December 25, 2008 – Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
The Oshiro household on 18th Street in Hawaiian Paradise Park may have one of the Big Island’s most impressive light displays… and it has made the normally quiet dead end road in Puna very busy. Onlookers park their cars in large numbers around the home to see the holiday display.
Stan Oshiro, a Hawaii Electric Light Co. engineer, synchronized some 4,200 lights to music (including the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Light-O-Rama favorite “A Mad Russian Christmas”) which can be heard on over the car radio on 106.7 FM, thanks to a small FM transmitter Oshiro runs.
Oshiro has become something of a local Christmas light celebrity, even appearing as the subject of a large front page article in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
The lights are set to seven different songs, and run between the hours of 6:15 to 9:45 pm every evening.