Posted on 12/6/2023

Christmas in Maui (2023)

While the song "I'm Dreaming of a white Christmas" might not apply to Christmas in Maui, you'll find the Valley Isle an equally magical place to spend the holidays.

If you're wondering what your winter vacation will look like, you've come to the right place. There's plenty to do on Maui to celebrate Christmas and, of course, tropical twists on normal traditions.

A Maui Christmas

The red and green Christmas colors are everywhere on Maui— the lush greenery, vibrant fish, and sunburnt skin!

Christmas in Hawaii is one of the busier seasons on the island, as many other people seek to escape cold winter weather and hit up the beach.

Since Maui is going to be busy, you'll want to book any excursions ASAP! Make sure to get that luau and snorkel trip booked today.

Things to do for Christmas in Maui?

One of the best things to do for Christmas is watch a Christmas Hula performance. The easiest way is to book a luau.

This feast will also allow you to eat delicious Hawaiian food (or "ono," as they say here) and watch fantastic performances.

Take advantage of the tropical weather and go to the beach. Whether out surfing or just lounging in the sun, you'll see plenty of people rocking Santa hats and Christmas aloha shirts. You should, too!

Many neighborhoods will decorate with Christmas lights, so drive around the Kihei and Wailea areas to see many lights. You can also head down to the Wailea Beach Path and look at the beautiful Christmas decorations in the resorts.

Is it cold in Hawaii during Christmas?

During the winter months, you'll find Maui still warm and temperate. Temperatures are normally in the low 80s and can dip into the 60s.

For residents of the island, that's considered quite cold!

December is part of the rainy season on the island. While you might get more overcast and cloudy days than if you came during the summer, you'll also experience Maui at its most lush.

The West Maui Mountains are gorgeous when completely green— a rare occurrence.

Does it Snow in Maui?

You might be shocked to know that it does snow in Maui! The very top of the volcano, Haleakala, sometimes gets snow on its peak.

It's a very rare occurrence and normally happens in January or February. I wouldn't try to plan your trip around seeing the snow— the park gets closed down due to hazardous winter conditions.

Conclusion: Christmas in Maui

Whether you come back yearly to celebrate the holiday or this will be your first tropical vacation, Maui will surely delight you.

With gorgeous beaches, stunning mountains, plenty of hikes, and delicious food, you'll find plenty to entertain.

While Christmas might look slightly different here than at home, the festive spirit is alive and well. Mele Kalikimaka to you!

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