Maui Events December 2021

Dec 2, 20216 comments

‘Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say’ this month on Maui, in the land of swaying palms and abundant tropical cheer. While the holidays may look a little different this year, visitors and residents alike can look forward to weekly markets, concerts, craft fairs, and plenty of island-style holiday cheer!

For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.

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What’s happening on Maui for December 2021?


Live music is still happening around the island, with local musicians jamming almost every night at some of the island’s best restaurants. Check out Mana’o Radio’s Music2Nite site for a full lineup of Live Music on Maui.


While this year’s holiday season may require some adjustments, there are still a handful of events to look forward to! While visiting in-person events, please follow all mask-wearing and other COVID protocols. Keep in mind that many restrictions have recently been loosened, so availability for events such as Maui luaus will be getting better. Mahalo!

We’re starting to see the reopening of businesses.  Shoot us a message with any events that are still scheduled that you think will still be happening.  We don’t know when the Coronavirus travel restrictions will end, so please let us know what you have planned.  We’ll add it here!


Maui Events December 2021



December 1


Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference: This annual conference recognizes the many uses for Hawaiian plant material, and students will learn the protocols of gathering and utilizing weaving materials over four days. 150 slots are available and students must register beforehand, however, the public is welcome to join in the evening festivities, which include live Hawaiian music, silent and live auctions, craft fairs, and workshops. The Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference takes place at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.


December 4


Did you hear the news? They are rescheduling the Made in Maui County Festival and inclucing a in-person and virtual event. It’s happening December 4th (this weekend).


December 8 


Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Hawaiian Airlines Presents: Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Joined renowned local chefs Taylor Ponte and Humble Market Kitchin’s Executive Chef Matt Dela Cruz for a night of magical culinary performance. This Hawaii Food and Wine Festival event features a five-course meal with fresh ingredients paired with select wines and stunning views of Wailea Beach.


December 10


Josh Tatofi – ‘Coming Together For The Holidays’: Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Grammy Nominated artist Josh Tatofi returns to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for a special holiday performance. Josh has earned the nickname, “the Luther Vandross of Hawaii”, and is one of the top artists in the Hawaiian music scene. This is a LIVE event! Show begins at 7:30 pm in the Castle Theater.


December 11


Hana Kapa – Kapa Making: Join cultural practitioner Kekai Kahokukaalani as she shares her expert knowledge in the art of Hana Kapa, kapa making. Participants will learn about the uses and cultural significance of kapa, how to grow wauke (plant that kapa is made from), and the legend of how kapa arrived in Hawaii. All students will leave with a piece of kapa they made.


Paula Fuga at DaPlayground: Hawaii’s sweetheart and accomplished poet/singer/songwriter is making a two-show appearance at DaPlayground in Ma’alaea. Join her for a special “Home for the Holidays” set.


December 17


GypsyPacific at DaPlayground: GypsyPacific has been playing around the islands for over 20 years and has cultivated its own unique jazzy Hawaii sound. Join master musicians Marcus Johnson, Tom Conway, Phil Benoit, and Willy Wainwright for an unforgettable night of music.


December 18 


Restaurant Marlow Holiday Market: From 10 am to 2 pm, Restaurant Marlow will be hosting a holiday market featuring local, women-owned small businesses. Browse anything from bread to vintage clothing to handmade pottery. Coffee and mimosas are on offer, as well as take-out pizza from Marlow (available during lunch hours only- Marlow will be closed for dine-in service 12/18). 30 Kupaoa St A104, Makawao.


Traditional Hawaiian Dye Making: Cultural practitioner Kekai Kahokukaalani brings her expertise in traditional Hawaiian dye-making to the Hui Noeau. Participants will learn about the Hawaiian plants and invasive species that were used to make dye and will leave with their very own personally dyed item.


December 30


Bill Maher New Year’s 10th Anniversary: Ring in 2022 with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Maher. After nine years of sold-out shows at the MACC, Bill returns for his 10th anniversary special, joined by guests Nikki Glaser and Christopher Kid Reid. Ticket sales are online only as the MACC box office is not currently open. Show begins at 8 pm.




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Weekly Events




Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.




Polynesian Show at The Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.


Coconut Husking at The Shops: From 2:30 to 3:30 pm weekly, the Shops of Wailea will be hosting demonstrations of the traditional and modern methods in husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians would use every part of the coconut from food to crafting eating utensils, jewelry as well as furniture.




Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.


Slack Key Guitar Show: The Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show is open for live shows once again. The Slack Key Show ohana will perform each week at 6:30 pm at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets are required for entry, this show is also streamed online.




Polynesian Show at the Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.


Coconut Frond Weaving at the Shops: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to try their hand at the highly developed Hawaiian skill of weaving. Coconut frond weaving was used to make baskets, mats, and even toys. This event runs weekly from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.




Papa Hula at the Shops: Hosted at the Shops of Wailea, Papa Hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. Enjoy a complimentary dance lesson, complete with costumes and accessories, and the dance movements and their meanings. This interactive performance runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.




Upcountry Farmers Market: Shop some of the best local souvenirs on the island, indulge in delicious food and support local farmers at one of Maui’s biggest weekly events. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, as this market favors the early shopper. The Upcountry Farmers Market runs from 7:00 to 11:00 am every Saturday at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani.




Maui Gift and Craft Fair: Stop by the Lahaina Gateway Center and browse West Maui’s largest gift and craft fair. This weekly event hosts over 50 vendors, showcasing jewelry, photography, art, crafts, keiki activities, and more. Maui Gift and Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday.


Maui Sunday Market: Featuring some of Maui’s most renowned food trucks, local vendors, and quality entertainment, the Maui Sunday Market is one of the island’s most popular weekly events. Centrally located at the Kahului Shopping Center, the Maui Sunday Market draws locals and visitors from all corners of the island. The event runs every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Sunday Night Trivia at Down the Hatch: Put your knowledge of science, art, music, and history to the test at Down the Hatch’s weekly trivia night, featuring lots of amazing prizes! Sign-ups start at 8:00 pm.


Family Class at Island Art Party: That’s right, Island Art Party is back in action! Maui’s most fun, family-friendly art class is once again accepting bookings. Sundays are reserved for Family Class, where ages 8 and up are welcome. From mermaid to sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!


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Have a holiday event you’d like us to add? Get in touch and we’d love to learn more. Mahalo for reading, and wishing all of you a wonderful Maui Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


  1. Ger Riccmani

    Thank you for keeping us informed.

  2. Shirleen Johnson

    Where can I look for events in 2021

    • Maui Hawaii

      We used to do them 6 months in advance, but with how the world is, we do our monthly event posts at most 1 month in advance.

  3. Debra Petersen

    I just want to know the Price range for STEVEN TYLER?

    • Kelsey Love

      Hi Debra, if you click on the link for the event, you’ll be able to see prices on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website and purchase tickets directly from them. Mahalo!

    • Dan

      Where and when is Stephen Tyler show?


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