A Look Back at the Obama Family's Last Eight Years of Hawaii Christmases
He may be a long way from home in Hawaii, but then President-elect Obama is still repping his Chicago White Sox.
In the last few weeks before President Obama's first inauguration, the Obama family spends some quality time together in Honolulu.
The Obama family takes a trip to the Honolulu Zoo in the days after New Years.
They've arrived! At the end of Obama's first year as president, the family arrives on Christmas Eve.
Michelle and Barack greet waiting well-wishers (and photo-snappers!) at the Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu.
Forget the baked ham: A Hawaiian Christmas with the Obamas means plenty of snow cones.
A lot of snows cones.
The president clearly has a way with kids — and the first lady definitely noticed!
Barack takes daughters Malia and Sasha to Sea Life Park, where the first daughters could swim with the dolphins.
The president catches — or crashes into — a wave at Pyramid Rock Beach.
The First Family gets some undeniable perks – like court-side seats to the Oregon State basketball game in Honolulu, to watch Michelle's brother, Craig Robinson, coach.
Over two terms, some things stay the same: Like president's penchant for golf. President Obama tips his hat after arriving at the 18th hole at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Even on Christmas Day, a President is never off the clock! On December 25, 2015, Barack and Michelle paid a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii to wish a Merry Christmas to service members who are separated from their families for the holiday
Aloha! Michelle and Barack bid the island adieu from atop Air Force One before flying back to Washington.