11 Reasons Christmas In Hawaii Is The Absolute Best

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s officially the Christmas season, and here at Only In Hawaii, we couldn’t be more excited. When you think of a traditional holiday season, the Hawaiian Islands are probably the last place to cross your mind. After all, you won’t find freezing temperatures or snow here, unless you head to the summit of the Big Island’s Mauna Kea, that is. However, Christmas in Hawaii is pretty incredible, and here are eleven reasons why.

11. Hawaiian Christmas music is quite unique.

I mean, really, what other states in America can say that they have completely unique Christmas tunes sung by the famous Bing Crosby?

What is your favorite thing about spending the holiday season in Hawaii? Is it Santa Claus arriving in Waikiki via outrigger canoe? Share your favorite holiday traditions with us in the comments. Mele Kalikimaka, everyone!

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Christmas In Hawaii

November 23, 2020

What are the most enchanting Christmas towns in Hawaii?

Celebrating Christmas without snow or cold weather may seem weird for some, but it’s normal practice in Hawaii, and we certainly make up for a lack of snow with incredible Christmas displays, light parades, and celebrations sure to put even the most Grinch-like people into the holiday spirit. While the Hawaiian Islands as a whole celebrate Christmas beautifully – from snowmen made out of the sand on Kauai beaches to the snow-topped Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island – there are a few Hawaiian cities and towns that are a little merrier this holiday season, including our two favorites: Honolulu and Lahaina.

Does Hawaii have any traditional Christmas tree farms?

While we love palm trees wrapped with twinkling lights, there is something about a real Christmas tree that makes your house supremely cozy. And since we don’t have fireplaces from which to hang our stockings, the least we can do to immerse ourselves in Christmas spirit is to head to Oahu’s Helemano Farms to pick up a traditional Christmas tree.

What are some unique Hawaiian Christmas traditions?

In addition to making snowmen out of the sand at the beach and listening to our favorite Hawaiian Christmas songs, there are some events and activities that just can’t be missed, depending on which island you call home, of course. Some of our favorites are local Christmas parades, walk-through light displays, strolling through our favorite malls, and enjoying hot chocolate while blasting the air conditioning.


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