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           (Wed., Nov. 24, 2010)—Mayor Peter Carlisle and the Kaneohe Police and Fire Stations invite everyone to the 5th Annual Windward City Lights celebration on Sat., Nov. 27, 2010. The corners of Kamehameha Highway and Waikalua Road will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the festivities, which begin at 3 p.m.

The event will feature food and craft booths, keiki rides, an antique car exhibit, free visits with Santa and great entertainment. The concert line-up includes Na Kama, Halau Na Wahine, Kona, the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club, the De Lima Ohana, Mailani and Touch of Gold. Kaneohe’s own KCCN radio personality Lina Girl will be master of ceremonies.

At 6:30 p.m., Carlisle and First Lady Judy Carlisle will illuminate thousands of lights at the Kaneohe Police Station, Kaneohe Fire Station, Benjamin Parker School and Exit Hawaii Dream Realty.

The community is encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic on Kamehameha Highway. Parking advisory signs will direct motorists to the open field behind Benjamin Parker School, which is accessible through Waikalua Road and other alternative routes. Waikalua Road will be closed to traffic beginning at 1 p.m. 

The celebration is sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and the Friends of Windward City Lights. Other sponsors include: Hawaiian Electric Company, EDH Solar Electric, Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, Kaneohe Parade Committee, Safety Systems and Windward Baptist Church.

Media contact: Special Event Coordinator Patty Teruya, 768-3888.