New Year's Eve Maui-Style

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The Hitt List: Maui Edition—Sara Cramer shares some New Year’s Eve parties on Maui that will keep you entertained into the New Year.

Head over to Mulligan’s on the Blue for an elaborate, Irish-Hawaiian buffet and an evening of music. Mulligan’s will feature local musicians Gail Swanson, Kakaena Elaban and the ever popular Willie K with his entire band. Buying a dinner package guarantees you a table for the entire evening, complete with hats and horns. Dinner package $75 per person, general admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 100 Kaukahi St, Wailea, (808)874-1131,

Stella Blues Supper Club will be serving a seven-course dinner with the sounds of John Cruz. Dinner reservations begin at 8 p.m. with music starting at 10 p.m. The party continues on New Year’s Day with a 4-course dinner and an additional John Cruz show. New Year’s Eve dinner package $100 per person, New Year’s Day dinner package $60, New Year’s Day show $30 per person, 1279 S. Kihei Rd, Kihei, (808)874-3779,

New Year’s with a New Zealand vibe? The Kiwi Roadhouse gets the party started at 5 p.m. with the Mango Pickers playing Island rock. At 8 p.m., blues rockers Billy and the Bad Dogs take over and will keep it going for the rest of the night, with dancing, party favors and no cover charge! 95 Lipoa, Kihei, (808)874-1250,

Yet another party starting early is Life’s a Beach, where Dat Guyz will be keeping the Island reggae theme alive, with no cover and one-dollar mai tais, party favors and a complimentary Champagne toast to ring in the New Year. 1913 S Kihei Rd, (808)891-8010,

Ring in the New Year reggae style at the Hard Rock Café, with 2 reggae bands, party favors and Champagne toast at midnight. The restaurant closes at 7 p.m., but will feature a late night bites menu and a booth buy-out to guarantee a table is available with a reservation. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, 900 Front St, Lahaina, (808)667-7400,

Ladies, join the party! That’s Dj Don’s party, happening at Casanova Italian Restaurant, where DJ Marasco and DJ Sid will be spinning dance tunes all evening and ladies get in free until 11 p.m. Dinner will be served until 9 p.m. and there will be plenty of Champagne on hand to ring in the New Year. Cover is $20 with dinner purchase, $25 at the door, 1188 Makawao, (808)572-0220,

For Honolulu New Year’s Eve recommendations, check out The Hitt List’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii.