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Halloween on Maui - Lahaina comes alive

dark tree

Lahaina isn't just a pretty resort town on Maui with beaches and tropical drinks.  Once a year the historic whaling town cuts loose and spills out on the streets for a night of merry making.

Halloween in Lahaina has become a really KILLER event on Maui.  Thousands of crazy people make it their destination for a fun filled day or night on October 31st every year.  Who knows when this wicked tradition began?  Did it have dark roots in the whaling days when drunk and boisterous sailors swaggered about in the dirty streets?  Or was it the scantily clad, drug loving hippies back in the liberal sixties?  Whatever it was that started this annual party, it's too late to stop it now!  With a momentum like this, you just have to stand back and enjoy, be a part of it, or stay the HELL away.  If you're driving over, get an early start to avoid traffic snarls.

Lahaina Halloween costumes

 

 

Early in the day the festivities begin, with preparations for the many costume contests and parades.  Under the od banyan tree in the middleof town, kids get to have their own costume event, with prizes and candy and supervised fun.  Parents can bring their kids out for a safe time with other like minded mischief makers.  But take your children home well before midnight if you know what's good for them.  There are goblins and creeps in the streets and alleys, if you know what I mean.  Adults lurk around, waiting for it to get dark, so they can get into some real trouble


Front Street closes off and becomes a bizarre thoroughfare of noisy revelers, with all kinds of creative costumes everywhere you look.  Restaurants and barsare noisy and overflowing.  If you're planning on getting dinner, be prepared to wait, which isn't difficult, with the stream of engagiing creatures passing by.  From the elaborate multi-person swimming sharks or ghouls, to the prehistoric jungle people adorned with only leaves and vines, it's all good.  Ghosts, vampires, hula girls, ninjas and clowns of all types.  As the night wears on, it seems that the costumes get a little skimpier as pieces and parts come off and get tossed aside.  Those sweaty masks get twisted around, and you can't tell who's coming or going.  Don't worry, there will be plenty of big guys in police uniforms to keep things from getting too murderous and nasty.  They'll crack your head if you're acting like a lunatic.

 

Halloween in Lahaina witch

 

What's the matter?  Are you scared of having a little too much fun? 

Are you ready for Halloween in Lahaina IT'S READY FOR YOU.

Comment balloon 7 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • October 31 2007 05:21PM

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Happy Halloween to you to. Are you going? I am not. I entertaining in Spookalani. Having fun with my Ghoul Fiend and the little kiddies, playing music and rising out of my Casket. Aloha ha ha
Posted by Jeffery Griffin, Broker Owner (Jeff Griffin LLC ) almost 12 years ago

Georgie,

Lahaina is my favorite Hawaii destination!  I took my kids there when they were young & have been back a couple of times.  My oldest daughter & her family have vacationed there the last 2 years. (Not on Halloween)  Wish I could be there, sounds like a lot of fun. 

Posted by Cindy Saling, Smooth Saling with Cindy Saling (Award Realty) almost 12 years ago

Cindy - Yes Lahaina can be a blast on Halloween, especially if you have a place to spend the night, and avoid the drunks on the road.

Jeffery - No we're not going this year.  Have fun up in SPookalani!   haha

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago
You've got some great stuff for Maui going on in your blog! Make sure and take pics and share with us! That'll be a blast Georgina!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago

Hey Georgina,

Thanks for the blast from the past.  We honeymooned in Maui and spent some great times in Lahaina.

 Happy to hear that fun things are still happening - happy halloween!

Posted by Linda M. Cataldo, Beach Destinations Realty Myrtle Beach (Dock Street Realty) almost 12 years ago

Sally - Thanks for subscribing to my blog!  I will certainly keep taking lots of pictures to share with everyone.  Since I won't be taking any Halloween pics this year, here are some Halloween pics from years past, now that I've got this link thing mastered!

2001      2002

Linda - Maybe you'll be able to celebrate an anniversary on Maui soon.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 12 years ago
I love Maui and Lahaina...have been there twice and would love to go back again.  Maybe next year...for Halloween....the festivities sure sound fun.
Posted by Judy Kincaid almost 12 years ago

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