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The Best New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Parties & Events Around O‘ahu 2015

Ring in 2016 with these New Year’s Eve celebrations on O‘ahu.


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Photo: Picture This Jose Rodrigues

 

2015 is so last year. Party like it’s 1999, or, 2016 to be exact, at one of these parties around O‘ahu.

 

Downtown Honolulu

New Year’s Eve Party of the Year

Make sure your family’s New Year’s Eve dinner happens early, because you don’t want to miss this celebration at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Local DJs as well as national DJs such as Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Tighttraxx, will be hyping up the crowd. If you’re hungry from all of the partying, there will be 25 food vendors from Eat the Street. And what’s a New Year’s Eve party without fire dancers and mechanical bull rides? Oh, and fireworks too.

6 p.m.–2 a.m., $40 general admission, $150 for VIP, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Aloha Tower Marketplace, nyehawaii.com 

 

Prohibition: 2016 NEW YEAR’S EVE at M Night Club

Do you remember the ’20s? Not your age, the decade. Step back in time to the era of gangsters, mobsters and prohibition bars. Celebrate in style with indoor and outdoor party stages, a complimentary champagne toast and, of course, fireworks at midnight. Don’t worry, there’s no secret word you have tell the bouncer to let you in.  

10 p.m., $40, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., M Night Club, flavorus.com

 

Star of Honolulu and Dolphin Star New Year’s Eve Midnight Cruises

Don’t ever let go, Jack! Cue “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion and wear some pearls to this romantic dinner cruise. Dine on a five-course French style dinner on your own private table and enjoy the spectacular views of the fireworks. If you want something more casual, opt for cocktails and snacks instead. Tickets sell out fast, book yours now. Unlike the Titanic, this is one party that won’t sink.

10:15 p.m.­–12:30 a.m., tickets start at $79, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Star of Honolulu 

 

New Year’s Mahermeggedon

​Not into parties but still want to have a good time? Spend New Year’s Eve at a comedy show featuring Bill Maher, David Spade and Jeff Ross. The ever popular comedians are sure to send you laughing into 2016.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $45, Blaisdell Concert Hall, ticketmaster.com 

 

Waikīkī

NYE16 Balls Drop

Hula’s NYE16 Balls Drop event doesn’t need much explanation. Let’s just say this isn’t one for the kids. Purchase a VIP guest package for the best experience, and you and your friends can enjoy bottle service, exclusive seating and fun party favors.

8 p.m.­–2a.m., $15, 134 Kapahulu Ave., second floor, hulas.com

 

Lux at the Trump

Looking to finally show off that black-tie outfit you bought last year? Or the flashy party gown you decided not to wear to your company Christmas party? Ring in the New Year in style at Lux at the Trump. Tickets to the Casino Royale-themed party include two drinks, two pūpū plates and $10,000 in Casino Royale Lux Bux. If you don’t want to partake in the casino activities, dance the night away, accompanied with musical stylings by DJ Bikini and DJ Misc.

8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., tickets starts at $125, Trump International Hotel, 223 Saratoga Road, luxvipevents.com 

 

Night Circus at RumFire

If you’re looking to celebrate the New Year with go-go dancers and fire breathers, this is the party for you. There will be not one, but four DJs spinning as you dance the night away under the Waikīkī fireworks. 

8:30 p.m.­–2:30 a.m., $85 general admission, $200 VIP Champagne Room, RumFire Waikīkī, rumfirewaikiki.com 

 

Tiki’s

Tiki’s will host a New Year’s Eve Prix-Fix dinner menu for you and three guests and, believe us, it’s worth it. Sip on champagne while you dine on Hudson Valley foie gras, a surf and turf plate featuring filet mignon and lobster, and a golden chocolate sphere. Oceanfront dining can’t get much better than this.

7 p.m.­–2 a.m., tickets start at $10, 2570 Kalākaua Ave., Tiki’s Grill and Bar, eventbrite.com  

 

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Sky Waikīkī

What’s better than celebrating the New Year on a rooftop? Sky Waikīkī is throwing its first ever New Year’s Eve party. Treat yourself to the open bar featuring Grey Goose cocktails and complimentary champagne at midnight. If you’re feeling mysterious, wear a mask to this masquerade ball.

8 p.m.­–2 a.m., $125, 2270 Kalākaua Ave., Sky Waikīkī, eventbrite.com 

 

North Shore 

New Year’s Eve Nesian Nine Turtle Bay Resort

Bring the whole family to Turtle Bay Resort to see Nesian Nine. The popular group is sure to put on an entertaining show that will have you dancing into 2016. You can come just for the show, but we recommend purchasing dinner to round out your night!

7 p.m.–2 a.m., $109, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Turtle Bay Resort, turtlebayresort.com 

 

SURFER the Bar

If you live on the north side of the Island, celebrate New Year’s at SURFER the Bar. Dance to music by DJ Lava and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

8 p.m.­–2 a.m., $20, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Turtle Bay Resort, turtlebayresort.com 

 

Firework Displays 

2016 New Years Eve Fireworks

The annual Waikīkī Beach fireworks show is always a crowd pleaser. The fireworks display starts at 11:55 p.m., and don’t forget to tune into Hawaiian 105 KINE for timed music that will enhance the show. 

Click here for a map of the barge location. 

 

BARGE OFFSHORE OF 4559 KĀHALA AVE.

10:30 p.m., Dec. 31, 2015 

 

KĀHALA HOTEL AND RESORT

Midnight, Dec. 31, 2015

 

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Starts at 9 p.m., part of the New Year’s Eve Party of the Year 

 

KO‘OLINA NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

Midnight, Dec. 31, 2015 

 

Check back later to see more events. 

 

READ MORE STORIES BY BRITTNEY NITTA-LEE

 

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