Kauai events - Dec. 5th Lights on Rice

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(Photos from kauaifestivals.com)

For many locals Christmas season on Kauai officially "begins" at 6 p.m. on the first Friday of December when historic Rice Street in downtown Lihue hosts a holiday lights on rice1parade.

This is an event that invites crowd participation so bring your decorations if you want to be in the parade.


Spectators line the sidewalks and enjoy the scene as the street fills with a line of moving lights and Christmas cheer.


People walk or drive in this parade, decorating themselves or their vehicles with lights to celebrate the arrival of the Holiday Season.


The Lights on Rice Parade starts on Rice Street at the Vidinha Stadium and travels up to the Historic County Building. After they watch the parade people can walk through the small downtown section and see Lihue's Festival of Lights with most businesses decorated and several offering special holiday displays.


There is also a craft fair at the top of Rice Street sponsored by the Kauai Museum. The fair lasts all day from 9am-night and there are plenty of food vendors along with handmade gift items and more.

Happy Holidays on Kauai!

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CENTURY 21 All Islands


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Comments (7)

Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kathleen.  Wow that is just spectacular.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Nov 30, 2015 05:25 AM
Judith Sinnard
SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

How fun!  I like the "...people decorate themselves..." part. Thanks for sharing the great photos.

Nov 30, 2015 08:14 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This sounds like a fun event. Thank you for sharing the photos.

Nov 30, 2015 09:02 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathleen - that is certainly a different idea, people decorating themselves and their cars.  Must be a sight to see.

Dec 01, 2015 06:59 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kathleen-I've never been to Hawaii during the Christmas season. But it looks like you islanders know how to celebrate.

Dec 04, 2015 10:12 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Kathleen, Hawai'i's unique take on the Holidays is best realized on the outer islands. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 06, 2015 08:50 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

That sounds like a super fun event.  People get pretty creative, I bet.  Great local post.  Thanks for a taste of Christmas on Kauai.  

Dec 09, 2015 10:09 PM