Holidays at Kam Sands

There are so many things to do and see...here's a short list of a few ideas

Attend the Lighting of the Banyan Tree

The banyan tree in Lahaina is one of the largest in the United States. The tree is the size of an entire city block, with a root system that covers almost an acre. Each December, the 60-foot trunks are wrapped in thousands of Christmas lights and sparkle all night long. 

Shop Holiday Markets

If you need to do some last-minute gift shopping, check out one of many holiday markets on Maui. There are craftsmen all over the island who sell one-of-a-kind items.  Don’t forget to pick up a few ornaments for your tree at home!

Watch a Christmas Day Beach Luau

Is attending a Hawaiian luau on your bucket list? There are plenty of family-friendly Christmas luaus that happen around the island during the holiday season. Kanakaloka, or Mr. Claus, usually arrives in a red canoe as a treat for the children, and an authentic Hawaiian feast is served during the show. It’s a wonderful way to blend classic island traditions with Christmas cheer.

Spend Time Outdoors

It’s no secret that Maui has some of the nicest weather in the USA. This is especially true on Christmas Day! December is a bit windier than other months, and it’s normally the wettest month (though most of the rainfall is on the north side of the island.) The average temperature is very comfortable, with highs in the low 80s during the day and the mid 60’s at night. Get outside and enjoy it!

Go Whale Watching

Whale watching is one of the most popular things to do on Maui in December. The island’s whale season runs from November through April/May, when thousands of North Pacific Humpback whales grace Hawaiian waters during their annual winter migration. Sign up for a guided boat tour or head to the beach for a glimpse of these majestic beauties.

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