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Waikiki Beach Walk Holiday Mele Showcase at Embassy Suites, Waikiki
07 Dec 2022
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Savor the Holidays: Our Guide to Local Events and Shopping Hot Spots


Although temperatures remain toasty, the holidays are here in Waikiki! The palm trees are decorated and the sound of "Mele Kalikimaka" is in the air. We invite you to revel in the season, shop at the unique boutiques and markets along Waikiki Beach Walk, and even wave a shaka to Santa. Join in on the festive fun with these island-inspired holiday happenings, many located just steps from Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk.


Christmas Lights at Embassy Suites, Waikiki

Photo: Honolulu City Lights 

Honolulu City Lights 
Starting December 3 at Honolulu Hale 

View this annual month-long spectacle of lights featuring Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele statues, Christmas tree displays and family photo opportunities. 


Christmas Event at Embassy Suites, Waikiki

Photo: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Santa's Arrival to Waikiki
December 10 at 9 a.m. on the beach fronting Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort 

For an only-in-Hawai‘i experience, welcome Santa as he lands on the white sands of Waikiki Beach via outrigger canoe. 


Breakfast with Santa 
December 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort 

Make your reservations for this festive buffet meal at Kani Ka Pila Grille including photos with Santa and keiki activities.  


Hawai‘i Holiday Craft & Gift Fair 
December 17-19 at Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall

Support local small businesses while accomplishing your holiday shopping at this event showcasing 200 vendors offering crafts, art, clothing, and treats. 


Seven Nights of Christmas – Holiday Mele Showcase 
December 19 - December 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waikiki Beach Walk 

This week-long celebration of traditional hula and song features different local hula halau and well-known entertainers each evening. You may even be able to hear the music from your private lanai at Embassy Suites! 


Street View at Embassy Suites, Waikiki

Photo: Waikiki Beach Walk

Waikiki Beach Walk Open Market
Mondays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza

Shop for souvenirs and unique gifts for everyone on your list from artisan crafts and artwork to sweet treats and snacks. 


Snacks at Embassy Suites, Waikiki

Photo: Honolulu Cookie Company

Honolulu Cookie Company
227 Lewers Street at Waikiki Beach Walk 

Stock up on cookie tins and gift boxes filled with these too-cute, pineapple-shaped shortbread cookies in holiday flavors, such as dark chocolate macadamia nut and peppermint macadamia.    



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