Our 2023 Christmas at the

Hukilau Marketplace begins!


Looking for unique activities for your 2023 Christmas holidays?   

Join the Polynesian Cultural Center for our annual Christmas events at the Hukilau Marketplace this year in beautiful Lāʻie for some holiday fun! The evening festivities and games will be held December 15th through December 22nd from 6:00 – 8:30 pm (closed Sunday, December. 20th.)  

Christmas events are all free! So, gather your loved ones and join in making memories that last a lifetime. After all, Christmas is a time for family, and there’s no other place to experience the Christmas spirit wrapped in Aloha than the Hukilau Marketplace at the entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center. 


The 2023 Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace Event Schedule is as follows:

Hukilau Christmas Marketplace

Enjoy our wonderful entertainers this year!


Evening Performances – December 15th – December 22nd 

Our live music and entertainment will also be held FREE 6:00pm-7:00pm. You’ll have a chance to hear from many of our well-known local and international musicians and performers. Come feel the island vibes with the sounds of Polynesia. 

You will find a list of activities and events below. Check our Hukilau Marketplace website for updates!   



Friday – 12/15       Laie Dance Crew

Saturday – 12/16   Aestas

Monday – 12/18    Halau Hulu O Kekela

Tuesday – 12/19    Tonga Sisters 

Thursday – 12/21   Melelani

Friday – 12/22   Laie Serenaders 


image of 7 kids wearing elf hats and white shirts posing behind the Christmas decor

The festivities this year will be enjoyable for your kids!


Fun Activities – December 15th – December 22nd

We know that you’re excited for our FREE Christmas activities that will go on for 7 days. All will be held every day (except Sunday) from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. The following activities include: 

  • A nightly Christmas scavenger hunt for the keikis  
  • Selfies with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at their workshop 
  • A winter wonderland of decorations and lights to wander through 
  • Giveaways
  • And much more! 


live photograph of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and elf in Hawaiian Christmas theme

Mele Kalikimaka and Happy Holidays!


We can’t wait to celebrate this Aloha Christmas with fun-filled experiences and activities with you. Don’t forget to set a reminder in your calendar and join the 2023 Christmas celebration at the Hukilau Marketplace.  



Brooklyn MacDonald, born and raised in Canada now calls the bright town of La’ie home.You’ll find her reading, visiting and learning all about culturally historic sites wherever she goes. Her hobbies include collecting shells, swimming, traveling to experience new foods and cultures, and musicals. Her blogs highlight the dynamic heritage, culture and traditions of Polynesia. It is a privilege to share Polynesia’s living culture with others.