As the holiday season approaches, so does the opportunity for some excellent fun! Don’t let this winter season pass you by without taking advantage of all the exciting events happening on the beautiful island of Maui. Maui has plenty of events and activities to keep you entertained while staying in one of our luxurious vacation condos or hotel rentals. From festive concerts and parties to parades and tree lightings, here are some of the best holiday events happening on the island this year. So, start planning your Maui vacation now, and be sure to check out these great activities!
From rumba dancing and telling stories to farm tours, there is something for everyone on this magical island.
Lahaina Banyan Tree Lighting
In December, don’t miss the chance to experience one of Maui’s most beloved traditions. Enjoy the festive spirit of Christmas in Lahaina this year with the banyan tree lighting ceremony! Every year, the Banyan tree is illuminated with twinkling holiday lights during a grand celebration. The ceremony is not to be missed, as it transforms Lahaina into a truly magical place. Come early and marvel at the “lighting-up” ceremony for Lahaina’s iconic Banyan Tree!
Afterward, why not take a leisurely stroll along Front Street? With its cozy shops and delicious restaurants, it’s an island paradise waiting just for you! Make sure to mark your calendars for the special event and get ready for the beautiful lighting of one of Lahaina’s most beloved Christmas trees!
The Grand Wailea’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display
Start the new year off right at The Grand Wailea for a grandiose New Year’s Eve event! With a fireworks display that lights up the skies over Wailea, the perfect view awaits from all angles. Make it a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience by staying in one of our Wailea luxury condos to take in and savor all the splendor from your private front-row seat. Alternatively, head down to Wailea Beach for an up close and personal showcase of magical hues and dazzling colors. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening that will kick off 2023!
A New Year’s celebration in beautiful Maui is an unforgettable experience for everyone. While Wailea Beach sure is popular, limited parking can be an issue—though it won’t spoil the fun, as numerous fireworks show appears throughout the island to say goodbye to 2022 with a bang! Hotels and resorts also shower their local beaches with a mesmerizing display that causes jaws to drop! So, regardless of where your holiday festivities take place in the tropical paradise of Maui this year, you have plenty of ways to make this special moment extra spectacular and truly memorable.
Rumba Tropical-DJ and Dancing
Who said December has to be all quiet nights around the fireplace and snowmen? With Rumba Tropical-DJ and Dancing on the party scene this holiday season, you can have some festive and fun party vibes all through December. Whether you’re planning to enjoy an epic party or a small gathering of friends, Rumba Tropical is here to bring their party mix of Caribbean tunes infused with Latin sounds.
Get ready to hit the dance floor for epic parties lined up that are sure to make these holiday nights sparkle! On December 8th and 22nd from 9:30 PM – until midnight you can join in on all kinds of fun with amazing grooves. So, leave your winter jackets at our Maui vacation condo rentals and celebrate the season—it’s time for some festive merriment!
Maui Swap Meet & Farmers Market
Held every Saturday at UH-Maui College, The Maui Swap Meet and Farmers Market is a great way to enjoy the local culture and get an authentic taste of Hawaii. Taking place in Kahului, the swaps meet features over 200 vendors selling everything from fresh produce and handmade crafts to vintage clothing and jewelry. If you are looking for unique souvenirs from your trip or just want to stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies, this is definitely a must-visit event!
Talk Story, Sew, and Feast
Join Maui Makers, Inc., and The Sewing Hui on a voluntourist mission like no other! Gather your sewing supplies and creativity for a unique experience: sew for those in need with the beauty of Maui’s shores as your backdrop. Make new friends while connecting to the local culture –– after you’ve made a difference with stitching fabric, share conversation over lunch and create memories you will cherish long after your trip has ended. Take part in a fulfilling journey that combines travel, creativity, and community service – join Maui Makers, Inc. and The Sewing Hui on this life-changing voluntourist mission!
Lunch Tour at O’o Farm
An immersion into a one-of-a-kind farming experience awaits you at O’o Farm! Located on the slopes of Haleakala near Makawao, Hawaii, O’o Farm is an organic farm specializing in delicious Hawaiian produce. During their lunch tour, guests can take part in the day-to-day activities of rural life: from harvesting crops to feeding various farm animals and learning about Hawaii’s agricultural history. Sure to be a fun adventure for all, the lunch tour provides an interactive way to learn more about the connection between food and culture that ancient Hawaiians fostered so deeply. It also gives you the opportunity to sample some of the freshest vegetables and herbs in an environment that celebrates nature as it was intended to be celebrated!
The Hui’ No’eau Visual Arts Center
The Hui’ No’eau Visual Arts Center is a local paradise for Maui residents and visitors. It’s the perfect place to get unique gifts from the island, with local crafts made by experienced local artists being sold inside. With prints, jewelry, painting, and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out something special for your loved ones.
On top of that, classes are also offered if you want some help getting creative with your craft ideas! At The Hui, you don’t have to be a professional in order to appreciate art! They offer incredible classes and workshops for every age group and ability level, making sure that everyone has access to enjoying the beauty of artistic expression. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s something for everyone at the Hui’ No’eau Visual Arts Center.
Christmas Keiki Run and Santa’s Half-Mile Dash
Get into the festive spirit with a jolly good time walking or running the Christmas Keiki Run! Whether you’re an adult or a kid, it’s sure to put a smile on your face as you enjoy the holiday season. If you want to spread some holiday cheer while helping out the Maui Food Bank, come join the Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk or Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash. The Half Mile Dash is perfect for kids aged 8 years and under, beginning at 7:30 AM, December 18!
Once the little ones finish up, you can move on to the 5+ KM run that has no timed results so you can have fun without any pressure. And if running is not your thing, they also have a 1-mile walk that allows for leisurely strolls along the scenic bike path. Join now for this festive event to get your competitive juices flowing in an ugly sweater and to help raise donations for a great cause!
Maui Ocean Center Holiday Special
The holidays are here and that means it’s time for some fun, family-friendly activities! At Maui Ocean Center, they are putting on a few super exciting holiday events for kids to enjoy. Maui Ocean Center is located near our Maalaea vacation rentals, so it won’t hurt to try out their special seasonal offerings will help bring the magic of the holidays alive for little ones. With festive decorations and activities for all ages, the spirit of Christmas is sure to be in the air at Maui Ocean Center! Kids can learn all about ocean life with their bubbly friends while getting into the spirit of the season. So, if you’re looking for something special for your kids to do on these special days, head on down to Maui Ocean Center for a good time!
If you are planning a visit to Maui this holiday season don’t miss out on these amazing events! Consider staying in one of our best Hawaii vacation rentals right near all the action and experience traditional Hawaiian culture firsthand. So, mark your calendars now – we can’t wait for you all to join us for some much-needed holiday cheer! Aloha!