Starting with its brilliant Festival of Lights highlighted by three shows nightly at the Kings’ Shops through Dec. 31, this mega-resort located beside the Big Island’s Kohala Coast has organized musical concerts, holiday dance shows, Arts under the Stars, Pictures with Santa, and other holiday-themed events throughout December. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa will stage a special Christmas Eve Buffet followed by a Santa Tuck-in for kids. The resort also offers a Christmas Dinner and a Christmas Bay Buffet on Dec. 25, followed by New Year’s Eve revelries and a New Year’s Day Recovery Brunch at the Marriott. Golfers can tee it up at the resort’s scenic, challenging Beach and Kings courses. For holidaymakers extending their Hawaiian vacations, Chicago will perform at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens on Jan. 12, 2013.
Big Island, Hawaii