Maui Events December 2018

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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 2018

Saturday Evenings & Select Mondays (December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 24th, 29th & 31st):

Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 9 courses of unique, farm-fresh cuisine and craft cocktails, all prepared in a gorgeous island setting. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets. $150 per person including tax and gratuity; 6pm – 9:30pm.

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December 1st

Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class, open for ages 8 and up.

Christmas Bike Build with Krank Cycles Maui: Jim Falk generously donated 500 bikes that will go to kids who not only want bikes, but cannot afford them. We need your help assembling the bikes to surprise these kids! We will meet every Saturday from 9am to 2pm until the bikes are done being assembled.

Hawaii International Film Festival: The festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawaii –  helping to enrich, enlighten and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films. Come see the showing of Sharkwater Extinction and 50 First Kisses.

Miranda Lambert & Friends: Country superstar Miranda Lambert makes her Maui debut, headlining the 4th annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival acoustic concert, Miranda Lambert & Friends. The concert will also include several special guests, including Pistol Annies, Randy Houser, Luke Combs, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, Lukas Nelson, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, and Lily Meola.

December 2nd

Hawaii International Film Festival: The festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawaii –  helping to enrich, enlighten and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films. Come see the showing of Anote’s Ark.

All Time Low: On their seventh full-length album, All Time Low take the next step on a journey they began back in their hometown of Towson, Maryland during 2003. See them at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion.

Holiday Pops Featuring Henry Kapono: Under the baton of music director James Durham, the 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra extends an invitation to ring in the holiday season with a festive concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated and 14-time Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner, Henry Kapono.

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December 7th

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

December 8th

Christmas Bike Build with Krank Cycles Maui: Jim Falk generously donated 500 bikes that will go to kids who not only want bikes, but cannot afford them. We need your help assembling the bikes to surprise these kids! We will meet every Saturday from 9am to 2pm until the bikes are done being assembled.

December 13th

Alsarah & the Nubatones: Alsarah & the Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. See them at the MACC’s Castle Theater.

December 14th

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

Island Breeze: “Island Breeze” is a trio of world class musicians, each masters of their own instruments, who have come together to create new and beautiful music. See them perform live at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

December 15th

Christmas Bike Build with Krank Cycles Maui: Jim Falk generously donated 500 bikes that will go to kids who not only want bikes, but cannot afford them. We need your help assembling the bikes to surprise these kids! We will meet every Saturday from 9am to 2pm until the bikes are done being assembled.

Mark Kostabi – Lahaina, Maui: Martin Lawrence Galleries Lahaina invites you to explore the daring artistry of Mark Kostabi at an exciting exhibition showcasing fascinating new original works. Embrace this opportunity to meet the inventive and visionary artist whose art is exhibited in over 50 museums throughout the world. Opening reception is from 6pm – 9pm.

December 16th

Pepper and Stick Figure: Stick Figure is an American reggae and dub band founded in 2006 and based in Northern California. The group has released six full-length albums and one instrumental album, all of which were written and produced by frontman and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Scott Woodruff. Pepper is a three-piece rock band originally from Hawaii, now based in San Diego.

Mark Kostabi – Lahaina, Maui: Martin Lawrence Galleries Lahaina invites you to explore the daring artistry of Mark Kostabi at an exciting exhibition showcasing fascinating new original works. Embrace this opportunity to meet the inventive and visionary artist whose art is exhibited in over 50 museums throughout the world. Meet the artist from 6pm – 9pm.

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December 21st

Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.

Generations at the MACC – Pat Simmons: Pat Sr. is an original member of the Doobie Brothers; Pat Jr. has grown up with music – on Maui, in California, and around the world on tour with his dad. See them in concert at the MACC’s intimate McCoy Studio Theater.

December 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Maui Christmas Events: See a list of the top recommended Christmas Eve & Christmas Day events for 2018.

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December 27th

Steven Tyler: Steven Tyler is an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist, author, and actor. A member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, he has sold more than 150 million records, both as solo artist and as a member of the legendary rock band Aerosmith, and has won multiple Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards, plus an Emmy Award and the ASCAP Founders Award. Come see him live at the MACC.

December 28th

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

December 29th

Solo Sessions – Steve Earle: Steve Earle has been many things during his illustrious career, equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker, and even a bluegrass practitioner. Come see him at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

December 30th

Bill Maher’s 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza: Making the celebration extra special this year, Bill will be joined by two very special guest comedians and queens of late-night comedy, Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. After sold-out shows for the past seven years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

December 31st – NEW YEAR’S EVE 2018!

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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