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What to Do for Christmas on Your Honolulu Vacation

Looking for Christmas activities on your Honolulu vacation?

This guide highlights some of the best events around Waikiki, Honolulu, and nearby Oahu locations.

Here are a few great ways to spend your time if you’re heading to Honolulu on your holiday vacation:

Where to Eat on Christmas in Honolulu

The big question for many vacationers is where to enjoy your holiday meal. Here are a few great options:

  • The ever-popular House Without A Key, located in Halekulani, will have several multi-course meals available: dinner on Christmas Eve, as well as lunch and dinner on Christmas Day.
  • Prince Court will have several buffet options for the Christmas vacationer. Their buffet in 2014, available for both children and adults, was available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day brunch, and Christmas Day dinner.
  • Tiki’s Grill has also been a staple spot for many Christmas travelers. They usually have a special holiday options in addition to their standard menu. Last year, a 4-course dinner was available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Activities to Enjoy on Your Honolulu Vacation

Of course, eating is only part of the holiday fun.

Here are a few of the most popular activities to add to your Christmas to-do list:

  • If you stop in Honolulu a bit early, you should stop by Honolulu City Lights’ Opening Night for a tree-lighting and an evening of festivities. Honolulu City Lights hosts a series of other events leading up to Christmas, such as “Photo with Santa” nights and a family movie night. Visit their website for a detailed calendar.
  • Just next to Waikiki, Ala Moana has its own activities. Ala Moana Center will hold holiday activities and entertainment throughout the holiday season. And Ala Moana Hotel will hold a Christmas event this year, which will include dinner and an entertainment.
  • Waikiki Beach Walk has regular, free activities. This holiday season will be no exception. During the Christmas season, you’ll be treated to decorations and free live music performances, starting at 6 pm.
  • Jingle Rock Fun Run, held on December 20th, is a charity event sponsored by Make-A-Wish Foundation. There are usually several thousand participants. The run will take you through several streets in Honolulu. For more information, visit Hawaii’s Make-A-Wish website.
  • The Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Center holds an annual crafts and gifts fair a week before Christmas. For more information, visit their website.
  • At the Hawaii Theater Center, you can join the Amy Hanaialii & Willie Holiday Show. This unique holiday concert will naturally focus on holiday tunes, delivered in the unique style of these two famous performers.
  • No Christmas would be complete without a parade. On December 19th, Hawaii Kai Marina hosts a parade that’s true to the spirit of Christmas and Hawaii: a boat parade. For more information, visit their website.


The holiday season in Honolulu can become especially busy, so make sure that you make dinner or entertainment reservations early.

And if you’re booking a Honolulu tour or vacation activity, you should also make sure to book your spots well in advance.

To book a Honolulu tour, Honolulu vacation package, or Honolulu tourist activity, visit HawaiiDiscount.com or call 1-866-482-9775.