Holiday parades a go: 60th annual Waimea Twilight Christmas Parade set for Saturday

  • A lighted fire truck at the 2019 Waimea Christmas Parade. West Hawaii Today file photo

  • The HELCO Toys for Tots engineer waves to the crowd at the 2019 Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd at the 2019 Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

West Hawaii loves a parade, and after a pause last year because of the ongoing COVID pandemic, two of the most beloved Christmas parades on the Big Island return, although not in the traditional format.