Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Honolulu–2019

Where to take your keiki to ring in 2020.

Photo: Courtesy of Town Center of Mililani

New Year’s at Noon
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Celebrate the start of 2020 with a ball drop and New Year’s countdown during kid-friendly daytime hours. Special crafts and activities for children are part of the agenda. 
  • Free general admission for members; $12 for non-members; special rates for seniors ages 62 and older and military with I.D.; free for keiki ages 1 and younger. Hawaiʻi Children’s Discovery Center, 111 ‘Ohe St., Honolulu, (808)
Pineapple Drop at Town Center of Mililani
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Former American Idol finalist and talk show host Kimberley Locke headlines this family-friendly event. Bring dollars for the lion dance, watch dance groups, fire knife dancers and taiko drummers. The event is capped off when ther 12-foot-tall pineapple drops in synchronization with the event at Times Square.
  • Free. Town Center of Mililani, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Mililani. (808) 625-0108,
New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s
  • 5 to 8 p.m. Registration is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. that day.
  • Tickets include an appetizer buffet with sliders, chicken and pizza bites, baked mac and cheese and french fries along with a power card and a ball drop played on the big screens.
  • $35 to $43 a person. 1030 Auahi St., (808) 589-5005,
Around the World at the Moana Surfrider

8 p.m. to midnight

  • If you do want to stay up, the Moana Surfrider’s event includes face painting, photo booths and other kids activities. Tickets are not cheap but include live entertainment, party favors and a beachfront view of the Waikīkī fireworks at midnight.
  • $75 for kids 5 to 12 years. $125 general admission. 2365 Kalākaua Ave., (808) 924-4778,

Planning to stay up late? See HONOLULU Magazine’s 13 Can’t-Miss New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Honolulu to Kick off 2020