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Hawaii December Events

Tis the season for Hawaii December Events. There are plenty of reasons to be jolly across the islands this month, with ample holiday celebrations including Santa Arriving By Canoe on Waikiki Beach, the Honolulu City Lights Display and many Christmas Day Buffets.

There’s a great sports line-up including Billabong Pipe Masters, Honolulu Marathon, Hawaii Rugby 7s Paradise Cup, Diamond Head Classic (Basketball) and Hawaii Bowl (Gridiron Football)… and let’s not forget New Year’s Eve events with Sheraton Waikiki and Rum Fire hosting “Seven Kingdoms” one of the hotttest parties in town (pictured).

What’s On Hawaii is a monthly calendar of Hawaii events carefully curated for holiday-makers to highlight what’s on during their stay!

Download your copy of the Hawaii events December 2017 calendar in a printable PDF format below or view the complete list of events outlined underneath.

Warning: There are so many events on this month that I had to make the font size small but you can zoom in! 

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DECEMBER 2017 CALENDAR

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CALENDAR KEY: 
[S] = State Holiday 
[K]
= Kauai 
[O]
= Oahu 
[M]
= Maui 
[H]
= Hawaii Island 
[MO]
= Molokai 
[L]
= Lanai

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01 December 2017, Friday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Vans World Cup (01-06 Dec)
[O] Waikiki Yokocho Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
[O] Wild Birds at Kumu Kahua Theatre
[M] Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] First Friday’s in Honokaa
[H] Kailua Kalikimaka 2017

02 December 2017, Saturday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Lihue
[K] First Saturdays Old Kapaa Town
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Kimie Miner Live at Courtyard Kauai Coconut Beach
[O] Vans World Cup (01-06 Dec)
[O] Wild Birds at Kumu Kahua Theatre
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Wreath Making with Native Plants
[H] Christmas with the Chefs
[H] Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade

03 December 2017, Sunday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[K] Waipa Kalo Festival
[O] Ala Moana Center Farmer’s Markets (Sun)
[O] Haku Lei Making Workshop
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at Bishop Museum (every day)
[O] Kadomatsu Workshop
[O] Kapolei Ki-Ho Alu Kristmas Koncert
[O] Salt At Our Kakaako Holiday Brick Party
[O] Vans World Cup (01-06 Dec)
[O] Wild Birds at Kumu Kahua Theatre
[O] Xterra Trail Run World Championship
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] World of Magic

04 December 2017, Monday
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Basketball – Montana State vs. Hawaii
[O] Vans World Cup (01-06 Dec)
[M] Hui Holidays

05 December 2017, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[K] Tasting Kauai Food Tours (Various)
[O] Danny & Nicholas Kaleikini’s Holiday Concert
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Vans World Cup (01-06 Dec)
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center
[M] Na Mele O Maui at Castle Theater
[H] Tuesday Trot 5k Fun Run & Walk

06 December 2017, Wednesday
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Kailua
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball – Prairie View A&M vs. Hawaii
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (Wed)
[M] Holiday Celebrations at Lahaina Cannery Mall (various)
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Wed/Fri)

07 December 2017, Thursday
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Holiday Fiesta at Koko Head Cafe
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center

08 December 2017, Friday
[K] Friday Nights with Santa!
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Holiday Haku Lei Workshop @thehappyhakuhttps://thehawaiiadmirer.com.au/wp-login.php?action=logout&_wpnonce=de7858946a
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Honolulu Marathon Carbo Loading at The Street
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Kuana’s Winter Wonderland  at Hawaii Theatre Center
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] New Wave Holiday Friday Open Air Market by Art+Flea
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Basketball – Idaho State vs. Hawaii
[O] Whiskey and Chocolate Pairing
[M] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Lahaina 2nd Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei Making with Randy Lee
[H] Feast on the Beach at Lava Lava Beach Club
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Wed/Fri)
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet at The Palace Theatre

