If you find yourself in Waikiki for the holidays, take part in its annual traditions! From a photo with Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele to the festival of lights boat parade, celebrate the season with these events around Oahu.
Usually consumed in paper cones, shave ice is finely cut to have the consistency of snow, which absorbs the syrup – so there’s no need for a straw. With origins from Japan, shave ice, or “kakigori,” preceded refrigeration, made with ice hauled down from mountaintops and consumed by the elite. It was brought to the islands of Hawaii in the late 1800s by Japanese immigrants who came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations.
Younger ones will especially enjoy the petting zoo and playground area, which is situated in the center of the park.
If you find yourself rained out while in paradise, don’t think of it as a loss. Here are some local activities to fill a rainy day.