We are smack dab in the middle of the Holiday season here in Hawaii. While the city and county of Honolulu has a number of great lighting displays, there are also residents throughout Oahu that go all out on their homes when it comes to Christmas lights and Christmas decorations. Not to be outdone by the mainland, the

What neighborhood are you in? Below is a list off all the best private lighting and holiday displays on the island. We have also given you links to just about all other Christmas activities going down in Hawaii this holiday season.

*This guide is updated yearly so these light display listings are all up-to-date. Merry Christmas!


98-1616 Hoolauae St.: The Matias family proudly shows off a collection of holiday figures collected over nearly 40 years, including a Nativity scene, Santa, airbrushed cutouts of popular children’s characters from “Sesame Street,” as well as Barney, Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and more. At least eight other homes on the street are also lit up with decorations.

98-1603 Kaahumanu St.: Decorating their house each year for more than 30 years, the Benozas build upon their tradition with new additions of a carousel, balloons and more, including a mechanical Santa and Mrs. Claus, trains, reindeer and candy canes.

99-149 Kulina St.: The Andres family proudly presents Aiea’s own version of the new Aulani Resort through a Disney-themed display filled with Mickey Mouse and Friends. Also featured are Hello Kitty, dinosaurs and Juicy Couture trees on a street where neighboring homes also get into the spirit of decorating.

East Honolulu

575 to 595 Hahaione St.: Welcome to an enchanting Candy Cane Lane, a joint effort of the board and residents of Mariners Village 2. The entrance begins at 575 Hahaione St. Follow the fun-filled path of twinkling lights in the hedges, and on the way you’ll meet Santa, his reindeer, a snowman, a penguin and others.

1080 Kaumoku St. (Mariner’s Ridge): Jeff Jersets and his spirited neighbors spread holiday cheer on this magical street. Jersets’ “larger-than-life” display consists of a 4-foot-tall star perched on the rooftop and several 6-foot candles and 8-foot nutcrackers that will be lit from about 6 p.m. until midnight through mid-January.

Ewa Beach

91-6523 Kapolei Parkway: It’s show time at the Watanabe home. Tune in to radio station 106.5 FM for a synchronized “Christmas Light Show” consisting of 38,000 lights, a 20-foot “mega” Christmas tree with a 3-D star, snow-falling lights, a snow machine and an inflatable snow globe, along with a projection of Santa waving in the window. The family is accepting donations for Kuakini Foundation. Hours are from 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 26. Visit www.daohana­christmaslightshow.com for more info.

*The Kapolei Parkway house did not do their light display in 2014. They decided to take a year off. If anyone heads that way drop us a comment or an email and let us know if they are back up and running.

91-1075 Kaunolu St: Check out the Bautistas’ eco-friendly display consisting of a Ferris wheel, a swing and moving characters from Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon and others, all created primarily from recycled materials such as plastic and Styrofoam.

91-1130 Hoiliili Place: Tons of great Christmas displays and lights going on. Check them out as part of your ride!

Pukanala Street in Ewa Gentry: A comment from “Hale Ohana” let us know that the entire street does light and christmas decoration displays so check it out. Here is what they said:

Wow, almost the whole street is decked out in all kinds of holiday decorations!

Hale Ohana

Puhikani Street: They have a video mapping display that covers the front of the house and combines different media techniques to produce a spectacular show of Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and more. It’s not your usual light show and is a must see. The show is about 20 minutes long and plays on a loop from 7pm – 8pm every night. They usually keep it running longer if people are there watching and there is talk about extending the time as well. Enjoy!


2331 Booth Road (Pauoa): The Ing family display pays tribute to Iraq war heroes and features Santa, Disney and other popular children’s characters, and Waldo of “Where’s Waldo?” fame. Money collected in the wishing well will be donated to charity.

1036 Hala Drive (Alewa Heights): Check out the unique chili pepper lights strung on papaya and pine trees, as well as moving reindeer, a snowman, icicles “dripping” from the roof and the decked-out purple porch. The home is located across from Maluhia nursing facility.

723 Hauoli St. (McCully): Visit the home of the Vares ohana as they help count down the days until Christmas through a special countdown display, as well as a Ferris wheel, gingerbread houses, a rocking horse with a paniolo, a ballerina bear, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, singing snowmen, a Nativity scene and more.

2020 Hillcrest St. (Alewa Heights): The Bisho family continues its tradition by lighting up the yard and house. New this year are reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh, Santa on a train and more lighted sculptures.

2306 Kuahea St. (Palolo): View an impressive display filled with classic blow molds of holiday favorites including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, nutcrackers, toy soldiers, a Nativity scene and more, courtesy of the Chivers family.

2672 Lowrey Ave. (Manoa): The Allens continue to light up the neighborhood after 31 years with an impressive display of more than 50 characters, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, several Santas, two Nativity scenes and more. Snoopy joins the mix this year to help spread the word of donating blood during this holiday season. Hours are 6 to 9 nightly.

