What’s Open and Closed in Honolulu for New Year’s Day 2021

Your guide to which services will be suspended for Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Yes, 2021!)


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Available Services

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, medical examiner and police services will be available.
  • TheBus will operate on a Sunday schedule. For route and schedule information, visit thebus.org.
  • The Ala Wai, Ted Makalena and ʻEwa Villages golf courses will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for 18-hole play and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 9-hole play.
  • The Honolulu Zoo will be open.
  • All malls will be open. Ala Moana Center opens at 9 a.m., which is earlier than regular hours.

Closed or Canceled

  • Refuse will not be collected. For homes with the green, recycle and refuse pickup bins, collection will occur during the next two days. Leave your gray refuse bin at the curb but hold on to your green waste and recyclables until the next regularly scheduled pickup. People with manual pickup twice a week will need to wait until the next regularly scheduled pickup. See more information, including how to dispose of live Christmas trees, at opala.org.
  • Transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed.
  • Kahuku, Pali and West Loch golf courses will be closed.
  • The Honolulu Botanical Gardens will be closed.
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be closed.
  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Center box office will be closed.
  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.
  • All satellite city halls and drivers licensing centers will be closed.
  • All branches of the Hawaiʻi State Public Library will be closed Friday, Jan. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 3.


Traffic and Parking

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi‘olani Park, metered parking lots and meters on certain streets including sections of Kapahulu Avenue and McCully Street. See the full list here.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.