09 December 2017, Saturday
[K] Art Walk at Kukuiula
[K] Holiday Craft Fair
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Christmas Nights at Queen Emma Summer Palace
[O] Duke’s on Sundays Concerts with Henry Kapono
[O] Festival of Lights Boat Parade at Hawaii Kai
[O] Hawaii Jazz Masters Tommy James
[O] Hawaii Polo Wahine Exhibition Match
[O] Holiday at Hulihee: Christmas Craft Fair
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Holiday Concert at Kawaiahao Church
[O] Holiday Pops Featuring Amy Hanaialii
[O] Kalakaua Merrie Mile
[O] Kapolei City Lights
[O] Kuana’s Winter Wonderland  at Hawaii Theatre Center
[O] Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace
[O] Na Leo Nani Chorus Presents An Aloha Christmas!
[O] Santa Arrives By Canoe at Waikiki Beach
[O] Second Saturday Lauhala Hui at The Hawaii State Art Museum
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball – UH Hilo vs. Hawaii
[M] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
[M] Elves Workshop at Maui Science Centre
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Katie Thiroux Trio
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center
[M] Ulupalakua Tree Light at MauiWine
[H] Kona Christmas Parade
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet at The Palace Theatre
[H] Waimea Community Chorus – Holiday Favorites!

10 December 2017, Sunday
[K] Princeville Night Market Holiday Edition
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] A Joyful Christmas by The Honolulu Chorale
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Brunch with Santa at Prince Waikiki
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Honolulu Marathon
[O] Jeff Peterson & Malama Aina
[O] Kuana’s Winter Wonderland  at Hawaii Theatre Center
[O] Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace
[O] Start to Park 10K
[M] Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Medicine Tribe Presents Nahko “My Name is Bear”
[H] Grammy Award-Winning Kalani Pea in Concert
[H] Lighted Boat Parade
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet at The Palace Theatre
[H] Waimea Community Chorus – Holiday Favorites!

11 December 2017, Monday
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Moomeheu Hawaii – Complimentary Cultural Programming at Royal Hawaiian Center (various dates)
[O] Silent Disco Dance Party
[O] Willie K at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Hui Holidays

12 December 2017, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Happy Birthday Frank! A Sinatra Celebration at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center

13 December 2017, Wednesday
[O] Brewer’s Dinner with Big Island Brewhaus
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] FLUX Sound Talk Story & Concert
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Vino and Vinyasa with Juri Edwards at Moana Surfrider
[M] Hui Holidays

14 December 2017, Thursday
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village
[O] FLUX Sound Talk Story & Concert
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Ko Hana Rum Dinner at Koko Head Cafe
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center

15 December 2017, Friday
[K] Friday Nights with Santa!
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Hawaii Rugby 7’s Paradise Cup at Kapiolani Park
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Season’s Best Craft Fair
[O] The Nutcracker by Ballet Hawaii
[O] Wine and Chocolate Pairing
[M] Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] Christmas Craft Fair

16 December 2017, Saturday
[K] CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Aha Mele: Hawaiian Music Series at Washington Place
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Breakfast with Santa at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Christmas Nights at Queen Emma Summer Palace
[O] Hawaii Rugby 7’s Paradise Cup at Kapiolani Park
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Makahiki Challenge Obstacle Mud Run 5K
[O] Makaha Kalikimaka  at Turtle Bay Resort
[O] Na Mele O Ko Olina Music & Arts Market
[O] Season’s Best Craft Fair
[O] Taimane’s Holiday Fête – Dinner Show & Performance
[O] The Nutcracker by Ballet Hawaii
[O] Wine & Tango – A Holiday Night of Argentine Tango
[M] A Classical Christmas by Maui Chamber Orchestra
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center
[M] Streetlight Cadence
[H] Christmas Craft Fair
[H] “Joy To The World” Holiday Concert
[H] Kahulanui – Hawaiian Swing Band
[H] Kokua Kailua

