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Photo: Friends of Honolulu City Lights - Ron Slauson

Our 11 tips for beating the crowds, free parking, finding Santa and what to eat, ride and buy. Read more

Holiday

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Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu City Lights

Watch electric lights parades, make Filipino lanterns and watch your keiki use real hammers. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Watch invitational sports, learn about Christmas origins and donate food to families in need. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Run through mud, sprint 800 meters and watch free outdoor movies. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Friends of Honolulu City Lights - Ron Slauson

Our tips for beating the crowds, free parking, finding Santa and what to eat, ride and buy. Read more

Our Guide

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Frolic in snow, strike a tree pose and snap pet photos with Santa. Read more

Weekend Guide

Our picks of the best family events this season. Read more

Out & About

The Real Story Being Honolulu City Lightʻs Giant Christmas Tree

Photo: Nathalie Walker

What is the story behind Honolulu's newest Christmas tree? It took a little detective work by a Windward O‘ahu school to find out. Read more

Lifestyle

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Snap photos with Santa at the Mighty Mo, play in snow, craft last-minute presents, learn about winter traditions on a dome screen or snack on free milk and cookies. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Photo: Kapolei City Lights

Watch an electric light parade, paddle a canoe, craft sustainable gifts, pay what you can for a theater production and play at sensory, interactive stations. Read more

Weekend Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-November 29

Photo: Ron Slauson, courtesy of Friends of Honolulu City Lights

Celebrate Christmas with a parade and big tree lighting, volunteer in a Mānoa lo‘i and go backstage to learn about the art of acting or play in the snow. Read more

Weekend Guide

  • Inside Look: Honolulu City Lights 2019

    Photo: Ron Slauson courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

    Inside Look: Honolulu City Lights 2019

    Shaka Santa has been at Honolulu Hale since 1989. Tūtū Mele joined him in 1994.

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    After the Electric Lights Parade passes Honolulu Hale, keiki can meet Santa Claus from 7:30 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 7, inside Mission Auditorium.

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    Kids and their grownups ride the holiday train that transports them across the grounds of the Civic Center.

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