Fireworks exploding in the sky by the beach
Fireworks exploding in the Hawaiian sky

Embrace the New Year at Mauna Lani

  • New Year Celebration | December 26 - January 2, 2021
  • Inquire with Concierge for costs associated with holiday activities

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Gather Together this New Year

Savor the Big Island's bounty

Revel in Hawaiian holiday culture

Discover family adventures and total wellbeing


New Year Itinerary
As the last sun of the year rises, set your intentions for the year ahead and let them sail on the waves. Amid stardust and tiki torches, feel like you’re dining with old friends at Hālani and CanoeHouse as you revel in the new experiences that will spark your New Year.
Woman walking through the courtyard at Mauna Lani

Sunday, December 26, 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 | Historic Walking Tour at Hale ‘I’ike

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 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 Clinic at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 2:45 PM | Ho’okipa Time – Let’s Talk Story at the Concierge Lobby

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

  • 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.

  • 5:30 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.

Man painting with oil paints

Monday, December 27, 2021

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

  • 8:00 AM | Pickleball at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 8:30 AM | Turtle Talk at the Honu Lagoon

  • 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)

  • 1-3 PM | Watercolors Paint and Sip Under the Milo Tree – Take in the beautiful Kohala Coastline with local artist Maya Sorum as she guides you through the watercolor techniques of landscape painting

  • 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. Featuring local Kuleana rum, and take back an exclusively crafted cocktail and mixology toolkit on us. The perfect gift for the foodie back home.

  • 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.

  • 5-8 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.

Woman smiling with a cocktail in her hand by the beach

Tuesday, December 28, 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.

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

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

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

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 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

  • 2:45 PM | Lei Making at Concierge Lobby

  • 3:30 PM | Wine Tasting with Local Flare – Enjoy biodynamic, organic and natural wines curated by resident sommelier paired with CanoeHouse’s favorite pupus from Chef Matt.

  • 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 | 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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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

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

  • 8:30 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

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

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

  • 11:30 AM | Kainalu Stand Up Paddle Board Race – Gear up for a family-friendly competition of stand-up paddle races and many more family friendly activities. | Reservations Encouraged

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

  • 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 by getting a hole in one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

families playing on the Surf Shack lawn at Mauna Lani

Thursday, December 30, 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

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

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

  • 10:00 AM | Canoe Snorkel Beyond the Reef at Surf Shack

  • 11:00 AM | Turtle Talk at Honu Lagoon

  • 12 PM | Outrigger Canoe Race – Experience the most beautiful time of day. Get your family together to race against other families in our 6-man race.

  • 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, baby back ribs, 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.

Fireworks above a restaurant
Our New Year's Eve party features live music and fireworks on the coastline

Friday, December 31, 2021

Inquire at 844.249.5274
  • 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 | Pickleball at the the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

  • 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)

  • 11:30 AM | Surf like a Champion on New Year’s Eve – As the last sun of the year rises, set your intentions for the year ahead, as you catch some waves with our pro-watermen.

  • 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 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.

  • 4-9 PM | New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hālani – Live, local music, boozy shaved ice- spread out with your family on the Great Lawn with laid back beach vibes and ocean breezes. Be sure to grab an extra ice cream sundae from the buffet before your sunset walk on the beach.

  • First Seating at 5 PM | New Year’s Eve at CanoeHouse – Unique experiences await you at CanoeHouse. Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve ‘MY’ Menu, a 7 course tasting menu from Matt and Yuka Raso, the Chef & GM, husband and wife duo who are the heart and soul of CanoeHouse. Don’t miss a New Year’s Eve to remember!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8 PM | New Year’s Eve Party – Fireworks on the coastline and celebration featuring live music

HaLani breakfast with fresh juice, pancakes and coffee

Saturday, January 1, 2022

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 6-10 AM | New Years Day Breakfast Buffet at Hālani – Start off 2022 at our relaxed open-air eatery overlooking the pool and expansive great lawn.

  • 10 AM to 2 PM | New Years Day Brunch at Hālani

  • 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 | New Years Day Dinner at Hālani – Dinner a la carte with buffet enhancements & Raw Bar.

Crab feast at Mauna Lani

Sunday, January 2, 2022

  • 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 | Tennis Clinics at the Wellness Center & Tennis Club

     

  • 2:45 PM | Ho’okipa Time – Let’s Talk Story at the Concierge Lobby

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

  • 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 | Makai Night – Welcome 2022 with a festive seafood buffet featuring Alaskan king crab and shellfish, slow cooked paella and fresh salads along with our featured daily catch.


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.
Kids create art during a tie dye class at Mauna Lani

Sunday, December 26, 2021

  • 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.
Holoholo Kids Crew

Monday, December 27, 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
  • 9 AM - 12 PM | Ohana Makahiki Games - Join the Holoholo Crew for a morning of sun and games. Holo Holo invites kids of all ages (Mom and Dad, that means you too!) to the Surf Shack Lawn for an hour of family beach and lawn challenges. This is a great way to make new friends with a little playful competition. Prizes awarded.
Kids in front of a fire pit at Mauna Lani

Tuesday, December 28, 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 | Jewelry Making with Local Artisan - Make jewelry with found objects from the Kohala Coast, take a pair of seashell earrings home as a keepsake of your time together.
  • After Sunset | S'mores and Stars - Cozy up next to the beach bonfire and roast marshmallows under the Hawaiian starscape.
Iced holiday cookies

Wednesday, December 29, 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 | Cookie Decorating - Join Mauna Lani's very own Chef Helen for a festive and delicious cookie decorating party.

Thursday, December 30, 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: Frozen - 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 the classic Frozen.
Looking through a shell on a beach

Friday, December 31, 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.
Hawaiian musical instruments used for hula

Sunday, Januay 2, 2022

  • 3-4 PM | Ipu cleaning and playing and Paʻi ai - Clean your own hawaiian gourd just like the ones lining the walls at Halani, pound taro to make poi, hula.
Kids Playing Tennis

Daily

  • 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+
Man pouring wine for a woman on a private terrace at Mauna Lani
Man pouring wine for a woman on a private terrace at Mauna Lani

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