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(Tuesday, December 22, 2009) -- City government offices will be closed Friday, December 25, 2009, in observance of Christmas.

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be provided.
  • The People's Open Markets will be closed.
  • Refuse will NOT be collected and transfer stations, convenience centers and the landfill will be closed.
  • Handi-Van service will operate on its weekend schedule.
  • City buses will operate on a SUNDAY schedule.
  • All satellite city halls will be closed.
  • The Neal Blaisdell box office will be closed.
  • All golf courses will be closed, except at Pali and West Loch (open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Kahuku (7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • The Botanical gardens and Honolulu Zoo will be closed.


These traffic and parking regulations will be in effect on Thursday:

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.
  • Parking will be permitted in tow-away zones where it is allowed on holidays.
  • There will be no coning of commuter traffic lanes.
  • Traffic signals at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani will be three-phase to permit mauka-bound traffic to turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard.
  • Parking in municipal lots will NOT be free.


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