The holidays are here! Honolulu Hale welcomes its Christmas tree

The holidays are here! Honolulu Hale welcomes its Christmas tree
Honolulu Hale welcomed this year's Christmas tree on Wednesday. (Source: City and county of Honolulu)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Hale holiday tree has arrived!

The giant tree was harvested in Hawaii Kai and carefully hoisted into place with the help of a large crane.

It’s the first sign of preparation for the city’s upcoming month-long holiday lights and decorations display.

[Read more: Mark your calendars: The Honolulu City Lights event is almost here!]

Next up: The arrival of Shaka Santa, Tutu Mele and the gang.

Opening night festivities are on Dec. 7, complete with the tree lightning ceremony and electric light parade.

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