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Honolulu City Lights - FAQs
When is the opening night celebration held?
The opening night celebration is scheduled for the 1st Saturday in December.
How long will the Honolulu City Lights be on display?
The decorations are on display throughout the month of December. Honolulu Hale is open from 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. The decorations are planned for removal during the first week of January.
What is the route and start time for the Electric Light Parade?
The Public Workers Electric Light Parade is held as part of the Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Celebration on the first Saturday in December.
What streets will be closed for the Public Workers Electric Light Parade?
Streets near the parade route in the Chinatown and Downtown area will be closed for practical and safety reasons.
Where can I see the Electric Light Parade?
When will the lights on City Tree in front of Honolulu Hale be turned on?
Can I bring food for my family to enjoy at the civic center grounds?
Yes. There will also be a variety of food available for purchase at food booths located on the Fasi Civic Center grounds on opening night.
After the Opening Ceremony and the Electric Light Parade, are any other special events
Events to be announced.
What bus do I take from Waikiki to get to Honolulu Hale and to return to Waikiki?
For information on bus schedules and routes, please visit http://www.thebus.org or call 848-5555.
Is there an entrance fee?
No. Honolulu City Lights is presented free as a gift to the community by the Friends of Honolulu City Lights and the City and County of Honolulu.
Where do I park?
Are the outside lights on all night?
Yes. The lights remain on until sunlight, switching off at approximately 6 am.
What are the hours to see the decorated trees and wreath exhibit inside Honolulu Hale?
Honolulu Hale will be open everyday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where can I find more information on entering the annual Wreath Contest at Honolulu Hale?
Contact the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts at 768-6622 for information.
When will the event be broadcast on television?
The Opening ceremony will be televised live from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oceanic Cablevision Olelo (schedule to be announced). The broadcast is repeated during December. A one-hour special of the Public Workers Electric Light Parade will be shown on KITV4 on Mon, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. and on Sat, Dec. 28 at 3 p.m.
Where can I purchase the official Honolulu City Lights ornament?
Visit the Friends of Honolulu City Lights website.