HERE’S HOW YOU CAN RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN HAWAII:
NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
Waikiki Beach – This is the main place for everyone on the island to watch the fireworks since its free for the public. The show will start at 11:55pm Fireworks will be fired up every minute on a barge leading up to the finale at midnight. This is the signal for everyone to direct their attention toward the ocean and tune your radio to KOOL Gold 107.9, AM690/94.3FM The Answer, Country 97.5 and 95.1FM/AM760 Honolulu’s Real Country to enjoy choreographed music with the show! It is a 8-10 minute show to enjoy with family and friends. For more information, visit here.
Hilton Hawaiian Village – There will be a fireworks show at 11pm at their lagoon as part of their New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner Show on the Great Lawn.
Disney Aulani – There will be a fireworks viewing event at ‘AMA‘AMA lower deck at 9:30pm. For more information, visit here.
Turtle Bay Resort – They are hosting a 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s Funk and Disco! There will be a fireworks show at midnight. For more information, visit here.
Dinner Cruises – One of our favorite dinner cruises is Star of Honolulu. They are doing a New Year’s Eve fireworks dinner cruise! For more information, visit here.
NEW YEAR’S EVE NIGHTLIFE
Sheraton Waikiki – Rio Carnival at Rum Fire! DJ Paul Brandon, DJ XL, DJ Jimmy Taco and DJ Jem will keep the party going well into the morning, with emcees Krystilez from 102.7 Da Bomb and social influencer and newscaster Kelly Simek. For more information, visit here.
Aloha Tower – 10th annual party of the year will be held at Aloha Tower. For more information, visit here.
Sky Waikiki – Waikiki fireworks with sounds by guest DJ William Lifestyle and DJ Toma. Come in your best cocktail fashionable attire and mask to ring in the new year!. For more information, visit here.
The Royal Hawaiian – The Royal Hawaiian’s annual New Year’s Eve party, featuring music by DJ Telley and dancers, delicious cuisine prepared by the Royal Chefs, and unbeatable oceanfront views of the fireworks at midnight. For more information, visit here.
The Laylow – Escape 2019 and ring in 2020 with BLANC DE BLANC, a white party that could only happen at The Laylow! For more information, visit here.
Alohilani – Midnight Mirage: Ring in the New Year at Swell Bar and Pool Deck, Longboard Club and O Bar, all transformed into a whimsical Arabian fantasy filled with secret surprises. For more information, visit here.
53 By The Sea – Herald a new decade while harking back to Années Folles, or “crazy years” in 1920’s Paris at the black-tie ‘Midnight in Paris’ New Year’s Eve soiree featuring Casino Games, Live Music, Cigar lounge, Dancing, Raffle Prizes, and Fireworks. For more information, visit here.
Haus Supper Club – Countdown to 2020 at Ala Moana Center’s Haus Supper Club. Toast to a midnight in Paris theme with champagne and a DJ led countdown by DJ Massfunk & friends playing your favorite top 40, club bangers and dance music. For more information, visit here.
Bonus option: if you don’t care for fireworks or events, check out the Christmas lights. Throughout Oahu, dedicated and festive neighbors get together and have friendly competitions for best decorations. Here is a great link for specific street names: see the lights! Our personal favorite from the list is 2020 Hillcrest Street, Honolulu.
Honolulu City Lights – Finally, for the cheapest thrill, walk around and enjoy the city lights from 8am-11pm. It’s a free event! For more information, visit here.
There are many things to do to bring in the new year right while in paradise. Take full advantage; do them all, do only one or come back every year and do one at a time. What’s your favorite on the list? Have you done something else you recommend?