Month of holiday parades kicks off tonight in Hilo

Tribune-Herald file photo People smile and wave from the Nanawale Neighborhood Watch float during the 2018 Pahoa Holiday Parade in Pahoa village.
Tribune-Herald file photo Students from Hilo High School Performing Arts Learning Center wave in the rain during the 2017 Hilo Christmas Light Parade.

The holiday season kicks off in Hilo tonight with the 34th annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade, the first of several parades taking to Big Island streets this month.