Blurreed Christmas lights at a festival
Blurreed Christmas lights at a festival

Deck the Halls in Island-Style

  • Holiday Celebration | December 19-25, 2021
  • Inquire with Concierge for costs associated with holiday activities

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Gather Together this Holiday Season

Savor the Big Island's bounty

Revel in Hawaiian holiday culture

Discover family adventures and total wellbeing


Holiday Itinerary
Twinkling lights wrapped around swaying palms, a driftwood Christmas tree and local Hawaiian carolers singing yuletide classics to a strumming ukulele infuse the holiday season with the magic of an aloha spirit.
Woman doing yoga on the beach at Mauna Lani

Sunday, December 19, 2021

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  • 6:30 AM | Sunrise Canoe Paddle at Surf Shack

  • 6:45-7:45 AM | Sunrise Yoga – Top Big Island instructors guide you through yin yang, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Fresh squeezed juices and an aromatherapy ritual after your class help keep your mind body connection centered as class concludes.

  • 8:30 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 9:00 AM | Tennis Clinics at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 1:30 PM | Husk Like A Local – Put your skills to the test and see if you can become the fastest coconut husker on the Big Island as you learn how to husk your own coconut.

  • 2:00 PM | Tennis Clinics at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 3:30-5:00 PM | Pickleball Round Robin

  • 5:30 PM | Cinema by the Sea – Create lasting memories with your ohana at our Holiday Dinner & A Movie Night. First, grab your favorite holiday snacks from our street fair vendors and pair them with your favorite holiday movies, all screened under the stars.

Bartender mixing a tiki drink

Monday, December 20, 2021

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  • 6:45-7:45 AM | Sunrise Yoga – Top Big Island instructors guide you through yin yang, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Fresh squeezed juices and an aromatherapy ritual after your class help keep your mind body connection centered as class concludes.

  • 9:30 AM | Let’s Talk Story at Hale’I’ike

  • 11:30 AM | Historical Petroglyph E-Bike at Surf Shack (4 people max, ages 12 and up)

  • 2:00 PM | Hawaiiana Time at Hale’I’Ike

  • 3-4 PM | That Tiki Life – Let our team of Mauna Lani mixologists teach you the art of craft cocktails with a Mauna Lani twist, featuring the quintessential Mai Tai complete with Kuleana rum. Take back an exclusively crafted cocktail and mixology toolkit on us– the perfect gift for the foodie back home

  • 5-8 PM | Mauna Lani Sunset Luau –  Taste the flavors of the islands — kālua pig, poi, fresh fish, lomi salmon, and tropical fruits — while swaying to the rhythm of hawaiian music accompanied by traditional kahiko hula dance and auana, the modern style of  hula.

Fresh tacos, guacamole and salsa

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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  • 6:45 AM | Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

  • 8:00 AM | Canoe Snorkel Beyond the Reef at Surf Shack

  • 9:30 AM | Historic Walking Tour at Hale ‘I’ike

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 2:00 PM | Tales of Old Hawai’i at Eva Parker Woods Cottage

  • 2:45 PM | Lei Making at Concierge Lobby

  • All Day | Golf Wiki Wiki Course Low Round Tournament – Prizes for First, Second, and Third for each age range. Winner gets free round of golf, and apparel from Pro Shop. Age Groups:  5-10; 10-14; 15-17, 18 and up.

  • 1 PM | Konane Hawaiian Checkers with Uncle Danny – Learn how to play Hawaii’s  ancient board game of strategy.  This two person game will be sure to keep you on your toes. Once taught, all couples will play against each other with winners taking home a Konane board of their own. | Complimentary

  • 3:30 | In Conversation: Chef Matt and Local Fishermen – Conversation with Local fisherman discussing the historic fishing rituals of the island, sustainable sourcing styles, tastes, etc. Tastings of Fish Presentations by Chef Matt.

  • 5-10 PM | Tacos & Tequila – Classic Mexican fare awaits you with a family style meal of elote, carnitas, spicy chicken taquitos, churros, and fresh fish caught right off our shore.  The evening is topped off with an inclusive Tequila tasting menu to pair with the courses of the evening.

Man in a market tent
Savor a festive environment as you cap off your year

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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  • 6:45-7:45 AM | Sunrise Yoga – Top Big Island instructors guide you through yin yang, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Fresh squeezed juices and an aromatherapy ritual after your class help keep your mind body connection centered as class concludes.

  • 8:00 AM | Canoe Snorkel Beyond the Reef at Surf Shack

  • 9:00 AM | Tennis Clinics at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 9:30 AM | Wahi Pana: Historic Sites Tour at Hale ‘I’ike

  • 2:00 PM | Learn to Play the Ukulele at Hale ‘I’ike

  • 2-3 PM | Clinic Shootout – Refine your game on the range while having the chance to win exclusive prizes. Bring the whole family to get in on the fun.

