It’s a very merry December in paradise! Celebrate this month with the festive lighting of the historical Banyan Tree in Lahaina or join the Maui Pops Orchestra to hear a few of your favorite holiday songs. No matter where you end up, enjoy the great waves and tropical weather!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events December 2015
Every Friday and Saturday night in December:
Maui Chef’s Table- Friday and Saturday Nights– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation on Fridays and Saturdays. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets.
Island Art Party– With a paint brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, you will have no problem finding your inner artist here! Please check their calendar for dates and times. On the third Tuesday of each month, Island Art Party brings its awesome art parties to The Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei. Come paint a beautiful painting and enjoy happy hour pricing in the tasting room all night! Only $39.00 and it sells out quick so book early!
Nahko and the Medicine for the People: Known for sharing his public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and social healing, Medicine for the People was born. Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip hop and folk rock with a world message.
The Merwin Conservancy Presents Susan Casey in the Green Room: Susan Casey, a popular science author, comes to us with her newest book, “Voices in the Ocean.” It immerses the reader in salt water for a third time, studying the “wild and haunting world of dolphins.” Her writing enables the reader to join her in the fascinating and enlightening journeys that come to life with her gifted storytelling.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street!
18th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree: As keeping with tradition, Saturday Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree will be lit with at 6:30pm with 6500 colored Christmas lights for the entire holiday season December 5th-to January 3rd, 2016.
Maui Pops Orchestra- Holiday Pops: Maui Pops Orchestra is back with their traditional Holiday Pops concert, bringing favorite holiday music and guest artist, Capathia Jenkins, to the Castle Theater.
The Stylistics: One of the world’s best-selling vocal groups and all-time Hawai’i favorites, the Stylistics return to Maui for one night in the Castle Theater to kick off December holiday celebrations.
Last Comic Standing Live Tour: America’s favorite summer obsession and NBC’s top-rated, Emmy Award-nominated comedy competition show, “Last Comic Standing,” will bring its live tour featuring this year’s winner and top finalists to Maui!
Joshua Radin & Friends: Come listen to the romantic sounds of Joshua Radin as he shares his latest album and inspiration. Radin met and fell in love and decided to woo her the best way he knew how: by writing love songs, which he will share with you!
Jake Shimabukuro: Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. Jake will be joined by guests from the Maui Songwriters Festival for this special concert!
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street!
“It’s a Wonderful Christmas”: This is the King’s Cathedral’s all new Christmas Musical Comedy. Chock full of witty humor, superb choreography, and off the chart music, this is sure to be a good time for the entire family. December 11, 12, & 13 at 7pm. King’s Cathedral. Tickets are $10 Adults; $8 Children.
DIPLO: Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper, and songwriter and unquestionably one of the most dynamic forces in music today. Enjoy the sounds of DIPLO as he showcases his dynamic and self-driven spirit with interests that span far beyond any singular culture or musical realm.
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue!
Goodnight Gecko 25th Anniversary Performance: Come join us for the 25th Goodnight Gecko Anniversary performance at the Maui Ocean Center!
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center!
Island Art Party- Paint a Surfboard: ‘Maui Sunset’ Paint a beautiful Maui sunset on a wood surboard plaque. Create your own Made-on-Maui gift!
“Vaudeville- SWING INTO 2016”: The group that brought Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to the MACC proudly presents “Vaudeville: SWING INTO 2016” at the King Kamehameha Golf Club on New Year’s Eve.