Guide to Honolulu’s New Year’s Eve parties

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Now that presents are opened and Christmas is fading into a happy memory, we’re getting ready to welcome in 2016. Pour the Champagne, eat indulgently, jam out to your favorite tunes and count down in style!

Here’s your guide to New Year’s Eve happenings all around Oahu.

 

ATM Party of the YearParty of the Year

Thursday, Dec. 31, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Drive
$40 GA, $75 GA Fast Pass, $150 VIP (21+ only), $1,000 VIP Table (21+ only)
More information and tickets at nyehawaii.com

The 6th Annual Party of the Year will take place at Aloha Tower Marketplace, featuring Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, a fireworks shows, eight stages and areas of entertainment and a special area for Eat the Street.

The Eat the Street Food Truck & Vendor Arena will feature 25+ unique eats and treats. Six areas will showcase distinct styles of music, starting at 7 p.m. A special VIP Penthouse will be set up in the second-floor loft to offer an amazing view of the fireworks show and various stages.

 

Top of Waikiki NYETop of Waikiki NYE Dinner

Thursday, Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Top of Waikiki
2270 Kalakaua Ave.
$55 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., $80 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., $110 after 9:15 p.m.
More information and reservations at topofwaikiki.com

Ring in the New Year with a heavenly, 360-degree view 21 stories above the beach. The special New Year’s Eve menu includes a New Zealand king salmon, mushroom arancini, and a choice of Kona cold lobster salad or persimmon, Burrata cheese and prosciutto salad. The entree will be a beef Oscar and the meal will finish up with a whipped citrus panna cotta. Savor the meal as the restaurant turns slowly to give diners a panoramic view of Waikiki, Diamond Head and Honolulu.

Guests who make reservations after 9:15 p.m. will also receive a complimentary Champagne toast to go along with the fireworks show.

 

The Modern Honolulu Sunrise PoolNew Year’s Eve at The Modern Honolulu

Thursday, Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
See pricing below
More information and tickets at themodernhonolulu.com

From the ultimate poolside party to counting down in Addiction Nightclub, The Modern Honolulu is celebrating the end of 2015 with something for everyone. Dine on seven major categories of auspicious foods at the New Year’s Eve Lucky 7 Dinner or reserve a spot for an exclusive holiday menu at Morimoto Waikiki, including such dishes as foie gras chawan mushi and hotate ceviche. Party poolside with a buffet, live music and DJs or lounge on your own personal daybed with a bottle of Grey Goose or Bel Aire Champagne with a Pillow Talk Night Bed Experience. The party continues into the New Year with champagne, dancing and DJs at a New York-inspired celebration at Addiction Nightclub.

– NYE at Morimoto Waikiki – $150 ($200 with tickets to Hawaii. Next. NYE Pool Party), reservations required
– NYE’s Lucky 7 Dinner – $177 (includes entry to Hawaii. Next. NYE Pool Party), reservations available for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. seatings
– Hawaii. Next. NYE Pool Party – $107, 21+, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
– Pillow Talk Night Bed Experience – $450 for two ($750 for four), 21+, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
– NYE in New York: Addiction Style – $40 pre-order ($60 at the door, $40 after 1 a.m.), 21+, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

G Love SurferNew Year’s Eve Celebration: G. LOVE

Thursday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m.
Surfer, The Bar
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
21+
$85
More information and tickets at shopturtlebay.com

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with G. Love when he performs at Surfer, The Bar along with special guests for a stop on his solo acoustic throwdown Love Saves the Day Hawaii tour. Admission includes heavy pupu beginning at 7 p.m. and a free Champagne toast at midnight. Make sure to be there when the show starts at 8 p.m.

Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets available online and at the door while space is available.

 

TBR Black White NYEBlack & White Masquerade Ball

Thursday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Turtle Bay Resort, Kuilima Ballroom
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
$35 show only, $109.48 dinner & show, $218.95 dinner & show couple
More information and tickets at shopturtlebay.com

All ages are welcome to the masquerade New Year’s Eve party with Nesian Nine and your friends at Turtle Bay. Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner and entertainment start at 8 p.m. The show featuring Nesian Nine runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., through the midnight countdown.

Cocktail attire required and parking is free. Special ticket options are available for groups of 4, 10 or 15, including private tables, bottles of house champagne and for VIP tables, premium liquors and party favors.

 

MahermegeddonNew Year’s Mahermageddon: An Evening of Comedy with Bill Maher and Special Guests

Thursday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
$45.50 to $95.50 (depends on chosen seating)
More information and tickets at blaisdellcenter.com

For the fifth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year once again in the Hawaiian Islands featuring his biggest shows yet with New Year’s MAHERMEGEDDON. The legendary comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome special guests David Spade and Jeff Ross to the party for the first time, and promises to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

Seating in Ochestra 1 to J and Balcony A to K are $95.50; Orchestra K to W and Balcony L to P are $65.50; and Orchestra X to Z and BAlcony Q to S are $45.50. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Blaisdell Center Box Office.

