27th Annual Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights Kauai

Event Details

When: December 1st though January 1st, 2023
Location: Kauai County Historic Building, Lihue
Organizer: Kauai Festival of Lights
Website: https://kauaifestivaloflights.com/

Event Description

The Festival of Lights, an extraordinary display of lights at Lihue’s Historic County Building, is celebrated nightly through January 1st. It’s known for its use of recycled materials to create all the tree decorations.

Elizabeth Freeman, founder of Kauai’s Festival of Lights, says, “families and individuals come from around the island — from Ha’ena to Waimea — to see the Lights. They can stroll under the dazzling LED lights in the Royal Palms and monkeypod trees and enjoy the glorious handmade ornaments crafted out of recycled materials on the five front porch trees and displays. Recycled plastic water bottles, recycled aluminum cans, used CDs and more all become transformed when they go up on our beautiful trees and, our entire event is always free of charge!”

The Festival of Lights is sponsored by: The County of Kauai, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, HouseMart Ace and Crafts, KQNG Radio and Friends of the Festival of Lights.

Excerpts from article by Dennis Fujimoto, dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com