While many parts of the world are bundling up to keep warm by the time December rolls around, an average day in Hawaii still feels balmy with temperatures in the low 80s. At most, you might need a light jacket after the sun goes down, but that’s an easy trade-off for daytime weather that still feels like summer.
If you’re spending the holidays on Oahu, there are tons of exciting activities happening around the island. Out on the water, the 2019 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competition is well underway on the North Shore with the World Cup of Surfing and Billabong Pipe Masters taking place until the 20th of this month. In addition, Hawaii’s whale watching season officially kicks off, making it a prime time to head out on a boat tour and witness these gentle giants enjoying the sea.
Here on land, the 35th Annual Honolulu City Lights celebration will illuminate the downtown area with a 50-foot tall Hawaiian Christmas tree, dazzling light displays, and family-friendly events starting on December 7th. The very next day, the 26-mile Honolulu Marathon begins, which will bring a staggering 25,000 runners right through Waikiki on Kalakaua Avenue so don’t forget to cheer!
Of course, Waikiki Beach Walk® has its own way of celebrating the final month of 2019. Here’s what we’ve got planned:
Shopping Center Holiday Hours
Waikiki Beach Walk® will be open daily from 10:00am–10:00pm during the month of December, including Christmas and New Year’s. Aside from our many one-of-a-kind boutiques and delicious restaurants, visitors can take a break from shopping to race against the clock in one of the top-rated escape rooms at Breakout Waikiki
Interested in booking an escape room during your visit? Call (808) 926-1418 to lock in your reservation and get ready for family fun!
Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Gather on the lawn in front of the Plaza stage and count down the days until Christmas from December 19–25! At 6:00pm-7:00pm each evening, join us as beautiful Hawaiian music fills the air and renowned hula schools from around the island spread love, warmth, and holiday cheer through Hawaii’s traditional dance. This is a wonderful opportunity to catch veteran kumus (teachers) and their award-winning groups perform different styles of hula in one place.
The holiday music showcase continues into Christmas Eve with contemporary Hawaiian music duo, Kamanawa, performing songs from their album, A Christmas With You! The countdown culminates on Christmas night as Kualoa—one of Honolulu’s most talented musical groups—takes us on a journey of Hawaiian music hits from then and now.
- December 19: Hālau Hula ʻO Nawahine (a veteran hula school)
- December 20: Kahale I O Kahala (a veteran hula school)
- December 21: The Ladies of Hālau Ke Aliʻi O Ka Malu - Hula School
- December 22: Hālau ‘Olapakūikala’i ʻO Hōkūaulani - Hula School
- December 23: Hālau ʻO Napualaʻikauikaiu - Hula School
- December 24: Kamanawa (A Christmas With You!) CD Release!
- December 25: “Kualoa” Hawaiian Musical Group
For the full calendar of December events at Waikiki Beach Walk®, click here
“Timeless Passage” Event Hosted by Peter Lik
Peter Lik Gallery
will be holding a special unveiling of Peter Lik’s new, limited edition release of “Timeless Passage” with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a drawing for those in attendance.
For a short time, collect “Timeless Passage” and receive a 75cm recessed mount and limited edition “Empire City” as a holiday gift from the artist.
Peter Lik Gallery | (808) 926-5656 | lik.com
- Date: Saturday, December 7
- Time: 6:00–9:00pm
- Location: 1st Level of Waikiki Beach Walk®
Holiday Promotions & New Releases
Roxy Gift with Purchase
As part of a special promotion for Roxy, visit Quiksilver’s
Waikiki Beach Walk® location from December 2–9 and receive a free MakeUp Eraser with any Roxy purchase of $75 or more.
Friends and Family Sale
Quiksilver will also have a Friends and Family week from December 9–16. Customers coming in with the Friends and Family Pass printed out or saved on their phone will receive 30% off their purchase when presenting it at checkout (valid in-store and on apparel only).
*Both promotions valid at Waikiki Beach Walk® location only*
Are you in need of fresh holiday threads without having to go down the ugly sweater route? Don’t miss these new men’s button-up shirts—great for spicing up the workplace, keeping you stylish yet comfortable at Christmas parties, or just showing off your spirit.
Quiksilver | (808) 921-2793 | www.quiksilver.com
Aloha Clutch Gift with Purchase
This month, Sunshine Swimwear
shoppers will receive an adorable aloha-themed clutch with a purchase of $100 or more.
It’s never too early to start dreaming of Spring. In fact, Sunshine Swimwear has already rolled out some of the swimsuits and beach attire from next season’s collection. Below are a few pieces worth stopping by for that you won’t find anywhere else on Oahu.
Sunshine Swimwear | (808) 924-3888 | www.sunshineswims.com
Hawaiian Quilt Collection
The holiday season has finally arrived and Hawaiian Quilt Collection
offers a large variety of beautiful handmade, hand-stitched quilted pieces perfect for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift. For the month of December, enjoy 20% off all green-colored items in store when visiting Hawaiian Quilt Collection’s 2nd floor shop at Waikiki Beach Walk®.
Be sure to check out the new Postcard Collection, comprised of quilted artworks depicting scenic Hawaii locations on their popular drawstring bags, rectangle bags, pillow covers, and a selection of accessories. From king-sized masterpiece quilts and stunning handbags to seasonal Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, stockings, and wreaths, Hawaiian Quilt Collection boasts the most unique, high-quality Hawaiian gifts that everyone is sure to love and cherish.
Hawaiian Quilt Collection | (808) 924-9889 | hawaiian-quilts.com
Gifts You Can Keep for Yourself
The Ultimate Foot Store
Feet feeling tired and worn out? Treat yourself to a pair of high-quality OOFOS footwear, an orthotic brand that comes recommended by podiatrists. Available at The Ultimate Foot Store, Hawaii’s premier shop for specialty foot products, OOFOS slippers are made of OOfoam Technology, which is a closed cell foam that offers 37% more impact absorption. With their patented footbed and arch support, OOFOS helps to reduce stress and pressure on people's feet, back, hips, knees, and ankles.
Try them for yourself at The Ultimate Foot Store’s convenient Waikiki Beach Walk® location.
The Ultimate Foot Store | (808) 380-8660 | Facebook
Finding that perfect pop of color to pull a look all together or matching your favorite statement jewelry with certain outfits can be a struggle at times. New at Coco Mango
, Les Georgettes by Altesse is a collection of eye-catching accessories combining quality leather and fine jewelry made in France. Swing by the Coco Mango shop on the 1st floor of Waikiki Beach Walk® to browse a line of vibrant earrings, necklaces, and bangles. With the brand’s interchangeable colored bands, you can easily switch up the look of your favorite designs to fit any occasion, outfit, or mood.
Coco Mango | (424) 388-0115 | cocomangohawaii.com
New Pop-Up Izakaya Coming Soon
Serving up delicious Japanese cuisine for a limited time, Kawagoe will be opening its doors at Waikiki Beach Walk® starting in mid-December. Head up to the 2nd floor above Wyland Galleries to grab a bite at this trendy pop-up restaurant.
Still hungry? See our full range of dining options here