December Events on Oahu - Marina Hawaii Vacations

December Events on Oahu

Author 11-03-2022

Sometimes in Hawaii it’s easy to forget when the holidays are just around the corner; while much of the world is preparing for a white Christmas, we are lounging on the lanais sipping Mai Tais in the sun. Okay, maybe we don’t spend every day in paradise relaxing, but we want to make sure you do while you’re on vacation! So, we’ve compiled a list of Oahu’s top events for the month of December. From holiday parades to historic celebrations there is something for everyone!

Honolulu City Lights - December Events

Honolulu City Lights

Honolulu Hale Dec. 2022

This annual celebration kicks off with the parade and tree lighting ceremony at the Honolulu Hale (City Hall). Large statues and light structures decorate the entire property for a month, creating a cheerful and exciting holiday spectacle viewable for the whole season. On opening night there are rides for the keiki as well as food vendors. Festivities begin around 4 pm.

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Oahu Surfing Competition - December Events

WSL Haleiwa Challenger

Oahu Nov. 26 – Dec. 7

The pipeline is world famous for its beautiful barrel waves, and for all the fans on the beach, it’s popular too since the break is closer to the shoreline.

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US Arizona Pearl Harbor Memorial - December Events

Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Various locations Dec. 7

Every year the entire country commemorates the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
What better place to memorialize and learn than Pearl Harbor itself? Various services and performances are featured at Pearl Harbor and throughout Oahu.

For more information visit the National Park Service Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.

Honolulu Marathon - December Events

Honolulu Marathon

Waikiki Dec. 11, 2022

Whether you’re a part of the race or watching from the sidelines, you can’t miss one of the biggest marathons in the world, and one of the biggest annual events on the island.

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