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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Honolulu

The best places to celebrate the New Year in Honolulu

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Honolulu. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Honolulu for the holidays, or even if you already live here, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Honolulu, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Best Honolulu NYE Events

  1. NEW YEARS EVE 2023 “DANCIN THROUGH THE DECADES”
  2. New Years Eve Celebration Cruise
  3. Waikiki Beach Fireworks
  4. New Years Eve Around the World
  5. Rock-a-Hula Dinner and Cocktail Show
  6. New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise by Atlantic Cruises
  7. New Year’s Eve Hawaii 2023 at The District
  8. New Year’s Eve 2023 DISCO Ball at ‘Alohilani Resort’s Swell Rooftop
  9. New Year’s Eve @ The Laylow
  10. NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH at Siam Paradise
  11. < NYE 2023 > PARTY INTO THE NEW YEAR with Buho Cantina y Cocina

NEW YEARS EVE 2023 “DANCIN THROUGH THE DECADES”

YOUR TRUE OLD SKOOL NEW YEARS EVE 2023 PARTY TAKEN YOU ON A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH THE TASTY SOULFUL R&B HIP HOP & DANCE MUSIC OF THE
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DJS JAMES COLES | RICK ROCK | KALANI & 2 SWIFT

BEACHHOUSE ALOHA TOWER

MORE INFO SOON

WILL BE WAY MORE AT THE DOOR NIGHT OF EVENT

DANCIN THROUGH THE DECADES YOUR TRUE OLD SKOOL & THROWBACK NEW YEARS EVE 2023 PARTY TAKEN YOU ON A MUSICAL JOURNEY


New Years Eve Celebration Cruise

Ring in the New Year in style aboard the Star of Honolulu! Choose from two New Year’s Eve cruise packages, the Celebration Cruise with a delectable dinner, show-stopping live entertainment, a celebratory “champagne” toast and special New Year’s Eve party favors.

Or, opt for the Cocktail & Music Cruise with live music, “champagne” toast, premium dry snacks and party favors. With Star of Honolulu’s New Year’s Eve cruises, you’re guaranteed the smoothest ride on the Hawaiian waters, a beautiful Hawaiian setting and the best ocean views of fireworks and the glimmering Honolulu city lights.


Waikiki Beach Fireworks

If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve fireworks in Honolulu, be sure to visit Waikiki beach at midnight! Their firework show begins directly as the clock strikes midnight and is set to last about 10 minutes. 


New Years Eve Around the World

Source: Tiki’s Grill

Dazzle and shine bright ringing in the New Year with a celebratory prix-fixe dinner and party at Tiki’s Grill & Bar’s premiere, fun, and festive location. Featuring live music, drink features, DJ & dancing to celebrate in Tiki’s outdoor & open air setting


Rock-a-Hula Dinner and Cocktail Show

You won’t find a better New Year’s Eve host than Elvis, so count down to 2022 with the cast of Waikiki’s own Rock-A-Hula dinner and cocktail show, which puts rock stars alongside Hawaiian music and dance, an experience you can only find in Hawaii.

This party includes live music, hula and knife dancing, a champagne toast, and party favors. The VIP package includes a four course lobster, salmon, and steak dinner and a bottle of champagne per two people. This event takes place at the Royal Hawaiian Theatre.


New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise by Atlantic Cruises

Ring in the New Year aboard our 150′ sleek & modern vessel, Majestic by Atlantis Cruises! Celebrate with your family and friends as we cruise into 2023 with a fun, live DJ and spectacular fireworks.

Choose from our top level open-air deck with panoramic views of Waikiki or check out two other spacious levels, including our full service bar and cocktail lounge on the sea! Enjoy one complimentary drink per guest. Snacks and additional drinks are also available for purchase.


New Year’s Eve Hawaii 2023 at The District

This New Year’s Eve, experience Honolulu, Hawaii’s best nightlife at the District Nightclub. A NYE 2023 party! Ring in the new year with a special guest DJ-led countdown & raise a limited glass of champagne as you join the crowd in roaring midnight count down. To take it up a notch choose one of the ticket or table options.


New Year’s Eve 2023 DISCO Ball at ‘Alohilani Resort’s Swell Rooftop

DISCO Dance your way into 2023 under the stars at ‘Alohilani’s elevated outdoor Swell Pool & Bar deck. Groove to the sounds of National Touring DJs Spider and Evil One!

With multiple dance floors, VIP Tables, Couches, Cabanas, special appearances by Candi Shell and the Dancing Queens and Roller Girl! Ring in the New Year with Flash from Star 101.9, cocktails, champagne and more – book your tickets or VIP table today! Continue your evening with an after-party at O’Bar!


New Year’s Eve @ The Laylow

Escape 2022 and ring in 2023 with a midnight soiree that could only happen at The Laylow! Dress to dazzle and dance the night away under the stars on our open air lanai, with DJ Tropic Bomba as he takes you to another dimension.


NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH at Siam Paradise

Our 2nd Annual NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH Located at Siam Paradise, 1336 Dillingham Blvd. This event will provide that perfect New Year’s and LIT vibe serving up great drinks, delicious food, and DJ DIZ spinnin’ all of your favorite CLUB CLASSICS, HIP HOP, R’n’B, FUNK, SOUL, REGGAE, & TOP 100 joints with a midnight CHAMPAGNE TOAST INCLUDED with admission!!!! Get your tickets NOW! $15 on Eventbrite but $20 at the door. Why go anywhere else? PULL UP!!!!


< NYE 2023 > PARTY INTO THE NEW YEAR with Buho Cantina y Cocina

Enjoy the firework show from one of the magnificent roof top views. Celebrate a New Years eve in a fun and festive environment with a live DJ music starting at 10pm.

Be amongst the first ones to make a complimentary toast with your beloved ones. Dress code :Dress to impress ; 21+ ONLY


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Honolulu?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Honolulu is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Honolulu, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.