Family Christmas Activities in Hawaii


The Christmas season is a wonderful time to get the family together for any number of activities. Hawaii has a ton of family Christmas activities that you and your family can take part in. Below are some of the more popular family Christmas activities happening around Hawaii during December.


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Holiday Activities with Chris da Clown

10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 13, 20 and 27, Pearlridge Center Uptown, first level fronting Price Busters. Keiki crafts, balloons, storytelling, face painting, silly songs and more. Call 488-0981.

“Hawaiian Santa” Arrival

9 a.m. Dec. 10, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, 2335 Kalakaua Ave. Santa makes a stopover in Waikiki during his annual canoe voyage to the islands as he is greeted with a keiki hula performance. Complimentary photos with Santa to follow in the lobby. Free and open to the public. Call 921-6941.

“A Magical Christmas with the Amazing Alan Arita”

10:30 a.m. Dec. 10, Hawaii Kai Public Library. Magic show and festive craft session for ages 3 and older. Call 397-5833.

Fifth Annual Liliha Gingerbread Festival

9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10, Lanakila Elementary School. Keiki will enjoy a delicious cocoa bar, frolicking in snow, visiting with Santa Claus, listening to Christmas music and stories read by state Rep. Corinne Ching. Also, purchase a gingerbread kit at the event to compete in a gingerbread house-building contest. Free admission. Call 586-9415.

“Christmas Carnival”

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10, Salt Lake Shopping Center. Features a bouncer, keiki rides, carnival games, face painting, crafts, cotton candy, photos with Santa, treats and more. Free. Visit www.saltlakeshopping­

“Snow Days in Hawaii Nei”

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Pearl Highlands Center (fronting Regal Theaters). Enjoy loads of fun in 40 tons of snow, photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Food Court and more! Visit

“Santa Saturday”

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Kapolei Shopping Center, 590 Farrington Highway. Keiki will enjoy free crafts and activities, rides on an antique fire truck, photos with Santa and a special visit by Rudolph. Those over age 18 may get a chance to snatch up some cash in First Hawaiian Bank’s “Money Grabber” booth. Lokahi Giving Project will be accepting donations for needy families. Visit

Waipio Shopping Center Christmas Event

Dec. 10 at approximately 11:30 a.m. after the parade, which begins 10 a.m. Keiki can meet Santa Claus near the Acapulco Mexican Restaurant from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment by Hanalani Schools Royal Choir and String Ensemble. Visit

Holiday Puppet Times with Christy Lipps

Holiday program with traditional music and songs at the following public libraries: 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Kaneohe; and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15, Aina Haina. Free.

Holiday Fun: For Ewa by Gentry Residents

6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Holomua Elementary School cafeteria. Keiki of all ages will enjoy crafts, sing-along songs and photos with Santa. Free. Call 685-0111, ext. 31, or visit www.ewaby­

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday

This month’s theme is “Gifted,” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, create a unique and magical snow globe (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and enjoy the sounds of the Oahu Civic Orchestra (at 1 p.m.) and Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Choir. Also accepting donations for the canned-goods drive. Call 532-8700 or visit

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