Maui Events December 2019

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‘Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say’ this month on Maui, in the land of swaying palms and abundant tropical cheer. Join us for an island style holiday celebration, from surfing Santas to romantic New Year’s happenings, and see why it’s one of our favorite months on The Valley Isle.

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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Maui Events December 2019

December 1st

Family Class at Island Art Party: Get creative at Maui’s most family-friendly art class! Learn how to paint a jellyfish and take home your own work of art. Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

Maui Choral Arts Association December Joy: Get into the holiday spirit with Maui Choral Arts Association’s holiday concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Nearly 100 singers will gather to perform your favorite classic and contemporary Christmas songs. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance as this show often sells out.

Grand Wailea Tree Lighting Ceremony: Witness one of Maui’s most spectacular displays of holiday lights come to life at the Grand Wailea’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Get into the holiday spirit with the lighting of over seven miles of holiday lights, a 25 foot tall Christmas tree, live entertainment, a visit from Santa, and more! Event begins at 5 pm at the Grand Wailea.

Lahaina Art Society Art Festival: Browse dozens of local artists and craftsmen at Lahaina Art Society’s weekly art festival at the Lahaina Cannery Mall. Support local artists and find the perfect Christmas gift or souvenir. Browse paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more! Festival runs every Sunday until the end of December, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

December 2nd

An EnCHANTing Evening of Kirtan: Join cultural icons, Krishna Das and Ram Dass, as they celebrate 15 years of Satsang on Maui during their annual Thanksgiving event. Often called the “rock star” of yoga chants, Krishna Das is the best-selling western chant artist of all time. Ram Dass has been a Maui resident since 2004 and continues to teach to sold-out audiences around the world and online. Show begins at 7:00 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

 

December 4th

Jazz at the Shops: Join Rock Hendricks for a special evening of jazz at the Shops of Wailea. Show begins at 5:30 on the Upper Level.

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December 6th

Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.

 

December 7th

Live Wreath Making With Native Hawaiian Plants: Learn how to make a one of a kind wreath with Native Hawaiian plants with Maui Nui Botanical Garden director Tamara Sherill. Class runs from 9 am to 12 pm at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, reservations required.

5th Annual Maui Songwriters Festival – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris and Friends: Miranda Lambert returns to headline the Maui Songwriters Festival for the second year in a row, along with Grammy award winner Maren Morris, Randy Houser, Lukas Nelson, local favorite Lily Meola, and more! Gates open at 4:30 pm, Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Christmas Bike Build with Krank Cycles Maui: Each Christmas, Jim Falk Motors donates 500 bikes to Krank Cycles to be put together and gifted to kids whose families cannot afford to get them Christmas gifts. Volunteers are needed to help build the bikes and get them ready for Christmas Day! Those interested in volunteering can join Krank Cycles at the old Lowes building, 270 Dairy Road, from 9 am to 2 pm.

22nd Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree Holiday Celebration: Join the Lahaina Town Action Committee for a day full of holiday fun. This year’s event will be split between Campell Park and Banyan Tree Park. Celebrations will kick off at Campbell Park at 9 am for the Maui Made Holiday Gift Fair, visits from Santa, and other keiki activities. In the evening, the festivities will shift to the Banyan Tree where the Lahainaluna High School Band will perform a special holiday set and 6,500 sparkling lights will be lit throughout the park. Don’t miss this community event!

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December 8th

Family Class at Island Art Party: Get creative at Maui’s most family-friendly art class! Learn how to paint a beach scene and take home your own work of art. Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

 

December 10th

Nā Mele O Maui: Nā Mele O Maui is Maui County’s only youth song and art competition. This annual event strives to preserve Hawaiian language, mele, culture, and arts in Maui’s keiki, as well as provide an opportunity to perform and compete with the support of the Maui community. Doors open at 8:30 am at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

 

December 13th

Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.

The Merwin Conservancy presents Robert Hass and Forest Gander in the Green Room: Join renowned poets and translators Robert Hass and Forest Gander for a discussion on the power of language. This event comes as part of a memorial series honoring the conservancy’s founder W.S. Merwin. The event will be followed by a book signing, refreshments will be served. 7:00 pm at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Rebelution: With their debut album reaching #4 on the US Billboard reggae charts and their top 5 songs on Spotify garnering over 85 million plays, Rebelution has become a household name in the world of reggae music. Join them at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center as they spread their messages of good vibes and positivity. Gates open at 7 pm.

 

December 14th

Ron Artis II and the Truth: Known for his heart and soul music, mastery of guitar, piano, and various other instruments, Ron Artis returns to his home state for a tour with his band, the Truth. Join Ron Artis and the Truth for a night of soulful jams from a spectrum of genres. Show begins at 7:30 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Maui Cycle Exploration Ride: Maui Bicycling League invites the public for a guided ride from Kalama Park to Makena Beach and back. Riders are also invited to the post-ride pot luck at Kalama Park. Beverages and cookies will be provided. Maui Bicycling League encourages only intermediate and expert riders to attend. All riders must wear a helmet.