  • 2:45 PM | Lei Making at Concierge Lobby

  • 3-4 PM | Mocktail Party – Learn how to craft the perfect mocktail, featuring herb and fruit mixers sourced from local gardens.

  • 4-5:30 PM | Tennis Tournament – Refine your backswing this holiday break on our newly resurfaced royal blue tennis courts. Family fun awaits with our round robin competition led by our on-property tennis pros.

  • 5 PM | Tennis Pro Exhibition – Watch the Tennis pros face off in an exhibition match.

  • 4-10 PM | Night Market – Bring back something special for the ones you love. Some of the most sought-after ready to wear, home, jewelry and athleisure brands will be  popping up with exclusive products just for you. Within the collections each designer will feature a collaborative item created with a local artisan, with proceeds going back to the local community.

  • 5:30 PM | Cinema by the Sea – Create lasting memories with your ohana at our Holiday Dinner & A Movie Night. First, grab your favorite holiday snacks from our street fair vendors and pair them with your favorite holiday movies, all screened under the stars.

  • 1 Hour Before Sunset | Holiday Sunset Tour – Our Holiday Sunset Golf Tour begins an hour before sunset on the breathtaking South Course. The tour is led by one of our knowledgeable golf pros, who will highlight historical and key features of the area. Stops include three stunning ocean view holes, and concludes at sunset from one of the most iconic locales on the Kohala Coast where you will enjoy a seasonal cocktail and treat as you watch the sun slip past the horizon.

Woman holiding a tennis racket

Thursday, December 23, 2021

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  • 6:30 AM | Sunrise Canoe Paddle at Surf Shack

  • 7:00 AM | Cardio Tennis at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 8:00 AM | Beachside Yoga at the Milo Tree Lawn

  • 9:30 AM | Historic Walking Tour at Hale ‘I’ike

  • 9 AM – 12 PM | Pickleball Tournament – Fun for all ages, challenge yourself and compete against others with your family and friends.  Prizes for the top three teams.

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 12 PM | Kainalu Canoe Race – Gear up for a family-friendly competition of outrigger canoe paddle races and many more family friendly activities. | Reservations Encouraged

  • 2:00 PM | Tales of Old Hawai’i at Eva Parker Woods Cottage

  • 2:45 PM | Lei Making at Concierge Lobby

  • 4-5:30 PM | Tennis Tournament – Refine your backswing this holiday break on our newly resurfaced royal blue tennis courts. Family fun awaits with our round robin competition led by our on-property tennis pros.

  • 4-10 PM | Night Market – Bring back something special for the ones you love. Some of the most sought-after ready to wear, home, jewelry and athleisure brands will be  popping up with exclusive products just for you. Within the collections each designer will feature a collaborative item created with a local artisan, with proceeds going back to the local community.

  • 5-10 PM | King of the Grill – BBQ pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork, beef sausages, chicken and fish are on the grill and in the smoker, blending the flavors of Hawaii with the spices of Texan and Southern cookouts.

Tablescape with candles for a celebration

Christmas Eve | December 24, 2021

Inquire at 844.249.5274
  • 6:30 AM | Sunrise Canoe Paddle at Surf Shack

  • 6:45-7:45 AM | Sunrise Yoga – Top Big Island instructors guide you through yin yang, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Fresh squeezed juices and an aromatherapy ritual after your class help keep your mind body connection centered as class concludes.

  • 8:30 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 9:00 AM | Tennis Clinics at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 11:30 AM | Historical Petroglyph E-Bike at Surf Shack (4 people max, ages 12 and up)

  • 2:45 PM | Lei Making at Concierge Lobby

  • 2-3 PM | Clinic Shootout – Refine your game on the range, while having the chance to win exclusive prizes, bring the whole family to get in on the fun. Chance to win $100K by getting a hole in one.

  • 4-10 PM | Night Market – Bring back something special for the ones you love. Some of the most sought-after ready to wear, home, jewelry and athleisure brands will be  popping up with exclusive products just for you. Within the collections each designer will feature a collaborative item created with a local artisan, with proceeds going back to the local community.

  • First Seating at 5 PM | Christmas Eve at CanoeHouse – Feel like you are dining with old friends at CanoeHouse with the ‘MY’ menu from Chef Matt and Yuka, the husband and wife duo that create the heart and soul of the restaurant.

  • 1 Hour Before Sunset | Holiday Sunset Tour – Our Holiday Sunset Golf Tour begins an hour before sunset on the breathtaking South Course. The tour is led by one of our knowledgeable golf pros, who will highlight historical and key features of the area. Stops include three stunning ocean view holes, and concludes at sunset from one of the most iconic locales on the Kohala Coast where you will enjoy a seasonal cocktail and treat as you watch the sun slip past the horizon. | Call for Reservations 808.885.6655

  • 5-8 PM | Mauna Lani Sunset Luau –  Taste the flavors of the islands — kālua pig, poi, fresh fish, lomi salmon, and tropical fruits — while swaying to the rhythm of hawaiian music accompanied by traditional kahiko hula dance and auana, the modern style of  hula.

