Celebrate the New Year Maui Style

Planning to ring in the New Year on Maui? Lucky you!!! Here is a little help so you can do it right…

The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display is held at midnight in South Maui. The best place to view the show is from Wailea Beach Park.

Many of the special events are already sold out, including the Drums of the Pacific Luau, The Pride of Maui Dinner Cruise and the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Dinner and Cocktail cruises.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel is still offering tickets for their New Years Eve Celebration at Tiki Terrace, which includes a four course dinner by Executive Chef Thomas Muromoto, live Hawaiian music and dancing.
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: Adults $55, Children (6-12 years) $35, Keiki under 5 eat free when ordering for the keiki menu, when accompanied by an adult
Call for reservations (808) 667-0124

Kupanaha Magic Dinner Theater presents a Magical Maui New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy the Kupanaha Show with illusionist Jody Baran. The theatrical performance showcases the history of the Hawaiian islands and its people. Party goers will also enjoy:

  • A 3-course dinner
  • No-host bar
  • Midnight toast
  • Dancing, party games, party favors and more!

Time: 8:30pm – 1am
Cost: Gold Circle Seating $175, General Seating $155
Call for reservations (808) 667-0128

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua’s Alaloa Lounge is offering complimentary entertainment from 4pm to 2am. Sugah Daddy, a favorite six-piece island rock band begins playing at 8pm. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more information, call (808) 669-6200.

The Sheraton Maui is offering a New Years Eve Extravaganza Buffet, which is being served at their Black Rock Terrace Restaurant.
Time: 4pm-10pm
Cost: Adults $89, Children (6-12 years) $45,
For more information, call (808) 921-4600

Sheraton Maui offers a New Year’s Eve Party in the Coral Reef Room with light appetizers and a dessert buffet. Adults 21 and over.
Admission is $25
For more information, call (808) 921-4600

Party with the stars at the New Year’s Eve Party on the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali. The Tour of the Stars program will be featuring a star party with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to ring in the New Year Hawaii style
Time: 11pm to midnight.
For more information and reservations, call (808) 661-1234

No matter what you choose to do to celebrate the New Year – keep in mind:
SAVE LIVES! Don’t Drink and Drive… And don’t ride with anybody who has been drinking either!! Tipsy Tow offered by AAA… You don’t have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve/Day they will take anyone who has been drinking and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357. Please re-post this if you don’t mind helping to save lives.

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SAVE LIVES! Don’t Drink and Drive This New Year’s

SAVE LIVES! Don’t Drink and Drive .. And don’t ride with anybody who has been drinking either!! Tipsy Tow offered by AAA .. You don’t have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve/Day they will take anyone who has been drinking and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357. Please re-post this if you don’t mind helping to save lives.

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CHRISTMAS DAY DINING

Planning to be on Maui for Christmas? Lucky you!

If you are staying in one of our condominiums, maybe you are planning on creating your own feast in your fully equipped kitchen, or perhaps you would like to let someone else do all the work for you. Well, we’ve got you covered – just be sure to make reservations ASAP – these amazing options will book up.

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT MAKENA BEACH & GOLF RESORT
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$60.00 per person, $45.00 per child (age 9-12), $30.00 per child (age 5-8) Rates are exclusive of tax and gratuity

Served in their newly renovated Molokini Bar & Grille restaurant featuring the usual breakfast favorites like made-to-order stuffed french toast with strawberries and macadamia nuts.

For reservations or for more information call (808) 875-5888, email reservations@makenaresortmaui.com, or visit http://www.makenaresortmaui.com

HOLIDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH AT GRAND WAILEA
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$62.00 per adult, $30.00 per child (age 5-12). Rates exclusive of tax & gratuity. Complimentary for ages 4 and under

Ocean view location with panoramic views of the Pacific in the Grand Dining Room offering a special Sunday Holiday Brunch with live Hawaiian music and hula.

For full menu, visit http://wailearesortdining.com/specials_events/
Phone: (808) 875-1234 ext 4900

CHRISTMAS DINNER BUFFET AT MAKENA BEACH & GOLF RESORT
5:30 – 9 p.m.
$60.00 per person, $45.00 per child (age 9-12), $30.00 per child (age 5-8) Rates are exclusive of tax and gratuity

Dinner options includes a variety of salads, fresh seafood selections surrounding an in-house carved ice sculpture, appetizers, sizzling entrees, and desserts galore.

