Santa says … aloha!

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd during Friday’s Lights on Rice Parade.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Ruth Togioka, left, and Nobue Watanabe arrived early on Friday to get a good spot as they wait for the start of the Lights on Rice Parade.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    The Tire Warehouse float is decorated with lights and people Friday for the parade.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    The Kauai High School band marches and plays in the Lights on Rice Parade Friday night.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Stars Wars characters were part of the parade.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Mrs. Philippines Earth Faye Tangonan, who was crowned Ms. Universe International at the Ms./Mrs. Earth pageant held in June at Las Vegas, smiles at the crowd. Tangonan is a 38-year-old Realtor and Ilocano recording artist based on Kauai.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Keiki and adults enjoy the parade near the Historic County Building.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Tire Warehouse owner Sharron Weber tosses a flashlight to a parade spectator Friday.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Kids on the Kalaheo School Sunshine Express train wave during the Lights on Rice Parade.

LIHUE —A very merry time was had by all.

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