Boy with a skimboard wearing a Santa hat

Christmas Day | December 25, 2021

  • 6:45-7:45 AM | Sunrise Yoga – Top Big Island instructors guide you through yin yang, vinyasa and restorative yoga. Fresh squeezed juices and an aromatherapy ritual after your class help keep your mind body connection centered as class concludes.

  • 6-10 AM | Christmas Day at Hālani – Breakfast Buffet featuring holiday favorites

  • 7:00 AM | Cardio Tennis at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 8:00 AM | Canoe Snorkel Beyond The Reef at Surf Shack

  • 10 AM | Santa Claus is Coming to the Beach – Come one, come all and gather on the beach as we welcome Santa on Christmas Day — Hawaii style! Watch for Santa’s canoe as he paddles in from the North Pole, and join us for ukulele and holiday songs. Keiki will receive a special goodie bag of snacks and treats.

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 2:00 PM | Lawn Tennis on the Great Lawn

  • 3-4 PM | Surf Shack Brews Class – Taste some of the top local beer brands and learn about the local brewery culture from a local Big Island brewing company.  Return to your room with an exclusive taster kit to be enjoyed throughout your stay.

  • 4-10 PM | Night Market – Bring back something special for the ones you love. Some of the most sought-after ready to wear, home, jewelry and athleisure brands will be  popping up with exclusive products just for you. Within the collections each designer will feature a collaborative item created with a local artisan, with proceeds going back to the local community.

  • 4-9 PM | Christmas Day Dinner at HālaniFresh line-caught fish, locally harvested shellfish from the Pacific, and Kona farmers’ bounty of vegetables. An Ocean Harvest awaits you in Hālani. Enjoy local carolers and hula dancers to complete your Hawaiian dining experience.

  • First Seating at 5 PM |Christmas Day at CanoeHouse – The pre-fixe dinner will take your tastebuds on holiday as you experience the culinary treasures the island has to offer.


Holoholo Kids Crew Holiday Adventures
Helping younger guests ignite their sense of discovery, Holoholo Kids Crew educational programs range from holiday cookie decorating with our resident baker, Keiki movies under the stars, painting classes and a dedicated holiday tennis camp.
Iced holiday cookies

Sunday, December 19, 2021

  • 3-4 PM | Cookie Decorating - Join Resident Baker Chef Helen for a festive and delicious cookie decorating party.
  • December 20-25 | 4-5:30 PM | Family Round Robin Tournament - Refine your backswing this holiday break on our newly resurfaced royal blue tennis courts. Family fun awaits with our week-long round robin competition led by our on-property tennis pros. | Ages 6+
Kids create art during a tie dye class at Mauna Lani

Monday, December 20, 2021

  • 8 AM - 12 PM | Keiki Holiday Tennis Camp - Learn the basics or let your already budding young star learn from our Club Pros. | Ages 4-13
  • 3-4 PM | Tie Dye For - Using natural dyes curated from the surrounding ecology, have an afternoon of fun as you tie dye sarongs, aprons and more.
Kids in front of a fire pit at Mauna Lani

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

  • 8 AM - 12 PM | Keiki Holiday Tennis Camp - Learn the basics or let your already budding young star learn from our Club Pros. | Ages 4-13
  • After Sunset | S'mores and Stars - Cozy up next to the beach bonfire and roast marshmallows under the Hawaiian starscape.
Mom and kid with a tennis racket

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • 8 AM - 12 PM | Keiki Holiday Tennis Camp - Learn the basics or let your already budding young star learn from our Club Pros. | Ages 4-13
  • 3-5 PM | Gingerbread House Making - Once your creation is complete, enjoy piece by piece back in your room.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

  • 8 AM - 12 PM | Keiki Holiday Tennis Camp - Learn the basics or let your already budding young star learn from our Club Pros. | Ages 4-13
  • 5-8 PM | Keiki Cinema Series: Cars - While you head out to your evening plans, let your kids have an evening to remember. Dinner, popcorn, face painting and hair braiding will accompany a themed night screening of Disney’s Cars.
Man painting with oil paints

Friday, December 24, 2021

  • 8 AM - 12 PM | Keiki Holiday Tennis Camp - Learn the basics or let your already budding young star learn from our Club Pros. | Ages 4-13
  • 3-4 PM | Paint and Sip for Keiki - Ocean theme and horse theme accompanied by fresh, local smoothies.
Pouring champagne into a glass by the beach

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