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Here’s How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the past while ringing in the new year with positive vibes, a great atmosphere, and an optimistic mindset. So, why not clear your mind with a relaxing getaway and start the year fresh on the islands of Hawaii? Below, you’ll find the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii for the most unique NYE yet!  

For more things to do during your holiday vacation, make sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. We’ve used our local expertise to put together the ultimate list of restaurants, attractions, shops, and outdoor recreation across Oahu and The Big Island of Hawaii for the best holiday getaway this winter.

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The Ultimate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii Guide  

*Some events (like the annual New Year’s Eve party at Aloha Tower) may be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so make sure to check with businesses for updates  

New Year’s Eve on Oahu  

Waikiki’s Annual Fireworks Show  

Head to Waikiki Beach and say “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” at the most popular event on Oahu! The annual fireworks display serves as the most extravagant backdrop to a beach packed with several stages of live music, food trucks, and more.  

The island has an array of other special New Year’s Eve fireworks displays at popular beach resort spots like Ko Olina Resort, Moana Surfrider, or Kahala Hotel.   

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Cruises  

Star of Honolulu New Year’s Eve Celebration Cruise  

How does a night of elegant dining, a spectacular show with costumes and choreography, hula dancers, and excellent live music before the fireworks and midnight sound?  

Hop on board the Star of Honolulu to enjoy a three-course fine dining meal featuring meals like Nova Scotia Maine lobster and a tenderloin steak. Then, enjoy a glimpse of Hawaiian culture and watch the largest cast on island waters perform the 60 Years of Aloha show.  

You may even choose to reserve a private dining table with an ocean view and champagne for a New Year’s Eve dinner you’ll never forget.  

For more incredible nightlife on Oahu throughout the year, like a buffet dinner at the Polynesian Cultural Center or clubs like Blue Note Hawaii on Kalakaua Avenue!  

New Year’s Eve on The Big Island  

Don’t ring in the new year on an empty stomach. The Big Island of Hawaii offers a variety of New Year’s Day or New Year’s Eve parties that include incredible buffet dinners of traditional Hawaiian foods and more. Some Big Island resorts near our vacation rentals that are likely to throw a big New Year’s Eve party include Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Fairmont Orchid, Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, and more!  

The Best Place to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii  

The best place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hawaii is from the comfort of a luxury, private vacation rental on Oahu or The Big Island! Private Homes Hawaii offers an array of beautiful vacation rentals near all the best NYE action on Oahu and The Big Island! Unwind just before ringing in the new year in a tropical oasis, including a glowing pool at your vacation home, and watch the fireworks from the comfort of your rental.  

Check our availability and book the ultimate New Year’s getaway today!