Da Maui Sleigh, Breakfast with Santa and Snowfall Experience

December 6, 2016, 3:18 PM HST · Updated December 6, 3:31 PM

Da Maui Sleigh. Courtesy image.

Da Maui Sleigh. Courtesy image.

Queen Kaʻahumanu Center welcomes Da Maui Sleigh on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the North-East parking lot, at the corner of Kaʻahumanu Avenue and Kane Street.

Da Maui Sleigh began as a father and son tradition over 16 years ago when James Presbitero saw a small sleigh pass by in his neighborhood and decided to recreate the vision on a larger scale.

Created at his own expense and through unsolicited donations, Da Maui Sleigh is now an annual holiday tradition, visiting communities throughout Maui bringing joy and happiness to Maui’s keiki.

The sleigh rides have no other mission than to spread some joy among children in the community.


There are no reservations. Entry opens at 2:30 p.m., with the first ride to commence at 3 p.m. and the last ride at 6 p.m.

The sleigh visits numerous neighborhoods across Maui. To find out when they’ll be in your neighborhood, you can visit their Facebook page.

Let It Snow – Snowfall Experience:

Also happening this month at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center, is the “Let it Snow!” snowfall experience occurring on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve.  Snowflakes will descend on the center promenade area during shows at 6:30 and 8 p.m. from December 1 to 22 and at 12 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 24. Each snowfall show will last for ten minutes and present a different holiday theme.

Breakfast With Santa, Saturday, Dec. 10 (8-10 a.m.)

Also happening this weekend is Breakfast with Santa, this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Vidad’s Local Kine Grindz.

Breakfast with Santa includes an adult and keiki-friendly breakfast buffet, exclusive Santa meet and greet, Santa letter writing, take-home holiday craft, and individual Santa visit in a festive, holiday venue.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nocturnals Car and Truck Club Maui County Holiday Toy Drive. Reservations are required and tickets are limited to 10 per household.  Seating is limited.

For more information and reservations, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by Vidad’s Local Kine Grindz.

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.

    Da Maui Sleigh. Courtesy image.

    Da Maui Sleigh. Courtesy image.

    "Da Maui Sleigh" arrives with Santa Claus

    “Da Maui Sleigh” arrives with Santa Claus

    James Presbitero and his father started "Da Maui Sleigh" 17 years ago

    James Presbitero and his father started “Da Maui Sleigh” 17 years ago

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.

    Photo courtesy Da Maui Sleigh.



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