2020 Big Island Holiday Lights & Events: Here’s Where to Get Some Much-Needed Christmas Cheer this Year

The holiday season is looking a little different this year, but that isn’t stopping us from celebrating (responsibly)! Check out these socially-distanced and virtual events on the Big Island so you and your family can get into the holiday spirit. From drive-thru light parades to virtual concerts, the Big Island has you covered when it comes to celebrating Christmas during a pandemic.

Big Island Holiday Events: Drive Thru Events

15 Maia Ave, Keaau, HI
Event runs from 7–9pm December 4–31.

Big Island Keiki Gift Drive
Maku’u Farmers Market
15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pāhoa, HI
Brought to you by Aloha Crew, Ikaika Marzo, and Maku’u Farmer’s Market. Gift drop off is between 7am–2pm until December 20.

Pahoa Holiday Drive Thru Parade
Puna Kai Shopping Center
15-2714 Pāhoa Village Road, Pāhoa, HI
Event will be held on Saturday, December 19 from 5–7pm.

Drive-thru Holiday Light Event
On the corner of Lehua and Palm in
Oceanview, HI
Neighborhood holiday lights will be available for viewing from 6-9pm every day. There’s a rumor that Santa will be there December 23–24 giving out candy!

‘Tis the Season Drive-Thru Parade
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
201-323 Manono St, Hilo, HI
Event will be held from 6–9 p.m. on Saturday, December 19.

Drive-thru Holiday Light Event on Kaiwiki Road
Wainaku, HI
Lights turn on at 7:30pm!



Big Island Holiday Events: Virtual Events

Keiki Christmas Coloring Contest
Brought to you by Puna Kai Shopping Center. Entries are accepted until December 27 and can be dropped off at any Puna Kai business.

Virtual Kalakoa Contest
Brought to you by the Kailua-Kona Community Parade Association. Entries must be submitted by December 16!

Big Island Virtual Christmas Light Parade
While the deadline for photo submissions has already passed, you can still view this virtual parade on Na Leo TV, Facebook, and Instagram beginning on December 20.

Home for the Hilo Days
This free, live-streamed concert brought to you by Hilo Palace Theater will be held on December 17 at 7pm and will be viewable through January 1.

A Christmas Cabaret
Support the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department by purchasing a meal and tickets to their virtual musical fundraiser. Showtimes are December 18 at 7:30pm, December 20 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, and December 24 at 7:30pm.

Namakua Virtual Christmas Gift Fair
This online gift fair will be held through December 31.

Big Island Holiday Lights: Hilo Side

If you’re looking for the best places to see Big Island Christmas lights on the east side of the island, we made a map from recommendations from Reel Marketing. Let us know if we are missing any! We’d love to know where the holiday lights are in Kona. Email us at with any updates!

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