Come for the absinthe, but stay for its nightly live jazz music. With its dim mood lighting and dark wood paneling, this upscale lounge is perfect for a Christmas table for two.
Tucked in Waikiki’s pink hotel, this oceanfront bar will meet your fruity-drink, umbrella-garnished needs. The views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach are an added bonus.
Swap out your glass of milk and sugar cookies for a bottle of sake and Japanese-inspired dishes -- it’s probably, maybe what Santa would’ve wanted, too.
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Summer Nakaishi is a freelance writer, who used to wish for a “cold” 70-degree Christmas day.