Here’s what’s happening on New Year’s Eve


NThe end of 2014 is near and New Year’s Eve parties are selling out fast. Here’s a roundup of the parties, fireworks shows and more to celebrate the start of 2015.


New Year’s Eve Parties

Dave & Busters

Dec. 31, 5-8 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s Honolulu – This family-friendly New Year’s Eve event offers two packages including an appetizer buffet, desserts, soft drinks, PowerCards, unlimited video game play and a video ball-drop to ring in the new year.

Cost: $29.31-$36.64 per person; for more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Koolau Ballrooms – Join the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for an exclusive concert, cocktails, dinner and dancing in the beautiful Glass Ballroom at Koolau. Special guests for the night include legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner and his wife Lady Elizabeth, as well as HSO Artist Advisor JoAnn Falletta and her husband, clarinetist Robert Alemany.

$250 for individual tickets; for more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 7 p.m. at The Modern Honolulu – Experience Vegas at The Modern Honolulu as it transforms into a Las Vegas-style club with casino-style games (blackjack, craps and roulette), DJs, hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

Tickets range from $100 presale to the Royal Flush Package at $115,000, which offers the complete Vegas VIP Experience, including a round-trip private jet charter for six people. To purchase tickets, visit:


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Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Kakaako Waterfront Park – Party of the Year has been voted Hawaii’s number one biggest and best New Year’s Eve party for four years in a row. This event has it all with seven party areas, including Eat The Street food trucks; E.K Fernandez rides; national and local live bands; DJs spinning the hottest Las Vegas mash-ups, hip-hop and top 40; two VIP sky decks for an unobstructed view of the fireworks; mechanical bull rides; fire dancers; and more. Love fireworks? This event will have the best firework shows with one going off every hour, from 9 p.m., and an amazing grand finale at midnight.

$45-$2000; for more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Lux at the Trump International Hotel – Celebrate the new year in the utmost luxury at Lux at The Trump – Casino Royale. This all-inclusive, upscale event features all of the finest cuisine imaginable with each dining station paired specially with a fabulous beverage. Throughout the night, guests will enjoy live entertainment by Jordan Segundo, Al Waterson, Tahiti Rey and Dana Kruse, and will also receive $10,000 in Lux Bux to bet on roulette, craps, black jack and more. To ensure everyone gets home safely, valet parking and black car services are also included with a special $30 credit with Uber. There are only 300 tickets to this event, so purchase yours today and get ready to dress to impress.

$350-$500; to purchase tickets visit:


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Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand – The theme of this year’s NYE bash at Hula’s Bar & Lei is “Crystal,” with elegant and beautiful decor that transforms into a raging after-party from midnight to closing. The dance floor will be filled with sexy go go dancers shaking it up to the sounds of special guest DJ Javier from Spain. Party guests will receive hats, horns and other giveaways before Hula reveals its big midnight surprise.

$15-$20 per person; for more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. at 53 By The Sea – A New Years Eve celebration set on the Kakaako waterfront, with unparalleled views of Waikiki, Diamondhead, and the Ala Moana NYE firework show. Ring in the New Year in the private luxury of Honolulu’s premier location for fine dining, and special events. Live musical entertainment will be provided by H2O. Purchased tickets include admission and a special menu of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Thomas Ho of 53 By The Sea.

$100 GA, $300-7500 VIP and private rooms; for more information contact Tony Castillo at or call 808-783-3403.



Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at Rumfire – They’re showing it all off at Sheraton Waikiki’s Reveal 2015 New Year’s Eve event featuring DJ Tina T and DJ Evil One. Be among the first to party in the all new oceanfront bar and lounge. Celebrate under the stars and view the fireworks front and center from the Edge Infinity Pool Deck. Watch the Helumoa Pool transform into Hawaii’s only 3D light show. Dance the night away with local superpowers DJMIKED and DJ Technique performing alongside aerialists, go-go dancers and much more.

$85 presale; $100 GA; $50 (after midnight); to purchase tickets visit:


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Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. at M – M Nightclub and Tantriq Entertainment will host their annual New Year’s Eve block party at Restaurant Row. This is an indoor/outdoor event bringing back the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood. Guests will toast to future endeavors while ringing in 2015 at this sparkling soiree. Experience an unforgettable NYE party featuring indoor and outdoor stages, fashionable party favors, complimentary champagne toasts and a view of the fireworks at midnight.

