If you are planning on escaping the cold of winter to enjoy Christmastime in Kauai, you’re in luck! Not only does Kauai have great weather to enjoy all year, but you can still celebrate the season with some great holiday activities. Check out some of the fun things to do around Kauai below.
25th Annual Festival of Lights
The 25th Annual Festival of Lights at the County Building Park will be open every night 6pm-11pm from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Friday December 17 or Christmas Eve from 6-8pm. This event is free.
Waipa Foundation Christmas Craft Fair
On Saturday, December 18th from 12-4 at the Waipa Foundation you can enjoy local food while shopping for unique gifts. Buy from local vendors and island artisans. Admittance is free.
Christmas at Grove Farm Museum
Visit the old-fashioned Christmas tree, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and tour the Grove Farm house on Friday December 17th from 5:30-7:30pm. This is a free family night. You can also visit the gift shop for some last-minute presents.
Jake Shimbukuro Christmas in Hawaii
Come and enjoy Christmas classics on the ukulele such as We Three Kings, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, O Holy Night, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas in addition to his signature classics on Thursday December 16th at the Porter Pavilion. Along with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and special Guests, singer-songwriter, Thunderstorm Artis on vocals, and first-call percussionist, Taku Hirano, Jake Shimbukuro is spreading holiday cheer this season!
Storytime with Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus will be at the Princeville Shopping Center food court with free milk and cookies as well as a coloring sheet for kids on Sunday December 19th form 3-5pm. You can also shop some unique gifts.
The Nutcracker at the Kauai Ballet Academy
Come and see the classic Christmas event The Nutcracker on December 18th at 1:00pm or 6:00pm, performed by the Kauai Ballet Academy at Koloa Landing Resort. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children.
Air Kauai is closed Christmas Day, but we are open for the rest of the holiday season! This is a great time of year to enjoy a helicopter ride. Waterfalls are especially spectacular during the rainy season and if you are lucky, you may also spot a whale from the air! Here’s what some of our guests have to say about their experiences:
““Can't speak highly enough of the team at Air Kauai, absolutely MUST DO experience when coming to this island! The doors off flight provides the most stunning views that can't be seen any other way.” - Julian Good
“The pilot, Brodi, was excellent. The tour was amazing and beautiful and Brodi did amazing with the information. Our ride was in a very windy day, but he made the ride very safe. The photos and videos are definitely worth it. If you get the chance, do this tour.” - Steven T
“The staff was incredibly nice! The views were absolutely stunning! This island is breathtaking, and there’s no better way to see it!” - Brittany BrusoFuller
“Great experience! Definitely worth the price. Could possibly be the most spectacular thing you ever see in your lifetime.” - Serg L