For reservations or for more information call (808) 875-5888, email reservations@makenaresortmaui.com, or visit http://www.makenaresortmaui.com
CHRISTMAS BY THE BEACH AT THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA
4 – 9 p.m.
$68.00 per adult, $34.00 per child (age 6-12). Rates exclusive of tax & gratuity

Enjoy Roasted turkey with macadamia nut stuffing, Maui lilikoi honey glazed ham, an ocean ice bar and much more!
Phone: (808) 921-4600

CHRISTMAS AT HYATT REGENCY MAUI’S DRUMS OF THE PACIFIC LUAU
5 – 8 p.m. Reservations required.

Experience the Drums of the Pacific Luau where an unforgettable beach backdrop and a traditional luau menu are highlighted with festive holiday additions. Menu additions include Roasted Diestel farms turkey, pan gravy, whipped potatoes, Portuguese sausage and chestnut stuffing, cranberry relish, pumpkin and pecan squares and holiday sugar cookies.
Phone: (808) 661-1234 or (800) 233-1234

A CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
3 – 8 p.m.
$130.00 per adult includes a glass of Dom Perignon Champagne. $90.00 per adult without champagne. $45.00 per child (age 6-12). Children 5 and under are complimentary with each paying adult.Rates are exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Raise your sparkling glass in The Terrace Restaurant and enjoy a lavish holiday buffet with an array of delicacies, highlighted with entertainment by a contemporary Hawaiian soloist and hula dancer.
Phone: (808) 669-6200

CHRISTMAS DAY FEAST AT KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL
Early Bird Seating from 11am to 1:30pm – pricing is $42.95 for adults and $22 for children ages 6 to 12.
Dinner Feast Seating from 3pm to 7pm – pricing is $46.95 for adults and $22 for children ages 6 to 12.
Hawaiian entertainment from 5pm to 8pm.

One of Maui’s most popular Christmas buffets, the Tiki Terrace Restaurant features Macadamia Nut-Crusted Roasted Leg of Lamb, Rotisserie Roasted Goose with Poha Berry Chutney, Kiawe Smoked Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib, Roasted Turkey with Shiitake Mushroom and Corn Stuffing, a Cold Seafood Buffet with all-you-can-eat Crab Legs. There will also be a selection of favorite holiday desserts.
Arrange reservations at (808) 667-0124

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Gift Ideas for the Hawaii Lover on Your List

Is there someone on your list who can’t get enough of Hawaii? Here is the perfect gift list for you!

 

Maui Jim sunglasses would make a great gift for any girl or guy in your life Featuring excellent UV protection and well-built construction, a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses will last for years. Prices for Maui Jims range between $149 and $349. Available from www.mauijim.com.

 

Island lotions and soaps  – gift sets containing island inspired scented lotions, perfumes and bath soaps are always well received. Island Soap Company offers several options ranging from $5-$25 available from www.ABCstores.com.

 

With everything from traditional slack key and steel guitar musicians to the contemporary artists of today. The music of Hawaii is the best way for someone to re-live their visit to the islands. The works of many of Hawaii’s artists can be ordered from www.amazon.com.

 

If you have a coffee lover on your list, what better gift than 100% Hawaiian coffee? www.Mauicofferoasters.com is currently offering free shipping on orders up to 6lbs to the continental US through 12/13/11.

 

Hershey Kisses Milk Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts – only available in Hawaii! Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolate with Mauna Loa macadamia nuts. 8 oz bag $5.29 available from www.ABCstores.com.

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Add Some Aloha to Your Holiday Party

You can add touches of Aloha to your holiday party with a fun Hawaii theme Christmas party wherever you are!  Below are tips specific to adding a Hawaii theme to your luau including decorating tips, games, and recipes. 

*Decorate your Christmas Tree and/or Buffet Table in garlands you make from silk flower leis and shells

*Decorate your Christmas Tree and/or Buffet Table in Hawaii themed Christmas ornaments

*Decorate your party location in garlands you make from silk flower or shell leis

*Create Christmas cookies and ornaments using Hawaiian themed cookie cutters

*Adorn your guests in flower or shell leis

*Have a Hawaiian Santa

*Play fun Hawaii theme Christmas Games

*Use Hawaiian Christmas cards for your party invitations

*Play Hawaiian Christmas music

Hawaiian Themed Christmas Tree - Decorated in poinsetta

Hawaiian Themed Christmas Tree – Decorated in poinsetta


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