Lahaina readies for second Christmas parade

The second Lahaina Christmas Parade down Front Street, which will be held Dec. 23, will honor the state championship Lahainaluna High School football, girls basketball and wrestling teams.

The parade will run from the corner of Papalaua Street south to Banyan Tree Park. Front Street from Baker to Prison streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to be completed by noon.

Parade participants include the Lahainaluna Marching Band, which will be playing in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Dec. 28 in San Diego; Maui Fire Department; Hawaiian Santa Laki Kaahumanu, pastor of Church on the Go; Elvis aka Darren Lee; a Rotary Club of Lahaina float; and Mayor Alan Arakawa.

Players from the Luna championship teams are expected to walk in the parade. There also will be decorated motorcycles and classic cars and Christmas characters. Participants in the parade are limited due to permit and liability restrictions, parade organizers said in a news release.

The parade is sponsored by Church on the Go, the Lahaina Rotary clubs and the Lahaina Rotary Youth Foundation.

For more information, see a flyer at or call the church office at 661-7990 or email at