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.
Honolulu 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 displays.