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December Events in Hawaii

If you are visiting Hawaii in the month of December, you are in for quite the treat. The month is filled with many great events that are considered can’t miss, and are sure to give you a glimpse at the year round fun that takes place in Hawaii. From activities to free spectator events, and a ton of fun surrounding the holidays. Get ready for great options for things to do while visiting the islands in December.

The holiday season is a favorite time of year in Hawaii, and there is so much to do and see surrounding the season. Throughout downtown Honolulu the holiday season is everywhere you look, and the tree lighting ceremony on December 2nd is a big event. The tree illuminates the night and a parade officially rings in the celebration of Christmas and the holidays. Outdoor concerts, performances, and decorations fill the evening, and many families head to the area to celebrate the season. The decorations stay up throughout the month so even if you are visiting later, you can marvel at the beauty of downtown Honolulu.

One of the biggest events actually lasts for many months. The big waves begin rolling in during the month of November and last through February, with surges bringing massive waves to north facing shores on all islands. The island of Oahu welcomes the best in the sport of surfing for the Triple Crown of Surfing, and Maui hosts surf events for women. Even if there are no surf competitions happening, the site of the big waves is incredible, and you’ll want to head up north to see them. Locals head out into the water to ride the giant waves and know how to put on quite the show.

Runners from around the world descend on Oahu on December 10th for the Honolulu Marathon, an event that routinely welcomes nearly 30,000 miles to the grueling 26.2 mile course that shows off the beauty of the island’s South Shore. Residents and visitors head out to the course to cheer on the runners, and marvel at the large number of athletes completing the course.

December is a big month in the water for a big reason. Actually, a huge reason. Humpback Whales migrate to the islands to breed and give birth following a summer in Alaska. Whale Watching Tours are a big to do and seeing the giants in their habitat is amazing. Head out from any island and view these majestic creatures while visiting Hawaii.

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