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KAPOLEI CITY LIGHTS CELEBRATION MARKS TEN YEARS OF HOLIDAY CHEER

            (Tues., Dec. 7, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle invites everyone to Kapolei Hale on Sat., Dec. 11 for the 10th annual Kapolei City Lights celebration, featuring a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, West Oahu Electric Light Parade and much more. 

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with food booths, free keiki games and entertainment on Uluohia Street, in front of Kapolei Hale. The parade begins at 6 p.m., and the mayor and first lady will illuminate the tree at 7:45 p.m. A stunning fireworks display will commence at dusk.

This year’s highly anticipated community event will feature entertainment by Touch of Gold, the Royal Hawaiian Band and the Ewa Elementary School Chorus Group. It also includes the Friends of Kapolei Hale 10th Annual Christmas Coloring Contest. The Salvation Army will provide free juice and cookies.  

The 40-foot tree in front of Kapolei Hale was donated by Roman and Priscilla Tan of Kalama Valley. City employees, community sponsors and local schools created the displays in the courtyard of Kapolei Hale.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m., proceeding from the Kapolei Fairgrounds at Kealanani Ave. to Farrington Hwy., to Kamokila Blvd., left onto Uluohia St., concluding at Kapolei Hale. Approximately 25 vibrant and uniquely-decorated vehicles will participate in the parade.

Christmas trees and posters will be displayed in Kapolei Hale through Jan. 4, 2011. Viewing will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Event admission and street parking are free of charge. Additional parking will be available at the Kakuhihewa State Office Building on Kamokila Boulevard.

Kapolei City Lights is presented by Mayor Carlisle, the employees of the City and County of Honolulu and the Friends of Kapolei Hale.

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Contact: Customer Services Department Information Officer Louisa Te’i, 768-4385