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Navy to celebrate Festival of Lights in Pearl Harbor

12/11/15 12:00 AM

By Navy Region Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

(JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii) – The annual Pearl Harbor Holiday Festival of Lights featuring ship and submarine lighting will be on display through Dec. 25. Public tours will be conducted Dec. 17 and 18.

• Free harbor white boat tours for military and Department of Defense ID card holders will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 and 7:15 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16 departing from Merry Point Landing (across from Ward Field, near Nimitz Gate). Sponsors can escort a reasonable number of guests for the military/DOD tours.

• Free white boat tours for the public will be offered by the National Park Service from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18, departing from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, 1 Arizona Memorial Place, off of Kamehameha Highway. Seats are limited and tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the tour at the visitor center. For public tour information, please contact Julia Clebsch, PIO, 808-422-3315. website:

No backpacks, fanny packs, luggage, diaper bags, camera bags, purses, large camera/tripods or other items which provide concealment are allowed in the visitor center or aboard the boats.

Do not leave your valuables in your car. Cameras and videos are allowed aboard for photos of the decorated ships. However, photographing security activities such as the patrol boats and shore or water security personnel is prohibited. A light jacket or sweater is recommended. For information about military/DOD tours: PAO duty phone: 808-590-8363.


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