Our 2022 Christmas at the

Hukilau Marketplace begins!


Looking for unique activities for your 2022 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! We begin with our annual Snow Day being held December 13th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. The evening festivities and games will be held December 16th through December 23rd from 6:00 – 8:30 pm (closed Sunday, December. 18th.)  

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 2022 Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace Event Schedule is as follows:

A photo of a father and his two kids enjoying the Snow Day Christmas celebration at the Hukilau Marketplace

Our annual Snow Day brings smiles to the faces of our local and visiting children

Popular Keiki Snow Day, Thursday, December 13th

This year’s annual FREE Keiki Snow Day event will kick off at 3 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. You’ll find it in the parking lot area in front of Pounders Restaurant at the Hukilau Marketplace. Is it even possible to have snow in Hawaiʻi? Well, for the past five years, the answer has been YES!!! But it must be magic, because it only happens once each season. All we know is that the kids absolutely LOVE it….and so do we. Dress comfortably (long pants and gloves are always a plus) and bring your kids to experience the magic of snow in Polynesia together.


photo of two men, one woman and a pre-teen boy in red aloha shirts with black background

Kapena and his family will perform the evening of December 16th

Evening Performances – December 16th – December 23rd 

Our live music and entertainment will also be held FREE on the same dates and times as the activities. 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!   

image of Peni Dean and crew of four men

You won’t want to miss Peni Dean, who is featured on December 23rd!



Friday – 12/16         Kapena (Headliner)

Saturday – 12/17   To be announced

Monday – 12/19     Melelani

Tuesday – 12/20    To be announced 

Wednesday – 12/21   Mitch & Friends

Thursday – 12/22   Jesse Kawaa (Kealoha Entertainment)

Friday – 12/23     Peni Dean (Headliner)


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 16th – December 23rd

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 
  • Fun train ride for the whole family 
  • A beautiful nativity display  
  • A winter wonderland of decorations and lights to wander through 
  • And much more! 
Train ride is one of the activity to do at the Hukilau Marketplace Christmas event

Hop on with your family and enjoy the rides!

We can’t wait to celebrate this Aloha Christmas with fun-filled experiences and activities with you.  What are you waiting for? Set a reminder in your calendar and join the 2022 Christmas celebration at the Hukilau Marketplace.  

photo of Mr. and Mrs Claus with a father and his two kids

Make sure you have enough space on your phone so you can snap many Christmas pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus!




Bio of Quinney Suaava, Blogger at the Polynesian Cultural Center 

Quinney Suaava, blogger for the Polynesian Cultural CenterMy family, culture, talent, and knowledge are the things I treasure the most. And the things I love to do are spending time with the people I love, traveling to different places, cooking Samoan food, singing and playing the ukulele, learning new things about life, and the list goes on! All of these contribute to my passion, experience and love for writing.