1553 Miller St. (Punchbowl): Check out the display put on by Lindy Franca and family featuring several Santas, snowmen, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Garfield, a Nativity scene, a 5-foot wreath and more. In all, there are more than 60 lighted decorations.

1248 Wilhelmina Rise (Kaimuki): Happy holidays from the Akau, Kauffman and Andrade families, who spread cheer each year through their festive spread, which showcases inflatables of Frosty and Santa along with Disney characters, reindeer, candy canes and stocking cutouts, a Nativity scene, lights and a special heart in honor of the late Mr. Akau. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. nightly.


1170 Akumu St.: Mike and PeeCee Brede deck out their home and yard with more than 10,000 colorful lights synchronized to Christmas music, and numerous inflatables (except on windy nights), ornaments, surprises and a few new things. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 6 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays.

255 Kuupua St.: “It’s a Small World” after all, at least at the Shire residence, where you will find a lighted display of children from around the world, united together to spread their message of peace on Earth. They are surrounded by “an array of light delights” including lollipops, candy canes, palm trees and Snoopy the Christmas Beagle.

409 Kaimake Loop: They have been doing Christmas Light displays for over 15 years now and they are very popular on the Windward side of Oahu. Go check the displays out.


45-229 Nakuluai St.: The Vause family offers handcrafted wooden characters from “Harry Potter,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Happy Feet,” Dora, Disney, Pixar and Precious Moments, surrounded by lights and lots of Christmas cheer.

45-365 Namoku St.: Lois and Kimo Lake once again treat the public to a festive display of lights, a Santa on the rooftop, 8-foot-tall tin soldiers, a snowman, Snoopy on a boat and a 9-foot bear on a choo-choo train. New this year are a waterfall, large bells on the garage, bling-bling candy canes and a Bud Light tree. Their street, behind Castle High School, is lit up by other homes as well.

46-201 Ohala St.: The Rodrigues home is literally surrounded by Christmas cheer with 20 window-style light displays, 40 blow-mold figures such as Disney characters, Snoopy, toy soldiers, Taz and others, candy canes, angels, Santa’s sleigh, a gingerbread man, a Nativity scene and more at the front of the house, with assorted Snoopy light-ups and inflatables, and Santa on an airplane, on the side. Hours are 6:30 to 9 p.m. weeknights and until 9:30 p.m. weekends.


87-147 Maliona St.: Visit a Christmas fantasy land at the Apela home, where you’ll find lots of inflatables including Mickey on a merry-go-round and a moving Santa on a bumper car, as well as a train track, penguin, reindeer, snowman, Grinch, manger and a few surprises.


92-1346 Kikaha Street: Drop by the Kailiuli Annual Christmas Light Spectacular. They have 13 songs synchronized to the lights and they are located in upper Makakilo at 92-1346 Kikaha Street Kapolei, HI 96707. The show runs nightly from 6:30pm-10:30pm through January 5th.


Mahinahou Street: Right off of meheula there are 3 culdesacs that are fully decorated. Go check it out and enjoy!

95-679 Lauawa St: Across Zippys/Petsmart. A unique setup with a waterfall going with penguins sliding down.

Pearl City

98-1297 Hoohuali Place: Through their display, “Keiki Wonderland 2011: A Warm Mele Kalikimaka for Mickey and Minnie Mouse,” Francis and Estrella Aki — who have decorated their home during Christmas for more than 30 years — show their aloha for the Aulani Resort’s newest residents, 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through New Year’s Day. Other “visitors” include Lilo and Stitch, Little Mermaid and Flounder, Dora and Boots, Thomas the Tank Engine Train and the Kalikimaka Hawaiian Orchestra Menehune Band.


94-226 Anapau Place: The Yoshida family’s “full-blown computerized light show” is quite impressive, but not because it comprises orchestrated lights that “dance” to holiday tunes or features a Christmas tree and star that change color and display text and graphics. It’s because the entire display is fully powered by solar photovoltaic panels that power the show all night. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Also accepting donations to buy toys for children at the Next Step shelter in Kakaako.

As a side note, Anapau Place as a whole was featured on “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and competed with two other streets in America. This street is recognized almost yearly as having some of the best light displays around.

Hopoe Place: Stroll through a fantasy winter wonderland on this magical street with nearly 30 decorated homes. Expect a lot of car traffic and pedestrians, and maybe even a tour bus or two.

94-313 Kiokio Place: Through their annual tradition of decorating, the Domingos enjoy bringing the spirit of Christmas into their neighborhood. This year they’ve added Dr. Seuss to the mix to go along with popular characters from Disney and Looney Tunes, Hello Kitty, Shrek, Smurfs, Power Rangers and others dating back 20 years.