17 December 2017, Sunday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Season’s Best Craft Fair
[O] The Nutcracker by Ballet Hawaii
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball – Utah Valley vs. Hawaii
[M] A Classical Christmas by Maui Chamber Orchestra
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] Jingle Bell Beach Run Along Historic Alii Drive

18 December 2017, Monday
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[M] Hui Holidays

19 December 2017, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Tiki’s Grill & Bar presents the Old World Wine Dinner
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center

20 December 2017, Wednesday
[O] Billabong Pipe Masters (8-20 Dec)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village
[M] Holiday Celebrations at Lahaina Cannery Mall (various)
[M] Hui Holidays

21 December 2017, Thursday
[K] Inspirational Films Film Festival at Kukui Grove Cinema
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet

22 December 2017, Friday
[K] Friday Nights with Santa in Hanapepe
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Diamond Head Classic (Basketball)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Under the Banyan Christmas Concert Featuring Robert Cazimero
[M] Hui Holidays
[M] Kihei 4th Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei Making with Kaipo Ah Chong
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet

23 December 2017, Saturday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace
[O] Diamond Head Classic (Basketball)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Waimea Valley’s Christmas Brunch & Free ‘Aha Mele Concert
[M] Let It Snow! at Queen Kaahumanu Center
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] Movies Under the Stars – “Elf”
[H] The Nutcracker Ballet

24 December 2017, Sunday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] A Charlie Brown Christmas at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Hawaii Bowl (Gridiron Football)
[O] [O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Hy’s Steak House Christmas Brunch Buffet
[M] Hui Holidays
[H] Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

25 December 2017, Monday
[S] CHRISTMAS DAY
[O] Diamond Head Classic (Basketball)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Hy’s Steak House Christmas Brunch Buffet
[O] Magical Christmas at Rock-A-Hula
[O] Majestic Christmas Cruise
[H] Christmas Dinner at Hilton Waikoloa Village AND Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
[H] Holiday Luau at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

26 December 2017, Tuesday
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[M] Holiday Celebrations at Lahaina Cannery Mall (various)

27 December 2017, Wednesday
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[M] Migrations Luau Dinner Show
[H] Holiday Luau at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

28 December 2017, Thursday
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[M] Ode to Joy

29 December 2017, Friday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Ode to Joy
[O] Voices of Aloha Holiday Concert SING!
[L] Lanai 5th Friday Town Party
[H] Hawaiian Sunset Saturday at Coconut Grove Marketplace

30 December 2017, Saturday
[K] Kauai’s Festival of Lights
[K] Kilauea Night Market
[O] Greek Night
[O] Hawaii Magic Festival
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Ode to Joy
[O] The Chainsmokers
[O] University of Hawaii Wahine Basketball – Hawaii Pacific vs. Hawaii
[H] Wailea Village Mochi Pounding

31 December 2017, Sunday
[O] Atlantis Adventures New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
[O] Bill Maher’s New Year’s Evening of Comedy
[O] Honolulu City Lights Display
[O] Midnight New Year’s Eve Party in Waikiki with Elvis!
[O] New Years Eve Celebration: The Seven Kingdoms at Sheraton Waikiki and Rum Fire
[O] New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party at Sky Waikiki
[O] New Year’s Eve Monte Carlo Casino Night
[O] NYE Celebration: Under the Sea at Moana Surfrider
[O] NYE Presidential Suite Party: KALEIDOSCOPE at Moana Surfrider
[O] Star of Honolulu Year’s Eve Cruises
[O] Sunday Jazz Brunch at Grondin
[O] The Chainsmokers
[O] Tiki Drop 2018 Waikiki New Year’s Eve Party
[M] Pacific Whale Foundation New Years Eve Cruises
[M] Pride of Maui New Year’s Eve Cruise
[H] Holiday Luau at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
[H] New Year’s Eve Celebration at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
[H] New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
[H] New Year’s Eve Party at Hilton Waikoloa Village

While The Hawaii Admirer takes care to ensure the accuracy of all information presented, it is recommended that you always double-check to confirm event dates, times, location, and important details.

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