• Illustration of Santa in an outrigger canoe

Hawaiʻi Island Home for the Holidays

Are you ready to make Fairmont Orchid your home for the holidays? We look forward to a festive celebration of locally inspired feasts, activities for the entire ʻohana (family) and relaxation in paradise.

Holiday Festivities

Deck the palms with sunshine and holiday cheer! We’re pleased to offer a variety of activities the whole ‘ohana (family) can enjoy this holiday season. Feel merry and full of delicious food from our chef-inspired festive favorites at our restaurants: Brown’s Beach House, Binchotan: Bar & Grill, and Orchid Court. Toast to ʻohana in Luana Lounge or watch the sun slip into Pauoa Bay at Kahakai Bar. Embrace the Hawaiian culture with a paddling in an outrigger canoe, learn to dance hula and make kukui nut jewelry. If all you want for Christmas is relaxation, we’ve got you covered at our Spa Without Walls. Scroll down to see what else we have in store for you!

luau dancers on stage

Hula Performance

Join us in the opening of our holiday festivities with a torch lighting ceremony and hula performance at Sunset Terrace.

santa in outrigger canoe

Santa's Arrival

Greet Santa as he makes his grand entrance by outrigger canoe into Pauoa Bay on Christmas Eve.

Build Your Own Gingerbread Hale

Let your keiki (kids) create their dream Hawaiian hale (home) using candy with the help of our pastry team.

Two boys laying on beach

Keiki Festivities

This is where family adventure begins! Create memories with the entire family at our keiki (kids) Hawaiian activities and cooking classes this holiday. Enjoy renting a private cabana with your ʻohana (family) and relax poolside just in time for ice cream hour.

Afternoon Iced Tea

Sip on a variety of iced tea while finger sandwiches and pastries are served. Enjoy a festive tea experience with your entire ʻohana (family).

Woman and young girl practicing yoga pose, sitting in the grass

Family Seaside Yoga

Find your zen as a family. Explore yoga alignment, breathing, and heightened self-awareness through a full range of poses.

Keiki Cooking Classes

Bring your art skills to decorate Hawaiian cookies, cupcakes and a gingerbread hale (house).  Take a savory spin on it with your own personal pizza or learn to make sushi.

’Tis the Season to Feast


Christmas Brunch

Have a holly jolly morning at Orchid Court with live music and an expansive buffet featuring local and traditional dishes.

bowl of seafood

Christmas Dinner

Celebrate Christmas at Brown’s Beach House, featuring a chef inspired 4-course prix fixe dinner menu.

luau hula dancing

New Year's Eve Lū'au

Celebrate the New Year with an expansive Hawaiian food display highlighting classic lū’au and decadent fare. Festive Polynesian hula and fire dancing performances are sure to create an unforgettable beginning to a new year.

Mixology Event

Sip on your very own handmade cocktail! Learn how to craft premium cocktails from Fairmont Orchid’s talented mixologists.

Ice Cream Hour

We all scream for ice cream! Cool off with an afternoon treat poolside at our Fairmont Ice Cream Cart.

smore with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers

S'mores on the Shore

S’more dessert please! Roast marshmallows and enjoy complimentary s’mores at our firepits along Pauoa Bay.

couple sitting in lounge chairs under a canopy


You deserve to pamper yourself this holiday season with a day at our open-air Spa Without Walls! Give yourself the gift of peace with a traditional lomi-lomi style massage or revitalize with a phytomer facial, followed by a warm coconut oil scalp, neck and shoulders rub. Join us in making your own Hawaiian spa products to bring relaxation home with you.

Make Your Own Bath Bomb

Treat yourself to self care! Create your own bath bomb to bring Hawaiʻi home with you.

a couple swimming

Aqua Aerobics

Bring your inner mermaid to our fun upbeat water workout designed to improve flexibility and strength.

Make Your Own Spa Scrub

Melt away your stress with the aromatic world of Hawaiian scents and create your own personalized product.

people kayaking and man blowing into a shell

Hawaiian Culture

Embark on an ʻohana (family) canoe adventure or snorkel among the underwater marine wonders. Learn the history of navigating to the Hawaiian Islands at moʻolelo (storytelling) on the beach or star gazing. Embrace Hawaiian traditions through dancing Hula and competing in Hawaiian Makahiki games.

Petrogyph (lava etchings)

Petroglyph Making

Learn about Native Hawaiians’ first form of writing. Create your own petroglyph (lava etchings) to take home.

woman picking from the garden

Ulu Pono Garden Experience

Join our Director of Hawaiian Culture, Ka’iulani Blankenfeld, on a special tour of native plants and trees while harvesting fruits, vegetables and herbs from our Chef’s Garden.

Pineapple wearing sunglasses and a Santa hat

Holiday Pineapple

Who needs a Christmas tree when you have pineapples? Come decorate your own holiday pineapple for your home away from home.