(Photo by: Mieko Photography for Hui No’eau)
Spending the holidays in Maui? Although you may miss a few of the traditional aspects of the season, Maui offers many choices to indulge good cheer this season. Check out our list below for some fun things to do on Maui for the 2015 holidays:
Breakfast with Santa
Bring your keiki (children) down to see santa at the Sheraton Resort on Christmas eve morning for a delicious breakfast and final chance to tell santa their wishes.
8 a.m. December 24 | Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, 2605 Kaʻanapali Pkwy, Kaʻanapali
Shop for the perfect gift at the annual holiday artisan showcase at the Hui No’eau on Baldwin Avenue on Maui’s north shore. Twinkling with holiday charm, the Hui’s gallery will be filled to the brim with works in jewelry, ceramic, print, fiber, photography, glass, and painting. With holiday ornaments, Hui Print Calendars, and many, many more handmade items added to the mix, you’ll be sure to find a special gift for everyone on your list. By shopping local, you’ll be making a creative investment in our community, in your neighbors and in yourselves
Through Dec 24 | Hui No’eau, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
Shopping in Wailea Wonderland
Watch as Santa parades from Kalama Park on South Kihei Road through Wailea resort area ending at his throne at the Shops at Wailea where kids can get some one-on-one time with Santa and get a Honolulu Cookie Company treat. Parking validations provided for Santa visits.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Christmas Eve | The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea
Pre-New Years Eve with William Shatner
William Shatner appears with Brian Evans and comedian Louie Anderson as part of the Maui Celebrity Series.
$50+ | 8-10 p.m. December 30 | Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, 2605 Kaʻanapali Pkwy, Kaʻanapali
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Three’s
Save your appetite for this 4-course, all-inclusive meal featuring delicious pupus, choice of salad, and entree choice from: fresh island fish, prime rib, macadamia nut chicken or Hawaiian-style ribs (add lobster tail for extra). Includes dessert. Call 808-879-3133 for reservations.
$49 | December 31 | Three’s, 1945 South Kihei Road, Suite G, Kihei
Vaudeville Swing Into 2016 New Year’s Eve Party
Live cabaret performances, champagne reception, dance party, and a four course dinner available at this festive new year’s eve shindig in Wailuku. Try the absinthe bar, photo booth or body painting.
$75+ | Dinner 6:30 p.m., December 31 | The King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku
Plus these ongoing Maui events sure to offer a festive touch in the next few weeks:
Maui Music Series – Sunset Sessions
Enjoy live music, ono grinz, real Hawaiian beer and epic sunsets Mondays with Johnny Ringo.
Mondays 5 p.m. | Maui Brewing Company, 605 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei
Mulligan’s Magic Show
Free Fun, laugh-out-loud show for all ages! Tableside magic at 6:30 p.m. followed by a comedy show.
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday | Mulligan’s, 100 Kuakahi Street, Wailea
Upcountry Farmers Market
Featuring fresh local farm goods, live plants, hot food and seasonal specials (weather permitting).
Saturdays 7 – 11 a.m. | Kulamalu Town Center, 55 Kiopa‘a Street, Pukalani