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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, December 22, 2002

What's open and closed Christmas Day

Advertiser Staff

Here's what's open and closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25.


  • Federal offices: Closed.
  • State offices: Closed.
  • City, county offices: Closed.


  • Public: Closed.
  • UH: Offices closed; no classes.


  • Libraries: Closed. (Libraries usually open on Tuesdays will close at 5 p.m.).
  • TheBus: Sunday schedule.
  • Street parking: Free, except for Kalakaua Avenue metered stalls along Kapi'olani Park; holiday towaway zone parking as permitted by sign; municipal lots must be fed.
  • Traffic: No coning.
  • Trash: No pickup.
  • Landfills: Closed.
  • Open Markets: Closed.
  • Municipal golf courses: Closed, except for Pali and West Loch golf courses (open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Eighteen-hole reservations 7 to 11 a.m.; nine-hole reservations 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • City Recreation Centers: Closed.
  • Mail: Post offices closed; no residential or business delivery; no mailbox pickups; Express delivery to selected areas.
  • Handi-Van: Operating.
  • Humane Society: Closed.
  • Blood bank: Both Dillingham headquarters and downtown center closed.


  • Banks: Most closed.
  • Stock market: Closed.
  • Credit unions: Closed.


  • National Memorial Cemetery (Punchbowl): Open.
  • Honolulu Academy of Arts: Closed.
  • Arizona Memorial: Closed.
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial: Closed.
  • USS Bowfin: Closed.
  • Bishop Museum: Closed.
  • Botanical Gardens, including Foster, Ho'omaluhia, Wahiawa & Koko Head: Closed.
  • Contemporary (art) Museum: Closed.
  • Hawai'i Children's Discovery Center: Closed.
  • Hawai'i Maritime Center: Closed.
  • Honolulu Zoo: Closed.
  • 'Iolani Palace: Closed.
  • Japanese Cultural Center (and Historical Gallery): Closed.
  • Lyon Arboretum (UH): Closed.
  • Mission Houses Museum: Closed.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center: Closed.
  • Paradise Cove Lu'au: Open.
  • Queen Emma Summer Palace: Closed.
  • Sea Life Park: Open.
  • Sen. Fong's Plantation & Gardens: Closed.
  • U.S. Army Museum: Closed.
  • Waikiki Aquarium: Closed.
  • Waimea Falls Park: Open.
  • Waipahu Cultural Garden
  • Park (and Hawaii's Plantation Village): Closed.

Correction: There will be no trash pickup in Honolulu and landfills will be closed on Christmas Day. A previous version of this listing was incorrect.