Oahu may never experience a white Christmas, but that doesn’t mean the island doesn’t know how to get into the holiday spirit. And if you're looking to escape the dreary cold, but still want to celebrate, Honolulu offers a variety of holiday-themed events, from family centric parades, quality craft fairs to lively New Year’s Eve parties.
An Oahu holiday can’t miss is the annual Honolulu City Lights featuring the lighting of the city’s 50-foot tree, a downtown parade and month-long displays, including the city's perennial favorites, the 21-foot Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele as well as other festive holiday displays throughout Santa's Enchanted Forest in the Honolulu Hale courtyard.
New Year’s Eve on the island offers big city fun with an island twist. There’s the New Year’s Eve event at the iconic Aloha Tower to the upscale Night Circus party at the Sheraton Waikiki.
Check out this 10Best.com list to make your Hawaii holiday merry and bright!