Honolulu City Lights Opens


Each year, the city shuts down for the lighting of Honolulu City Lights, but with the De La Hoya/Pacquiao fight and UH vs. Cincinnati at the Stadium going on at roughly the same time, I’m gonna wonder who’s gonna be left in the city?

The City Lights celebration starts at 4pm, with the opening of the displays, the food booths, and the Keiki rides.  At 5pm, the Kawaiaha’o Church Choir will perform.

At 6pm, Amy Hanaiali’i will perform during the tree lighting ceremony.  Followed shortly after by the electric light parade down King Street, from Aala Park to Honolulu Hale.

At 6:30pm, Honolulu Hale opens up to the Christmas trees, wreaths displays and gingerbread houses.

To wrap up the night, John Cruz, Jake Shimabukuro, Karen Keawehawai`i, Kristian Lei and J Boog & Laga Savea will wrap up the night with a holiday concert.

Also available at the opening is the chance to purchase commemorative collectible ornaments and this year’s t-shirts.  The mens/kids shirts feature the Santa Shaka on green.  New this year is a ladies only white scoop neck shirt featuring a sparkly poinsettia.

This event is at Honolulu Hale.  It’s free and open to the public.  So, bring the fam bam by and check out the amazing artistry of Hawaii’s Holiday artisans.