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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               

November 18, 2002

 Honolulu City Lights Photo Opportunities

November 27 - December 7, 2002

              ·        Wed. Nov. 27 – Thu. Dec. 5 – Big Tree decorating continues with more than 400 colorful ornaments, ranging from 18 – 48 inches, placed on the city’s tree.  They include 36 sheets of music, 72 musical instruments (ukuleles, harps, saxophones, tubas) 160 musical notes and 85 jingle bells.  Theme is “Songs of Christmas.” 

               ·        4:30 to 7:30 p.m., through Nov. 29 – A true labor of love, Nelson Fujio and crew complete Santa’s 30’ float, placing thirty-something hand carved, larger-than-life elements, including 16 international kids, a detailed 5 x 5 x 5 gingerbread house (with fireplace, porch, dog and out house),  4’ singing rabbits, three fully decorated Christmas trees and teddy bears to delight keiki!  Call 722-6771 for a sneak preview.

                   ·        Now Through Sat., Nov. 30 - Alex Ching and his band of elves work feverishly placing finishing touches on City Lights indoor and outdoor displays at the Manana Warehouse, Building #9.  Call Alex at 455-2342 for a last-minute peek.

                 ·        Mon., Dec. 2 – Thu. Dec. 5 – Flurry of activity in Honolulu Hale     Courtyard as department employees decorate their trees.   Each tree is decorated according to a Christmas carol.  The general theme this year is “Songs of Christmas.”

                ·        Mon., Dec. 2 - Santa’s interior courtyard stage gets a new look from designer Owen Ho.  Santa’s new set is sponsored by Dr. Lawrence K. W. Tseu. 

                ·        Tue., Dec. 3 – Thu., Dec. 5 – Large Displays from Manana Warehouse are transported to Honolulu Hale for installation into the civic center lawn and courtyard.  They include Shaka Santa, Tutu Mele, Snow Family and centurion bears.

               ·        Thu., Dec. 5 – Annual Wreath Contest judging takes place.  Wreaths are displayed in Lane Gallery at City Hall.

               ·        11 a.m., Fri., Dec. 6  – Tree Topping Ceremony and Wreath Contest Awards.   Mayor tops the big tree on the front lawn of City Hall.  Wreath Contest winners are announced.

                ·        3:00 -9:45 p.m. – Sat., Dec. 7 – Opening Night, Honolulu City Lights



Monday, December 02, 2002

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