Christmas in Honolulu
In Hawaii, Santa doesn't arrive by sleigh -- he much prefers an
outrigger canoe, to say nothing of the traditional palaka costume he
wears in lieu of red velvet. Each December, he alights on the shore by the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach hotel, where the public can greet his arrival and pose for pictures.
Harbor also offers a tropical twist on a popular holiday tradition with
its annual Christmas Boat Parade, viewed from the Aloha Tower
Marketplace shopping and entertainment district. Boats of all sizes vie
for cash prizes with elaborate themed decorations and glittering light