Four Seasons Resorts Lanai invites clients to experience the best of both worlds this holiday season – all the fun festivities without the harsh winter weather – with the resorts’ annual holiday celebration.
A mix of complimentary and ticketed events, guests can hit the beach during the day and get into the holiday spirit at night with evening concerts by renowned jazz artist Brenna Whitaker and Grammy award-winning Josh Sklair, a nightly s’mores and hot chocolate station, holiday tea, and more.
The resorts offer a range of activities during the holidays including:
Gingerbread Island (on display through December 30)
A delicious and sweet replica of the Island of Lanai, the Gingerbread Island will be on display through the end of December. Created by the Resort’s talented pastry team, sugary renditions of Lanai’s iconic landmarks, structures and Cook island pines will be available for sponsorships with proceeds benefiting the Lanai Community Association, a nonprofit coalition to aid the advancement and development of Lanai.
Nobu Lanai Sushi Classes and Lunch (offered through January 3)
Team Nobu Lanai will introduce the “NOBU” concept and cooking style with a fun and informative demonstration, followed by a chance for participants to try their hand at making sushi.
Holiday Tea (offered through January 3)
Guests can sample Four Seasons’ collection of specialty holiday teas including the Winter Blend and Nutcracker Blend paired with holiday cakes, canapés and other treats. Those looking for additional holiday cheer can choose the option for a glass of sparkling wine or upgrade the teas to the cocktail version.
Hot Chocolate Station (December 22 - Janunary3)
A nightly hot cocoa station will be set up by the fireplace at The Lodge at Koele. Families, friends and couples can roast s’mores or indulge in a nightly dessert special.
E Komo Mai Santa (December 25)
Before baring the winter’s chill and continuing on his journey, Santa will make a special stop in paradise. Keiki, who have been “nice” throughout the year, are invited to welcome Santa to Lanai.
Special for the holidays, Four Seasons Resort Lanai’s line-up of holiday events include:
Holiday Mele Concerts (December 23-31)
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai is bringing in The Brenna Whitaker Little Big Band and Grammy award-winning The Josh Sklair Band for holiday performances at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. Brenna Whitaker recently signed with Verve/Universal and is working on her debut Jazz album. She’s known as the go-to in Los Angeles for private, celebrity events and performed at celebrity weddings. Josh Sklair won his first Grammy as producer on Etta James’ album Let’s Roll for Best Contemporary Blues Album 2003.
Wyland ‘Art from the Heart’ Artist Appearance and Silent Auction (December 23)
Revered marine artist and environmentalist Wyland, along with Four Seasons Lanai, are offering guests the opportunity to purchase an original sumi-e brush painting, created at the event by Wyland. A rare opportunity to witness, proceeds from the event will benefit the Lanai Cancer Foundation and the Wyland Foundation.
Ho’olaulea (December 28)
For those looking for a more traditional taste of Hawaii, Four Seasons is putting on a Ho’olaulea (celebration in Hawaiian) complete with cultural activities, luau fare and live hula and entertainment by renowned Hawaiian performers.
Count Down to 2014 (December 31)
Clients can ring in the New Year with The Brenna Whitaker Little Big Band. A cash bar is open throughout the evening.
Fireworks Sky Concert (December 31)
At midnight, a spectacular firework show will light the sky above Hulopoe Bay.
Mochi Pounding (January 1)
Mochi pounding is a traditional Japanese tradition for the New Year that is commonly practiced in Hawaii. Four Seasons invites guests to take part in this tradition at The Lodge at Koele.