HONOLULU (KHON2) — A holiday tradition will open the first weekend in December, helping locals and visitors welcome in the holiday season.

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The holiday tree will light up Honolulu Hale and the electric light parade will light up King Street on Dec. 2 as the opening night festivities begin for the 2023 Honolulu City Lights.

A block party marks the beginning of the festivities, starting at 4 p.m. on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds, followed by the light parade and Mayor Blangiardi illuminating the holiday tree at 6 p.m.

Street closures, detours and parking restrictions will be in place for the parade, beginning at 1 p.m. Part of King Street will reopen after the parade.

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Bus routes will also be affected by the detours. Information can be found on The Busʻ website.

The night will also feature a wreath contest, concert and photos with Santa.