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.
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.
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!
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.
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.