Festival of Lights ends soon

  • Bill Marciel

  • Shaday Thomas, Denae Sacramed

  • Luke Eitel, Jenie Eitel, Santa Claus, Jay Eitel - Los Angeles

  • Cherry Sinema, John Sinema - Washington

  • Shylee Shimabukuro, Jacob Lester

  • Wyatt Taubman, Elizabeth Freeman, Jackie Brady

  • Alicia Hayakawa, Kiara Wetherington, Haley Gokan

  • Savanna, Nicholas, Casey Jeli - Oahu

  • Liam, Jasmine Sadamitsu

  • Brandon, Huntlee, Tehane Rita

There is one more opportunity to take in the free 22nd Annual Festival of Lights before it closes its 2018 run at the Historic County Building.

The Festival of Lights, coordinated by Elizabeth Freeman, is hosting one last night — Dec. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. so people can savor the light and folk art for one last time before it returns in December, 2019.

Madame Pele, created by Riz Ogata, anchors the featured tree — the Fire and Rain tree — that was inspired by the natural disasters that took place during the spring.

“My vision was to paint water drops with iridescent ink and have the rain names — do you realize there are more than 50 names for rain? — superimposed over the drops, and hang the drops on the tree,” Freeman said.

The featured tree joins the collection of Christmas folk art created by the late Auntie Josie Chansky.


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