Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas at Halekulani

Enjoy the holiday season at Halekulani, the legendary and luxurious oceanfront hotel on Waikiki Beach, as we celebrate our annual tradition of “Twelve Days of Christmas.”  With the resort in full holiday décor, Halekulani guests can enjoy a Hawaiian Christmas in the “House Befitting Heaven” style by participating in Holiday celebrations such as Ugly Sweater Christmas Caroling, decorate a gingerbread house with our award-winning pastry chefs, learn hula with a Miss Hawaii, join Mrs. Claus for storytelling by the fireplace, make a holiday lei, and of course, welcome Santa when he arrives in a canoe on Christmas Eve.  See below for a full list of our Twelve Days of Christmas offerings. We hope that you can celebrate with us this holiday season!


December 19 - Hawaiian Holiday City Lights - 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM (Two separate tours)

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

December 20 - Honolulu Hale Illumination Tour - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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 p.m. and return around 7:00 p.m. Please contact Concierge for reservations.

December 21 - Gingerbread House Making - 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM

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.

December 22 - Ugly Sweater Christmas Caroling - 4:30 PM

Show off your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us for caroling in the Living Room. Refreshments will be served.

December 23 - Story Time with Mrs. Claus - 4:30 PM

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

December 24 - Santa’s Arrival by Canoe on Gray’s Beach - 4:00 PM

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

December 24 - Children’s Christmas Party - 4:30 PM

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.

December 24 - Holiday Manager’s Reception - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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

December 25 - Christmas Carolers - 8:00 AM

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

December 26 - Holiday Hula - 4:00 PM

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

December 27 - Holiday Lei Making- 2:00 PM

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

December 28 - ‘Tis The Season for Self-Care - Turndown

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

December 29 - Hawaiian Sleigh Ride - 2:30 PM

“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.

December 30 - Hawaiian Shave Ice – 3:00 PM

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

Please contact our Concierge at 808-923-2311 for more information.  Happy Holidays!