What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu on New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 1

  • State, city, county offices are closed Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Federal offices are closed.

  • Public schools, the University of Hawai‘i and private schools are closed.

  • TheBus will operate on a Sunday schedule (school day off weekday schedule).  For route and schedule information, please visit thebus.org.

  • On-street parking is free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Kapi‘olani Park and metered parking lots.

  • Botanical gardens and the Honolulu Zoo will be closed.

  • The Ala Wai, Ted Makalena, and ‘Ewa Villages golf courses will be closed.

  • The Pali and West Loch golf courses will be open on New Year’s Day from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. for 18-hole play and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for 9-hole play.  The Kahuku Golf Course will be open from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.

  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Center Box Office will be closed.

  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License offices will be closed.

  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.

  • Refuse will NOT be collected and transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be closed. 

  • Residents using the 3-cart collection system, with once-a-week refuse and recycling pickup, are asked to leave gray-refuse carts curbside until picked up (usually within two business days). Hold green and blue carts until the next scheduled pickup date.

  • Residents with twice-per-week manual refuse collection as asked to wait for the next scheduled pick up date.


Friday, January 2

  • Honolulu city offices will be OPEN and normal weekday services will be provided.

  • Refuse will be collected as on a normal workday.

  • TheBus will operate on a normal weekday schedule, and Satellite City Halls, Driver’s License offices, and the Blaisdell Box Office will be open.