Honolulu City Lights Parade


Last night we went and watched the Electric Light Parade downtown. A group of us met up in Chinatown and watched the parade there. This was our girl’s first parade and she was very wide-eyed, especially at the beginning. She noticed that in addition to waving , lots of people were flashing the shaka and it was cute to watch her try to figure out how to do that herself. She loved eating the candy they passed out and by the end her white shirt was dotted with sticky sugary sweets in multiple colors.

Speaking of candy, our boy’s collection rivaled his Halloween haul. You can see his stash behind him on the blanket. He had even more by the time the parade was over!
My favorite part of the parade were all the bands playing Christmas music. There’s just something about live music! The bands were dressed in everything from PJs to marching uniforms. I liked the aloha shirts and Santa hats this band was dressed in.

No Christmas parade would be complete without jolly old St. Nick and he and Mrs. Clause were on the last float, wishing everyone a Mele Kalikimaka.
Seemed like the parade stopped a lot more this year than it did last year, and there weren’t that many actual floats, mostly just decorated vehicles, but we still had a great time and it got us in the Christmas spirit!

PS: Do blog posts have PSes? Well, this one does! A thank you to the hostess at Murphy’s who let my boy use their restroom. I just wouldn’t have felt right about letting him pee on the street corner.
This blog is linked to the Moms’ 30-minute Blog Challenge over at Steady Mom. It actually took me 35 minutes to write this, but I had at least 5 minutes of interruptions by my boy who was supposed to be having rest time in his room, so I think this post still qualifies.

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Karla December 8, 2009 at 4:40 am

Not only is Murphy's run by the very nice Murphys, but Mrs. Murphy makes fantastic pie on Fridays.

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Kim & Dave December 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Isn't Christmastime fun? Thanks for sharing a glimpse into yours!! That bus was cool!

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Kim & Dave December 8, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I don't know if you got my last comment or not-but I thought that bus was cool!

My favorite part of any parade is the bands!

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6riddles December 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I loved the bus! Great to see festivities in another part of the world. Here in Northwest Ohio we're happy about snow.

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Jenee December 11, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Funny to see people in short sleeve shirts and things. We went to our light parade in our snow clothes! :)

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