North Shore Surfing on Oahu
October 11, 2019
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Maria Mancuso

Things to do in Oahu: Top Oahu Events in December!

Winter is a special time to visit Oahu! Our Oahu Travel Blog highlights just a few of the most popular December Events and other exciting Things to do in Oahu.

Winter is a very special time to visit Oahu! Perfect weather, beautiful beaches and great events on Oahu including; Marathons, Surf Competitions, Festivals, and more.  

The Ambassador Hotel Waikiki is perfectly located in the heart of Waikiki, blocks from Waikiki Beach, and close to many of the best December Events in the Oahu!  Our latest Oahu Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in Oahu: Oahu Events in December' – highlights only a few of the great December events you can enjoy during your visit to Oahu.

 

Honolulu Marathon
The Honolulu Marathon is the 4th largest marathon in the U.S.

47th Annual Honolulu Marathon & Kalakaua Merrie Mile & Start to Park 10K
Dates: December 7 and 8, 2019
Location: Various locations
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: Various locations

Three great running events will take place on December 7th and 8th in Honolulu, a marathon, a mile run and a 10K run. The Honolulu Marathon is the 4th largest marathon in the U.S., with what may be the most beautiful scenery of any marathon, along Waikiki Beach, Diamondhead and more. The Honolulu Marathon is unique in that there are no participant limits, and no time limit – the race does not finish until the last runner crosses the finish line and all finishers receive a medal and marathon shirt.

Also taking place during the weekend is the Kalakaua One Mile Run/Walk and the Start to Park 10K Run.  See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.


35th Annual Honolulu City Lights
Dates: December 7, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: 530 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 2.3 Miles

Join the celebratory crowds for the Honolulu City Lights Parade starting in Chinatown and downtown Honolulu. This popular Oahu Event features many work vehicles decorated with beautiful lights and holiday decorations. Vehicles to participate include police vehicles, fire trucks, TheBus, and more.

The Honolulu City Lights celebration continues through December to January 1 with special events for residents and island visitors alike.  See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.

 

North Shore Surfing on Oahu
Billabong Pipe Masters determines the World Champion, Van’s Triple Crown and Billabong Pipe Masters Event winner.

Billabong Pipe Masters Championship
Dates: December 8 – 20, 2019
Location: Oahu’s North Shore and Banzai Pipeline
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 40 Miles

This is one of the world’s premier surfing competitions! This competition determines the most highly regarded surfing competitions and championships the World Champion, Van’s Triple Crown and Billabong Pipe Masters Event winner.

The waves on Oahu’s North Shore during this time of year are perfect for this competition and are nothing short of massive. Spectators can watch the world’s best surfers do their best to tame, (which almost never happens) these massive walls of water. See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.

 

Tom Segura - Comedy!
Dates: December 13, 2019
Location: Hawaii Theater – 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 3.2 Miles

Get ready to laugh!  Tom Segura is one of the top comedians touring today.  Tom is a headliner at all the top Comedy Festivals and has appeared on many broadcast programs including; The Late Late Show, Conan, Workaholics, Happy Endings, Comedy Central and more. If you’re looking for a break from perfect weather on our beautiful beaches, this is a great option for a night of entertainment and non-stop laughs. See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.

 

7th Annual Jingle Rock Run
Dates: December 15, 2019
Location: Downtown Honolulu
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule  
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: 3.4 Miles

If you’re visiting Oahu with your kids, this is a great, easy running/walking event to enjoy with your kids and it is for a great local cause.  This fun and festive walking event takes place in downtown Honolulu and raises money for making wishes come true for Hawaiian children (Keiki’s) with terminal illnesses. If your children (Keiki) are 12 years of age and under, they can participate in the holiday event and enjoy great activities, food truck, music and more. See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.

 

Hawaii Open Tennis Tournament
This 3-Day Event brings together top Tennis players!

Hawaii Open Tennis Tournament
Dates: December 26 - 28, 2019
Location: See Event Website
Event Schedule: View Event Schedule    
Distance from Ambassador Hotel Waikiki: Various locations

What a location for a top professional Tennis Tournament!  This 3-day event brings together 5 top male tennis pros and 5 top female pros for 3 rounds of single elimination matches for some very exciting, fast paced professional tennis. Professional tennis players scheduled to appear include Kei Nishikori, Angelique Kerber and others. See the Event Schedule & Website link above for event details, schedule and ticket information.


We hope our Oahu Travel Blog article; 'Things to do in Oahu: Oahu Events in December' has inspired you to plan your next visit to Oahu to enjoy some of these and other events taking place in the island paradise of Oahu!

Visit our Oahu Visitors Guide for more recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience when visiting Oahu.

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