Spending your holiday season in Oahu may not be the most traditional route, but spending the holidays in Hawaii is a Christmas experience like no other. If you are looking to escape the cold of your hometown, Hawaii has numerous fun activities for you and your loved ones to participate in!
Hawaii has incredible weather all year round. The month of December brings especially nice weather with temperatures in the low 80s during the day and sitting in the mid 60s at night. As if the weather wasn’t beautiful enough, The Hawaiian islands also look especially vibrant, tropical and breathtaking during the month of December. Tropical flowers continue to blossom during the winter months and there’s nothing like seeing holiday decorations stand out amidst the sand, sun and sea.
If you’re planning on spending Christmas in Hawaii, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of what to do in Hawaii at Christmastime!
Tropical Helicopters’ Helicopter Tours
What better time to see the gorgeous views of Hawaii than during the holiday season? Tropical Helicopters offers amazing discount helicopter tours on O’ahu and Hawaii Island. The O’ahu Island Adventure features a beautiful scenic view of North Shore, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and more! Or try the Doors-Off Over the Volcano experience, which allows you to get up-close to a real volcano! There’s something special about soaring over Hawaii with your loved ones at Christmastime. Book your tour now!
12 Days of Christmas at the Polynesian Cultural Center
In Waikiki, the Polynesian Cultural Center offers live-entertainment, a boat ride in a lagoon, photos with Santa, discount shopping, and more, from December 10-23. On December 19, the center will have snow available for the families and children to play in! There will be something during this time for everyone. Visiting the center is also a great way to connect to Hawaii’s rich culture during your visit. You’re sure to feel the aloha spirit!
Ballet Hawaii’s Performance of “The Nutcracker”
Visit a classic Christmas ballet with Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Ballet Hawaii! Ballet Hawaii features performers from all over the world, including famous musicians from the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. This performance is a must-see for all this holiday season.
Honolulu City Lights
Beginning December 6th, Honolulu City Lights features a lighting of the 50-foot tall pine tree in front of Honolulu Hale. The Honolulu City Lights Festival runs December 5-January 2. It is a free event that is perfect for any family occasion!
Season’s Best Craft and Gift Fair
The Season’s Best Craft and Gift Fair is a great place to go for holiday gifts! The fair happens twice a year, first in October then December. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet local artists, and to support their artwork and various products. This fair features handbags, jewelry, chocolate, woodcrafts, and more! You do not want to miss out!
These are just a few things to get you started on your to-do list for your holiday vacation in Hawaii! Why not start with number one, and book with Tropical Helicopters today!