New Year in Hawaii: Events, Attractions and Activities to Watch Out For!

A fresh start is just around the corner, and what better place to ring in the New Year than Hawaii? I always wanted to celebrate New Year in one of the liveliest places in the world, surrounded by amazing scenery and Hawaii seems like an obvious choice!

Fireworks at Honolulu

Fireworks at Honolulu

Home to the largest New Year’s Eve firework display in Hawaii, join in the explosive excitement at Waikiki, Aloha Tower or Ko’Olina for a spectacular night to remember! It all kicks off at five minutes before midnight, a firework will be set off every minute during the build-up before a ten minute grand finale closes the celebrations. You can also view the displays via the internet, if nightlife isn’t for you.

Ali’i Drive

In the village of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island, fireworks are a big hit for New Year’s Eve, and the best spot on the island to experience the show is Ali’I Drive. The whole town lines the strip waiting for the main event at midnight, shot from a barge over the ocean in an incredible show that sets the village back tens of thousands of dollars.



Hawaiian nightlife is great all year round, but it’s particularly special on New Year’s Eve and this is the perfect time to experience it. LUX and TRUMP both hold a Black Tie Masquerade party from 8:30pm-1:30am while the Rumfire at the Waikiki Sheraton host the Avenge 2013 event between 8.30pm-2.30am. This superhero event attracts partygoers from all over the world, and it’s one of the closest clubs to Waikiki Beach.

Aloha Tower Marketplace New Year’s Block Party

If fireworks aren’t your thing, try the Aloha Tower Marketplace! They’ll be ringing in the New Year with their famous Honolulu Block Party, and this giant celebration will boast eight stages with over fifty performers. Kicking off at 10pm, there will be DJs, dance crews, magicians and plenty of food and drinks to help you see in 2014 in style.

Midnight Cruise

New Year’s Eve in Hawaii isn’t just about wild parties and club nights! Enjoy a more sophisticated NYE experience with one of the most exclusive experiences available – a midnight dinner cruise off the shores of Maui! These cruises really do offer a one of a kind experience, and offer unrivalled views of the firework displays! One of the most popular cruises is the Pride of Maui, which serves up appetisers and desserts, live music, a premium open bar and a midnight champagne toast to allow you to see in 2014 in luxury. They might be slightly on the pricier side, but when you’ve saved money on your air travel by using the Cheapflights comparison site, it makes sense to splash out!

Wet ‘N’ Wild

If you can’t find a babysitter (or just want to celebrate NYE with the kids), Wet ‘n’ Wild is the place to be! As well as the 25 water park rides, the park will also be holding a fireworks display and family celebration where there’ll be live music and fun for kids and adults of all ages!

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