30th Anniversary of Honolulu City Lights
Honolulu City Lights, Oahu’s premier holiday celebration, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. Established in 1985 by former Mayor Frank F. Fasi, the month-long event has been bringing thousands of island families to Honolulu Hale to see the lights, trees, wreaths and outdoor displays.
Since 2000, the Friends of Honolulu City Lights have been creating ornaments to help defray event costs. First Hawaiian Bank, a founding sponsor of the Christmas program, will be selling the ornaments again this year from Nov. 3-Dec. 24.
For 2014, the Friends have produced two ornaments, one to honor the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule’a and the other to celebrate Honolulu City Lights’ 30th anniversary. The Hokule’a ornament sold out at the recent Made in Hawaii Festival. It depicts the Shaka Santa on his sailing canoe, surrounded by stars. The other new ornament is a three-dimensional special anniversary ornament of holiday colors and the Honolulu City Lights’ 30th logo in the center.
First Hawaiian Bank will sell both ornaments at its 36 Oahu branches. Retail price is $18.85 each (including tax). Collectors can view and purchase any of the 2000-2014 ornaments on the Friends website www.honolulucitylights.org
Don’t miss Honolulu City Lights’ opening night on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Honolulu Hale! The Friends will be there selling their popular ornaments from a booth along King Street.