Your 2016 Guide to the Best New Year’s Eve Parties and Events in Honolulu

Now that 2016 is (finally) almost over, we’re ready to party our way into 2017. Here’s your guide to starting the new year with a bang.
Photo: Nicole S. Young


Búho N.Y.E. 2017

Saturday, Dec. 31

Spend your New Year’s Eve under the stars at Búho Cocina y Cantina with complimentary champagne until midnight as you say “adios” to a year we couldn’t wait to forget.

Búho Cocina y Cantina, 2250 Kalākaua Ave., #525, doors open at 10 p.m., $60 presale/$80 at the door, exclusive VIP table reservations are also available, urchase tickets here


New Year’s Eve Fire and Ice at ADDICTION

Saturday, Dec. 31

The Modern Honolulu promises to fire up the end of 2016 with celebrations throughout the hotel, including the Addiction night club and the Sunset Beach Pool. Ring in the new year with a special guest DJ and bottle service ($500—must reserve in advance).

The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., $40 presale/$60 at the door, purchase tickets online here.


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Saturday, Dec. 31

Start the new year with a dash of mystery at SKY Waikīkī’s Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party for a night of passed hors d’ouvres, an open bar featuring Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka cocktails, a complimentary Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast at midnight and a room full of masked strangers. Listen to a live performance by L.A.-based DJ William Lifestyle as you view Waikīkī’s Fireworks Spectacular from the top.

SKY Waikīkī, 2270 Kalākaua Ave., 19th Floor, doors open at 8 p.m., $130 to $150, purchase tickets here.


New Year's Eve party at Sky Waikiki

New Year’s Eve at The Surfjack

Saturday, Dec. 31

What better way to make your Mainland friends jealous than to spend New Year’s Eve at Waikīkī’s most Instagrammable hotel? Celebrate the new year at The Surfjack Hotel with DJs FunkyBrewster and Kevin Koga on the dance floor, a surprise aquatic performance in the #wishyouwerehere pool and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, 412 Lewers St., 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., no cover charge, 21 and over, click here for more information. 


Seventh Annual Bud Light New Year’s Eve Party of the Year

Saturday, Dec. 31

Honolulu’s biggest end-of-year celebration returns to Aloha Tower Marketplace with seven stages of entertainment featuring musical performances from Far East Movement, TWRK and local artists, more than 25 food trucks and vendors, and a spectacular firework display above Honolulu Harbor.

Aloha Tower Marketplace, 1 Aloha Tower Drive , 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., $45 to $150, tickets can be purchased here


Waikīkī Starlight Lūʻau

Saturday, Dec. 31

Take a break from the usual New Year’s Eve party scene and attend a Starlight Lūʻau on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort. Ring in the new year with live music, dance performances and an acrobatic fire knife performance by Tihati Productions, as well as a generous buffet of Island cuisine.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Road, two showings: 4:30 to 7 p.m., 7:30 to 10:45 p.m, click here for reservations or call 941-5828.


New Year’s Day at Sunset Beach – Hangover Cures from Around the World

Sunday, Jan. 1

Recover from your New Year’s Eve celebrations at the “Hangover” bar at The Modern Player’s Club at Sunset Beach, featuring hangover cures from around the globe, including Reparationbajer or “repair beer” from Denmark, coconut water from Bangladesh and Paris’ renowned Harry’s Bar bloody mary.

The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd., click here for more information. 


Be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back for more New Year’s Eve events!