Honolulu City Lights opening ceremony 2014


The annual opening ceremony for Honolulu City Lights unfolded Saturday evening at Honolulu Hale, featuring the lighting of the city’s 50-foot tree, the kick off of a month-long display of holiday trees and wreaths, the Public Workers Electric Light Parade and a holiday concert.

The Honolulu City Lights displays run through Dec. 31. The exhibits at Honolulu Hale are open from 7:45 a.m to 11 p.m.

During the event, a group also staged a #blacklivesmatter protest, in response to the shooting of an African-American teenager by a police officer in Ferguson.

Photos by Hank Gonzales

Honolulu City Lights opening ceremony 2014

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Photo by Hank Gonzalez