Celebrate with us

The Holidays at Halekulani

From Easter to Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year’s Eve, there’s no better place to be than Halekulani. Explore all that awaits this holiday season.

Join us for a deliciously memorable holiday

Hawaiian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time at Halekulani, so the flavors of the day inspire our menus. From a four-course meal to a renowned buffet, our restaurants offer items that blend the distinctive tastes of Hawaii with the traditions of the holiday.


Halekulani offers the finest holiday menus

Hawaiian Christmas Dinner

When considering where to enjoy Christmas dinner, Honolulu has many options but none that provide the selection and superlative menus of Halekulani’s restaurants.


Ring in 2020 at Halekulani

Join us in Hawaii, New Year's Eve

On New Years, Waikiki is an extra special place to be, and nowhere is there more to experience than at Halekulani. From dinner at one of our restaurants, such as House Without A Key, to dancing under the stars and watching the fireworks over the water, our Honolulu New Year's Eve is a celebration to remember. 


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    Holiday dinners at Halekulani

    Enjoy the best choices for Christmas dinner Waikiki offers. From a holiday brunch to a sumptuous dinner with a set-menu, our dining options are unsurpassed.

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    Our Waikiki New Year's Eve

    Welcome in 2020 at Halekulani. With music, dinner and fireworks at midnight, it’s the center of celebrations. 

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Holiday Events

Thursday, December 19 At 6:30PM and 7:30PM (Two Separate Tours)

Hawaiian Holiday City Lights

Guest Exclusive. Enjoy a one hour trolley ride to see the festive Honolulu City Lights.  Meet at the Porte Cochere. Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Friday, December 20 at 5:30pm

Honolulu Hale Illumination Tour

Guest Exclusive. Enjoy complimentary transportation to and from Honolulu City Hall to view holiday decorations, displays, and see the iconic Honolulu Hale Christmas Tree.  A shuttle will depart the hotel at 5:30 pm and return around 7:00 pm.  Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Saturday, December 21 at 10am, 11am, 12pm

Gingerbread House Making

Guest Exclusive. Enjoy gingerbread house and holiday cookie decorating with the help of Halekulani’s award-winning pastry chefs at Garden Terrace. Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Sunday, December 22 at 4:30pm

Ugly Sweater Christmas Caroling

Guest Exclusive. Show off your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us for caroling in the Living Room with instrumental accompaniment and refreshments.

Holiday Events

Monday, December 23 at 4:30pm

Story time with Mrs. Claus

Guest Exclusive. Mrs. Santa Claus will make an appearance and give a special story telling by our cozy Living Room fireplace, where you can listen while you enjoy Halekulani’s homemade holiday ice cream and iced tea.  

Holiday Events

Tuesday, December 24 at 4:00pm

Santa's Arrival By Canoe on Gray's Beach

Guest Exclusive. On Christmas Eve, see Santa arrive “Halekulani-Style” by outrigger canoe on Gray’s Beach (fronting Halekulani).

Holiday Events

Tuesday, December 24 at 4:30pm

Children's Christmas Party

Guest Exclusive. Keiki (children) to meet and greet Santa at their own Halekulani Christmas party, where they can have their picture taken with Santa, participate in face tattoos, have a balloon sculpture made and of course, take home a gift in the Halekulani Ballroom.  Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Tuesday, December 24 at 5:30pm

Holiday Manager's Reception

Guest Exclusive. Enjoy festive food and drinks with a special appearance by Santa and performances by a keiki hula halau at Hau Terrace.

Holiday Events

Wednesday, December 25 at 8:00am

Christmas Carolers

Guest Exclusive. Enjoy the cheerful chorus of our talented Housekeeping family around the grounds of Halekulani.

Holiday Events

Thursday, December 26 at 4:00pm

Holiday Hula

Guest Exclusive. Learn how to hula with our Halekulani hula dancer under our historical Kiawe Tree at House Without A Key.  Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Friday, December 27 at 2:00pm

Holiday Lei Making

Guest Exclusive. String a lei for yourself or loved one with flowers from Hawaii in our Living Room.  Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Saturday, December 28 at 10:00am

'Tis the Season for Self Care

Guest Exclusive. A natural Spa product to nourish your skin and brighten your spirits, this turndown gift is compliments of SpaHalekulani.

Holiday Events

Sunday, December 29 at 2:30pm

Catamaran Tour

Guest Exclusive. “It’s lovely weather for a Hawaiian Sleigh Ride together” aboard the Holokai Catamaran. Meet in the Living Room at 2:30pm. Please contact Concierge for reservations.

Holiday Events

Monday, December 30 at 3:00pm

Hawaiian Shave Ice

Guest Exclusive. Refresh with a Hawaiian “Snow Cone” for the holidays at Halekulani’s pool until the “snow” melts.