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Honolulu lights up Christmas season in Hawaii

Honolulu_City_Lights_Christmas_20092009 Christmas Lights Kickoff Events

Big Island:

Dec. 5—Volcano: “Holiday Lights Celebration.” This colorful Christmas tree and light display features a children's ornament contest, an ohia yule log hunt, caroling, marshmallow roasting and a visit by Santa Claus. It takes place at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (808) 967-8222.


Nov. 29 –Kaneohe: 4th annual Windward City Lights. The neighbor block party goes from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. near the Kaneohe police and fire stations.

Dec. 12—Kapolei: 9th annual Kapolei City Lights. Kapolei Hale—the capitol building. An electric light parade kicks of the festivities at 6 p.m. A block party will follow with food, entertainment, games and a tree lighting ceremony.


Dec.  4—Lihue: 13th annual Lihue Festival of Lights. Opening night festivities start at 6 p.m. with the Lights on Rice Street parade. Food, live music and the lighting of Lihue town’s Christmas decorations follow. The lights in Lihue will be on nightly until Dec. 31. For more information click here or call (808) 241-4925.


Dec 5-6—Lahaina: “Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree.” Scheduled activities include crafts, holiday cookie decorating and a “snow zone.” You heard right—snow. A Maui seafood purveyor makes the snow with a industrial ice machine, which is trucked over for the celebration.  Lighting of the town’s historic banyan tree happens at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 5. For more information click here, or call (888) 310-1117.

Photos: City & County of Honolulu

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