We have been busy this month with one Christmas activity after another! Our most recent Christmas adventure was a trolley ride to see the city lights. This year we went on a trolley chartered by Hawaii International Child. Our ride began and ended at their office where we had hot chocolate and cookies and got to take pictures by the Christmas tree.
Our city lights tour took us through downtown, past Iolani Palace with its beautiful glowing paper lanterns hanging on the palace and throughout the grounds, past Honolulu Hale with Shaka Santa and the other decorations there,
past the Board of Water Supply and their lights and Washington Place with its multiple trees inside — twice. Yep, we had a very basic route and we did it twice, but that way anything we missed the first time we got to see the second time around.
The trolley was playing Christmas music and our girl (who was supposed to be on my lap the whole time, shhhh, don’t tell) stood next to me and danced for most of the tour. Our boy enjoyed shouting Christmas greetings to pedestrians we saw and both kids enjoyed waving at people and seeing all the lights.
Do it yourself on Oahu:
As I mentioned, we went on a chartered trolley, but anyone can book tickets and go on the Waikiki Trolley’s City lights tour. Information can be found at the Waikiki Trolley website. If you are military, tickets are available through the MWR tickets and tours offices and their prices are lower I believe. Call your MWR office and ask about the City Lights Trolley Tour.
This post is part of the Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge over at Steady Mom.