There is no other tree lighting ceremony on earth like the one held at The Ritz Carlton in Kapalua®. This dazzling event is a "must do" if you happen to be on the island. The event kicks off with Christmas songs performed live by some of Hawaii`s famous artists, hula dancing, free cookies and hot chocolate and more. Once it gets dark, the star of the night arrives as Santa makes his grand entrance. Each year Santa discovers a new way to mark his arrival. One year he even sky-dived in!
Once Santa has arrived, the countdown begins and the Christmas tree is lit, along with thousands of sparkling white lights on the palm trees and the grounds. It is a splendid holiday sight!
If you cannot make it to the tree lighting ceremony, come down to The Ritz Carlton at night, grab a hot drink and relax on the balcony of the lobby. It is truly magical!