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Aloha Tower’s Block Party: Party of the Year

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace and The Waterfront — Some of Hawaii’s top promoters, including Vertical Junkies, G-Spot, Tantriq and Kurious are teaming up for a huge block party at Aloha Tower, with seven stages, DJs, live bands, and, of course, a countdown to the fireworks. One ticket gives you access to the party at Gordon Biersch, The Waterfront, Don Ho’s, Hooter’s, Aloha Lounge, the Red Bull Center Stage, the Bud Light VIP area, and throughout Aloha Tower. More info: $15 presale, $75 VIP includes pupu, party favors and a no-host bar. Limited presale tickets available at or by emailing, 21+.

FireWater Moonlight New Year’s Yacht Cruise

Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m., boat docks at Pier 5, Aloha Tower — The FireWater yacht party returns with three levels of live bands, DJs, and drinks, and a spectacular view of the fireworks from out on the water. DJs Mr. Nick and Rayne spin on the first level, while local bands 82Fifty and GRLFRNDS play on the second level. More info: $45 presale, $55 at the door, 21+. Check-in begins at 8:30 p.m., the boat sails promptly at 10:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit .

Ignite 2011: Sin City Meets New York City

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at RumFire and Edge of Waikiki — Celebrate the start of the new year with Sheraton Waikiki’s spectacular oceanfront views and two theme parties in one. Edge of Waikiki, by the Infinity Pool, will be decked out Vegas-style, with showgirls, Elvis, Cher and Marilyn Monroe, and RumFire will be themed New York City/Times Square style. More info: $40 presale, $50 at the door, for tickets call 808-921-4600, or for reservations and bottle service email, 21+.

NYE Extravaganza

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-4 a.m. at Pearl Ultralounge — Burst into 2011 with Pearl and Russel Tanoue’s glam party, featuring local R&B singer Brysen G. and Yvette Umi from the Broadway Babies. We hear there’s going to be a lion dance at midnight, too. More info: $25 presale strongly recommended, $50 at the door, tickets available at Pearl or by calling 808-944-8000, 21+.

Gold NYE at Apartment3

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Apartment3 — Flash & Matty Boy and Ace of Spades are throwing a glittery gold-themed New Year’s party, so if you’re golden, head over! More info: 21+.

Oasis NYE Celebration

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Oceans 808 — Level H Promotions, Furious Styles, Artist Groove Network, HPE Live, and No Way Out Entertainment will be celebrating New Year’s with party favors, a balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. They’ll also be handing out VIP cards for 2011, so don’t miss your chance to get one! More info: RSVP on the Facebook event page, 21+.

Paparazzi’s NYE Celebration

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Paparazzi Nightclub — Paparazzi’s celebrating the new year with not one, but two parties, Friday and Saturday nights. For free entry both nights and a complimentary drink at this 21+ party, you can print out a ticket off the Facebook event listing.

NYE at the Waikiki EDITION

Dec. 31 9 p.m.-3 a.m., Waikiki EDITION — Waikiki’s newest hotel/hot spot is doing it big, with two special guest DJs: Devin Lucien on the Sunrise Pool Deck and a VIP party with DJ Ruckus (Lenny Kravitz’ cousin) in Crazybox. More info: $75 general admission includes champagne toast at midnight, with a view of the fireworks, $100 VIP includes a Crazybox all-access pass. All tickets to the 21+ party are available at the Waikiki EDITION’s front desk.

Smell the Glove NYE 2011

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at thirtyninehotel — Tease your hair, bang your head, and rock your metal gear for thirtyninehotel’s annual NYE theme party. DJs Mark Chittom, Timo and Grady Gillian spinning disco, techno, house (and possibly some metal, if you headbang hard enough). More info: $15 presale, available at

Craze NYE 2011

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at NextDoor — Dance into the new year with World DMC Champion DJ Craze from Miami headlining. The rest of the stellar lineup includes Sssolution, Sick Tyte and Coop D’Ville. More info: $20 general admission includes a champagne toast, $50 includes entry and a hosted Stella Artois, Champagne amd Skyy vodka bar from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. $200 VIP entry includes a table, bottle of Gray Goose, Red Bull and mixers. Tickets available at Prototype, In4mation and Toogruvz stores or at, 21+.

