31st Annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade

The parade will begin at 5pm at the Kekuaokalani Gym next to Kona Pool, go south on Kuakini, down Palani Rd., and along Ali`i Drive to Walua Rd., just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. The theme of this year’s parade is Na Mele `O Kalikimaka – Songs of Christmas. There will be numerous musical entries, and more than half of the entries will beautifully light up the evening, including HELCO’s Toy’s For Tots Train, and of course, Santa and his reindeer. The Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade will once again be supportive of Hawai`i Island’s Food Basket, and parade entrants and parade attendees are encouraged to contribute what they can to the 4th Annual Menehune Holiday Food Drive. Donations will be accepted at all of the west side food markets on the day of the parade, from Captain Cook to Waimea, as well as during the parade, when the Hawai`i Food Basket entry passes by. Entry applications and additional info is available online at www.paradesinkona.com or call Chauna Reese at 313-0025.