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Holidays At Kapilina

A smiling couple wearing Santa hats on the beach

Hawaii celebrates the holidays a little differently from everyone else. There isn’t any snow and the weather doesn’t get cold outside, but there’s still plenty of fun activities and events to enjoy on the island. From the Honolulu apartment rentals, here are some of the best to look forward too.

The Hawaiian Railway’s Holiday Express

New this year to Kapilina is the Holiday Express. The Hawaiian Railway has decorated on of their trains with hundreds of lights for a magical journey to Kahe Point and back again. Every rider receives milk and cookies as they listen to holiday stories and enjoy music during the trip. Special guests await on your return to the station, which might just include Santa Claus himself.

Tickets cost $20 per person, with children two and under riding for free. Reservations are required due to limited seating, so call 681-5461 to book ahead. Children are welcome to wear their favorite pajamas to stay comfortable during the ride, as well. There are several dates available on the event’s Facebook page.

Winter Wonders Shopping Expo

Looking for a unique gift for someone on your list? Check out the Winter Wonders Shopping Expo. This exciting experience and fundraiser features a wide variety of local vendors along with live entertainment, raffles, and giveaways. You can gain extra raffle tickets by donating new, unopened toys to the Toys for Tots foundation.

You can find the Winter Wonders Shopping Expo at the Oahu Room on 5100 Iroquois Avenue in Ewa Beach. The event takes place on Sunday December 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s no cost to stop by and look at the goods.

Honolulu City Lights

Take H1 over to Honolulu and you can see the month-long lights display at Honolulu Hale. It begins on the 1st of December, lasing until January 1st of the next year. The mayor flips the switch on opening night to illuminate the town hall as well as the city’s Christmas tree. Afterward, and annual parade of decorated vehicles and school bands march through downtown. Opening night will also feature a block part, with the rest of the month hosting special events around the main square.

The Nutcracker

There’s no better place to watch this classic than this classic reincarnation by the Ballet Hawaii at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Regional birds, flowers, and more decorate the retelling of this classic story as it changes its locale from Russia to an 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii. You can buy tickets for shows between December 14th and 16th.

Jingle Rock Run

You can help the Make-a-Wish foundation on December 16th by running in their annual Jingle Rock Run. For $35, which is donated to the foundation, you can take part this untimed run-for-fun. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their goofiest holiday wear. The event features activities and games for children as well as food trucks.

Festival of Lights Boat Parade

There’s nothing quite like lights on the water, which is why the Festival of Lights Boat Parade draws such a crowd. You can catch dozens upon dozens of decorated boats cruising around the marina at Hawaii Towne Center on December 15th, starting at 3 p.m. The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific plays a special performance, followed by an authentic Hula performance from some of the locals.

Santa Comes to the Beach

Trading in his sleigh for a canoe, Santa is stopping at Hawaii early on December 8th. You can catch him at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu ready for photo ops with the kids and spreading holiday joy. He arrives on the beach at 9 a.m.

Honolulu Symphony

Oahu’s traditional celebration of the New Year with a performance of Ode to Joy will be played by the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra this year, accompanied by the Oahu Choral Society. You can catch this event at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on the 28th and 29th of December at 7:30 p.m.

Walk Through Chinatown

Over 40 merchants will decorate their windows for the Chinatown Winter Walk this year, taking place throughout the month of December. With so many stores participating, the event will cover a nine-block radius in Oahu’s downtown Chinatown neighborhood. Self-guided tours complete with a map of historic points of interest are available.

Island Music and Hula

Head over to Waikiki Beach for a walk at sunset on the 19th through the 25th. Holiday ornaments and decorations are up for sale in the Waikiki Christmas Store, and a one-hour hula show complete with traditional island music provides entertainment. It’s a simple yet fun time that anyone can enjoy.

Honolulu Apartment Rentals

Nestled at Iroquois Point in West Oahu, Kapilina finds its home amidst pristine lagoons, secluded beaches, and first-class amenities that provide everything you crave in island living. These 2, 3, and 4-bedroom garden-style rentals feature spacious floor plans, ample parking, and full-size washers and dryers. Just outside your home lies a bounty of community amenities as well as ones right here in Kapilina.

You home at Kapilina gives you access to a mile-long secluded beach and several other resort-style amenities. Stay active in the on-site fitness center and yoga room, volleyball and basketball courts, or the various running trails. Relax after a long day in the resort-style pool, meandering spa, or the beach itself. Grab a bite to eat at the D’Lish Restaurant or train your dog in the Dog Park’s agility course. Everything you need is right outside your door.

Each home at Kapilina features the finest in modern finishes. Luxury vinyl tile flooring, private lanais, and quartz kitchen countertops are only the beginning. Full size washers and dryers ensure you’ll never have to worry about running to the laundromat, while reserved covered parking keeps your vehicle safe. An outdoor living area allows you to enjoy the best of Hawaii’s beach weather, while new light fixtures and ceiling fans help save energy.

We invite you to experience what life can be like living in Hawaii. These rental homes provide an elevated sense of living where life is already luxurious. Welcome to your own slice of paradise. Welcome to Kapilina.