Christmas Bike Build with Krank Cycles Maui: Each Christmas, Jim Falk Motors donates 500 bikes to Krank Cycles to be put together and gifted to kids whose families cannot afford to get them Christmas gifts. Volunteers are needed to help build the bikes and get them ready for Christmas Day! Those interested in volunteering can join Krank Cycles at the old Lowes building, 270 Dairy Road, from 9 am to 2 pm.

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December 15th

Family Class at Island Art Party: Get creative at Maui’s most family-friendly art class! Learn how to paint a llama and take home your own work of art. Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

Maui Pops Orchestra – Holiday Pops: Celebrate the holiday season with Maui Pops Orchestra and special guests David Beniot and Sara Gazarek at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Along with purely orchestral Christmas songs, Grammy award-winning pianist David Beniot will also accompany the orchestra for half of the concert. Guests will also enjoy renderings of songs from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring vocalist Sara Gazarek.

 

December 18th

Concert at the Shops: Join Napua Greig and her award-winning Halau for a special holiday performance at the Shops of Wailea. Show begins at 5:30 pm at the fountain courtyard on the Lower Level.

 

December 20th

The Kingston Trio: Known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the 1950s and recent winners of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, The Kingston Trio heads to Maui on their 60th-anniversary tour. Enjoy their classic songs and discover what makes The Kingston Trio the most brilliant act of their time. Show begins at 7:30 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

The Nutcracker: Maui Academy of Performing Arts brings your favorite holiday ballet classic to life in their rendition of The Nutcracker. This year there are only two showings, so it is recommended to purchase your tickets early! 7:30 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

December 21st

The Nutcracker: Maui Academy of Performing Arts brings your favorite holiday ballet classic to life in their rendition of The Nutcracker. This year there are only two showings, so it is recommended to purchase your tickets early! 3:00 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Maui Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert: Enjoy Maui Chamber Orchestra’s special holiday program: and on Earth, PEACE at the historic Iao Theater. The show will include Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Bach’s Cantata 191, along with carols by John Rutter and others.

 

December 22nd

Maui Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert: Enjoy Maui Chamber Orchestra’s special holiday program: and on Earth, PEACE at the historic Iao Theater. The show will include Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Bach’s Cantata 191, along with carols by John Rutter and others.

Family Class at Island Art Party: Get creative at Maui’s most family-friendly art class! Learn how to paint a Christmas mermaid and take home your own work of art. Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

 

December 24th

Santa Arrives by Outrigger Canoe: Greet Santa as he completes his long journey from the North Pole and arrives at Wailea Beach on his outrigger canoe! Guests are invited to meet and take photos with Santa on the Chapel Lawn at the Grand Wailea. This event is open to the public, Santa arrives at 9 am.

 

December 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Maui Christmas Events: See a list of the top recommended Christmas Eve & Christmas Day events for 2019.

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December 27th

Solo Sessions: Steve Earle: Steve Earle is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known for his 1986 breakout album ‘Guitar Town’. The three-time Grammy award winner has cultivated his own unique musical style, combining both the rock and country genres to create something completely his own. Show begins at 7:30 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.

 

December 28th

War: With over 50 million albums sold, several Grammy awards, and hits like ‘Cisco Kid’, ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’, and ‘Low Rider’, War is one of the most recognizable, influential, and popular street bands to break into the global music scene. War has carved a unique niche into the jazz/funk/rock genres and continues to influence American pop culture after nearly five decades. Don’t miss this legendary appearance at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Show begins at 7:30 pm.

JP Sears – A Night of Conscious Comedy: JP Sears is returning to Maui after last year’s sold-out show! Known for his videos on Youtube that have garnered over 300 million views, Sears has adapted his comedy for a live show. Enjoy a night of satire as Sears pokes fun at the new-age culture, the self-help movement, and even his own life.

 

December 29th

Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour: Known for several successful Netflix specials and an award-winning podcast, actor/comedian/writer Tom Segura is coming to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center as part of his ‘Take It Down’ tour. Don’t miss this hilarious act by one of Hollywood’s most in-demand talents. Show begins at 7:00 pm, may contain adult content.

Family Class at Island Art Party: Get creative at Maui’s most family-friendly art class! Learn how to paint a dreamy palm tree scene and take home your own work of art. Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

 

December 30th

Bill Maher’s 9th Annual Comedy Extravaganza: Bill Maher returns to Maui for the 9th consecutive year to ring in the New Year in Hawaii! This year he will be joined by Emmy award winner Sarah Silverman and “The Pitbull of Comedy” Bobby Slayton. The previous 8 shows have been sold out, so get your tickets early! Show begins at 8:00 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center- may contain adult content.

 

December 31st – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019!

Fireworks & NYE Cruises: Watch the fireworks show from the water with Pride of Maui, or enjoy the Wailea show from one of the many nearby beaches or restaurants with a view.

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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!

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