Hawaii is truly magical during the holiday season. Every year, Oahu transforms into a winter wonderland full of twinkling lights and poinsettias. This holiday season, make the most of your time on the island with a car rental from ABC Auto Center Hawaii. Plus, to put you in the Christmas spirit, we’ve mapped out Oahu’s top 4 holiday events.

Oahu Holiday Events

1. Honolulu City Lights

Each December, Honolulu transforms into a magical sea of twinkling lights and holiday displays. This year, light-up night will be held on December 7. First, the mayor will light the city Christmas tree to kick off the Honolulu City Lights festivities. Then, as the rest of the city turns on their lights and displays, a festive parade will march down River Street. Throughout the season, Honolulu City Lights hosts a variety of events for visitors and locals to enjoy.

2. Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Additionally, December 7 holds a lot of significance for Hawaiians; the day marks the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. This year, plan to attend the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade. The parade includes more than 2,000 people, and serves as both a festive event and an honorarium for all veterans.

3. The Nutcracker

People from all over the world know and love Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. As such, Ballet Hawaii performs this classic ballet each year at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. As you might expect, the Hawaiian version of the story will include some local flavor. The ballet is set in the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1858 and incorporates vibrant imagery from the islands’ past. 

4. Christmas at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Every year, the Polynesian Cultural Center in La’ie hosts Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace. Families enjoy train rides, live music and entertainment, a live nativity, selfies with Santa, a scavenger hunt, and more! Because the cultural center is one of the most popular travel destinations on the island, you must include this in your Oahu travel plans. Plus, admission to the marketplace is free! 

Car Rentals

ABC Auto Center offers a variety of affordable car rentals, van rentals, and SUV rentals to meet all of your travel needs this holiday season. With two convenient locations near the Honolulu Airport, you’ll find our local services to be both refreshing and reliable. Call today at (510) 974-3361 for reservations.