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LĪHU‘E – The annual Lights on Rice Parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m.

The parade will begin at Vidinha Stadium, head down Ho‘olako and Rice streets, and end on ‘Eiwa Street at the Historic County Building.

In preparation for the event, the Kaua‘i Police Department will close all streets along the parade route, from roughly 5:30 p.m. until the conclusion of the parade.

To accommodate the parade and road closures, the bus stop on ‘Eiwa Street will be temporarily relocated to Hardy Street, fronting the state building, from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday. Bus routes will not operate on Rice Street during the parade.

Additionally, all spectators are advised to exercise caution along Rice Street, and to stay clear of any marked and coned-off construction areas.

No parking will be allowed along the parade route, including ‘Eiwa and ‘Umi streets, after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. There will also be no parking allowed in the parking lots of the Historic County Building and the state buildings on Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, to allow parade floats to park in these lots.

The annual Kaua‘i Museum Christmas Craft Fair will also take place on Friday. For the safety of pedestrians and vendors at the fair, there will be no access to the Līhu‘e Civic Center parking lot through the ‘Eiwa Street entrance behind the museum, from 4:30 p.m. on Thursday until noon on Saturday.

Motorists should allow additional time to get to their destinations as traffic delays are expected.