on Holidays per County Park Regulations 
  • Details: Click this link to book your surf lessons soon!  Surf Lessons also make a great holiday gift, you can also purchase a Gift Card for the ultimate experiential present! 

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