Holiday parade to shut down Kalakaua Avenue

Kalakaua Ave. (File photo)

Oahu motorists are advised that Kalakaua Avenue will be shut down to traffic Friday evening due to a holiday parade.

The day after Thanksgiving, the Waikiki Holiday Parade, honoring Pearl Harbor survivors and American military is annually held in Waikiki the day after Thanksgiving.

The parade will start at 7 p.m., Nov. 28, at Fort DeRussy, then go down Kalakaua Avenue, and end at Kapiolani Park.

It will be filled with high school and college marching bands, Pearl Harbor survivors, service bands, military units, local officials, dignitaries and entertainers.

The parade was founded in 1998 under its original name of the Waikiki Christmas Parade, which was changed in 2000 to its present name.

Besides marching in the parade, visiting marching bands enjoy a week of events and performances on Oahu.

The groups hold wreath laying ceremonies at the USS Arizona Memorial and do commemorative performances in Pearl Harbor at the USS Missouri.

The Waikiki Holiday Parade raises funds for the USS Arizona Memorial.

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