Take Home a Christmas KeepsakeO‘ahu

While Christmas ornaments may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of a tropical vacation, many visitors find their way to SANTA’S PEN’S seven O‘ahu locations (santaspen.com) to stock up on all their holiday souvenirs.

Waikiki visitors can be found at the WAIKIKI CHRISTMAS STORES (located at the Moana Surfrider, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort), where the cheerful storefronts are a superb place to personalize Hawaiian-style holiday ornaments to remember your vacation yuletide season after season.

Here, you’ll find yourself immersed in Santa’s workshop— ornaments hanging from every shelf, reindeer trinkets wearing leis and even tiki hut gingerbread houses. For a special keepsake that

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will remind you of your island adventures, pick an ornament to personalize with your name, child’s name, anniversary date or even your dog’s name—the options are endless!

After all, Hawai‘i celebrates its own unique set of Christmas traditions. Don’t be surprised to hear people greeting each other with a friendly “MELE KALIKIMAKA” during the winter months. That’s how we say “Merry Christmas” here in Hawai‘i. You may even recognize the catchy song “Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing Crosby grace your radio during the holidays.

In true Hawaiian fashion, the holiday season is full of aloha, and visitors can create their own island Christmas year after year with a one-of-a-kind keepsake ornament.