$30; to purchase tickets visit:


5Dress To The Nines – A Downtown-Chinatown New Year’s Eve Celebration

Dec. 31, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. at Bar 35, Brasserie du Vin and Eleven44 – One wrist band ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) gets you no cover, no line, complimentary sparkling wine, happy hour all night, and New Year’s Eve party favors at three of Honolulu’s favorite spots. Each location will have its own special entertainment, food and drink offers.

$10 presale at each location, $15 night of; 21+.


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Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Bevy – DJs Timo, Kevin Koga and Gnaraly set the mood for Bevy’s NYE party, with party favors and decor, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Bubbles & Bites packages available starting at $40, with a demi champagne and a choice of food items.

No cover; for more information visit:


buhoBLANCO – Búho New Year’s Eve 2015, Hosted by Flash, Blaise & Angel

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Buho, 2250 Kalakaua Ave., 5th Floor of the Waikiki Shopping Plaza – Flash & Blaise present Blanco, an over the top rooftop New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Guests will ring in the New Year while sipping cocktails by Korbel Champagne, RumChata and Milagro. Partygoers will also be treated to entertainment by Honolulu premier DJs Debin, White Chocolate and others. Stylish attire requested.

$30 presale, $50 GA/$75 VIP. Packages available starting at $250; 21+. Tickets and more information at


Bubbles By The Sea

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at The Kahala – Spend an enchanting evening under the stars along the beach sipping on bubbly at the Champagne Bar or nibbling on fine chocolate at the confectionery bar. The evening’s finale is a spectacular fireworks display to usher in 2015.

$50 per person; for more information visit: or call 808-739-8760.


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Dec. 31, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Moana Surfrider Waikiki – This Hawaiian-inspired “Pre-Resolution Party” is a final chance to unwind before making your New Year’s resolution. The Banyan Courtyard Party will feature live music, a special guest DJ, fire dancer, interactive poolside artisans, party favors for each guest, and the best view of the midnight fireworks. There will be limited seating in the courtyard that evening and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

$75-$100 adults; $35-50 children; for more information or to make reservations call 808-921-4600.


Pink Party

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The Royal Hawaiian – Get an amazing view of the Waikiki fireworks right next to the beach at the Royal Hawaiian’s Monarch Terrace Ocean Lawn and Mai Tai Bar.

$75 GA; for more information call 808-921.4600.


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Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Downbeat Lounge – For those who want to skip on the glitter and glamour of most New Year’s Eve parties, the Downbeat Lounge presents an all-night punk rock event, featuring live performances by Never Enough, 86 List and Order of The White Rose.

$2 GA; for more information visit


New Year’s Shows

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Dec. 31, 8 p.m. at the Blaisdell Concert Hall – For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last twelve years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations.

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.

$55-$170; to purchase tickets visit:


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Dec. 31, 8 p.m. at The Republik – ScHoolboy Q is at the forefront of Californian gangster rap revivalism and is one of the more beloved artists to emerge from that scene in quite some time. He’s a quarter of TDE super-group Black Hippy, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, and his independent projects “Setbacks” and “Habits & Contradictions” are considered underground classics.

Throughout his six-year career, the South Central, Los Angeles native has collaborated with Danny Brown, Jhene Aiko, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, The Game, Stalley, Troy Ave, Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Xzibit, Rick Ross, Method Man, Redman, Raekwon, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino and more.

$125 GA; $130 at the door; to purchase tickets visit:


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Dec. 31, 9 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village – Waikiki’s hottest new variety show and ultralounge, CabaRAE, is set to ring in 2015 with a spectacular New Year’s Eve show featuring new acrobatic duo, The Azzario Sisters, and DJ SuperCW. The New Year’s Eve show will include an iconic countdown to midnight with a CabaRAE-cast-champagne toast. The After Party with DJ SuperCW starts at 11 p.m. and goes til 2 a.m.

The Azzario Sisters are an eighth-generation Spanish-formed acrobatic duo who began their act at ages six and eleven at the Circus School of Verona, Italy. With life-staking tricks of silent communication and daredevil feats of strength, this duo doubles-up to present one of the world’s most superlative hand-balancing acts.

