Lights on Rice is electrifying

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Rotary Club of Kaua‘i Lights on Rice float check-in crew seeks shelter under the tree that has been pruned of its float-eating branches on Friday at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e while a member of the Kaua‘i High School Marching Band scurries for shelter.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A late Lights on Rice parade arrival looks for her unit as the sun sets on Friday and the crowds line Ho‘olako Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Members of the Kaua‘i High School paddling team, a first-time entry in the Lights on Rice holiday parade, overflow their excitement to beyond the little red canoe on Friday at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Students from the Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School Creative Arts program sing out holiday joy from atop their float Friday during the Lights on Rice holiday parade on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The new Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative line truck debuts on Kaua‘i on Friday during the Lights on Rice holiday parade in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A golfer looks for his ball in a splash of bubbles on the Hokuala float on Friday during the Lights on Rice holiday parade in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Santa gets a Harley for Christmas on the Sons of Hawai‘i/Grove Farm Museum float on Friday during the Lights on Rice holiday parade in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Reindeer pull a double-hulled Polynesian canoe with a pair of giant ho‘okupu on the Wilcox Health float on Friday during the Lights on Rice holiday parade in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “Don’t be a Grinch for Christmas,” said Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck, who rides the rescue vehicle in Friday’s Lights on Rice holiday parade in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i Fire Department tanker starts the Lights on Rice holiday parade by providing an important service of keeping the colors carried by the Kapa‘a High School JROTC illuminated following sunset.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana waited 20 years to be able to participate in the Lights on Rice holiday parade on Friday in Lihu‘e. The ‘ohana had plans to give away three new skateboards along the parade route.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i High School paddling team get their little red canoe ready for the Lights on Rice holiday parade on Friday at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e.

Dustin MacDonald of the Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana had been waiting for more than 20 years for Friday night.

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