2022 – Day at Hulihe‘e Palace

How to Celebrate from Home

This year’s festivities will primarily be held virtually with select in-person options available and several ways to get into the spirit of the Day! This is a new way to experience Day at Huliheʻe Palace and even though we may be distanced from one another, we’re happy we can experience it together. Whether you are able to visit the Palace on February 12 or take advantage of the ways you can bring the Palace to you, we appreciate your support. All proceeds from the Day go towards the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of the Palace and grounds.

To honor Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani’s 196th birthday we’re celebrating Day at Hulihe’e Palace during ka Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Language Month!

Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani was a strong supporter of the perpetuation of Hawaiian traditions, culture, and language. Although well-educated and proficient in the English language, she conducted all business and correspondence ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, requiring all non-speakers to obtain a translator. We are so excited to celebrate one of Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani’s favorite residences during a month that would have surely been important to her. We are honored to do our small part to share this part of her story and hope to inspire others with her legacy.

Pūʻolo Aloha Supporter Box

Pre-Order January 31 – February 11

We’re excited to share this limited edition, highly curated supporter box featuring all the elements you’ve come to expect from the Day. Enjoy and support Huliheʻe Palace by purchasing a box for yourself or send to a loved one as a special surprise! We’ve collected an assortment of delightful and locally made products by partnering with Hawaiʻi-based brands including: Kona Sea Salts of HawaiʻiKona Kay’s Macadamia Nut BrittleGreenwell Farms Kona CoffeeBarbie Koncher Studio, and Haʻa & Co.

Each Pūʻolo will also include one-of-a-kind memorabilia from Huliheʻe Palace as well as a ticket to our drawing for a chance to win a Queen Size Hawaiian Quilt with Two Shams.

Pūʻolo Aloha – $55

Includes 12 premium items from Huliheʻe Palace and select local vendors.

Estimated $120 retail value.

$10 Shipping or free pickup on February 12.

Pūʻolo Aloha Deluxe – $155

Includes 10 premium and 6 premium-deluxe items from Huliheʻe Palace and select local vendors. 

Estimated $220 retail value.

$10 Shipping or free pickup.

Hawaiian Quilt Drawing!  

Enter Drawing January 31 – February 12

Enter for your chance to win a Queen Size Hawaiian Quilt with Two Shams! Donated by the talented crafts-women of the Far East Trader Company, the 105″ x 110″ quilt features the traditional ʻUlu or Breadfruit Pattern in a deep purple on white. In addition to being beautiful, the ʻulu in the design symbolizes good luck and abundance – the perfect addition to any home!

Suggested $5 donation per ticket. Winner must be 18 years or older and NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. The Drawing will take place at and the winner will be notified on February 12, 2022.

Online Auction

Available February 5 – February 19

This year’s auction will take place entirely online allowing everyone to participate from wherever you are! We’ve assembled a compelling collection of coveted treasures and unique experiences–don’t miss out!

The auction closes at 11:59 PM HST on February 19th!

How to Celebrate at the Palace

If you’re on Hawaiʻi Island you can opt to pick up your Pūʻolo Aloha in person from Huliheʻe Palace on February 12 and enjoy a few other special offers!

Special $5 Kamaʻāina Tours!

Available February 12

Enjoy $5 admission to the Palace and Museum with valid state ID from 10 AM to 4 PM! Come explore where the Royals came to unwind. Learn about Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani and her powerful legacy. If it has been a while since your last visit, there isn’t a better a time to come!

Floral Arrangements

Available February 12

Gorgeous tropical flower arrangements designed by our talented members will be available for purchase. Perfect to brighten your home or office and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Baked Goods

Available February 12

Stock up on your favorite goodies from our selection of famous baked goods! We are lucky to have many accomplished bakers amongst our members and everything available will be homemade with love. Pickup some sweets for your sweetie!