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(Thursday, August 27, 2009) − Non-profit organizations interested in creating displays on the Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition are invited to submit applications to the Customer Services Department by Friday, September 18, 2009 at 530 S. King Street, Room 302B, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Permits will be issued for five display sites via a lottery scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2009.  The lottery will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 530 S. King Street.  Applicants are welcome to attend the lottery, but need not be present to be selected.


The annual lottery was started several years ago in response to a request from private groups interested in erecting displays at the same time as the holiday event.


Displays chosen through the lottery process will be on view during the same period as Honolulu City Lights.  Each organization that receives a permit will be responsible for the set-up, maintenance and takedown of its display.


Applicants must be bona fide non-profit organizations formed under HRS Chapter 415B or any charitable organization formed pursuant to HRS Chapter 467B or under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.  Proof of this designation must be submitted with the application by September 18, 2009 to be eligible for the lottery.


Interested groups should contact Mike Freitas in the Complaints Office at 768-4381 to request a copy of the application and the rules governing the use of the grounds during Honolulu City Lights.




Contact:    Mike Freitas, Customer Services Department, (808) 768-4381