Waimea lights up for the holidays

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A fire knife dancer mixes fire with the Christmas lights on the DC Sweets building, enhanced by the wet streets from the rain, on Saturday night during the Light It Up event at Hofgaard Park in Waimea.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A trio of fire knife performers capture the attention of spectators on Saturday at the Light It Up lighting of Hofgaard Park in Waimea.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Announcer Hua Duncan, left, leads the countdown for Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami to flip the switch on Saturday during the Light It Up event at Hofgaard Park in Waimea.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Santa waits for keiki photos in the dimensional selfie station created by Bridget Orsatelli for the Light It Up event on Saturday at Hofgaard Park in Waimea.

The Portuguese bean soup being served up by the Mama Bear food truck on Saturday was a perfect compliment to the rain that blanketed Hofgaard Park in Waimea.

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