New Year's Eve Around the Islands
Looking for a hot event on December 31? Ring in the New Year at one of these parties.
Grab your Afro wig and bell-bottoms and head over to Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea for their retro costume contest. An Irish band, the Celtic Tigers, will kick off the night's festivities at 8 p.m. followed by the Afrodisiacs Dinner with concert is $50; concert only is $20. Visit www.mulligansontheblue.com or call 808-874-1131.
Still rocking out to your favorite '70s and '80s tunes? Then check out the World Class Rockers (original and former members of the Eagles, Steppenwolf, Toto, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana and Journey) at Hilton Waikoloa Village's Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cost for the concert, including open bar, is $160 per person. Visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call 808-886-1234.
If you're looking for local music this New Year's Eve, you'll find it at the Sheraton Waikiki's annual Ho'omaka Hou concert. Held in the Hawai'i Ballroom, performers including Herb Ohta Jr., Kanilau, The Makaha Sons, Robi Kahakalau, The 'Opihi Pickers and Kapena will lead the countdown to midnight. Doors open at 7 p.m. Costs (not including drinks): $85 per adult and $55 per child (5 to 12 years). For tickets and dinner package information, call 921-4600.
Head over to the Garden Isle and ring in 2006 at the Kuhio Lounge in the Aloha Beach Resort. Their annual New Year's Eve "Black and White" party will have six rotating deejays, two floors of dancing, a "best-dressed in black and white" contest and a balloon drop at midnight. Doors open around 9:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 808-823-6000.