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From breakfast with Santa to gourmet tasting menus, this ocean-front Maui resort is bound to bring the holiday spirit to life this season.

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – December 12, 2018– The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host a not-to-be-missed New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby-inspired party in partnership with Veuve Clicquot featuring live music by Hawaii’s own, Kahulanui, passed hors d’oeuvres and premium open bar. Guests are invited to dress in their best roaring 20’s theme, accessories and festive party favors will also be provided.  Entry is $285 per person, and for those with New Year’s Eve dinner reservations at Hook + Knife or Alaloa Lounge, entry into the Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party will be only $235 per person. A limited number of VIP Private Tables are available starting at $900 per couple.  Reservations are available by calling 808-665-7089.

In addition to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, visitors and the local community alike are invited to experience the magic of the season as The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. With a picturesque “winter” setting alongside dramatic ocean views and warm island breezes, the resort has put a signature Hawaiian twist on classic holiday traditions. From festive celebrations and family-friendly activities, to seasonal spa treatments and unique gourmet experiences, this luxury island resort is sure to inspire holiday splendor all season long.

See a selection of festivities below and be sure to visit for even more information.

Culinary Delights:
Delight your culinary senses this season with these festive dining experiences:

Breakfast with Santa at Ulana Terrace
Saturday, December 22 - Monday, December 24 from 6:30 – 11 a.m.
Reservations recommended. $47 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Enjoy a memorable breakfast buffet with specialty items and whimsical keiki buffet station plus a visit from Santa himself.  Your family will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus throughout the morning.

Christmas Eve and Christmas 4-course Dinner at Hook + Knife
Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m
Reservations recommended. $158 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity (3-course keiki menu available for $59)

Enjoy live music and a bountiful four-course holiday menu highlighting traditional and local favorites. Includes a special welcome cocktail and holiday gift.

Christmas Day Feast at the Anuenue Room
Tuesday, December 25 from 3 – 8 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$108 per adult; $48 per child ages 6 to 12 years (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Raise a glass as the culinary team presents a lavish holiday buffet with an array of delicacies, highlighted with live entertainment.

Silver & Black Party at Alaloa Lounge
Monday, December 31 – 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Countdown to 2019 at Alaloa Lounge’s Silver and Black NYE Party with live music, Moet Ice Imperial and live action station with sushi, sashimi and oysters. A la carte menu is also available.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hook + Knife
Monday, December 31 – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$168 per person; 3-course Keiki menu available for $59 (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Ring in the New Year with a caviar bar, glass of Moet Imperial and a four course dinner menu at Hook + Knife. Live entertainment and festive accessories will set the stage for a memorable celebration.

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar and Resolution Specials at The Terrace
Tuesday, January 1 from 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Reservations recommended.

$47 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity
Start the New Year off right with our Bloody Mary Bar and Resolution specials to help you reenergize from festivities the night before.  This special breakfast buffet will be the perfect beginning to 2019.

Seasonal Spa Specials:

Melt away holiday stress with these festive specials available at The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua from December 19, 2018 – January 31, 2019:

Knesko Diamond Facial
80 minutes; $275 per person
Dramatically restore youthful radiance to your skin with Knesko Diamond infused face treatment. This indulgent and luxurious facial combines the healing and anti-aging powers of this precious diamond powder and rose quartz gemstone roller resulting in instant reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing signs of stress, fatigue and dark circles.

Knesko 24 Karat Gold Facial
80 minutes; $275 per person
Instantly repair and firm your skin with Knesko 24 karat gold infused face treatment. This hydrating facial combines the healing and anti-aging powers of gold and rose quartz gemstone roller to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing inflammation, redness and puffiness.

Cinnamon Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub and Massage
80 minutes; $265 per person
Begin your treatment with an aromatic Cinnamon Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub to deeply moisturize and exfoliate your body. Then enjoy a full body 50-minute Stress Relief massage with lavish Tahitian Vanilla Moisturizer. This indulging experience will leave your skin beautifully polished and hydrated.

Those who reserve a spa treatment will enjoy complimentary access to the spa facilities on the scheduled day of their treatment.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit