Christmas parades are the perfect time to get the family out of the house during the busy holiday season and spend a few hours together. Hawaii has numerous Christmas parades that happen all around our beautiful islands.
Here is a list of the Christmas parades that are going down during the month of December in Hawaii. There is an assortment of parades, and one for almost every area of the island. Find yours now! Merry Christmas and enjoy!
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Saturday. Opening show at 8:30 a.m., followed by the parade beginning 9 a.m. from Town Center of Mililani. Proceeds to Lanikuhana Avenue, Meheula Parkway, Kuahelani Avenue, Moenamanu Street and Kipapa Drive, and ends at Mililani Shopping Center. Family activities to follow in the First Hawaiian Bank Courtyard until noon.
Saturday December 3rd. Begins 9 a.m. at Windward Mall on Haiku Road, proceeds to Kamehameha Highway and Kaneohe Bay Drive, and ends at Castle High School.
Honolulu City Lights Public Workers Electric Light Parade
Saturday December 3rd. Begins 6 p.m. at King and River streets, proceeds to King Street past Honolulu Hale, ends at Kawaiahao Street. Features city work vehicles decked out in festive decorations and lights.
Street Bikers United Hawaii Toy Run Parade
11 a.m. Sunday December 4th beginning at Ala Moana Beach Park. An expected 6,000 motorcyclists will gather at Magic Island and take to the street along Ala Moana Boulevard, Kalakaua and Monsarrat avenues, Diamond Head Road and ending at Kapiolani Community College to donate thousands of toys to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Riders are asked to donate $2. Visit www.sbuhi.org.
Sunday December 4th. Begins 4 p.m. at Momilani Elementary School on Hookiekie Street; proceeds to Hoomoana and Hoolaulea streets, ends at Pearl City Shopping Center. A car show of hot rods and classic cars will follow from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 554-8190.
Dec. 9. Begins 6 p.m. at Weed Circle; proceeds to Kamehameha Highway through Haleiwa Town; ends at Haleiwa Beach Park.
Dec. 9. Begins 6:30 p.m. at Kuhio Elementary School; proceeds to King, Beretania and Isenberg streets; ends at Old Stadium Park.
Dec. 10. Begins 8:30 a.m. at Pearlridge Elementary School; proceeds to Moanalua Road, Kaamilo, Ulune and Halewiliko streets; ends at Aiea Sugar Mill site.
Dec. 10. Begins 10 a.m. at Waimanalo District Park; proceeds to Hihimanu, Kumuhau and Humuniki streets and Kalanianaole Highway; ends at Waimanalo Beach Park.
Dec. 10. Begins 2 p.m. at Waipahu District Park at Paiwa Street; proceeds to Farrington Highway, Pupukahi, Waipahu and Leoku streets; ends at Leolua Street behind Waipahu Town Center.
Dec. 10. Begins 5 p.m. at Noelani Elementary School; proceeds to Woodlawn Drive, East Manoa Road, Lowrey Avenue and Manoa Road; ends at Manoa District Park.
West Oahu Holiday Electric Light Parade
Dec. 10. Begins 6 p.m. at Kapolei Fairgrounds at Kealanani Avenue; proceeds to Farrington Highway, Kamokila Boulevard and left on Uluohia Street; ends at Kapolei Hale.
Dec. 17. Begins 10 a.m. at Ilima Intermediate School; proceeds to Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina Street, Hanakahi Street and North Road; back on to Fort Weaver Road; returns to the school.
Moanalua Valley Christmas Caravan
Dec. 18. Begins 2 p.m. at Moanalua Valley Neighborhood Park; proceeds to Ala Aolani to the entrance of Moanalua Valley near the golf course; returns to the park.
Dec. 18. Begins 2:30 p.m. at Maunawili Elementary School; proceeds to Ulupii, Ulupuni, Uluohao and Uluhala Street, back on to Ulupuni Street, and to Ulukou Street; returns to the school.
Christmas Boat Parade and Toys for Tots Drive
Dec. 10. Boats begin assembling in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor at 5:45 p.m. and then depart for Honolulu Harbor while passing Aloha Tower Marketplace. Boats return to the yacht club between 7:30 and 8 p.m. The public is welcome to join the festivities at Hawaii Yacht Club for announcement of awards and Santa’s arrival. Please donate one unwrapped toy; cash welcome. Free. For entry form, visit www.hawaiiyachtclub.org. Call 294-2073.
As you can see, there are a number of parades happening here on Oahu, Hawaii. Make sure you find the one you want and get out and enjoy the parade festivities.