Christmas in Hawaii particularly on Oahu offers many dinner and event options for those spending the holidays here. See below for restaurants offering special dining options andevents taking place at this time. While 2012 is past this list is a pretty good indicator of what to expect in future years.
There is information below on where to get Christmas dinner and various events taking place around the island. Read on...
Alan Wong's dinner menu
Azure at The Royal Hawaiian dinner menu
Azure Keiki (kids) menu
Beachhouse at The Moana Surfrider Brunch menu
Hau Tree Lanai at The Kaimana hotel dinner menu
Hoku's at The Kahala hotel dinner menu
Hula Grill at The Outrigger Waikiki dinner menu
Kai Market at Sheraton Hotel dinner menu
Monarch Room at The Royal Hawaiian dinner menu
NOBU Waikiki Pre-Christmas Dinner menu
NOBU Waikiki Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner menu
Pikake Terrace at The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel dinner menu
Plumeria Beach House Christmas Day Dinner Buffet menu
Tiki's Bar and Grill at The Aston Waikiki Beach hotel dinner menu
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There are Christmas parades In November and December particularly the big holiday parade in Waikiki November 23rd commencing on Saratoga road then going down the main street Kalakaua and ending in Kapiolani Park. It begins at 7 pm and ends at 9 pm with almost 40 bands and several thousand marchers scheduled to march and perform.
Outrigger Reef on the Beach tree lighting ceremony, December 1st. There's music and one lucky kid is given the chance to press the button to light the trees throughout the resort.
Aloha Bus Holiday Lights Tour-12/2-12/31/12. It's a 2 hour tour that takes you throughout Honolulu to view holiday lights.
Waikiki Holiday Trolley Lights Tour-12/2-12/30/12. Goes downtown to experience Honolulu Hale's Christmas Tree display & extravaganza atAla Moana Shopping Center has holiday activities that includes photos with Santa, the Candy Cane train ride, hula shows & a "menehune" (little person) Christmas exhibit by the center stage for kids to walk through. Most activities run from Nov 12th-Dec 24th for 2012.
Honolulu Hale, Honolulu City Lights & Annual Parade-Honolulu Hale is a building that was constructed in 1928 in downtown located amongsts other historical buildings including Iolani Palace just 1 block away. The annual Honolulu Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place on December 1st with live entertainment & a parade. The month long festivities include being able to go inside and christmas tree and holiday decoration displays.
The Nutcracker at Blaisdell Concert Hall, 11/9-11/11. Presented by Ballet Hawaii. See website for more details.
The Nutcracker presented by The Hawaii State Ballet at The Mamiya Theatre at St. Louis School, 12/15-12/23/12. See calendar for more details.
Hawaiian Santa arrival by canoe in front of The Outrigger Waikiki Hotel at 9 am on Saturday 12/8/12. Local kids then present him with the gift of hula and afterwards there's picture taking in the lobby. This is free and open to the public.
Hula at Kuhio Beach Park daily at 6:30 pm during the spring & summer; 6:00 pm in the winter. If the weather is bad it will not be held. Get there early to get a seat.
Fireworks on the beach Friday nights at 7:45 pm in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village
First Fridays in Chinatown-the 1st Friday of the month art galleries and restaurants stay open later so that people may walk through them, socialize and taste wine. Many lounges and clubs are open as well creating a scene for people to enjoy.
North shore events: The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and The Pipeline Masters are generally held from mid November through the third week of December. See the link above for specific dates for each event. Keep in mind that each event has a range of dates in which it can be held, e.g.: a week. This is known as the holding period.
If the waves are not big enough on a given day it will be postponed until another day when conditions are good enough. The idea is that over a given number of days within the holding period that conditions should be good enough (hopefully) to hold the contest. It takes more than 1 day to hold each contest.
Honolulu Marathon-In 2012 was held on December 9. See website for more details such as race course, results and FAQs.
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