Fusion Waikiki’s Island of Burlesque w/ Cherry Blossom Cabaret

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Fusion Waikiki — Get ready for a sexy burlesque party featuring beautiful showgirls and the ladies of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, plus a massive balloon drop at midnight at one of Honolulu’s coolest gay clubs. More info: $10 presale, $15 at the door, 21+, .

Ginza Nightclub’s NYE

Dec. 31, 12:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Ginza Nightclub — Make Ginza your spot for the after-party. They’ll be open after the midnight countdown for all you late-night party people, and open again on New Year’s Day at 10:30 p.m. Please note that Tsunami will be closed New Year’s Eve, and Ka and Tsunami will be closed on New Year’s Day. More info: 21+,

NYE Party with the Stars and Twenty Eleven Lounge & Nightclub

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Hilton Hawaiian Village — Hilton Hawaiian Village offers two New Year’s celebrations; the first with music celebrity impersonator André-Philippe Gagnon and local legends Cecilio and Kapono in the Coral Ballroom. More info: $75 general seating, $100 premiere, includes party favors and half a bottle of champagne. Tickets available at the Ticket Desk in the Main Lobby. For reservations and information call 808-947-7950.

Hilton Hawaiian Village opens up Paradise Lounge in the Rainbow Tower for another NYE celebration, with Beach 5 performing from 9 p.m. to midnight and a DJ after that. Ten different champagnes will be available by the glass, along with a full bar and dancing all night. More info: $25, 21+, free cover for anyone dining at Bali Steak & Seafood, Tropics Bar & Grill or Rainbow Lanai on New Year’s Eve.

Tiki Drop 2011

Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. at Tiki’s Grill & Bar
Celebrate the new year with Tiki’s annual New Year’s Eve party, featuring two live bands, a special prix fixe menu, DJ’s, drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight as you watch the fireworks over Waikiki.
More info: 21+ , $59 for prix fixe dinner

Puttin’ On the Ritz: THE LIST’s NYE Champagne Cruise

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., boat leaves from Kewalo Basin Harbor, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd. — Join THE LIST and Restless Girl Productions for a sexy New Year’s Eve cruise with an open bar, plus champagne toast at midnight and a great view of the fireworks. More info: $150 per person, advance purchase only, tickets can be purchased

New Year’s Food Cruise

Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m. at Navatek I at Pier 6, Aloha Tower — Cruise the Waikiki and East Oahu shoreline with champagne, tenderloin of beef, ham, scallops, chocolate fondue and more. $155–$180. 973-1311.

Ritmo Latino White & Gold NYE Fiesta

Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Cafe Che Pasta — Hawaii’s only Latino NYE bash kicks off with El Control DJs spinning merengue, bachata, mambo, salsa and more, with a tamale bar and free champagne as part of the festivities. More info: $10, 18+, $1 limited parking, white and gold dress code.

The Kahala Hotel New Year’s Eve Party & Giant Pineapple Drop

Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The Kahala — Join The Kahala for a first-ever event as they drop an eight-foot paper mâché pineapple from the rooftop of the hotel. Entry includes party favors and no-host bar, with live music by Jeanette Trevias and the Mad Men. Customers of the hotel’s restaurants (Hoku’s or Plumeria Beach House) are admitted free of charge to the pool and beachside party. More info: $50 per adult, for reservations call 808-739-8760. For more information, visit

NYE at Longhi’s

Dec. 31, Longhi’s Ala Moana Center — A five-course meal and music by Ghost Ride the Whip, and special guests Eddie Q, Aloha Brasil and DJ Rayne. 947-9899.