Grand Wailea Resort Events


December Calendar of Events

Holiday Events at Grand Wailea
A tree lighting ceremony, Santa arriving on Hawaiian voyaging canoe, and a gingerbread village built by na keiki (children) from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui (BGCM) are all reasons to celebrate the holidays in Hawaii. The month of December 2014 is themed `Tis the Season of Aloha at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on the tropical island of Maui, and Grand Wailea celebrates the holiday season with aloha (love and caring, the breath of life). Many of the December month-long activities and programs benefit local charities including Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, The Maui Food Bank and Women Helping Women.

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Diva’s Night Out
Friday, December 26, 2014

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Zumba Under the Stars
December 30, 2014
6pm – 8pm


Food & Beverage Specials

  • December 24 & 25 Special Dinner Menus at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a and Bistro Molokini
  • December 25 Buffet at Grand Dining Room Maui
  • New Year’s Eve Buffet
  • Thirsty Thursday’s at Botero Lounge

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New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014

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James Beard Celebrity Tour
January 23 & 24, 2015

Ongoing Monthly Events

The Grand Luau at Honuaula
Enjoy the magical enchantment of Honuaula. Take part in a voyage of the first Polynesians who discovered this sacred island we call Maui and the co-existence of gods and goddess of Hawaii living in harmony. Meet Pele- the goddess of fire, Kananaka- the mermaid of Maui and step back into a journey filled with traditional chant and hula bringing the history of our island home Maui, to life.

Evening Shows on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Check-in starts at 4pm; Pre-show activities start at 5pm
Call 808.875.1234 extension 51 to reserve your tickets with our Lobby Concierge

The Grand Luau at Honua’ula Activities and Menu

Torch Lighting Ceremony
Join us at the Humuhumunukunukuapua´a lounge for keiki fish feeding followed by a traditional Hawaiian conch shell blowing and torch lighting ceremony.

  • Daily, 5:15 p.m.

Complimentary Beach Yoga
Welcome the Maui morning with an easy and energizing Yoga session on the beach – great for beginners. Grand Wailea guests are invited to join us every morning for a complimentary group beach yoga session. Meet at the aerobics room for sign up and a towel and our teacher will lead you to the beach.

  • Daily, 7am

Scuba Lessons
Experience the joy and excitement of scuba for the first time and learn all you need to know to join us on an escorted ocean dive.

  • Novice scuba users can join us twice daily in the comfort and safety of Hawaii’s only specially designed scuba pool,complimentary.
  • Certification classes and special tours for certified divers also offered.
  • Daily and complimentary, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Call 808.875.1234 ext. 4590 to RSVP.

Artists in Residence
Browse through a display of sculptures, paintings, photography, wood turnings and ceramics from select local artists

  • Lobby level near Botero Bar.
  • Art available for purchase.
  • Tuesdays and Fridays, complimentary, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Art Collection Tour
Grand Wailea is home to the largest corporate art collection in the state of Hawaii with more than 70 original paintings, murals, sculptures, graphics and artifacts.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, complimentary, 10 a.m.
  • Meet at Napua Gallery on the four floor by Café Kula.

Outdoor Painting
Every Thursday, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Capture the natural beauty of Grand Wailea´s gardens with artist–in–residence Roxanne Broadbent. Designed for beginning to intermediate artists, this outdoor acrylic painting class offers a demonstration of basic technique followed by the opportunity to create your own work of art. With a maximum of 10 students per session, you´ll receive one on one support and instruction enabling you to produce a finished painting that you can enjoy for years to come. This class is available to anyone age 14 and up and all materials are supplied by Grand Wailea. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.

Beginning Watercolor Paining
Every Tuesday, 9am-12pm
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Join Grand Wailea Artist in Residence, Mary Faustine, for a peaceful morning of watercolor exploration. Bring in your favorite photos of your Maui vacation to recreate into a beautiful watercolor painting. Stencils of tropical fish are available as well to mix and match to make your own aquarium scene. The focus will be on color and design. Class takes place in an intimate, creative, comfortable garden setting on the scenic grounds of the Grand Wailea overlooking the Koi Ponds. Classes are limited to six students, ages 13 and up. All materials are provided. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.

Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture
Every Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
$40 per person + $25 materials fee

Take your photography to the next level with internationally acclaimed master photographer, Michael Gilbert. This award–winning artist has developed a hands–on program for photographers of all skill levels. You´ll enjoy practical classroom instruction taught by Michael or a visiting guest artist, followed by a photographic exploration of Grand Wailea´s spectacular grounds. With limited class size, you´ll enjoy personalized tips throughout your excursion. At the conclusion of the class, your images will be downloaded and you´ll observe the process of producing photographic canvases firsthand. Plus, you´ll take home a finished 16–inch canvas of your best shot from the day. Materials are supplied by Grand Wailea. All cameras welcome – even cell phones! Sponsored by Breathing Color, Canon, Niks Software and Tamron. For information and to sign up, visit or call NaPua Gallery at ext. 4907 or direct at (808) 874-0510.


*Times, prices and program elements subject to change without notice.

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753

Phone: (800) 888-6100

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