Honolulu City Lights at Honolulu Hale
Honolulu City Lights is a month long Christmas lights and decorations display at Honolulu Hale in downtown Honolulu. Highlights include the large outdoor tree, Shaka Santa and Tūtū Mele, the indoor tree display and the corridor of wreaths. The Honolulu City Lights, as it is called, kicks off with an electric light parade and tree lighting ceremony during the first weekend in December and runs through January 1st of the next year.
The public is greeted by 21 foot tall Shaka Santa and his wife, Tūtū Mele, as well as the 50 foot Norfolk Pine Christmas Tree gracing the lawn in front of Honolulu Hale. Shaka Santa has been a Christmas fixture here since 1989. Tūtū Mele and the other decorative characters joined the scene in the early 1990s. The Norfolk Pine is decorated with specially made Christmas Ornaments, one for each new year. Smaller versions of these specialty ornaments can be purchased as keepsakes. The keepsake ornaments are made from brass, nickel and 24k gold
The Honolulu City Lights kicks off with an electric light parade and tree lighting ceremony during the first weekend in December and runs through January 1st of the next year.
The Friends of Honolulu City Lights is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the City and County of Honolulu, through fundraising and coordination, while maintaining the quality and continuity of the annual free month-long December celebration that brings joy to local families and visitors
Honolulu Hale is located across the street from the Hawaii State Library and the Hawaii State Capitol building. It is adjacent Iolani Palace grounds. For more information on the annual Honolulu City Lights event, visit their web site by clicking HERE.