It seems like the holiday season starts earlier every year, but that’s not always a bad thing! While the holidays sometimes have a tendency to inundate us with overwhelming marketing campaigns and seasonal promotions, the holiday season also brings an incredible amount of joy as we are surrounded by family and friends and relishing in the company of loved ones during such a special time of year.

At Travaasa, we’ve named December “Joy Month” in celebration of all things “warm and fuzzy” that surround the holiday season. With so many opportunities to harness the magic, Travaasa is the perfect place to spend the holidays with the ones you love. Below are a few joyful activities to help capture the joyful spirit.



Santa Parade: Santa is coming to town, and he packed his Aloha shirt! Join the Hana community in welcoming Kris Kringle to the Hawaiian islands on Friday, December 6th at 5 p.m. Sing songs and share stories below the Hana Ranch Store to celebrate the lighting of Hana’s Christmas Tree.

 Christmas Fun Fair: Head to the Hana Square on December 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to enjoy all-day entertainment with lucky drawings on the hour, delicious eats from the Kupuna Café, holiday crafts, silent auction, bake sale, and pictures with Hawaiian Santa!

holiday cookies

Cookie Decorating: Holiday treats make everyone smile during the holidays, even Mr. Scrooge! Learn decorating secrets from the pros and create your own holiday treats in a cookie decorating class in both Austin and Hana.



New Year’s Eve Dinner: Ring in the New Year with a bang after indulging in a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner in Austin. The New Year’s feast will feature a tasty collection of dishes made with love from ingredients grown on the Travaasa Farm.

Tequila Tasting: Nothing brings people joy quite like… tequila! Take an hour and relax in the wonderful world of this agave distilled spirit. Explore the origins of this liberating liquor while sipping some of the most prestigious tequilas of Mexico. Learn the history of tequila, the manufacturing process, fun facts and of course, tasting notes on all the different variations of tequila from each of the five appellations of origin.



Greeting the Glowing Sun Yoga: Find your inner joy while practicing “Surya Namaskara” or Sun Salutations at Cedar Overlook in Austin. This class will break down every pose, acclimating you to each movement and transition until the sequence becomes one inspiring meditation.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: This emerging global sport has a unique Hawaiin heritage and is sure to make you smile. Learn the techniques of this ancient form of surfing and see the beauty of Hana from your paddle board perch while floating down the coast.


Spa and Wellness:

Deep Tissue Massage: Melt away deep-seated tension and pain during a 60 or 90-minute massage. This treatment uses our signature rice bran, coconut and monoi oil to release muscle fatigue and toxicity, help realign your posture and increase range of motion.

Travaasa Custom Massage: Offered at our award-winning spa in Austin, let our highly skilled massage therapists create the perfect blend of massage techniques to suit your needs in a 50 or 90-minute massage. Customize your experience even further by choosing from an array of aromatherapy massage oils.