2013/2014 New Year's Eve Firework Shows and Parties in Honolulu, Hawaii
Here's your guide to the best places to ring in the New Year in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Food, fireworks, live music, carnival games, ferris wheel and mechanical bull rides. This New Year's Eve "Party of the Year!!" at Kakaako Park has everything to keep both adults and kids entertained. There'll be more than 40 Eat the Street food trucks, and more than 20 DJs and bands. You can watch fireworks every hour starting at 9 p.m., wrapping up with a grand finale at midnight. 6 p.m.-1 a.m, $30 presale or $100 VIP, 321-3895, nyehawaii.com.
Throw on a 1920s flapper dress or a gangster suit for RumFire Waikiki's Speakeasy party. Here's a tip: Think Great Gatsby. This party has cocktails and entertainment from aerialists, dancers, a body painter, a juggler and a magician. 7 p.m., $75 or $195 VIP, Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., rumfirewaikiki.com/events/new-years-eve.
Trade in denim for a tuxedo or gown if you're planning to attend Lux at the Trump's "Casino Royale" party. Everyone who attends this James Bond-inspired party will receive $1,000 in LUX BUX to try their hand at Las-Vegas-style casino games. There's a dealer at the roulette, Blackjack and craps tables, so it'll feel like the real thing. At the end of the night, trade in your winnings for door prizes. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $100+, Trump International Hotel and Tower, 223 Saratoga Road, luxatthetrump.com.
If you want to celebrate 2014 with the family, Dave & Busters is the place to be. The celebration takes place in private rooms, where you can enjoy an appetizer buffet, dessert and unlimited soft drinks. If you’re a gamer, you'll love the access to unlimited video game play until closing time. 5-8 p.m., $30.98, Dave & Buster's Honolulu, 1030 Auahi St., 589-2215, https://d-bnye.ticketbud.com.
On New Year's Eve, M Nightclub in the Waterfront Plaza will be hosting a block party. If you hate crowds, stay away from this one. You can dance to music from six different DJs, watch a balloon drop and make a toast with complimentary champagne at midnight. 8 p.m., $20 presale or $30 at the door, M Nightclub, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., 529-0010, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you prefer a laid-back alternative to new year's festivities, check out Atlantis Navatek Cruises. Aboard the viewing deck, you'll have a unobstructed view of the fireworks display off Ala Moana and Waikiki Beach. The nearly $200 package includes pupus, desserts, party favors and a complimentary glass of champagne. Dance to '80s music and top-40 hits. Limited seating available. 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 -12:45 a.m. Jan. 1, 2014, $163 per person for standard seating or $188 per person for premium window seating, Atlantis Navatek Cruises, 973-1311, atlantisadventures.com/navatek-cruises.
Don't bother heading over to the west side of town on Dec. 31. The state's largest New Year's Eve aerial fireworks show at the Ko Olina Resort is cancelled this year. Also, there's a waiting list for the New Year's celebration at Aulani Disney Resort & Spa.
Kakaako's newest cocktail bar, Bevy, celebrates its first New Year's Eve with DJs Timo Lee and Kevin Koga. There's no cover charge, but you can order a vegetarian platter ($30), turf platter ($40) or surf platter ($50) with champagne. 8 p.m., no cover charge, Bevy, 661 Auahi St., 594-7445, bevybar.com.
The Modern Honolulu transforms into a rocking dance party. Hit the New Year’s dance floor with your music mixers for the night: DJs Super CW, Eric D-Lux and Compose. Basic pre-sale tickets cost $75, but if you want special bottle treatment and the best seats in the house, you can drop at least $1,000 or more for VIP access. 8 p.m. - 4 a.m., 21+, $75+, The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, 943-5800, flavorus.com, email@example.com.