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5 Hawaii Christmas Attractions


It’s that time of year again where you say to yourself “Where did the time go?” There is so much to do during the holiday season – from gift shopping, to decorating your home, to planning meals for families and friends. Hawaii has its own traditions for holiday celebrations. If you join a Hawaiian excursion, you can expect to enjoy a variety of  activities and festivities.

While Hawaii doesn’t boast your typical white Christmas, you can find many exciting activities to make the merry season enjoyable – especially the warm weather! Tours on Oahu can provide you with a variety of options that will appeal to everyone in your group. Here are some unique holiday attractions you can find in Oahu, Hawaii.


  • Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade


The bombing of Pearl Harbor is one of the most significant parts of history. This event has greatly contributed to what Hawaii is today. And every December 7, Waikiki hosts an annual parade to pay respects to those who served Pearl Harbor. The memorial parade is also done to commemorate both the victims and survivors of the attack.


While no tours are available during memorial day, you can arrange transportation with the Pearl Harbor Visitors Bureau for $15. On the other hand, if you want to visit the tourist attraction on regular days, you can book a tour with Go Tours Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Tour


  • Honolulu City Lights


The Honolulu City Lights is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii during Christmas. This famous tourist spot was started in 1985 by Mayor Frank F. Fasi. This free event features a giant lighted tree on the main lawn, decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments. The Honolulu City Lights also presents Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele, both known to bring the spirit of Christmas across the state. So take as many photos as you want and embrace the Christmas spirit. 


The attraction is located at Honolulu Hale and opens daily from 8 AM to 10 PM from December 5 to January 2. You must also note that while a reservation is not required, the number of people inside the Honolulu Hale will be limited. 


  • Show Aloha Land


The 3rd annual Show Aloha Land is coming once again to Aloha Stadium. But this time, they brought new brand attractions. You can hang out with Santa in his photo studio, become a human snow globe on Gabby’s Snow Globes, experience white Christmas in Blitzen’s Snow Paradise, play with bubbles on Vixen’s Bubble Zone, and so much more! There is also an infinity bar and food court. 


The Show Aloha Land opens on December 1 and will run until the 31st, so grab your tickets now!


  • Ewa Beach Christmas Streets


Indulge your eyes with bright and colorful lights in Ewa Beach. Every year during Christmas, you can witness holiday light trails as you drive through the houses of Hawaiian locals. Many do not even ask for payment and are just lighting up their homes to bring joy to people. The display of lights is so beautiful and creative that the streets of Ewa Beach are already considered tourist locations.  


  • Chinatown Winter Walk


Chinatown is a bustling area situated on the western side of Downtown Honolulu. It is specifically located in the vicinity of North Beretania and Nuuanu Streets, extending towards Honolulu Harbor. The streets of Chinatown are filled with many restaurants and eateries. 


This cultural district transforms into a Christmas wonderland that tourists and locals should see during the holidays. Every Christmas season, more than 40 local merchants flock and decorate their shop windows, competing with one another on who has the best, brightest, and most festive decorations. Enjoy a tour full of marvels and fulfill your Christmas wishlist as you shop around.

The Perfect Hawaiian Christmas

Christmas in Hawaii is one of the best experiences you can have, especially if you spend it with your loved ones. While it is somehow different from how other states or countries celebrate, the memories you can collect here are surely something you will treasure forever. 


Whether it is the holidays or not, your Hawaiian vacation should be filled with happiness and excitement. This is possible if you book a tour with Go Tous Hawaii. 


We are a local tour operator specializing in Oahu tours. Our excursions list is undoubtedly one of the best you can find. And with our mission to carry the aloha spirit no matter where you are, we are confident that you will enjoy every second of the tour with us. 


For more information, you can visit our website at


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