Waikiki Christmas – Special Holiday Dining & Events

We’ve updated our list of Waikiki Christmas events for this year! See the updated list here: Special Waikiki Christmas Events & Dining for 2018.

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The following list is from 2013 for reference purposed only. See the updated list here.

Christmas Eve Dining on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tiki’s Grill at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel: Four course Christmas Eve dinner for $49. See this link for the menu. This restaurant has some ocean views. (Added 12/6) 

Pikake Terrace at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet $49.50 for adults and $24.75 for children. See the menu here.

* Tropics Bar & Grill at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: Three courses for $49 for adults and $24.50. for more information call 808-949-4321 ext 42. This casual dining venue offers ocean views. (Added 12/6)

* D. K. Steak House at the Marriott Waikiki Beach: Four courses for $68. See this link for more information.

* The Beachhouse at the Moana Surfrider: Five-course Christmas Eve dinner for $85. See the menu here. This restaurant has ocean views.

* Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Hotel, located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki Beach: Five courses for $95. See the menu here. This restaurant is oceanfront.

* Sunset dinner cruise along Waikiki and the Oahu shoreline with Santa on the Navatek with Atlantis Cruises. The Santa Cruise takes place daily through December 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Guests have two dinner options. On the lower deck, a Prime Rib dinner buffet for $99 for adults and $55 for children. On the upper deck, a five-course dinner including Roast Tenderloin of beef and Lobster for $129 for adults and $72.45 for children. For reservations and more information, call 808-793-1311. (Added 12/6)

* Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: $99 for regular seating, $125 for golden circle seating. Children 12 and under $49.50 for regular seating and $62.50 for golden circle seating. Phone 808-947-7955 for reservations and more information. (Added 12/15) 

Azure at The Royal Hawaiian: Four course dinner for $150 per person. See the menu here. This restaurant has some ocean views.

Nobu Waikiki at the Waikiki Parc: multi-course Japanese/sushi style dinner starting at $160 per person. See details and menu here.

Christmas Day Brunch/Lunch/Dinner on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brunch/Lunch

* Christmas Day Holiday Brunch Buffet at Moana Surfrider’s The Beachhouse restaurant: $80 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under. See the buffet menu here. This restaurant has ocean views.

* Monarch Room at The Royal Hawaiian Christmas Day Brunch Buffet: $98 for adults and $49 for children. See the menu here.

Dinner

* Tiki’s Grill at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel: Four course Christmas dinner for $49. See this link for the menu. This restaurant has some ocean views. (Added 12/6) 

* Pikake Terrace at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Christmas Day Dinner Buffet $49.50 for adults and $24.75 for children. See the menu here.

Tropics Bar & Grill at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: Three courses for $49 for adults and $24.50. for more information call 808-949-4321 ext 42. This casual dining venue offers ocean views. (Added 12/6) 

* D. K. Steak House at the Marriott Waikiki Beach: Four courses for $68. See this link for more information.

Kai Market at the Sheraton Waikiki: Christmas Dinner Buffet $69 for adults and $34.50 for children. See the menu here. This restaurant has ocean views.

* Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge at the Trump Hotel Waikiki: Four course dinner for $80.  See the menu here. This restaurant has ocean views.

Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Hotel, located on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki Beach: Five courses for $95. See the menu here. This restaurant is oceanfront.

* Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: $99 for regular seating, $125 for golden circle seating. Children 12 and under $49.50 for regular seating and $62.50 for golden circle seating. Phone 808-947-7955 for reservations and more information. (Added 12/15) 

* Sunset dinner cruise along Waikiki and the Oahu shoreline with Santa on the Navatek with Atlantis Cruises. The Santa Cruise takes place daily through December 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Guests have two dinner options. On the lower deck, a Prime Rib dinner buffet for $99 for adults and $55 for children. On the upper deck, a five-course dinner including Roast Tenderloin of beef and Lobster for $129 for adults and $72.45 for children. For reservations and more information, call 808-793-1311. (Added 12/6)

* Azure at The Royal Hawaiian: Four course dinner for $150 per person. See the menu here. This restaurant has some ocean views.

