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Kapolei City Lights stir up memories this Saturday

KAPOLEI—The holiday rings in on Oahu’s Leeward side this Saturday, December 11 at Kapolei Hale. The 10th annual Kapolei City Lights celebration featurers a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, West Oahu Electric Light Parade, and festivities for the whole family.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m., food booths, free keiki games, and entertainment take over Uluohia Street, in front of Kapolei Hale.

Entertainment includes Touch of Gold, the Royal Hawaiian Band, and the Ewa Elementary School Chorus Group. The Friends of Kapolei Hale is also hosting its 10th Annual Christmas Coloring Contest. The Salvation Army will provide free juice and cookies. 

The parade begins at 6:00 p.m., proceeding from the Kapolei Fairgrounds at Kealanani Avenue to Farrington Highway, to Kamokila Boulevard, left onto Uluohia Street, concluding at Kapolei Hale. Approximately 25 vibrant and uniquely-decorated vehicles will participate in the parade.

Mayor Peter Carlisle and family will illuminate the tree at 7:45 p.m. A fireworks display will commence at dusk.

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.

Christmas trees and posters will be displayed in Kapolei Hale through January 4, 2011. Viewing will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.

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