Holiday  at Ala Moana Center
Holiday  at Ala Moana Center

Holiday Gift with Purchase

Ala Moana Center's iconic Big Santa celebrates the holidays island-style. Made with aloha through a collaboration with  COCONENE, this limited-edition wood display features Big Santa and his surfboard. Receive yours with $500 in Ala Moana Center receipts dated November 11–December 24, while supplies last. 

Terms: While supplies last. Limit one gift per person. Must be 18 or older. Receipts must be dated 11/11/23 to 12/24/23 and redeemed during these dates at Guest Services. Original store receipts required; e-receipts from online orders do not qualify. No more than 5 receipts per store. Taxes, tips, services fees (including delivery), card purchases (gift and pre-paid) and bill payments cannot be applied to reach minimum spend. Valid government-issued photo ID must be presented for verification. No substitutions. No cash value. All gifts are final. Employees of Ala Moana Center merchants excluded from participation.

Gift with Purchase

Holiday Hours

Ala Moana Center wants to help you tackle your shopping list and check it twice! We're providing extended shopping hours during the holiday season. Individual store, restaurant and department store hours may vary. 
Click to see holiday hours schedule

November–December 7
Daily: 10am–8pm
with the exception of 
Thanksgiving, Nov 23: CLOSED
Black Friday, Nov 24: 8am–9pm

December 8–30
Mon–Sat: 10am–9pm
Sun: 10am–8pm
with the exception of
Christmas Eve, Dec 24: 9am–6pm
Christmas, Dec 25: CLOSED

New Year's Eve, Dec 31: 10am–6pm
New Year's Day, Jan 1: 10am–8pm

Holiday Hours

Photos with Santa

November 17–December 24
Ewa Wing (between Tesla and Oakley)

Visit Santa in his new Surf Shack and make lasting memories with any of our holiday photo packages. While you’re there, take a selfie at  Santa’s surfboard photo wall!

Click here to schedule appointment
Click here for hours of operation

Personal cameras not allowed.

Photos with Santa

Pet Photo Nights

Bring your best furry friend to take a paw-fect photo with Santa. Cats and dogs only please.
Click here to schedule appointment.

  • Mon, Nov 20–Tues, Nov 21 • 4–7pm
  • Mon, Nov 27–Tues, Nov 28 • 4–7pm
  • Mon, Dec 4–Tues, Dec 5 • 4–7pm

Personal cameras not allowed.


Santa Cares

Sunday, December 3 • 10:30–11:30am

In partnership with Autism Speaks, Ala Moana Center’s Photos with Santa welcomes individuals of all ages and abilities. Enjoy a sensory-friendly experience in a compassionate environment where families and children with special needs are encouraged to visit Santa at their own pace.
Click here to schedule appointment.

Personal cameras not allowed.

Santa Cares

Letters to Santa

Level 3, Mauka Wing

Keiki are invited to write and send their very own letter to Big Santa through our special mailbox on Level 3, Mauka Wing, near the Children’s Play Area and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Letters to Santa

Holiday Hula

Centerstage Hula Show • Daily at 5pm
Keiki Hula Show • Sundays at 1pm

Enjoy a celebration of Hawaiian culture, history, and tradition with free 20-minute hula productions featuring both kahiki (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula. Join us at Centerstage seven days a week. Special holiday-themed performances begin Friday, November 24.

The Salvation Army

November 24–December 24
Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing

You can help make someone's Christmas morning extra special when you provide gifts for keiki and kupuna through the Angel Tree. Monetary donations will also be accepted through the Red Kettle.

Salvation Army

Complimentary Gift Packaging

Guest Services, Street Level 1 behind Centerstage

Bring your same-day Ala Moana Center purchases with original receipts to Guest Services and we'll turn your finds into elegant gifts, packaged in signature Ala Moana Center gift bags at no charge.

Terms: Up to 3 gifts per person with same-day Ala Moana Center proof of purchase. Each receipt may be redeemed once for a gift bag. Original store receipts required; e-receipts from online orders do not qualify. Gift bag available up to 16"W x 6"D x 12"H in size.

Black Friday

Holiday Valet Parking Sponsored by Lexus Hawai‘i

November 24–December 26 (excluding Nov 27–29, Dec 4–6)
Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing (across from Jamba Juice)

Valet parking, operated by Elite Parking Services and sponsored by Lexus Hawaiʻi, will be available daily during Center operating hours on Mall Level 2, Ewa Wing (across from Jamba Juice, on the mauka side of the Mauka Ewa Parking Structure). As part of the Lexus Perks program, valet is complimentary for all Lexus owners who valet their Lexus vehicles. Cost is $8 for all other vehicles.


Parking Tips

Ala Moana Center offers 11,000 free parking options surrounding the property, including the Mauka Ewa Parking Structure which accomodates 4,500 vehicles. To make parking easier and more convenient, the Center features a parking counter program which keeps a running tally of available parking spaces via electronic signs located throughout the Mauka Ewa Parking Structure. Click here for additional parking tips and information. 


Christmas Tree Sales

Coral Level near Atkinson Trolley Depot

Bring home the symbol of the season – a beautiful, fresh Christmas tree! Richard Tajiri's Christmas Hawaii will be selling everything you need to make your home look and smell its best for the holidays. 

Flocked trees will be sold starting November 20 and regular green trees will be sold starting November 23. Sales will last until trees are sold out. 

Tajiri Christmas Trees

Big Santa

Since 1959, Ala Moana Center's iconic Big Santa has made his annual appearance atop the makai parking deck, signaling the official start of the holiday season in Hawaii. Ala Moana Center announced a new and improved Big Santa in 2020, made of all new materials using 2,500 square feet of fiberglass and close to 2,000 pounds of resin that will last another 60 years.

Big Santa

Holiday Décor

Experience the sights and sounds of the season throughout the Center. Post and share your holiday pics using #alamoanacenter and tag @alamoanacenter.

  • More than 7,600 ornaments
  • Over 160 garlands
  • 500 pointsettias
  • 3 Christmas trees
  • Holiday music throughout the Center to enhance the festive mood!
  • Big Santa
Christmas Decor

Gift Cards

The perfect gift for everyone! Ala Moana Center gift cards are available in denominations from $30 to $250 and are accepted at nearly all stores and restaurants at the Center and virtually any place where American Express is accepted. Ala Moana Center Gift Cards may be purchased at Guest Services located on Street Level 1 behind Centerstage. 

Gift Card

Guest Services

Visit Guest Services on Street Level 1 behind Centerstage for store and transportation information, holiday events, gift cards, complimentary wheelchairs, complimentary gift wrapping, gift with purchase redemption and more. 

Guest Services