Nine more days before Christmas, I can’t believe it’s coming so fast. I need to make plans on what we are going to do on Christmas Day. With both our extended families being far away (my husband’s family are in Connecticut and mine are in the Philippines), our yearly Christmas day activities varies.

Typically, we eat our Christmas brunch and then let the kids open their presents in the morning and then after that it varies. Last year we invited some friends over to our house, this year I am not sure yet what we are doing….

Thankfully, Shiela from Go Visit Hawaii posted an extensive list of events and activities we can choose from. Her Maui Christmas and New Year’s post is a helpful guide whether you are a visitor on the island or a Kama’aina. Here’s a sample of what she listed:

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24, 2008:

* Santa will be at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in the Alaloa Lounge from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. This lounge will also have live entertainment and a hula dancer from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. For restaurant and lounge information, see this link.

* Both the Terrace and the Banyan Tree restaurants at the Kapalua Ritz-Carlton will have festive Christmas Eve dinners that include entertainment. The Terrace Christmas Eve dinner will include a special holiday menu. The Banyan Tree dinner will include a four-course dinner for $100 or you can order a la carte. For restaurant and lounge information, see this link.

* Santa will be at the main lobby of the Grand Wailea Resort by the Gingerbread Village from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

* Watch the “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince of Caspian” under the Maui sky at the Grand Wailea Resort. Viewing is complimentary. Snacks will be available for purchase. The show starts at 7:30pm. Call (808)875-1234 ext 4754 for location and questions.

* Christmas Eve Service starts at 10:00pm at the Wailea Seaside Chapel at the Grand Wailea Resort.

For the extensive post, go to GO VISIT HAWAII. Click here to fly way to there 🙂