VIDEO: Honolulu City Lights Opening Night + Light Parade (Should you really go?)

If you’re ready to kick off the holiday season with a parade of lights, the famous Shaka Santa and Mrs. Clause statue, and a fifty-foot Christmas tree, then you don’t want to miss the opening night of Honolulu City Lights! It’s this Saturday, December 2nd and parking is FREE!

I know what you’re thinking- do we really want to go to this? My answer, I think you should. It’s one of those family outings where your kids will remember and enjoy themselves, and you’ll feel good about your parenting effort for making good memories happen.  This is also a great event to take visitors, as it offers a unique Hawaii Holiday experience.

So yeah, if there were a time to brave the crowds, it would be this Saturday BECAUSE, there’s a really cool unique light parade, and kids LOVE parades.  I just might pack up some hot cocoa to bring along for my girls to sip while watching the parade. (It’s the little things)

This is their 33rd annual Honolulu City Lights and this year’s theme is “It’s a Zoo Out There!”

This year’s opening night festivities will feature the unveiling of 56 new animal-themed ornaments adorning the city’s 50-foot holiday tree. The original designs were inspired by the whimsical look of the official 2017 Friends of Honolulu City Lights ornaments, which celebrate the Honolulu Zoo. Inside Honolulu Hale, the holidays get wild as flora and fauna trimmings take center stage in the courtyard, city trees, and community wreath exhibits.


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Written by Takara Bullock

Takara is a wife, mother-of-three, and owner of FIT4MOM Honolulu Owner who has lived in Hawaii for seven years. Before Hawaii, she resided in Japan for six years where she researched as a Fulbright Fellow and later worked as a headhunter recruiting talent in the tech industry. Fun Little Ohana is all about 'momming' in Hawaii. Subscribe to our weekly email for the latest happenings on the island.

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