Christmas in Kaunakakai – Molokai’s Christmas Light Parade!

Celebrate Christmas on the island with Molokai’s annual Christmas light parade. 

It’s the Holiday Season! 

        December is finally here, meaning Christmas is on its way! While some people dream of a white and snowy Christmas, many of us dream of Christmas in a tropical climate! The warm weather doesn’t lead to a drop in holiday cheer, with Molokai residents as proof. Loads of Christmas lights, a parade and ho’olaule’a, and visits from Santa make Molokai just as holly and jolly as anywhere else. 

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Christmas in Kaunakakai 

       When Santa appears in Kaunakakai, Christmas has begun! Molokai is all about community, which pairs flawlessly with the spirit of the holidays. The Molokai Christmas Light Parade is an annual celebration with floats and entertainment exclusive to the island. The talent here is exceptional, with participants putting their all into decorating and dazzling crowds year after year. It is a parade you won’t soon forget, and which will truly put you in the Christmas mindset. 

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Contest Time! 

       The parade is all fun and games, but there is also a competitive side! With contests like Best Float and Best Dessert parade-goers are prepared to battle it out for the top spot. Past parades have offered cash prizes for Best Float with up to $600 going to first place winner! Vendors line the streets, making the event almost fair-like and the ideal place to do some on-island holiday shopping



       Molokai is all about community, and this tradition draws everyone together to have fun and celebrate Christmas. The parade floats are impressive creations that showcase organizations on the island and allow groups to show off their decorating skills. This holiday tradition is so much fun and we can’t wait to see what the creative residents of Molokai think up in the years to come! We hope to see you here at Hotel Molokai soon.

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