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By Torstein Lund Eik. December 9, 2013 - 2:02 pm
Thousands of people showed up for the 29th annual Honolulu City Lights, and the lighting of the christmas tree at Honolulu Hale this past Saturday.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell was present, lighting the tree and setting of the Electric Lights Parade. The parade was enormous, with everything from a wandering malasada, to a Honolulu Police Department vehicle neatly wrapped and ready to be placed under a criminal’s tree.
Many talented marching bands from all over the island was gathered to play one christmas song after the other was to the thousands of spectators that had showed up for the festivities. Dressed up in everything from ordinary marching gear, to pyjamas, the bands played a major role in setting the mood for the entire parade.And they did it very well.
While they might not be known for being the best at keeping a schedule, TheBus really delivered the goods during this year’s parade – a ordinary bus drowned in lights of every color. Various fish covered the sides, and on the top we could see Santa’s dolphins pulling his sleigh.
The paraders handed out candy to the countless children with their faces up against the fences, and one excited girl was asked by her dad if she wanted to be in the parade one day, and she promptly answered «Only if I can give out candy!»
Photos by: Torstein Lund Eik