“Santa’s Gone Kauaian” starts our 2019 tropical holiday season and Kauai events. If you plan to spend Christmas in Hawaii or Hanukkah, now is the perfect time to book your Kauai vacation rentals. Expect to see palm trees lit, fireworks over Poipu Beach, hear carols with ukulele and the celebrations listed below.
Holiday Trivia…the very first Christmas in Hawaii happened on Kauai in 1786, when a team of British explorers landed at Waimea. These first high season travelers celebrated Christmas on the ship while the Hawaiians were observing Makahiki, a festival during the winter solstice.
23rd Annual Festival of Lights at the Historic County Building in Lihue, December 6-9, 13-15, 20-24 and 28, 2019.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6pm to 8pm.
Holiday trees are decorated with recycled items that have been turned into beautiful ornaments. This tradition started over 50 years ago by the late Auntie Josie and has been the Festival of Lights the past 22 years. Free candy canes and a visit with Santa are included through December 24.
2nd Annual Joy Of Christmas at St. Raphael Church Grounds at Poipu, Every Saturday and Sunday night until Christmas. 6-8pm.
See lighted outdoor displays on 12 acres that depict the Twelve Days of Christmas. Food and drink served and a Gift Shop.
More Christmas in Hawaii 2019 Events: (List will be updated as new events are announced).
December 6, Lights on Rice Parade and Kauai Museum Craft Fair, Lihue, 6:30pm.
December 7, A Night of Chamber Music, KCC Performing Arts Center, 7:00pm.
December 12, Kauai Chorale, Christmas in the English Chapel, Lihue United Church, 6:00pm.
December 14, Kauai Chorale, A Great English Christmas, KCC Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm
December 15, Kauai Chorale, A Great English Christmas, KCC Performing Arts Center, 3:00pm.
December 21, Kauai Sings Christmas, Kilohana Luau Pavilion, 7:00pm
December 21, Christmas Parade in Waimea, Details to follow. Start time is usually 6pm.
New Years Eve Kauai at Poipu Beach Park Pending notification of event. Please check back later.
What are your holiday plans? We wish you Merry Christmas, Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Hanukkah!