The annual Kapolei City Lights celebration takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, featuring entertainment, pictures with Santa and an electric parade.
The free event, presented by the City and County of Honolulu, will kick off in front of Kapolei Hale at 5 p.m. with food trucks and vendors. The Kapolei Hale Courtyard will also open up, featuring decorated trees and wreaths, along with free games for keiki of all ages.
The entertainment lineup includes Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental, Kapena and Halau O KauluLauea‘e.
Drivers and area residents should be aware that the annual West Oahu Electric Light Parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday along Kapolei Parkway, and will result in several street closures, detours and parking restrictions.
The parade steps off at the corner of Kapolei Parkway and Fort Barrett Road, travels down Kapolei Parkway and ends at Kamaaha Avenue. In addition to festive marching bands, the more than 30 units will include community groups, floats, TheBus, fire and police vehicles, and others led by returning Grand Marshalls Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Families may watch the parade from anywhere along the route in the mauka lanes of Kapolei Parkway. Select illuminated vehicles will be displayed along Kamaaha Avenue for families to enjoy until 9 p.m.
Starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be several lane closures in preparation for the parade, at the following:
>> 1:30 p.m. All lanes on Uluohia Street closed from Haumea Street to Kamaaha Avenue
>> 2 p.m. Mauka-bound lane of Fort Barrette Road closed at Roosevelt Ave and then at 4:30 p.m., the makai-bound lanes at Kamaaha Avenue.
>> 5 p.m. Makai-bound lane of Wakea Street at Foodland driveway closed between Kuou Street and Kapolei Parkway. Also, the makai-bound lane of Alohikea Street at Foodland driveway will closed between Kuou Street and Kapolei Parkway
>> 5 p.m. On Kamaaha Avenue, no turns will be allowed onto Fort Barrette Road and on Kapolei Parkway, Ewa-bound traffic will be detoured right onto Fort Barrette Road. On Maunawai Street, the makai-bound lane will be closed at Ae Street.
There will no parking and tow away zones, in effect from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at:
>> Uluohia Street, both sides, from Haumea Street to Kamaaha Avenue
>> Kamaaha Avenue, both sides, from Kapolei Parkway to Ft. Barrette Road
>> Fort Barrette Road, both sides, from Kapolei Parkway to Roosevelt Road
>> Wainani Street, both sides, from Uluohia Street to Alohikea Street
There will be no parking and tow away zones, in effect from 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday at:
>> Kapolei Parkway, both sides, from Ft. Barrette Road to Kamokila Boulevard
>> Alohikea Street, both sides, from Haumea Street to Kapolei Parkway