Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas to everyone! To start off the holiday season and commemorate its 30th anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua will conduct a special Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature live music and entertainment, as well as refreshments and holiday cheer.
The resort welcomes local guests and tourists to observe its handcrafted gingerbread home and Santa’s spectacular arrival before enjoying live music by Henry Kapono, photos with Santa, keiki hula dancing, a Christmas craft fair, and tree lighting.
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, December 2, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On behalf of the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, join us for a special Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the festive season and celebrate our 30th anniversary.
by Hawaiian legend Henry Kapono
KEIKI HULA DANCING
by Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center
PHOTOS WITH SANTA & CRAFT FAIR
benefiting Ka Hale A Ke Ola
“We are thrilled to welcome in the festive season and celebrate our milestone 30th anniversary with our guests, families, and local community,” said Andrew Rogers, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. “It’s an honor to create this magical Kapalua experience where we can gather and create cherished lifelong memories.”
Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served as sweet treats throughout the evening. Clifford Naeole, The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua’s longtime Hawaiian cultural advisor, and local television celebrity Billy V will help emcee the event.
The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is free and accessible to the public. During the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, the resort will collect non-perishable food items for the Maui Food Bank and keiki apparel, baby supplies, diapers, slippers and sneakers of any size, school supplies, and gift cards for the children of the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center. Donation containers will be available all evening. A percentage of the earnings from the Christmas craft market will be donated to Ka Hale A Ke Ola.
The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is offering a special kamaina pricing over the weekend for local people who want to relive great memories or visit for the first time. To book a kamaina staycation between December 2-4, 2022, contact 808-669-6200 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/maui and use code Z43. Rooms are subject to availability, and a valid Hawaii ID is required at check-in.
Other Holiday Festivities at Ritz-Carlton Maui
HOLIDAY BREAKFAST AT ULANA TERRACE
December 23-25 | 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
A memorable breakfast experience with holiday themed favorites to choose from including festive gingerbread pancakes, holiday breakfast scramble and a whimsical keiki plate featuring “Red Rudolph” chocolate milk and snowflake pancakes.
HAPPY HOLIDAY DINNER BUFFET
December 25, 2022 at Ulana Terrace | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
MELE KALIKIMAKA – 4-COURSE HAWAIIAN HARVEST DINNER
December 24 and 25 at the Banyan Tree | 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Two Seatings)
Enjoy live music and a bountiful four-course holiday menu highlighting traditional and local favorites. Includes a special welcome cocktail and festive gift.
PARTY LIKE ITS 1992 – NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
December 31 at Alaloa Lounge | 9 p.m. to Midnight
Celebrate 30 years of #RCMemories as we ring in the New Year with music, libations, and fun. Your favorite 1990’s dress is encouraged.
FOND FAREWELL TO 2022 – NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
December 31 at the Banyan Tree | 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Two Seatings)
Ring in the New Year with live entertainment and a 4-course coastal dinner.
RESOLUTION BREAKFAST AT ULANA TERRACE
January 1, 2022 | 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Start the New Year off right with our Bloody Mary Bar and resolution specials to help you reenergize from festivities the night before. This special breakfast will be the perfect beginning to 2023.
[Source: Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua Press Release]