Honolulu City celebrated their 30th year City Lights anniversary last December 2014. It was the biggest lights display in Hawaii for the entire year. The event kicked off on the first Saturday of the month. Residents and visitors truly await this event together with their loved ones and friends. As you drive past to Honolulu Hale (Oahu’s historic city hall), it really made you embrace the spirit of holiday season despite the mild temperature in the city. As you walk along with the buildings and fountain pools in the city, you can gaze the huge Mr. Santa and Mrs. Claus soaking up together.
The momentous display aims to provide a one month filled experiences, creative events and remarkable displays which bring pleasant and joy feelings to the guests and also to the community in Honolulu. The event is in coordination and in cooperation with the staffs, officials, agencies, with a strong backed up of City Mayor. During the parade, there were series of musical performances and different exhibits within the Hale Courtyard. On the urban areas, there were series of rides, activities and souvenir booths which usually began around 4pm.
It was expected that the annual electric parade will be viewed by thousands of spectators. Thus, everyone is responsible to bring extra care and be cautious at any time to avoid untoward incidents. The parade began around 6:00pm and ended around 6:30pm which runs along the city streets. During that time, the mayor will also light the Island Pine Tree. Last year’s tree designed was filled with candies and Gold Shaka Santa combined with scenic ornaments as a symbol of 30th anniversary. After the parade, there was a holiday concert with a musical guest, Band of Willie K and Hawaii’s pride from America’s God Talent.
The said tree light continually enlightened the entire downtown. It was a One-month celebration that brings radiant and captivating lights in the city, a chance to show your arts and skills by doing handicrafts, meet Santa and bond with the kids, take fun-filled pictures, taste and savour some free foods, provides guiding lights and enable to spend a quality time in each family.