Your Guide to the Perfect Christmas Weekend in Honolulu: Dec. 22–28, 2022
Watch Avatar: The Way of Water on the big screen with specialty snacks, enjoy Christmas brunch at Turtle Bay Resort and delight in the sounds of Paula Fuga and Kalani Pe‘a.
Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
Through Monday, Dec. 26, various times
Take a 30-minute joyful ride to Honolulu Hale to see Shaka Santa, then spend about an hour exploring all the lights and scenes in the area. Reservations are filling up quickly so be sure to reserve ASAP. Tickets also include a photo with Santa Claus and his elves.
Family-Friendly Event, $25 for adults; $17 for keiki 3 to 11 years old; kids 2 years and younger are free but must sit on an adult’s lap. Pickup is at Victoria Ward Park, 680 Auahi St. holidaylightshi.com, @holidaylightshi
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Paula Fuga, Home for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 24, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Hawai‘i’s Queen of Soul will be singing her favorite holiday tunes. The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year is excited to share all of her merry energy with you at these special shows.
Flurry and Snow Holiday Singalong Show
Thursday Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 24
Catch Flurry and Snow in Windward Mall’s Center Court for a special interactive singalong show produced by Storybook Station. Keiki are encouraged to sing along in hopes of a special guest joining in!
Kalani Pe‘a’s Hawaiian Christmas Show 2022
Friday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the season with the sounds of aloha from this three-time Grammy Award-winning artist and special guests kumu hula Shelsea Ai and Hālau Lilia Makanoe, and singer-songwriter Chardonnay.
Christmas Day Bubbles Brunch
Sunday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy a decadent brunch buffet, live music and take photos with Santa in the oceanfront ballroom. Expect sumptuous displays and action stations, which include imported cheeses, charcuterie and antipasto; a seafood and raw bar; carving boards; and more. Top it off with a glass of bubbles!
Avatar: The Way of Water
Through Sunday, Dec. 25, various times
Cozy up at the movie theater with James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, which just opened nationwide on Dec. 16. To celebrate the occasion, Consolidated Theatres will showcase special “I See Blue” themed concessions through Dec. 25.
Mālama Hawai‘i Makers Market Pop-Up at Royal Hawaiian Center
Friday, Dec. 23, 3 to 8 p.m.
Shop for last-minute holiday gifts at this pop-up marketplace that features a curated collection of products from about 20 Hawai‘i-based artists, makers, designers, collectors and food vendors.
Shores Co. Candle-Making Workshop
Thursday, Dec. 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Sip on a glass of bubbly and enjoy ocean views while Shores Co. founder Tawnya Proctor shows you how to batch your own signature scented travel candles using coconut wax.
Let It SNOW! Holiday Storytelling at The Magical Mystery Show O‘ahu
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2 to 3 p.m.
Keiki can gather around Santa as he reads the classic tale ’Twas the Night Before Christmas as pretend sparkling snow falls. Plus, Santa will have gifts for all the children.
Family-Friendly Event, children ages 5 to 17, $29; adults accompanying paid minor, $18 plus taxes and fees; Hilton Waikīkī Beach, 2500 Kūhiō Ave., eventbrite.com,
Stargazing in Waikīkī
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 7 to 8 p.m.
View the stars, planets, faraway galaxies and more using a 7-foot telescope set up on the top level of International Market Place’s garage. Listen to stories about space and chat with an astronomer. You’re welcome to BYO chairs and beverages, but food is not permitted at the event.