Holiday Activities at Hawaiian Outrigger Hotels

What would the holidays be without palm trees and warm sun? There are plenty of events at Oahu's Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotels to celebrate the season, several of which are open to the public.
 
Santa himself will arrive by outrigger canoe at the Outrigger Waikiki on December 11. On December 21 and December 22, kids can enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Outrigger Reef’s Kani Ka Pila Grille. These events and more are available this holiday season for the general public and hotel guests to enjoy.
 
For the public:
 
Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 5 p.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Take part in an island-style tree lighting ceremony in the hotel lobby of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, followed by festive holiday entertainment by Halau Ka Hale I O Kahala. Free and open to the public.
 
Hawaiian Santa Arrives by Canoe
December 11, 9 a.m., Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
Santa will arrive via outrigger canoe on the beach in front of the Outrigger Waikiki hotel. Keiki from Halau `O Pua Kahale will be on hand to greet Santa with a gift of hula. The arrival will be followed by complimentary photo-taking with Santa in the hotel lobby. Free and open to the public.

Employee Christmas Wreath Display
December 20, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Outrigger Reef on the Beach
The employees at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach showcase their festive artistry with creative holiday wreaths. The public is invited to vote for the best in the categories of most Creative, Traditional and Hawaiian. Free and open to the public.
 
Employee Gingerbread Display
Week of December 20-24, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
View the creative gingerbread works of the Outrigger Waikiki’s employees as they show off their creative and culinary skills. Free and open to the public.
 
Breakfast with Hawaiian Santa
December 21-22, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Get your clients' reservations in early for this special morning with Santa Claus. A buffet breakfast, picture taking, balloon art, and face painting are all part of the morning’s activities. The buffet menu will include scrambled eggs, steamed white rice, country fried potatoes, crispy bacon, Portuguese sausage, assorted pastries, fresh fruits, cereal and a choice of coffee, milk or Juice. $22 per person, inclusive of tax, tip and FREE photo with Santa; $11.50 children 5 – 11 years; children 4 years and younger eat free. Validated valet parking will be available at $5 per car. For reservations, which are 808-924-4993.

In addition to public events, additional holiday-themed in-house activities have been planned exclusively for hotel guests at the Outrigger Reef and Outrigger Waikiki hotels.
 
Petroglyph Gift Card Making
December 1 and 15, 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Guests can make their own personalized gift cards with ancient Hawaiian petroglyph designs using carved tiles and rubber stamps created by local artist Lynn Cook. All materials provided. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
Christmas Ornament Making
Every Wednesday from December 8-22, 10 am, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
Guests can make their own Christmas ornaments and decorations. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
Christmas Cookie Decorating and Storytelling
Every Friday from December 10-24, 10 am, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
Decorate holiday shaped cookies with decorative frostings and sip hot chocolate provided by Seattle’s Best. Christmas storytelling to follow by hotel managers. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
Hawaiian Ornament Making
December 20, 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Guests walk away with a cool souvenir of their Hawaiian holiday vacation – a unique, personally crafted Hawaiian ornament. All materials provided. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
Hawaiian Ohe Kapala – Visor Stamping
December 21-22, 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Practicality and artistry come together when guests design their own visor using Ohe Kapala stamps. All materials provided. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
Cookie Decorating Hawaiian Style
December 23, 10 a.m., Outrigger Reef on the Beach
Guests can decorate their own gingerbread cookies. All materials will be provided. Event held in the lobby and open exclusively to hotel guests.
 
For more information about any holiday activities at the Outrigger Reef and Outrigger Waikiki hotels, contact the Outrigger Waikiki at 808-921-9731 and Outrigger Reef at 808-924-6007.

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