Free Events at Honolulu City Lights

It’s Christmas time again, and the holiday season is in full swing in Hawaii–even if there’s no snow. But we’re still just as festive in Hawaii, and the Honolulu City Lights showcase is the perfect way to enjoy the spirit of the holidays in paradise. Below are a few of the free events and happenings that are part of the Honolulu City Lights festivities. Enjoy!
Honolulu City Lights Tree

Honolulu City Lights Tree, photo by Kyle Nishioka.

December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2011

ING DIRECT Free Hot Chocolate Nights 6pm – 9pm – Flagpole area in front of Fasi Memorial Bldg.

Saturday December 17, 2011

Family Movie Night: Free showing of “Wizard of Oz” on big screen. Food trucks and popcorn. 7pm – Honolulu Hale Free photo with Santa presented by Kraft Food in Hawaii 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Honolulu Hale Courtyard

Friday December 16, 2011

Free Milk and Cookies Night presented by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Honolulu Hale Front Steps Area

Thursday December 22, 2011

Free photo with Santa presented by Kraft Food in Hawaii 6pm – 8pm – Honolulu Hale Courtyard Here’s a little background information on the Honolulu City Lights tradition, from the City and County of Honolulu website:
Honolulu’s Christmas celebration is because of its giant holiday characters situated throughout the Civic Center grounds such as the 21-foot Shaka Santa, the Snow Family and Santa’s Sleigh filled with a bag of toys.  These larger-than-life outdoor figures provide countless photo settings for families celebrating the holidays. The historic Honolulu Hale, constructed in 1928, is ablaze with colored lights and decorations for the holidays. There’s so much to see and enjoy that island families often come down more than once during the holiday season. On opening night, over 75,000 people come to see the lights and the parade.  Hundreds of thousands experience the event over the four-week run.

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