The story of Lights

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Charlene Tan

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jasmine Dela Cruz, Nicole Matsushige, Darian Martin, Noelle Oyama

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Susan Gray, Rick Galicinao

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Elizabeth Freeman, Marianne Kusaka

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kimberly Hope McDonough

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Johnnie, Lily, Nick, Wyatt Elst - Canada

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Xailea Koerte, Santa, Mrs. Claus

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Zeke, Melanie, Cedric, Harry Antoine - Canada

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Antonina, Kira, Marina, Alexander Moskalionova

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Jacob Lester, Theresa Monro

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ganny Gian, Santa, Ashley Audrey, Mrs. Claus, Laganina Higoy

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shaven Kamaka, Santa, Xaelynn Kamaka, Mrs. Claus, Frankie Kamaka

There is one more chance to view the 2017 edition of the Festival of Lights when doors to the historic County Building open at 6 p.m., Dec. 30.

“This is amazing to see how much it’s grown since starting 20 years ago,” said Maryanne Kusaka, the former Mayor who reached an agreement with Elizabeth Freeman to have the Festival presented in the lobby of the historic County Building. “This just goes to show the hard work of one woman — Elizabeth — who starts work on the next year’s event even before the display closes.”

The 21st showing of the Festival of Lights honors Hokule‘a, the Hawaiian sailing canoe, and its four-year worldwide voyage and feature the creations from recycled materials by students from Kauai and Kapaa high schools who volunteered for weeks to ready the display.

The Festival, sponsored by the County of Kauai, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the Friends of the Festival of Lights, will close at 8 p.m. — until the 2018 edition.

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