 

Bevy NYENew Year’s Eve at Bevy

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bevy Hawaii
661 Auahi St.
No cover
More information at facebook.com

Ring in New Year 2016 at Bevy. Enjoy amazing views of fireworks from both nearby Aloha Tower and Magic Island. There’ll be party favors, New Year’s Eve decor, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Extra New Year’s Eve bubbles and special bites will be available. Music will be by DJ’s Bloke a.k.a. Christian Self, Paul Shih, and Kentaro a.k.a. Duck.

For reservation call 808-594-7445.

 

SKY Waikiki NYESKY Waikiki NYE Masquerade Ball

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
SKY Waikiki
2270 Kalakaua Ave.
21+
$125 GA, $225 VIP
More information and reservations at skywaikiki.com

Enjoy a fully interactive 7,000-square-foot venue with a 30-foot video wall, three full service bars, custom lighting, Martin Audio sound system and a SKY Deck with the best views in Waikiki.

A New Year’s Eve celebration like no other includes passed hors d’oeuvres (hummus & harissa vegetable wrap, marinated mozzarella balls, duck pot stickers, Thai chicken bites, Dorito-crusted queso mac ball, Indonesian black pepper sirloin, kurobuta andagi, banana lumpia and mini cupcakes) and a hosted bar featuring Grey Goose cocktails and a complimentary Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast at midnight.

VIP table reservations also get passed apps, hosted bar and premium food offerings (oysters on a half shell, fresh ahi and hamachi sashimi, lobster green goddess salad, Moroccan lamb lollipops, Indonesian black pepper sirloin poke and bottle of Grey Goose or Veuve Clicquot) all delivered to your table.

 

Buho Midnight KissBUHO: NYE Midnight Kiss

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Buho Cocina y Cantina
2250 Kalakaua Ave.
$50 GA pre-sale ($100 at the door), $175 Midnight Kiss dinner
More information and tickets at eventbrite.com

Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating under the stars at the hottest rooftop party in town, featuring music from DJ Min-One. Buy a ticket to enjoy the Midnight Kiss four-course prix-fixe dinner at a table from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., including a Hawaiian fruit salad, an appetizer trio, Mexican-crusted prime rib and a deconstructed cheesecake. After 9:30 p.m., enjoy exclusive access to the cocktail lounge with hosted bar and Champagne toast at midnight.

VIP tables and rooms are available and include bottle service and a complimentary salsa bar. Doors open to the public at midnight.

 

Scarlet Candis CayneNYE with Candis Cayne

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Scarlet Honolulu
80 S. Pauahi St.
21+
$20 GA ($15 pre-sale), $50 VIP ($40 pre-sale)
More information and tickets at brownpapertickets.com

Hawaii’s own Candis Cayne is coming home for one night only. Count down with a 12-foot projection TV with Cayne, the Scarlet Fever girls, balloon drops and more.

From E Network’s “I AM CAIT,” the hit TV series “Dirty Sexy Money,” and former Miss Continental, Cayne will be ringing in the New Year alongside drag shows by the Scarlet Fever Drag crew, Cara Mel and Mister Sister. Also dance to beats by DJ Luna and DJ Dante.

VIP guests get in at 8 p.m. and receive two complimentary cocktails, access to pupu and sweets tables and a VIP show by Cayne. General admission gets in at 10 p.m.

 

Anna O'Briens NYENew Year’s Eve at Anna’s

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Anna O’Briens Club
2440 S. Beretania St.
21+
$5 cover
More information and tickets at annaobriens.com

Join Anna O’Briens Club, the newly renovated upstairs section of Anna O’Briens (formerly Anna Bannanna’s), for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy recent upgrades while Fat Jesus has their EP release party and member Stephan’s farewell at the same time. The celebration includes free party favors and a bubbly toast at midnight.

A cover charge of $5 will get you in the door. Must be 21 years or over, and venue is non-smoking. Drink specials for the night include $3.50 PBR, $4 Tulamore Dew Irish Whiskey of the month, and more.

 

Azure champagneNew Year’s Eve Pink Party

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.
The Royal Hawaiian Resort
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
$50 child GA (5-12 years old), $100 adult GA, $200 VIP
More information at royalhawaiian.com

Celebrate the New Year at the Royal Hawaiian’s iconic beachfront Mai Tai Bar. This year’s theme is a Royal Masquerade, so be dressed for the part. Guests will enjoy exotic cocktails, fresh buffet line, exciting live entertainment, a dance floor and a fireworks show.

General admission to the Ocean Lawn starts at 8:30 p.m. and includes two champagne tastings per ticket. VIP tickets also include access to the beachfront VIP section and personal champagne splits. Table reservations and packages available.

