This yr, there will not be any exclusive evening excursions at Iolani Palace

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An once-a-year wintertime tradition at Iolani Palace is on keep this yr.

Iolani Palace in the evening hours

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Iolani Palace in the night several hours

The 2020 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours have been canceled in mild of the coronavirus pandemic. Every single year the particular nighttime tours are held just after Christmas and prior to New Year’s Eve in honor of Queen Kapiolani’s birthday, which is Dec. 31.

“We’ve manufactured the complicated selection to put a keep on this treasured celebration to adhere to state tips and safeguard our group,” explained Paula Akana, government director of The Close friends of Iolani Palace. “We appear ahead to sharing this working experience with friends when it is harmless to do so.

Palace officials are hopeful the evening tours will be equipped to resume in 2021.

In the meantime, they are welcoming friends to the palace for docent led, self-led audio excursions, and specialty excursions offered on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the duration of their closure at the height of the pandemic, the palace misplaced 1000’s of bucks thanks to a prevent in ticket product sales. They’re executing their finest to hold the historic landmark afloat as they navigate money troubles.

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