Join the Polynesian Cultural Center for our annual Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace and enjoy lots of fun for you and your family. This year promises to provide lots of entertainment, food, and our popular SNOW DAY and are designed to let bring the spirit of Christmas alive on the North Shore!

Image describing the Hukilau Marketplace 2019 free Snow Day activity on December 23 from 3:30 - 8:30pm



Along with our Snow Day, your family can enjoy Keiki Train Rides and our Marketplace Scavenger Hunt with prizes! We will also have live music and entertainment, as well as a live Nativity, Selfies with Santa, a tour of his workshop and more. And because we want to share the joy of the holidays, these activities are all FREE! Come share in the Aloha of the holiday season at the Hukilau Marketplace. You’ll find us at the entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center in beautiful La’ie.


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Things to do:

  • Play games, including our popular Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Free selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus this year – come tour his workshop!
  • Our popular Keiki Train
  • A live nativity
  • A winter wonderland of decorations and lights
  • Music every night from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Real snow tubing for keiki on Kecember 23rd from 4 – 8:30!


Activities will be held December 13th-23rd every day (except Sunday) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


photograph of the Hukilau Marketplace at Christmas time


Don’t miss our FREE evening performances at the Hukilau Marketplace at 6:00 pm, including:

  • 13th – Everdream, Ka Hale Auamo, & Rainbow Ulii, Ms. Hawaii Plus, 2018
  • 14th – Melelani, J.N.T, & Braden Wood
  • 16th – Melelani
  • 17th – Keiki Shumway Choir
  • 18th – Vaiari’i Kaonohi
  • 19th – Melelani
  • 20th – Wahine ‘Elua, J.N.T, & Braden Wood
  • 21th – BYUH Faculty Choir, Ka Hale Auamo, & Rainbow Ulii, Ms. Hawaii Plus 2018
  • 23th – TBD

Come and experience the spirit of the holidays at the Christmas at the Hukilau Marketplace 2019 celebration!


Nina S Jones

Nina S Jones



Nina Jones, a mainland gal from way back, is now a transplanted Islander. With her husband of 43 years, she has lived in La’ie since serving a mission at the Polynesian Cultural Center from 2014 – 2016. She is now an employee of the Center, working in the Marketing Dept. Her hobbies include swimming, traveling, studying and writing about what she is learning from the various Polynesian cultures. Her blogs focus on their history, beliefs, practices and – as an added bonus – delicious food! To her, Polynesia is not just a place to visit, it is a way to live and she is very honored to be able to be a part of their amazing world.