This year, drive thru Christmas events became the best way to enjoy holiday togetherness in the safest way possible. In Hawaii, we have the Show Aloha Land event at the Aloha Stadium. You purchase your tickets in advance, one ticket per vehicle.
When you enter the event, be sure to set your radio to 88.7 FM to listen for announcements. Your ticket will be scanned and you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a bag of kettle corn to munch on while you enjoy the lights. Once your ticket is scanned, switch your radio to 88.5 FM. The event has their own Christmas music playlist you can listen to as you drive thru. They timed it perfectly to their lights.
There is a lot to look at on both sides, but don’t worry, if you miss it on your side, the lights will repeat in the next row of lights. Some of the lights with the elves were comical.
Our favorite part was the tunnel of lights. You go through a few of these and it transports you to a lovely forest of tree lights. They change colors quite frequently so you get a different look each time.
At the end of the drive, you have the opportunity to buy food. They serve a variety of meals from spicy ahi bowls to hot dogs and dippin dots. You can also stop at the big tree to take a photo with your loved ones.
It was definitely an experience to symbolize our pandemic year. The event will continue to run until January if you’re interested in experiencing it yourself. Do you have something similar in your country or state? Let us know in the comments below. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season!