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  1. Hi,

    Hopefully this site is still being maintained but I’d like to update my posting for the video light display on 91-887 Puhikani Street in Ewa Beach. Show times will start Dec 15th – Dec 25th, 6:30pm – 9pm. So last day will still be Christmas but I may extend it if there’s a lot of interest. Also if something unexpected comes up I’ll post in the comments here.

  2. Went to check out the house on kapolei parkway and they’re not doing lights this year. Kind of disappointing because we look forward to it every year. Hopefully they’ll be back next year.

    • They may have taken the year off, it happens periodically and then they usually come back the next year. Thank you for the update.

    • Too bad we didn’t see your comment before we went there. We drove up and down and could not find the lights either. The one on Kaumoku Street on Mariner’s Ridge was nice, though. Would you know if the ones in Kapolei and Ewa are still going on this week? The ones in Kaneohe on Namoku Street are nice but I’m not sure if they are still on.

      • Aloha Susan,

        Thank you for all the interest. We don’t run the light shows, this is just a list of all the ones happening. Dates will vary according to the owners. In early January the only thing I would say you can do is just drive out there and see. Either way, have a Happy New Year and thank you again for the interest.

  3. Come check out Puhikani Street in Ewa Beach. I have a video mapping display that covers the front of my house and combines different media techniques to produce a spectacular show of Frozen, Mickey Mouse, and more. It’s not your usual light show and is a must see. The show is about 20 mins long and I loop it over and over again from 7pm – 8pm every night. I’ll keep it going longer if people are still there watching and maybe extend the times if it’s a big hit. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. Went to the Hillcrest one, not bad, small roads tho. Booth street and Hala drive a total bust, no lights anywhere. My poor son cried his heart out. Good thing he will go to Hopoe tomorrow with my parents, and during our annual Christmas party, will check out the 3 Mililani cul de sacs for the 3rd time this year. Site needs to be updated. Please fix.

    • Aloha Mei, Li. Thank you for the update. We will go ahead and leave those listings up a while longer, as those displays simply may not be up yet. The list is updated all the time, but obviously we cannot guarantee a display will be there due to certain circumstances. Anyway, sorry about your son crying but there are dozens more displays around the island. Aloha and Merry Christmas.

  5. Please come by a visit the Kailiuli Annual Christmas Light Spectacular we have 13 songs synchronized to the lights we are located in upper Makakilo at 92-1346 Kikaha Street Kapolei,HI 96707 show runs Nightly from 6:30pm-10:30pm till Jan 5 you can see videos on YouTube @ Jarek Kailiuli’s page…. Hope to see all of you! Happy Holidays

  6. Upper Makakilo has a house that has a synchronized light show
    The Makakilo Christmas Light Spectacular
    92-1346 Kikaha Street,Kapolei,HI 96707
    show runs from 6:30pm – 10:30pm
    Nightly till Jan 5 … Come stop by say Hello

  7. Visited the house at 1036 Hala Drive to see the Christmas light display on Sunday at about 8:00 p.m. The house was totally dark and a disappointment for the kids. I suggest that houses which are a part of the list make sure the lights are on, at least until Christmas, otherwise it’s just a big disappointment or remove themselves from the list.

  8. The one in Ewa Beach is not doing a show this year just to let yall know. We looked at the website after we couldn’t find it and they aren’t doing it this year! 🙁

  9. Vergelio Topinio on

    Come check my place out in Mililani.Across Zippys/Petsmart.Pretty unique.I got a led waterfall going with penguins sliding down.Address is 95679 Lauawa St.Happy Holidays!!! 🙂

  10. Jackie Rodrigues on

    Yes the lights in Mililani are actually 2 culdesacs all lit up. Turn onto Mahinahou and go straight. You’ll definitely see them! Sorry I don’t have the exact streets. I’ll go look and update later.

  11. Aloha and Merry Christmas to all. If you are scrolling through this list of light displays and you know of one we missed please feel free to either email us at beyondhonolulu@gmail.com with the info, or simply leave the description in the comments section and we will get it up. The listing needs to have an area as noted above and an address, or general area description. Thank you and enjoy your holidays.

  12. Yes Cheryl they do,it’s past the safeway and long’s store.Take your 1st right turn and drive down you’ll see it.Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all.

  13. Cheryl – I think you’re thinking of Neleau Place. We last visited in 2012 and noted at least nine families had decorated their homes. We thought it was the best display of that year.

  14. Hey Happy holidays to All..Jus wondering… anyone knows if Mililani residents still have the community of 3-5 roads with Christmas Diplays..where you need to park outside and walk in…any info would be greatly appreciated….

  15. You totally need to have the one in Kapolei on this link…it’s on Hanapaa St. A little cul-de-sac that goes all out. They even give out hot cocoa on the weekends! They have a huge heiniken tree they create every year and it has lights that match the christmas songs that are playing all night long.

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