Maui Family Weekend Guide December 21-23 – MAUI FAMILY

Sugar Cane Train 808-281-4804

Pu’ukoli’i Station in Ka’anapali

Holiday Express
Nightly from November 23rd to December 31st
6:30 pm and 8:00 pm
This magical event is great for all kids, even the kids in all of us! Enjoy milk and cookies while on board our festively decorated train and the keiki will be thrilled with their free gift! Learn More.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

877-4325 •
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Saturday, November 24– SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2018
Monday through Saturday | 10am – 8pm
Sundays | 10am – 5pm

December 22: Holiday Cookie Decorating
11am – 1pm
Keiki ages 12 & under are invited to join Mrs Claus for fun holiday craft making. Reservations not required. Space is limited.

QKC Cares & Make-A-Wish Hawaii presents Breakfast with Santa!
Featuring fun keiki holiday activities, goodie bags, sing-a-long, buffet breakfast, Da Maui Sleigh rides and photo opportunities with none other than Santa himself! Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 24 at 10am.

Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party: “Mele Kalikimaka Makawao”

Hope you can join us Friday, December 21st, 2018 from 6-9 PM in Historic Makawao Town celebrating Makawao Mele Kalikimaka, a bright Hawaiian island greeting that we send to you from our Makawao Merchants Ohana to yours, with a magical, wonderful lineup of holiday cheer!

Baldwin Avenue is closed from the top of Makawao Avenue down to Brewer Street beginning at 5:15 PM. Guests joining our M3F town party can enjoy free entertainment, a variety of Maui’s food trucks and booths, arts and crafts, the Keiki Zone with magic, interactive activities, and especially our Makawao merchants with great local shopping and restaurants. This is a FREE rain or shine community event.

The main stage will feature all-time M3F favorite Capt. Randolph S. Coon with the Haiku Hillbillys from 6:00 -8:45 PM.

Enjoy a very special appearance with the Maui Madrigals, a cappella singing group costumed in Renaissance garb starting at 6 PM strollin’ through town on their way to the main stage from 7:15-7:30 PM during band break.

Kathy Collins, actress, storyteller, comedian and proud Maui girl, will enliven us as Maui’s all-time favorite emcee extraordinaire who will share her “Tita’s Night Before Christmas”.

TOYS 4 TOTS at Makawao 3rd Friday ~ ‘Tis the Season for Giving

The United States Marines, Street Bikers United Maui Chapter, the community and area businesses come together to support the Salvation Army and Maui’s Keiki during the holiday season. All donations stay in Maui County and help all the deserving keiki from Moloka‘i to Hana to Lahaina to Wailuku. Thousands of toys, games, sports equipment and gift cards are given out annually. Find our big wrapped donation box in the Komoda Bakery Keiki Zone next to Santa Derek! Please offer unwrapped gifts only. You may also find donor forms at the M3F info booth. All proceeds are 100% tax deductible.

Santa Derek took a hiatus from the frigid weather up in the North Pole to spend some time on Maui with our keiki to create a positive and friendly Santa experience in the Komoda Keiki Zone, 6-8 PM.

The delightful Makawao Elementary School “Dance Time” will perform at the top of Baldwin Avenue starting at 6 PM. Dance Time is an after-school program where students learn and perform routines and develop confidence through singing, acting, and dancing.

The Keiki Playhouse

268-7267 •
275 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Holiday Fun
The whole month of December will feature holiday events, crafts, and activities! Visit their social media pages (Facebook/Instagram) for specific updates coming soon!

Santa’s Workshop Pops Up at Maui Mall

Maui Mall is thrilled to announce that you and your keiki can get a free picture taken with Santa Claus right in his workshop at Maui Mall in unit B-12, across from IHOP, throughout the month of December. All your ohana has to do is make a canned food donation to the Maui Food Bank! Santa and his elves are very busy this month, so he is only available for pictures on these select dates:

The Maui Food Bank will have a table set up with donation bins to receive your donation. Maui High School will be there with their photo booth for instant pictures to take home.  Maui Mall and Santa Claus are excited to visit with you and your ohana!

Awakening Church Christmas Candlelight Service

250 E Lipoa St. Kihei, HI 96753 ~ (808) 359-1947 ~
The Awakening Church invites you to our Christmas Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 23rd at 6:00 PM. Celebrate Jesus’ birthday in style with Christmas jams, Christmas cookies, and a puppet show.

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Story Time & Craft
Every Saturday – November, December, and January
Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a weekly story time and craft session in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Explore Station
Sundays and Tuesdays • 11:30am-2:30pm
November, December, and January
Dive deeper into the wonders of Hawaii’s marine world at Maui Ocean Center’s Explore Station! Join a marine naturalist to learn about sea jellies in November, coral reefs in December, and humpback whales in December. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Ukulele Lessons
Monday through Friday • 11am-1pm
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up at the Retail Plaza. Schedule subject to change. Complimentary with Aquarium admission.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration
Fridays and Sundays – November, December, and January
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 442-7898

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at

Public Libraries

Kahului Library: Keiki Story Time

90 School St., Kahului

Nurture your child with the love of reading by attending a storytime session!
Saturdays, 10:30 am
Preschool age

Kihei Library: Teen Literature Group

35 Waimahaihai St., Kihei, HI

Discuss literature, share thoughts and opinions. For ages 12-19. Ongoing Event occurring on the 1st Friday of every month. Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Cost: free.

Call Kathleen at 875-6833 to register.

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870

Evening Chore Tour

Monday–Saturday • 3:15 – 4:15 PM
All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
All age levels are appropriate

A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.

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