Honolulu City Lights display to open on Saturday

HONOLULU (AP) - The lead designer of Honolulu's holiday lights display is putting on the final touches before the downtown tradition opens this weekend.

The annual Honolulu City Lights display opens Saturday with a "Santa's Underwater Adventure" theme.

Lead designer Owen Ho has been involved with the event for nearly three decades. He tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/rmZ8E ) he's making more ornaments this year and repairing sea critters that may have been damaged in storage.

The ornaments are used for three years before a new theme is chosen.

Ho says he travels around jotting down ideas for the display.

This year's 65-foot Norfolk pine tree was taken from a Pearl City home. It will be decorated with between 75,000 and 100,000 lights and 400 to 600 ornaments.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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