‘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, virtual music events, Christmas rodeos, 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.
What’s happening on Maui for December 2020?
That’s still up in the air… Many businesses are opening back up, but we’re not sure at what capacity. While this year’s holiday season may require some adjustments, there are still a handful of online and in-person events to look forward to! While visiting in-person events, please follow all mask-wearing and social distancing protocols. 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! Also, get Hawaii Coronavirus Updates.
Maui Events December 2020
Island Art Party: Island Art Party is back in action! Maui’s most creative and fun art class is once again accepting bookings. Family classes, holiday parties, and private studio sessions are all available for booking. Check out their calendar for a full list of events this month.
Upcountry Farmers Market: Get ahead on your Christmas shopping, indulge in delicious food, and support local vendors and farmers at one of the island’s biggest weekly markets. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, as this market favors the early shopper. The Upcountry Farmers Market runs from 7 to 11 am every Saturday at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani.
Maui’s Finest Craft Fair at Westin Nanea Ocean Villas: Each Monday from 10 am to 3 pm the West Nanea Ocean Villas hosts an oceanfront craft fair. Browse local vendors and find a unique treat for yourself or a locally made souvenir for someone back home.
Pau Hana Fridays at Above the Wave: Support local food trucks, vendors, florists, and much more at Pau Hana Fridays, a weekly outdoor night market at Above the Wave. Enjoy live music as you browse and help keep local businesses afloat. Pau Hana Fridays run 5 to 9 pm.
November 25 – December 6th
Maui Pro Presented by Roxy: After scrapping the entire 2020 world tour, the women’s World Surf League returns to Maui to get a jump start on their 2021 season at Honolua Bay. The event is likely to be off-limits to spectators, but surf fans can still watch the best women surfers in the world duel it out online.
Sunset Market at Wailea Village: Every first Thursday of the month, Wailea Village hosts an outdoor sunset market featuring more than 30 local Maui vendors. Discover locally made crafts, clothing, art, and some of Maui’s best local grinds. Wailea Village is located at 100 Wailea Ike Drive, parking is free.
Wreath Making with Native Plants: Just in time for the holidays, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is hosting a wreath-making workshop. Here you will learn how to make a beautiful living wreath using native Hawaiian plants. Workshop space is limited, so book your seat early.
Frank Cho at Maui Comics – Live Meet and Greet: Calling all comic book fans! Legendary comic artist Frank Cho will be at Maui Comics from 3 to 5 pm for a live meet and greet, comic signing, and socially distanced photos. This event will take place at Maui Comics’ new location at Request Music in Wailuku.
Island Art Party Sip and Shop: Join Island Art Party for a night of festivities at this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy holiday drink specials, discounts on retail, photos with Santa, a neighborhood art walk, and more! All ages are welcome, the event runs 5 to 8 pm.
Merry Makawao Miracle – Oskie Rice Memorial Rodeo: Get into the paniolo spirit at the annual Merry Makawao Miracle at Oskie Rice Area. This two day event will host competitors of all levels and include the bull bash entertainment. December 19th and 20th from 8 am to 10 pm.
Slack Key Show Holiday Special: Streamed live from the Napili Kai, this virtual concert features members of the Slack Key Show Ohana George Kahumoku, Jr., Sterling Seaton, Max Angel, & JJ Jerome. The show begins at 5:30 pm HST and costs $35 to view.
December 25th – MELE KALIKIMAKA!
Maui Man Ultra Triathlon x2: Run, bike, and swim your way around Maui. Hosted by the Hawaii Running Project, the Maui Man Ultra Triathlon features two full days of full and half marathons, biking and ocean swimming courses, as well as a handful of additional athletic events.
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!