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Games, food booths, employee tree displays and holiday lights will be the focus of this holiday season as Mayor Mufi Hannemann kicks off the 7th Annual Kapolei Hale City Lights celebration on Saturday, December 13 at 5 p.m.


The popular holiday presentation attracts thousands and includes a 2008 Christmas Poster Coloring Contest, free goodie bags for children and a host of keiki games and activities. Santa will visit from 7:30 to 9 p.m.


The annual Kapolei Electric Light Parade starts at Kealanani Avenue at 6 p.m. The parade route turns left on Farrington Highway traveling on Kamokila Boulevard and ends on Uluohia Street.  More than 15 vibrant and uniquely-decorated vehicles, including fire trucks, the HPD mobile command center, a vector truck and parade sponsor vehicles will participate in the parade.


Following the parade, Mayor Hannemann and First lady Gail Mukaihata-Hannemann and special guests will light the City's 50-foot tree at 8 p.m.


Throughout the evening special holiday entertainment will be presented by TJ & Micha ukulele duo, Ewa Elementary School and other special guests.


            The celebration continues through January 2, 2009 with the trees and posters displayed inside Kapolei Hale. Viewing will be Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 to 9 p.m.


Key sponsors for the 2008 Kapolei City Lights are Seagull Schools, Friends of Kapolei Hale, Hawaiian Electric Company, First Hawaiian Bank, Aina Nui Corporation - Kapolei Property Development, Grace Pacific, Ko Olina Charities, Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union, Kalaeloa Partners, DH Horton, Schnitzer Steel, Wastemanagement, Delta Construction and Wal-Mart Stores.     



Patty Teruya, 768-3888

Special Event Coordinator      


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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