 

LUX Trump Casino Night NYENYE LUX at The TRUMP Casino Royale

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
223 Saratoga Road
21+
$250 Ultra-VIP Individual ticket, $1,790 Ultra-VIP 4-seat Belvedere Bottle Service Table, $2,790 Ultra-VIP 8-seat Belvedere Bottle Service Infinity-Deck Couch-System (50 percent off pre-sale by Dec. 25)
More information and tickets at eventbrite.com

Each ticket comes with two drinks chosen from an Ultra-VIP menu of bubbly, wines and premium beer, as well as two pupu plates chosen from an Ultra-VIP menu of sushi rolls, white shrimp tostada or spinach pancetta and goat cheese-stuffed chicken breast. Each guest will also receive $10,000 in Casino Royale LUX BUX to play with. DJ Bikini and DJ Misc will be spinning until the official midnight countdown with live entertainment from Mr. Al Waterson.

Only 400 individual tickets will be available. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Dress to impress; black tie preferred, with minimum of collared dress shirt, dress slacks and dress shoes for men. Women must wear gown or party dress. No denim.

 

Mighty MoNew Year’s Eve on the Mighty Mo

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Battleship Missouri
63 Cowpens St.
21+
$55 GA
More information and reservations from events@ussmissouri.org

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Battleship Missouri. Enjoy a pupu buffet, complimentary Champagne toast with a commemorative Champagne glass, and DJ and dancing until midnight. Cash bars will be located throughout the ship. Reserved tables and private party packages are also available.

Email or call 808-455-1600 x245 for more information and reservations.

 

RumFire NYENight Circus New Year’s Eve

Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
RumFire & Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave.
21+
$100 GA ($50 at the door after midnight), $200 admission with Champagne Room access
More information and tickets at rumfirewaikiki.com

Sheraton Waikiki is ringing in 2016 with a Night Circus-themed New Year’s Eve spectacle. The event features four live DJs, go-go dancers, firebreathers, aerialists and more across RumFire, the Helumoa Pool and the Infinity Edge Pool, providing the best views of the midnight fireworks off Waikiki.

Must be 21 years or older to attend. Dress to impress. Bottle service and VIP packages are available for purchase. Four hours validated parking available at the Sheraton Waikiki.

 

Kahala HotelThe Kahala Countdown: New Year’s Eve Party

Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Ave.
$100 for hotel guests, $150 for non-hotel guests, $80 for children (ages 4 to 9)
More information and reservations at kahalaresort.com or call (808) 739-8760

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is ringing in 2016 with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The oceanfront fete will offer hot and cold food stations featuring prawns, oysters, prime rib, noodles, a special dessert bar designed by the resort’s culinary team, and more. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment from local band HonuGruv, DJ and dance floor and a fireworks show synchronized with music.

Guests who dine during second seatings (8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at Plumeria Beach House ($190 buffet dinner) or Hoku’s ($250 five-course pre-fixe menu) will also receive access to The Kahala Countdown. Private cabanas are also available for $500 each and include a bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, dessert sampler and a platter of assorted cheeses and fruits.

 

Longhi's NYE 2016Longhi’s New Year’s Spectacular

Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Longhi’s Ala Moana
1400 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 3001
$90 dinner, $15 cover charge (without dinner)
More information and reservations at longhis.com

Longhi’s Ala Moana is creating special celebratory five-course dinner served up from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. For $90, diners will receive Argentinean red shrimp ceviche, caprese soup, endive antipasto salad, a choice of rack of lamb, seafood risotto, sesame-seared ahi or herb-roasted chicken as an entrée, a dessert trio and party favors. Diners will also be guaranteed their table for the rest of the evening to enjoy a high-energy funk, rock and soul musical performance by owner Charlie Longhi and his seven-piece band, the Funk-A-Holics, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

If you’re skipping the dinner, you can still enjoy great music, dancing, cocktails and New Year’s at Longhi’s with a $15 cover charge. Bottle service will also be available.

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Prohibition Block PartyNYE Prohibition Block Party

Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Restaurant Row
500 Ala Moana Blvd
21+
$40 GA
More information and tickets at mnlhnl.com

Join M Nightclub and Tantriq Entertainment for their annual New Year’s Eve Block Party. “Prohibition” will feature all the posh entertainment of the Roaring Twenties, so step back in time and relive the decade of flappers, gangsters, and speakeasy bars. They’re putting on the Ritz with this swanky New Year’s Eve party featuring indoor and outdoor stages, headliner S.K.A.M. Artist Fred Matters, fashionable party favors, a complimentary Champagne toast, and view of the fireworks at midnight!

There will be a cover charge for entrance to the block party; discounted pre-sale tickets can be purchased online. Free parking is available. Fashionable attire is required. Must be 21 years or older. Partygoers can enjoy drink specials by GreyGoose and Budweiser.

VIP packages begin at $400 for a group of four. To make a VIP reservation email info@mnlhnl.com.