Honolulu City Lights Ornaments

This year, Friends of Honolulu City Lights have created a special ornament to honor the event’s 30th anniversary.

They also have created another “Holoholo” ornament to honor the world voyage of Hokule‘a. The ornament depicts Santa aboard his sailing canoe surrounded by stars.


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Honolulu City Lights Ornaments

Both ornaments can be purchased for $18 at any Macy’s store on Oahu, or any Oahu branch of First Hawaiian Bank. It also is available on the Friends’ website (honolulucitylights.org) for shipping to friends and family.

For more than 14 years, the Friends have built a network of ornament collectors that reach across the Mainland, Asia, Europe, Canada and Australia. Each of the 2000-2014 ornaments was designed by Owen Ho, who also created the iconic Shaka Santa.

Honolulu City Lights opened Dec. 6 with the lighting of the City Christmas tree.


Salt Lake Shopping Center will be transformed into a Frosted Fantasyland Saturday (Dec. 13) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be “frosted” activities, make-and-take crafts, prize giveaways and, of course, Santa.

Make a canned food or monetary donation to The Salvation Army to take a ride in a Victorian carriage around the center, and play in the Snow Play-Land with 8 tons of real snow. The Snow Play-Land also will feature an opportunity to meet an “Ice Queen.”

During the event, all children who visit Santa will get a free treat while supplies last. There also will be prize giveaways provided by Salt Lake Shopping Center merchants, including Cold Stone Creamery, Diamond Nails, L’Amour Salon, Pad Thai, Pizza Hut, Salt Lake Chinese Restaurant, Salt Lake Wines & Spirits, Soon’s Kal-Bi Drive-In, Supercuts, Sweets Fanatic and Territorial Savings Bank.

Salt Lake Shopping Center is located at 848 Ala Lilikoi St. For more information, visit saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.


Green Mountain has opened in Manoa (at 2819 Kaonawai Place, across the street from Manoa Marketplace), offering a unique selection of merchandise with a focus on design, nature and art.

Inside, you’ll find tote bags, backpacks, interior decor items, kitchen goods, and arts and crafts from popular brands such as S’well, BAGGU, Drifter and Ethnotek. There also are warm and rustic wood accessories from Omerica Organic, handmade toys, coloring puzzles and yoyo crafts, as well as Manoa-exclusive items, such as 100 percent organic “Made in Manoa” soaps using Kona coffee and lump charcoal. Green Mountain also plans to offer community-based projects and events with a fashion, art and design focus in the store’s gallery/workshop space. For more information, call 200-5795 or visit greenmountainhawaii.com.