Lights on Rice Street Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 2nd through 29th

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights, open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 29th, 6-8 p.m., and surrounded by a dazzling display of park lights.  It’s a Kauai-style holiday wonderland inside the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihue. This December marks the 22nd anniversary of this extraordinary celebration, founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” folk art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers!

In the twinkling interior of Kauai’s historic County Building, guests will find
colorful and fun Kauai-style displays– from Rainbows & Roosters to Hula Bears and Dolphins. A stand-out is Surfin’ Santa and the whimsical SPAM Can Tree! This is, photographically an outstanding spot for photos with Santa.

Lights on Rice Street is considered a genuine  reflection of Kauai’s Aloha Spirit!


Event Details

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 2nd through 29th
Organizer: Kauai County