How to Celebrate the Holidays in Style on Maui

The holidays are officially upon us! Whether you live here or are enjoying a special Hawaiian holiday vacation, here are some unique ways to celebrate this magical season on Maui!

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A humpback whale breaches in the warm waters of Maui.

Have a “Whale” of a Time on a Catamaran Cruise!

The whales officially return to Maui every December and it’s a wonderful time to watch them up close from one of the many excursions available. Take the family out in the morning or enjoy a relaxing sunset sail to watch one of nature’s most majestic creatures. It’s a ‘must-do’ for the whole family!

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My kids under the beautifully decorated tree at Whalers Village.

Shopping Anyone?

For those who’d like to experience exquisite shopping and dining on Maui, Whalers Village in Ka’anapali and the Shops at Wailea are two incredible options! Both are flocked with beautiful holiday decorations right now and provide great opportunities to pick up those special gifts for friends and loved ones! They are also great spaces to gather with friends and family this holiday season.

Get in the Holiday Mood with Music

If you are looking for a musical event to get you in the holiday spirit, look no further than the Maui Arts and Cultural Center! For over 25 years, the MACC, as it’s familiarly known, has been providing the best in arts entertainment to Maui. Visit to find out about the various holiday concerts and events taking place this month.

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The historic Banyan Tree illuminated for the holidays.

Relaxing Stroll Under the Twinkling Lights

Old Lahaina town is known for its historic landmarks, and none is more magnificent than the nearly 150-year-old Banyan Tree! The remarkable banyan tree along Front Street in Lahaina is the largest in the country, standing over 60 feet tall and spanning the length of a city block. Enjoy a relaxing stroll under the twinkling holiday lights while its branches are illuminated during the month of December!

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My two youngest kids making memories on Ka’anapali Beach!

Beach Time at the Holidays? Yes, Please!

And of course, a Hawaiian holiday wouldn’t be complete without plenty of beach time! We love spending long days at the beach watching the kids build sandcastles and ride the waves on their boards. Memories are made at the beach and there are plenty of gorgeous Maui beaches for you to enjoy!

Are you dreaming of Maui this winter? Please reach out as I love meeting new clients and would be thrilled to help you find your own special Maui property. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

With aloha,


About the Author

Stefanie Hegrenes

Stefanie Hegrenes is a REALTOR Salesperson with Hawai'i Life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Stefanie and her husband decided to make Maui home after years of dreaming of an island life for them and their four young children. She enjoys helping others realize their dreams and is grateful to call the beautiful island of Maui home. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 214-8114.

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