As the holiday season approaches, Kailua Kona is breaking out the holiday decorations, lighting up the palm trees, and preparing to celebrate the holiday season with a unique blend of island charm and festive cheer. Embraced by the warmth of the Aloha spirit, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a variety of holiday events in Kona that capture the essence of this tropical paradise during this special time of year.
Holualoa Village Music & Light Festival
Saturday, December 2 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
This annual event is a favorite for residents! Watch as Holualoa Village lights up in the night with the town’s Christmas tree lighting, an appearance by Santa, live music, gallery and boutique shopping, food, drinks and fun! Musical entertainment this year will feature John Keawe, the Kona Ukulele Playerʻs Association, Dusty Best, Jeff Tree, The Mauka High Notes, and more!
Kona Beach Resortʻs First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Celebrate the Holiday season at the Marriottʻs King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel at their first annual tree lighting ceremony! There will be complimentary libations and appetizers so grab your friends and family and head on over.
The 37th Annual Kailua Kona Community Christmas Parade Tutu’s Kalikimaka
Saturday, December 9 beginning at 5:00 PM
Get your seats early along Ali’I Drive for a fun-filled parade filled with holiday cheer!
Hawaiian Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 10 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Enjoy this free concert in Kona town on Ali’I’I Drive enjoy live music from Napua Grieg, an award-winning artist!
8th Annual Kailua Kalikimaka Lighted Boat Parade
Sunday, December 10 beginning at 6:00 PM
Line up along Ali’I Drive near the Kailua Kona pier to get your front-row seat for a show from Kona’s decorated and cheerful fleet! The Body Glove at the pier is a great viewing spot with food and drinks available!
Puna Chocolate Hawaiian Cocktails, Spirits, Whiskey & Chocolate Pairings: Holiday Series
Friday, December 1 and Friday, December 15 at 6:00 PM
Every other Friday upstairs in the Puna Chocolate Co Store in Kona you can enjoy a guided flight of fine booze and Hawaiian chocolate! In December, the pairings will be holiday-focused and you can expect 4 – 6 mini pairings in total. Tickets are $29.50 each and space is limited!
Holiday Concert with Henry Kapono & Brother Noland & Kalaʻe Parish
Wednesday, December 20 5:30 – 7:30 PM
This concert will be at the Kona Sea Salt Farm Oceanfront Grounds and will be in support of Maui’s Musicians in need. You can expect your favorite holiday songs and some Henry Kapono classics along with Brother Noland and Kalaʻe Parish. Tickets begin at $40.00.
Celebrate this holiday season in Kona with a unique blend of island traditions and festive spirit! Whether you’re enjoying the Christmas Parade, strolling along Ali’i Drive under the twinkling lights, or capturing the essence of Hawaiian Santa, the holiday events in Kailua-Kona offer a truly unforgettable experience. Embrace the Aloha spirit and create lasting memories in this tropical paradise during the most wonderful time of the year.