Christmas Activities on the Island
Although snow is unlikely, you won’t have to sacrifice any of the Christmas festivities during your holiday on Maui. Watch the annual lighting of the banyan tree, view Kanakaloka (Santa Claus) paddling ashore in his canoe and get the annual photo op of the kids with Old Saint Nick (although he may be in aloha wear rather than his traditional red suit). The jolly fellow will be paddling to shore on Christmas Eve aboard his outrigger canoe at 9am at Wailea Beach in front of the Grand Wailea, as well as on Polo Beach in front of the Fairmont Kea Lani, also on Christmas Eve.
Choo choo! The Maui Sugar Cane Train transforms into the Holiday Express throughout the month of December. The train is decked out in Christmas lights and elves join in for the ride. Along the four-mile route you’ll stop to pick up Santa, much to the children’s delight!
It’s not too late to begin your Christmas shopping, with many Made in Hawaii markets popping up around the holidays, offering the perfect opportunity for picking out unique gifts for giving and a little something for yourself! In addition to many of the handmade markets, shopping centers around the island are decorated and festive throughout the season, providing both a pleasant shopping experience as well as additional activities in their calendar.
The Shops at Wailea offers daily Santa visits throughout the month, as well as several special music events such as a Festival of the Harps, a quartet, and Christmas caroling. Head to the Lahaina Cannery Mall for Christmas music with an island flair, where they offer several special holiday ukelele performances throughout the season. There’s no need to attend a luau to experience Hawaii’s beautiful dance of hula, as several performances can be found around the island during the holiday season. Check out the hula performance in the courtyard outside Whalers Village on December 22 at noon.
Of course, Maui’s year-round warm weather allows for all the other activities the island is so well known for, such as swimming, sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, and so much more! Maui is home to a variety of world class beaches, each ideal for different water activities. Grab a surfboard to try your hand at riding the waves along Ho’okipa Beach, explore the vibrant underwater world at Honolua Bay or Kapalua Bay, or try out the popular activity of stand up paddleboarding in beautiful Napili Bay.
A Christmas getaway is also perfect timing for observing the blue whales that surround the island during winter months. Though spouts can occasionally be seen from the shore, Maui’s many boat charters will get you out on the water and up close and personal to these magnificent creatures, spotting sea turtles and dolphins along the way! Or if you’re just after a time of relaxation, there is plenty of that to go around, beginning with picking out the perfect Christmas in Maui rental and then choosing your beach of choice to settle in and soak up the views.
Amenities in Our Christmas in Maui Rentals
From romantic holiday hideaways to lavish villas that accommodate the entire family, our wide range of Christmas rentals has something to offer for every traveler. Prepare a festive Christmas meal in the full, upgraded kitchen, spend your days lounging poolside, or saunter down to the ocean on Christmas morning, just steps from your door. These are all options available in many of our Christmas rentals.
Imagine waking up on Christmas morning to the sights and sounds of the sea with a white sand beach spread out before you. Choose a Christmas rental with charm and luxurious amenities to forever enjoy cozy memories from your Christmas spent in Hawaii! Whether you seek a quiet 1-bedroom or a spacious 3-bedroom with room for the whole family, your Christmas on Maui will be unforgettable, beginning with your stay in the perfect Maui rental.
Contact Us for the Best Christmas Rentals in Hawaii
At Quam Properties, we handpick the highest quality vacation rentals on the beautiful island of Maui. Not only are we selective in our process, but we are also highly attentive to detail to ensure that our properties are always maintained to a flawless level. Our vacation rentals are situated across the sunny northwest coast of Maui, including the areas of Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Napili, and Kapalua. Staying in one of these rentals will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying some of the island’s best beaches, shopping, restaurants, and world-class golf courses. Many of our Hawaii rentals offer stunning oceanfront views, full kitchens, resort-like pools, and everything you’ll need for an unforgettable Maui getaway. Make your reservation today by booking online or calling our office at 808-665-1315.