From the bright blue water to warm Hawaiian sand, the Big Island is the perfect place to celebrate the holidays season. Here are a few ideas for you to enjoy the holidays in true Hawaiian style.
There are many fantastic restaurants enjoy dinner in the area. The holidays are the busiest in Hawaii and availability can sometimes be limited. We recommend making reservations as soon as possible. Here are our top picks for places to celebrate for special occasions.
Merriman’s – Waimea – Reservations Required: (808)885 – 6822
If you are looking for a more unique experience, you may choose to attend a Luau with your family on Christmas Day. Indulge in a Hawaiian feast and experience the magical storytelling of the Big Island Story.
December 25, 2018, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Reservations Required: (808) 882 – 5707 or Email
Legends of Hawaii Lau at the Hilton Waikoloa Village – Tickets Required
We can’t forget about shopping for the holiday season. The Shops at Mauna Lani is a great place to find a unique gift. You can dine, shop and play at this chic, open-air shopping destination. Check out the events at The Shops at Mauna Lani here.
If you are planning to venture further into town, Kailua-Kona has lots of great open-air shopping and fine eateries. Keep in mind that holiday hours will be in effect, and shops will be closing early on Christmas Eve.
There are many events and festivals going on in December and here are some of our top picks to celebrate the holidays with.
December 1, 2018 @ Waimea
Details TBA. 5:30-6:45pm. Mamalahoa Highway through Waimea Town Center.
December 16, 2018 @ Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive
December 29, 2018 @ Waimea Village
For more event happening on the Big Island in December, see konaweb.com
Last but not least, there is no better way to spend your holiday than on one of our world-famous beaches soaking up some sunshine and toes dipped in the beautiful Hawaiian sand. No matter where you spend your holidays, we hope you have a wonderful time in paradise.