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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
President Barack Obama and hisfamily have arrived on Oahu for the Christmas holidays.
Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at 11:30 p.m. Friday. About fifteen minutes after landing, the aircraft came to a stop on the tarmac.
The president and first lady were greeted by Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Admiral Locklear. President Obama shook hands with a small group of military service members before departing Hickam in a motorcade for Kailua.
The arrival was not open to the public and the president did not make any statement.
This is the first family's sixth Christmas in Hawaii, Obama is a Punahou graduate and was born in Hawaii.
Earlier Friday, President Obama held a news conference where he told one reporter "Mele Kalikimaka."
The president is scheduled to be in Honolulu through Jan. 5.
We will have the latest the Obama's Christmas vacation on Hawaii News Now and HawaiiNewsNow.com.