On december 2nd 2017, Honolulu City Lights opened its doors again to bring joy to local families and visitors throughout the christmas time. This year’s annual Honolulu City Lights is featuring the theme “It’s a Zoo Out There” and is presented by the City and County of Honolulu and the Friends of Honolulu City Lights for the 33rd time.
The Opening Night Festivities took place on Saturday, the 2nd of December at the Honolulu Hale (530 S. King Street). The program consisted of the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the unveiling of 56 new animal themed ornaments adorning the city’s 50-foot holiday tree and the Electric Light Parade which began at Aala Park and went down King Street to Honolulu Hale, where the weagons stopped and were parked in front of Honolulu Hale for people to take pictures with them. Furthermore there was the Employee Decorated Tree Exhibit in Courtyard, Santa’s Gingerbread House and Enchanted Forest Display in Courtyard and the Wreath Display in Lane Gallery. Later that night there was also the opportunity to take free photos with Santa in the Mission Memorial Auditorium and a Holiday Concert at Sky Gate.
The Honolulu City Lights also features, this year like every year since 1989, the 21 feet high and 2 tons heavy Shaka Santa and his wife. The couple can be found sitting on the fountain right next to the city’s holiday tree in front of Honolulu Hale.
Honolulu City Lights will be open daily from 8 am to 11 pm until January 1st 2018.
Thursday, December 7
6 to 8 pm
Toys for Tots Collection featuring the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers, near front steps of Honolulu Hale
Friday, December 8
6 to 8 pm
DTL Free Photo with Santa Night, Honolulu Hale Courtyard
Saturday, December 16
7 to 9 pm
7-Eleven Hawai’i Free Family Movie Night featuring “Moana” on the Civic Center grounds
Sunday, December 17
5 to 6 pm
Performance by Halau Hula O Kapunahala O Nu’uanu YMCA, near front steps of Honolulu Hale
Friday, December 22
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hawaiian Values Snack Company’s Free Milk and Cookies Night, near front steps of Honolulu Hale