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City government offices will be closed Friday, December 31, 2004, in observance of New Years Day, which falls on Saturday.


  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be provided.
  • The People’s Open Markets WILL be held on Friday (December 31) but closed on Saturday, New Year’s Day.
  • Botanical gardens will be open on Friday but closed on Saturday.
  • Honolulu Zoo will be open on Friday and Saturday.
  • Refuse collections WILL be made on Friday, but NOT on Saturday.
  • City buses will operate on a SATURDAY schedule on Friday (December 31) and SUNDAY schedule on Saturday, New Years Day.
  • The Handi-Vans will be in service on a holiday schedule.
  • All satellite city halls will be closed on Friday and Saturday, including those at the Ala Moana, Hawaii Kai, Pearlridge and Windward Mall locations.
  • Hours for the Blaisdell box office will be as follows:
    • Friday (December 31): Open from 9 a.m. to showtime of GREASE and Pepper.  Tickets will only be sold to these two shows.
    • Saturday (January 1):  Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all shows.  After 5 p.m., only tickets for GREASE will be sold.
    • Sunday (January 2):  Open 9 a.m. to showtime for GREASE tickets only.


These traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.
  • Parking will be permitted in towaway zones that allow it on holidays.
  • There will be no coning of commuter traffic lanes.
  • Traffic signals at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard will be three-phase to permit mauka-bound traffic to turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard.


  Golf courses will be closed on January 1, except the Ala Wai, Ewa Villages and Ted Makalena Golf courses will be open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (18-hole reservations: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. and nine-hole reservations: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.).




Monday, December 27, 2004

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