Annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade draws crowd

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus make their appearance at the end of the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening.

  • Santa's helper waves to the crowd at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Lit trucks drive at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A HELCO truck lights up at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Toys for Tots train lights up at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. See more photos on page 7A. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Kai Opua float features favorite characters at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A shephard boy rides in a float at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Left: The Nativity is depicted on a float Saturday evening.

    Below: Lit trucks drive at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade.

  • Elves wave to the crowd at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki ride in the Salvation Army van at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A Christmas train rides in the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A clown waves to the crowd at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Little mermaids ride in the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Community Policing Officer Mike Abran rides in the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki from Hawaii Montessori represent different nations at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade.

  • Keiki wave to the crowd at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Tommy Kahikina Ching drums up support for the Hawaii Island Food Basket at the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Community members and visitors enjoyed the Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade Saturday evening.

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