The holidays here may be more surf and sun than snow and slush, but Hawaii Christmas traditions are just as festive as any winter wonderland.
Here are our favorite Hawaii Christmas traditions:
The Big Island
The Waimea Christmas Parade is a time-honored tradition, celebrated for over 50 years. The parade embraces the spirit of love and thankfulness during the holiday season.
The Festival of Lights runs every year beginning the first Friday of December through Christmas Eve at the Historic County Building. Stop by on the weekends to check out local artisans and visit with Santa Claus.
The Banyan Tree Lighting features music, entertainment and keiki Christmas crafts. So kick off your holiday season with this free event, and watch as hundreds of lights illuminate Lahaina.
The Honolulu City Lights and decorations display takes place every year through the month of December at the Honolulu Hale, or city hall. Some highlights of the celebration include Shaka Santa and Mrs. Claus (aka Tutu Mele), the corridor of wreaths, and Christmas tree displays.
Tell us about your favorite Hawaii Christmas traditions in the comments!