Celebrating with ‘Ohana: Holidays at Aulani®

Nothing says ‘Ohana more than the holidays! What better way to spend one of the upcoming holidays at Aulani®? There are so many amazing holiday happenings going on at this Hawaiian oasis. Take a peek at what there is to see and do!


There are countless options to have a traditional thanksgiving feast while staying at Aulani®.

Kaiona Ballroom – Thanksgiving Feast

This a true holiday celebration. Mixing traditional thanksgiving cuisine and Hawaiian specialties all while surrounded in the beautiful ambiance of this magnificent ballroom this will be a thanksgiving that will create memories for a lifetime. This is a all you care to enjoy menu offering.  Live local musical entertainment and Disney character opportunities tie into to this ‘Ohana experience. Reservations for this event can be made in late September for guests staying at Aulani or in the middle of November for non-resort guests. This is such a popular event that they offer 3 different times on Thanksgiving day to enjoy this special holiday experience. The times are as follows: 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm seating with experience concluding at 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 6:15 pm seating with experience concluding at 8 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:15 pm  seating with experience concluding at 10 pm.

kaiona ballroom

‘Ama’Ama – Thanksgiving feast with a breathtaking view

In addition to offering their full menu, there is also a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu that you can enjoy in this beautiful outdoor venue from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  You can also enjoy a Turkey Lunch Plate Special from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm if you can quite wait until dinner time to enjoy your traditional thanksgiving fixin’s.

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Makahiki – The Bounty of The Islands Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

From 4:00 to 9:00 pm you can enjoy a wide range of cuisine from traditional turkey to countless seafood options.

Ulu Cafe– is a quick service meal is more your style, Ulu Cafe has you covered with all of your Thanksgiving favorites.

If you are looking for a more laid back and relaxing Thanksgiving meal, you can even enjoy your holiday meal in the comforts of your room. In-room dining will offer a full Thanksgiving meal from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.


Christmas Dinner

Much like Thanksgiving, you can have a traditional Christmas dinner at various locations throughout Aulani®.

Kaiona Ballroom is once again transformed into a Christmas wonderland with all of the traditional holiday dishes. Guests staying at Aulani® can begin making reservations for Christmas dinner in the beginning of October and non-resort guests about a week before Christmas.

‘Ama’Ama also offers a seaside Christmas dinner feast.

Makahiki will also impress with a Christmas buffet for all ages

Special Christmas Activities

Disney characters will be showing off their Christmas best for amazing festive photos

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Christmas movies such as The Santa Claus and other Christmas classics will be featured for “Ohana movie nights on the Halawai Lawn on Mondays and Thursdays throughout December.

Carolers will be spreading the aloha holiday spirits on select nights

Santa Claus will come to visit Aunty’s Beach House to spend time with the keiki on Christmas Eve morning

Maka’ala Lobby will be serving complimentary hot cocoa and cookies on Christmas Eve and Christmas

New Years Eve

Ka WA’A Luau Experience will make for an unforgettable way to bring in the New Year. Be transported through Hawaiian history with music, dance, and of course excellent cuisine. This event sells out quick and we can certainly help you make this reservation 60 days before your arrival!

Makahiki – The Bounty of The Islands New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet

‘Ama’Ama – what better way to have the last meal of year looking at the beautiful starry night over the pacific ocean?

Fireworks of course will ring in the New Year and in typical Disney fashion are absoutely amazing at Aulani®

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From our ‘Ohana to yours, we hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable upcoming holiday season! If you are thinking about planning a trip to Aulani® we would love to help you plan your vacation! As always, when you book a Disney resort vacation all of our services are free to you!

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