Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018

From family friendly events to a crazy rich night, here's where to ring in 2019
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2018 came and went. Looking for spots to ring in 2019? Here’s where you can get the party started.

Dave & Buster's Honolulu: a family New Year's Eve celebration

5 p.m.
Dave & Buster's - Ward Center, 1030 Auahi St.
Dave & Buster's New Year's Eve package combines food and fun. Designed for families, this event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. Various packages include an appetizer buffet with family favorites, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, Power Cards and more. 

Town Center of Mililani Pineapple Drop

5 p.m.
Town Center of Mililani, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway
Ring in 2019 under the stars at Town Center of Mililani with a special Pineapple Drop celebration at 7 p.m. (in sync with the ball drop in Times Square). 

New Year’s Eve Luau and Beach Party

5:30 p.m.
Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Rd. 
$79.95 per adult
End 2018 with a special luau at Hale Koa and enjoy live music all night long with a beachfront view of the 2019 fireworks display. 

Hilton Hawaiian Village: New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner Show

7 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village
$300 per adult

The New Year's Eve show at Hilton Hawaiian Village will feature Manoa DNA followed by Dukes of Surf. Attendees can also enjoy a four-course set dinner and fireworks finale.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar New Year’s Eve Party Starlight Soiree

7 p.m.
Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Ave. 
$79 for four-course menu
Tiki’s New Year’s Eve four-course prix fixe menu features a pesce crudo trio, Hudson Valley foie gras torchon, filet mignon and petite Tristan lobster tail duet and chocolate finale dessert. The full dinner menu is also available. The Tiki Drop 2019 party overlooks Waikiki Beach, features two live bands, a DJ and dancing, drinks and front-row views of the midnight fireworks display. 

Bill Maher's 8th Annual New Year's Comedy Extravaganza

7:30 p.m.
Neal S. Blaisdell Center (Concert Hall), 777 Ward Ave. 
For the eighth year in a row, Bill Maher is ringing in the New Year in Hawaii. Maher will be joined by two special guest comedians and queens of late-night comedy: Natasha Leggero and Carol Leifer.

New Year’s Eve at SKY Waikiki

8 p.m.
SKY Waikiki, 2270 Kalakaua Ave. 
Unveil 2019 at SKY Waikiki’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party. The masquerade event features a hosted food menu, hosted bar featuring Ketel One Vodka cocktails and Veuve Clicquot Champagne until 11 p.m. Dress code: Cocktail fashionable attire; masks highly recommended.

New Year’s Eve Black Tie Affair – Hideout Waikiki

8 p.m.
Hideout at The Laylow, 2299 Kuhio Ave.
Dress to dazzle and dance the night away under the stars at Hideout’s open-air lanai with beats by DJ Tittahbyte and DJ Revise. Tickets include tasty pupus and a champagne toast at midnight. 

Under the Banyan Big Top

8 p.m.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, 2365 Kalakaua Ave.  
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up and enjoy Moana Surfrider's New Year's Eve party! This extravaganza features circus acts and performances all evening, kids' activities like face painting, balloon animals and more, and fun treats like popcorn and cotton candy. Additional food and bar available. 

Enter the Dragon: New Year’s Eve at RumFire Waikiki

8:30 p.m.
RumFire Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave. 
Follow the dragon, a legendary symbol of good fortune and strength, to Waikiki’s hottest New Year’s Eve party at RumFire. There be multiple DJs spread out across the Infinity Edge Pool decks, live entertainment and oceanfront views of the fireworks at midnight. 

Casino Night in Macau

9 p.m.
53 By The Sea, 53 Ahui St. 
Leave your passport at home and transport yourself from the shores of Honolulu to the casinos of Macau. This ‘crazy, rich night’ at 53 By The Sea features a black tie affair filled with casino games, fireworks, live music, a cigar lounge, dancing, raffle prizes, a champagne toast and more. 

Midnight New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Countdown 

9:45 p.m.
Royal Hawaiian Center, Fourth Floor, 2201 Kalakaua Ave. 
Starts at $103 per adult
Have a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration by choosing between two different dinner packages and one cocktail only package (all include party favorites and ‘champagne’). The highlight of this special ‘Rockin’ Eve’ show: a countdown with a fireworks visual effects projection. 

Crazy Rich NYE 2019

10 p.m.
The Modern, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.
Cost: Contact reservations@addictionnightclub.com for tickets and tables
Dance under 40,000 lights at Addiction Nightclub and ring in the new year with sounds from DJ Compose and DJ Anit. 

New Year’s Eve: The District Nightclub

10 p.m.
The District Nightclub, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. 
Count down to the new year with DJ Osnizzle & The District Dimes. VIP table service is even available if you make reservations

New Year’s Eve Party at Buho Cocina y Cantina

10 p.m.
Buho Cocina y Cantina, 2250 Kalakaua Ave. 
$50 presale, $80 at the door
Open-air rooftop seating, DJ 2Tru, dancing, VIP bottle service … and a 50 foot-long bar boasting more than 60 premium international tequilas and mezcals, only at Buho Cocina y Cantina. No refunds available.