Christmas in Paradise

The Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani

The City: Kihei, Maui, HI,

The Dates: November 27, 2012 to January 6, 2013

If You See One Thing: On December 24 at noon, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the resort via outrigger canoe (pictured above), spreading gobs of seasonal joy to South Maui.

Other Highlights:

• See the second largest Christmas tree in the state of Hawaii (25 ft. tall) inside the Kea Lani lobby, lit up with, oh, just about 23,000 lights. The official tree-lighting ceremony happens on Friday November 30 at 5pm.

• "A Christmas in Paradise" Dinner buffet heats up on Christmas Day on the beautiful Polo Beach Lawn, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.