Ooh! Ahh! Aloha, 2013! Best places to watch Hawaii New Year’s Eve fireworks showsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 04:45 PM
• Four Seasons Resort Hualalai fireworks — midnight, with fireworks launched from the Four Seasons beachfront. The resort will host a party for Hualalai guests, and tickets for the soiree are already nearly sold out. Still, the show may also be visible from Queen Kaahumanu Highway in the Kailua-Kona area. For more information, click here or call (808) 325-8000.
• Kihei and Hana public fireworks displays — There will be two midnight fireworks displays along Maui’s shoreline, one in Hana, below Fagan’s Cross; and another in Kihei, on a barge offshore fronting the Grand Wailea Hotel.
• Poipu Beach fireworks — 9:20 p.m., with a free public viewing of the show based at Poipu Beach Park on Kauai's south shore. The best views are at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Poipu Beach Park, but you can catch the aerial display from several Poipu area resorts, condos and beaches. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with live local music and food booths at the park. For additional information about the event, hosted by Kalapaki Joe’s restaurant and the Poipu Beach Resort Association, click here, or call (808) 742-7444.
• Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay — midnight, with free public viewing from Hulopoe Beach. Fireworks will be launched from the Four Seasons, Manele Bay. For more information, click here or call (808) 565-2000.
Photos: Page 1 — (top) Aloha Tower Marketplace New Year's Eve fireworks/Takuma Tanizaki, (bottom) Ko Olina Resort; Page 2 — (top) Ko Olina Resort, (bottom) Waikiki New Year's Eve fireworks, Jon Okuma.
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