If there’s one thing you should do on your trip to Hawaii during the holidays, it’s take a tour of Honolulu on the decorated double-decker AlohaBus. Twinkling Christmas lights and festive tunes ring in the holiday spirit, as passengers enjoy the open-air cruise through the city.
I had so much fun on board the “Honolulu Holiday Lights Tour” this year. The snazzy red bus was packed with revelers of all ages and smothered top to bottom with Christmas cheer. Even the grinchiest of the bunch would turn their frowns upside down in the spirit of the holidays!
The tour (from now until Dec. 30) runs continuously every 30 to 45 minutes between 6 and 10 p.m. Riders get picked up and dropped off along several stopping points from Aloha Tower Marketplace to Ward Center to Downtown Honolulu. The bus also stops at Ala Moana Shopping Center, Hilton Waikiki Village, Eggs N Things, Duke’s Statue, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Ohana Waikiki West and the Aqua Palm Hotel.
Almost everyone stops at Honolulu Hale to get a close-up view of the City Lights. Luckily for us, we happen to show up on the night the Star Wars Stormtroopers were in town. I really don’t think it gets more festive than the AlohaBus’ holiday tour and am excited to do it again next year!
HONOLULU HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR • AlohaBus tour from Aloha Tower Marketplace to Waikiki, runs every 30-45 min between 6-10pm (now to Dec. 31) • Adults ($23), Children 4-12 years ($15), Children 3 and under (free) • www.alohabus.com • 808-457-4300
Photo Courtesy: AlohaBus