The best New Year’s Eve parties across Hawaii
Whether you’re looking for a fireworks show, live music, block party, dancing or libations, we compiled a list of the best events to ring in 2016. Most of these parties require ticket purchases or reservations so book ahead of time.
New Year’s Eve at Mauna Lani Bay
Celebrate under the stars at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows with a robust dinner buffet, live music by Full Circle and an epic fireworks show. 6:30 to 9 p.m. buffet, $165 for adults, $80 children 5 to 12 years old, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Puako, (808) 881-7911, maunalani.com.
Sparkle into 2016
The Fairmont Orchid hosts this swanky New Year’s Eve dinner and shindig promising an “evening of glam Hawaiian style.” Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., after-party from 9 p.m to 12:15 a.m., ticket prices range from $270 to $100 per person depending on seating and dinner, 1 N Kaniku Dr., Waimea, (808) 326-4969, fairmont.com/orchid.
Hilton Waikoloa Village New Year’s Eve Party
Chef Hans Lentz prepared specialty dinner stations that will be served in the Monarchy Grand Ballroom. In addition to the an open bar, there will be musical performances by Ten Souljers and DJ Tiger to get the party rocking till the new year. $149 for adults, $109 for teenagers 13 to 18 years old, $69 for children 5 to 12 years old, $49 additonal per person for VIP service, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, (808) 886-1234 ext. 54, hiltonwaikoloavillage.com.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and White Party
The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa hosts a NYE celebration with a dinner tasting menu at Black Rock Kitchen and after-party at the Sheraton Maui ballroom. There are two seatings for dinner, and the second seating’s tickets include entry to the White Party. First seatings at 5:30 and 6 p.m., $150 per person. Second seatings at 8 p.m, 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., $250 per person. After-party is from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., $30 per person, 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy., Lahaina, (808) 661-0031, sheraton-maui.com/dining/holidays/newyears.
Vaudeville Swing into 2016
The King Kamehameha Clubhouse and 2C2C Entertainment are bringing the club to the links of Wailuku so you can dance in 2016 with DJs Del Sol and Blast. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., $50 general admission, King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, (808) 247-4647, 2c2centertainment.com.
New Year’s Eve “Party of the Year”
Traditionally held at the Kakaako Waterfront, this massive NYE festival will be held at the Aloha Tower Marketplace and will feature eight stages, live music performances, DJs and an Eat the Street food truck rally. 6 p.m to 2 a.m., $40 general admission per person, $150 VIP, 1 Aloha Tower Dr., Honolulu, nyehawaii.com.
Sky Waikiki NYE Masquerade Ball
Join Sky Waikiki for its first New Year’s Eve with a hosted bar, appetizers and an amazing elevated view of the fireworks show at Magic Island. Wear a mask and dress to impress. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $125 general admission, 2270 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, (808) 979-7590, skywaikiki.com.
The M Nightclub’s annual NYE block party at Restaurant Row has a Roaring Twenties theme for a swanky event headlined by Fred Matters. 10 p.m to 3 a.m, $40 general admission, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, (808) 529-0010, flavorus.com.
Addiction Square NYE
Addiction Nightclub brings a New York state of mind to its New Year’s Eve celebration with a ball drop at midnight. 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., $60 cover, $40 presale, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, themodernhonolulu.com/live/article/holidays-2015.
Poipu Beach Resort Association Fireworks Show
This family-friendly event at Poipu Beach Park is free and open to the public. There will be food vendors and trucks as well as a screening of the movie, “The Descendents,” at 7:15 p.m. and an 8:45 p.m. fireworks show. 6 p.m., free admission, 1959-2177 Hoone Rd., Koloa, poipubeach.org.