$100 GA, $125 preferred seating, $150 VIP; $50 after party only (after 11 p.m.); to purchase tickets visit:


New Year’s Eve Dinners

Alan Wong’s

Dec. 31, 5-10 p.m. at Alan Wong’s Honolulu – Alan Wong’s special New Year’s Eve menu offers six courses plus dessert and includes dishes inspired from highlights of the year. A vegetarian menu is also available with optional wine pairings.

$125 prix fixe menu; $200 with wine pairing; for more information visit: or call 808-949-2526.


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Dec. 31, 6 p.m. at Kakaako Waterfront Park – Eat the Street is teaming up with “Party of the Year” to present the last ETS of 2014. Enjoy over 40 food trucks, a beer garden and amazing views of the firework show. Stay tuned for vendor details.

Free; for more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 5 p.m. at Grondin French-Latin Kitchen – Enjoy your last meal of 2014 at Grondin French-Latin Kitchen for Chef Andrew Pressler’s fabulous tasting menu.

$75; $120 with wine pairing; for more information visit:



Dec. 31, 5:30-10 p.m. at The Kahala – Hoku’s A New Year Celebration prix fixe menu offers five courses: cold smoked New Zealand salmon crudo, braised white asparagus with uni glaze, poached Tristan lobster, champagne sorbet, prime striploin of beef and a Valrhona dark chocolate tart for dessert.

$120 per person; $170 with wine pairing; for more information visit: or call 808-739-8760.


Screen Shot 2014-12-14 at 4.19.47 PMHula’s Bar & Grill

Dec. 31, 8-10 p.m. at Hula’s Bar & Grill – Lucky diners who get seated on the lanai will get a special view of Waikiki’s fireworks while enjoying a delicious four-course meal. The menu includes surf & turf appetizer, soul or salad, choice of entree and a Maui pineapple upside-down cake with house-made caramel rum sauce.

$75 per person; for menu and more information visit:


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Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Ihilani – Ring in 2015 Ihilani-style with live entertainment, a buffet dinner and fireworks under the stars at the Lagoon Law. A midnight champagne toast and party favors are included in this package.

$160 adults, $80 children (ages 5-12); for more information visit: or call 808-679-3166.



Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m. at Japengo in the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa – Chef Jon Matsubara invites the public to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Japengo with an exquisite four-course menu. Using pristine island ingredients, the dinner includes a duo of Dungeness crab salad and Hibachi prawns, steamed catch of the day, petit filet mignon with Kona lobster, and a dessert duo of Waialua Estate flourless chocolate bar and Japengo’s coconut creme brulee. A vegetarian menu is also available.

$139; for more information visit: or call 808-237-6180.


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Dec. 31, 9-11 p.m. at Longhi’s Ala Moana – Longhi’s New Years Spectacular 2015 features a delicious four-course fireworks dinner with fireworks visible from each table at midnight. At 10 p.m., the Funk-A-Holics will provide live entertainment for anyone wanting to dance their way into the new year. Cover is $15 after 10 p.m., but is included in the dinner price. There will be free valet parking and bottle service is also available for purchase.

$85 prix fixe dinner; $15 cover; for more information or to make a reservation call 808-947-9899.


Plumeria Beach House

Dec. 31, 5:30-10 p.m. at The Kahala – Plumeria Beach House offers a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner buffet with a variety of dining stations including salads, appetizers, pastas, carving station, hot foods, soups and desserts. Dancing and cocktails continue from 10-12:30 p.m. with live music.

$90 adults; $45 children (ages 6-12); for more information visit: or call 808-739-8760.


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Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood restaurant – Count down to 2015 with dual-views of fireworks from Waikiki to Kakaako from the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Dinner seatings are at 5:30 p.m. or 9 p.m. where guests can dine on a special prix fixe menu. The second seating includes a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2015.

$100 first seating, $150 second seating; for more information visit: or call 808-949-3636.


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Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. at Tiki’s Bar & Grill – Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Tiki’s Grill & Bar with a special prix fixe menu or full-dinner menu. Patrons will have the best view of the fireworks overlooking Waikiki Beach while dancing to two live bands and DJ’s. At midnight, everyone will get a glass of champagne to toast to the new year.

$65 per person; for more information visit: or call 808-923-8454.