Hawaii, while not the typical backdrop for a traditional Christmas, is actually so fun during the holidays! Between the local parades, hula performances, mele, and events around the islands, you’ll wonder why you haven’t spent every Christmas in Hawaii. At Lucky Owl Car Rental, we couldn’t be more excited for the holiday season, and here are three of our favorite reasons why.
1. Food and Festivities
At Christmas, Hawaii turns up the aloha. Around the islands, there are a variety of free Christmas events, including hula performances, Hawaiian carolers, tree lightings, parades, ornament making, and more. They are comparable to the mainland but with a certain Hawaiian flair that makes them much more memorable. You’ll also enjoy a variety of multi-ethnic foods that typically include soy sauce and are prepared using traditional methods. Instead of a turkey or ham, you may find a roasted pig prepared in an underground oven and wrapped in leaves.
2. Surfing Competitions
Have you ever watched a surfing competition on Christmas day? The winter months in Hawaii bring on some of the most powerful waves of the year and the locals love to take full advantage. Watching a surfing competition isn’t just about surfing either. You’ll enjoy all the people on the beach, the side events, interviews with the winners, and even a few historical insights. We can pretty much guarantee you won’t be bored.
3. Hawaiian Flair
Finally, the best reason to head to Hawaii for Christmas is the traditions you simply won’t find anywhere else. In Hawaii, Christmas trees arrive by ship for those who want a traditional tree, but plenty of people choose to decorate palm trees instead. Also, instead of finding Santa in a sleigh, Hawaiian Santa travels by outrigger canoe pulled by dolphins! We think you’ll find Hawaiian Christmas truly unforgettable.
While you’re here, check out Lucky Owl Car Rental for affordable car rentals, minivan rentals, and more. Contact us at (808) 352-4890 to request a quote for a vehicle during your Hawaiian Christmas. We have proudly served both locals and tourists in the Honolulu area of Oahu since 2012. You can read our customer reviews to find out what others are saying about their rental experience!