hawaii santa copyDo you live in or plan on visiting an area with a warm climate and tropical feel? Well you can still get into the Christmas spirit even if you are without snow. While you wouldn’t necessarily think so, places like Hawaii still offer locals and tourists plenty to do during the holiday season.

Christmas time always conjures up memories and thoughts of snowy landscapes, colorful lights, and fireplaces. I have learned over the past seven years though that Christmas celebrated on an island can still be filled with wonder, magic, and some warm sand sans snow. Here’s some things you can check out if you’re celebrating Christmas in Hawaii

For those who may be thinking about an island getaway over the holidays, you may want to check out all that Oahu, Hawaii has to offer.  Besides the perfect beaches, wonderful resorts, and swaying palms, there are also some festive events not to be missed. These events will easily put you in the Christmas spirit, and they do so without the cold and wet snow!

Here is a list of a few fun holiday happenings that I recommend you check out when you’re celebrating Christmas in Hawaii:

Honolulu City Lights

Try celebrating Christmas in a beautiful place like Hawaii

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The beautiful lights around the island can put anyone in the Christmas mood. Take a trolley ride around the city with some hot cocoa in hand!


Honolulu Hale

Food booths, tree lighting and wonderful light parade at this Christmas event!

Christmas Parades on Oahu

There are many local Christmas parades throughout Oahu including Honolulu, West Oahu, East Oahu, Central Oahu, and on the north shore. Each once is special in its own way! Check out a few to find your favorite.

Nutcracker Ballet Performances

Checking out the Nutcracker is a sure-fire way to celebrate Christmas anywhere you are.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort

Th beautiful resort is always on my list for the lovely Holiday displays and gingerbread houses.

Winter craft fairs

If your are visiting Hawaii, bring home some beautiful handmade Hawaiian crafts – some even have a holiday flair!

A Couple More Must Sees!

*Hawaii Kai decorated boat parade

*Hawaiian Concerts such as Brothers Cazimero Christmas Concert and Na Leo at the Hawaii Theatre