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New Year in Waikiki 2023/2024

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New Year is a magical time of the year for everyone! If you are in Hawaii during winter holidays make sure to enjoy Hawaii’s special New Year events and celebrations. There are an unlimited number of things to do on Oahu. Whether you’re seeking a lively party, a delightful dinner cruise, or a traditional Luau, Waikiki has it all. Let’s delve into the top 3 ways you can ring in the New Year while staying in Waikiki

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New Year’s Eve Parties in Waikiki (21+)

Waikiki comes alive on New Year’s Eve with a great variety of parties and events. You need to be 21+ to attend. From beachside bars to rooftop fancy celebrations, the options are endless. Many venues offer special packages including live music, themed decor, and, of course, a countdown to remember. Make sure to check out the following spots:

Tiki’s Grill and Bar. Join the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Tiki’s Grill and Bar at Twin Fin Hotel. The live music and a DJ after 10pm awaits you there. Dinner guests (21 and up) enter for free, while others pay $20 in advance or $35 at the door for the DJ party. Enjoy limited but scenic views of the Waikiki Beach fireworks through the palm trees. More info here.

Pop, Fizz, Clink. Six restaurants and bars at International Market Place unite for “Pop, Fizz, Clink” on the Grand Lanai. Dance to DJs, groove to Tavana and Henry Kapono’s music, and witness Waikiki’s only rooftop Pineapple Drop at midnight. Early bird tickets start at $85. Learn more here.

Alohilani Resort. New Year’s Eve 2023 DISCO Ball at ‘Alohilani Resort’s Swell Rooftop. Groove to the sounds of National Touring DJs Spider and Evil One! With multiple dance floors, VIP Tables, Couches, Cabanas,and special appearances by Candi Shell and the Dancing Queens and Roller Girl! More info and tickets here.

Buho Cantina y Cocina. Buho Cantina hosts a rooftop NYE Party with live DJ music and views of the Waikiki midnight fireworks. Tickets are $50 pre-sale or $70 at the door. More information here.

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As the sun sets on the final day of 2023, Waikiki prepares for a captivating New Year’s Eve celebration. Choose your spot among any Waikiki Beach and enjoy the fireworks show.

Cruise into the New Year:
For an unforgettable experience, join an incredible New Year’s Eve cruise! Sail the Ocean while enjoying delicious cuisine, dance, fireworks, and toast to new beginnings as the clock strikes midnight.

The small group size tours ensure a personalized experience. Enjoy an exclusive front row viewing opportunity of the famous Waikiki Fireworks. There will be certified guides who will actively distinguish prominent landmarks or sites. Book below.


New Year’s Eve Luaus in Waikiki

Last but not least is an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with family-friendly options at these Waikiki luaus:

Rock-A-Hula Midnight Extravaganza. Indulge in the Rock-A-Hula dinner show featuring a special Midnight New Year’s Show with a lavish luau buffet. Transport yourself to a virtual fireworks spectacle while enjoying the festivities. Admission is $150 for adults and $105 for children.


Waikiki Starlight Luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Join the enchanting New Year’s Eve Luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Waikiki Starlight Luau.  Immerse yourself in the celebration with general seating priced at $350 for adults and $195 for children. Great for families with children. More details here.

Royal Hawaiian Oceanfront New Year’s Eve Luau. Delight in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s Ocean Lawn New Year’s Eve Luau from 8 pm to midnight. Choose from pricing options ranging from $350 to $400 per adult and $200 to $250 per child under 12 years old. The oceanfront experience includes a three-course dinner, three libations, and a champagne toast.