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Outdoor Lagoon with Santa
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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, we host unforgettable activities that make your island holiday special. The season sparkles here with festive decorations and twinkling lights across the resort. Bring the whole family and celebrate with us.

NEW THIS YEAR! An incredible New Year’s Eve luau at Lagoon Lanai, overlooking the Saltwater Lagoon. Join us for festivities starting at 6pm and culminating in an amazing fireworks display over the lagoon at 9pm, as we celebrate the final hours until the New Year!

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November 23, 2023

Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving dishes plus island favorites at our Thanksgiving Luau.

Enjoy Thanksgiving specialties at Kamuela Provision Company and Nui Italian.

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December 25, 2023

Welcome Santa at sunrise at the lagoon, escorted by dolphins. Santa will arrive with treats and take photos with guests.

Enjoy Christmas dishes throughout the day at Kamuela Provision Company and Nui Italian.

Join us for a Christmas luau at 5 pm.


New Year's Eve

December 31, 2023

NEW THIS YEAR! Join us for a New Year’s Eve luau under the stars at Lagoon Lanai from 6 pm to 10pm. Celebrate the final hours before the new year with an exciting fireworks display over the saltwater lagoon at 9pm!

In addition to the great standard menus, enjoy an offering of New Year’s Eve delicacies for dinner at Kamuela Provision Company and Nui Italian.

Ring in 2024 with live entertainment at Kona Tap Room until midnight.

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New Year's Day

January 1, 2024

Kick off 2024 with our New Year’s Day yoga session.

Head for our Hair of the Dog Pool Party at Kona Pool featuring a live DJ.

Festive Activities

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holiday season and try something new during these daily events December 23, 2023– January 2, 2024.

Breakfast Buffet at Water’s Edge

Pool party at Kona Pool with live DJ

Nightly live entertainment at Kona Tap Room

Holiday cultural classes: playing holiday tunes on the ukulele

Activities at Kona pool: gingerbread decorating, holiday coloring, island scrapbooking, elf scavenger hunt, hot chocolate and candy canes

Christmas Eve activities include photos with Santa at Kona Pool, Christmas carols in the main lobby, and church service at the grand staircase in the evening

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