Christmas in Honolulu

'Tis the season to be jolly! Really, it's Christmas and it's time to enjoy the season with family and friends. You are probably accustomed to Jack Frost nipping at your nose, snowball fights, making angel wings in the snow, and all the other fun winter activities. Well in Hawaii it is totally different. Yup, we're still wearing our t-shirts, shorts and slippers! No snow to play in. But the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. Folks are at the beach enjoying the waves. Plenty of opportunity to get together with friends and family. The spirit of spreading good cheer is also alive! Santa Claus is at Ala Moana Center and the children are enjoying the Christmas train rides.

And in downtown Honolulu Hale visitors flock during the day to take pictures and evenings to see Honolulu's Christmas lights.

Here is Santa and Mrs. Claus, shaka sign and all, displayed at Honolulu Hale.
Christmas in Hawaii is unique. It is very special to all of us who have lived here a long time. The only unfortunate thing is that only few homes have chimneys. I guess Santa has to come in from the doors or windows. Santa, if you remember, take off your boots or slippers, please.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! Hard to believe that the 15th Honolulu Festival is right around the corner.

Honolulu Festival Foundation

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