Oahu Event | Waikiki Holiday Parade
The Waikiki Holiday Parade is an Oahu Event that is popular with locals and visitors.
The Waikiki Holiday Parade is an annual Oahu Event. Consider attending this Honolulu Thing to Do during your November visit to the Island.
About the Waikiki Holiday Parade:
The Waikiki Holiday Parade is a festive Oahu Event, but it is one that serves a solemn purpose. The Parade is held as a memorial of those who died and those who survived the attacks on Pearl Harbor that took place on December 27, 1941.
Included in the Parade are high school marching bands from around the country. Only a few bands are chosen each year, so participation is considered an honor. The marching bands for the 2015 Oahu Event are Central High School from Carrollton, GA, Farragut High School from Knoxville, TN, Ola High School from McDonugh, GA, and Raymore-Peculiar High School from Peculiar, MO.
2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of the attacks, and many more high school bands have been asked to participate in the 2016 Waikiki Holiday Parade. A total of 20 marching bands will take part in next year’s Parade.
This popular Honolulu Thing to Do takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving. Many visitors choose to spend their holiday on Oahu, and can easily enjoy this Event. It takes place along Kalakaua Avenue, which is lined with lit torches for the Event. The Parade begins at Fort DeRussey Park and ends at Queen Kapiolani Park. Those staying in Waikiki Hotels will be able to walk to the Parade.
Remember the fallen and honor the survivors and veterans by attending the Waikiki Holiday Parade. Be sure to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and other historic Attractions located at Pearl Harbor.