Nobu Waikiki at the Waikiki Parc: multi-course Japanese/sushi style dinner starting at $160 per person. See details and menu here.

Things to do and see in December for the Christmas holiday in Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu

* In Laie, near the North Shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center presents Christmas Lagoon: The Light Within. This one-of-a-kind holiday experience includes a canoe ride along the center’s picturesque lagoon. Many displays, lights and musical performances are included along the way in the canoe journey. The canoes are very wide and stable. No paddling is required. Christmas Lagoon takes place for nine days — December 13, 14, 16 through 21, and 23 – starting each evening at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets for Christmas Lagoon are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 – 11. Discount coupons ($3 off) are available at 7-Eleven, 76 Gas, Supercuts, L&L BBQ, and Domino’s Pizza locations on Oahu. Students also receive $3 off with a valid I.D. Kamaaina annual pass holders may enjoy one free canoe ride per night. For more information call 800-367-7060.

* See the Living Nativity on the grounds of Kawaiaha’o Church in Honolulu. The Living Nativity will be on display from 7pm – 9pm from December 8 – 23, except for the 14th and 21st.

* See the grand gingerbread village at the Sheraton Princess Kiaulani hotel. This display is free and open to the public.

* See the annual Honolulu Holiday Lights in downtown Honolulu. Honolulu Hale at 530 South King Street is the center for Honolulu City Lights. This annual event is free, but since it isn’t walkable from Waikiki, a great way to get to downtown Honolulu is to take the open top, double decker bus or on the Waikiki Trolley. Alternatively, you can use public transportation on Oahu’s TheBus.

* Ala Moana Center presents Mele Trees of Light and photos with Santa. Learn more here.

* Catch dinner and a Makaha Sons concert at the Ala Moana Hotel near Waikiki on December 22. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $65 for adults and $32 for children aged 4 – 11 years for the all-inclusive buffet dinner and show. Call 1-808-944-4333 for tickets and more information.

* Football fans can enjoy the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve starting at 3pm Hawaii Time.

Waikiki & Honolulu Christmas Eve Church Services

* Hope Chapel Waikiki will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7pm. See this link to Hope Chapel for more information.

Kawaiaha’o Church in downtown Honolulu will hold Christmas Eve services beginning at 6:00pm. This historic church is known as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. I might suggest that attending these services followed by a stroll to see the Honolulu City Lights (listed above in the things to do and see section) would make a lovely Christmas Eve.

* Pick up a copy of the Star-Advertiser which should list more Christmas Eve church service options.

Notes

  • We recommend you make reservations, order tickets, etc. as soon as possible to secure the place and time you like.
  • Should you have further questions, contact the venues directly. From each link that we’ve provided in this article, you should be able to navigate to the venue’s telephone number.
  • Unless otherwise stated, you can assume that taxes and gratuities are not included in the listed prices. When you make your reservations, please confirm these details.
  • As we’ve created the dining lists, we’ve aimed to find restaurants with great views, special holiday menus or a unique setting.
  • As much as possible, we’ve tried to list the dining options by pricing/value.
  • Most Waikiki Beach hotel-based restaurants will be open on Christmas day. Check directly with the concierge of your accommodations for their special Christmas meals and events.
  • Once you arrive on Oahu, pick up a copy of the Star Advertiser, the local newspaper, which may provide additional dining options and events.
  • All times, pricing and information are accurately reported at the time of publishing.
  • We anticipate that  we’ll be adding more events and dining options, so do check back. Additions will be indicated by the date they were added.
  • Will you be staying on Oahu through New Year’s Eve? Check out our list of Oahu’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and dining options.
  • Learn how to say Mele Kalikimaka, Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas.




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