Christmastime in Hawaii

If you’ve read any of my recent posts on the different characters of the various Hawaiian islands, you’ll know that’s where I spent the run up to Christmas last year. Yet of all the strange and wonderful things I saw while in Hawaii, some of the oddest were things that should have been completely familiar.

I mean, what’s more normal at Christmastime than snowmen, or Santa or Christmas trees? But snowmen under palm trees decorated with Christmas lights can take a little getting used to. Especially when everyone around you is wearing shorts!

So here are a few shots of how Hawaiians get into the Christmas spirit.

Rich & Sue with the Christmas tree in the lobby of our hotel on Kauai

Rich & Sue with the Christmas tree in the lobby of our hotel on Kauai

Santa & Mrs Claus cooling off outside Honolulu City Hall

Santa & Mrs Claus cooling off outside Honolulu City Hall

Christmas trees and palm trees outside Honolulu City Hall - it's a strange combination!

Christmas trees and palm trees outside Honolulu City Hall – it’s a strange combination!

Inside Honolulu City Hall

Inside Honolulu City Hall

Inside Honolulu City Hall - can you spot me?

Inside Honolulu City Hall – can you spot me?

Christmas wishes on a tree inside Honolulu City Hall

Christmas wishes on a tree inside Honolulu City Hall

'Mele Kalikimaka' means 'Merry Christmas' in Hawaiian

‘Mele Kalikimaka’ means ‘Merry Christmas’ in Hawaiian

Honolulu Elf Train

Honolulu Elf Train

Snowmen in the tropics!

Snowmen in the tropics!

Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka!

Park near City Hall in Downtown Honolulu

Park near City Hall in downtown Honolulu

Christmas tree decoration on a building in downtown Honolulu

Christmas tree decoration on a building in downtown Honolulu

Christmas tree aboard the USS Bowfin, Pearl Harbor

Christmas tree aboard the USS Bowfin, Pearl Harbor

Flawed sign near Lahaina, Maui - those aren't Christmas trees!

Flawed sign near Lahaina, Maui – those aren’t Christmas trees!

Christmas coconuts we posted (with no packaging) to Rich & Sue's nephews from Hoolehua, Molokai

Christmas coconuts we posted (with no packaging) to Rich & Sue’s nephews from Hoolehua, Molokai

Even Santa likes to check out Waikiki Beach when he's on Oahu!

Even Santa likes to check out Waikiki Beach when he’s on Oahu!

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7 Responses to Christmastime in Hawaii

  1. ivyon says:

    It must be so strange trying to create that Christmas vibe when it is so warm and sunny outside… I mean I know the people on the Southern Hemisphere are used to it it is just strange to me 🙂 It must be amazing celebrating Christmas at the beach with the fireworks in for example Rio De Janeiro, though. 🙂

  2. drdblogs says:

    Hi, it’s just like Christmas in Australia! Nice pix.

  3. evolutionofrita says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed your Hawaiian Christmas! I’ve been here for two Christmases now, and still haven’t gone to see the lights in Waikiki. How lazy of me 😛

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