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Where to party on New Year’s Eve

From all-white parties to masquerades, here's where you can ring in 2020
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Looking for places to ring in 2020? Here's a guide to the hottest parties around town.

'70s Funk & Disco New Year's Eve Party

Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kam. Hwy., Kahuku
8 p.m.
Enjoy the best funk and disco of the 70s, 80s and 90s at a party with a live DJ, full bar with signature themed drinks for purchase, dinner, complimentary midnight champagne toast, costume contest, giveaways, a photo booth and more. Wear some funky disco apparel for a chance to win prizes for the best costume. The special NYE dinner buffet menu includes smoked salmon cones, prime beef tataki, a raw bar, crab legs, oysters, tako and ahi poke, red wine short ribs, a carving station with island roasted pig and salt-crusted prime rib of beef and an assortment of desserts. 

Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Hawaiian Hotel
2259 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
8:30 p.m.
$250 for adults, $175 for children
Go down the rabbit hole on a fantasy adventure at the Ocean Lawn and Mai Tai Bar. A chefs table dinner will feature a chilled seafood display, carved-to-order stations, a selection of signature entrees and desserts. Enjoy an oceanfront view of the Waikiki fireworks at midnight. All tickets include party admission, party favors, access to the Chefs Table buffet dinner and a welcome glass of champagne. Reserved table seating, champagne lanai, premium tables and counter seating are available for an additional charge. 

Around the World 

Moana Surfrider
2365 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
8 p.m.
$125 for adults, $75 for kids ages 5-12
Ring in 2020 with a trip around the world featuring themed entertainment, music all night, fun kids' activities and a spectacular view of the Waikiki fireworks at midnight. The Beach Bar will have a full beverage menu and limited food menu. Exclusive VIP packages are available. 

Blanc de Blanc

The Laylow
2299 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki
8 p.m.
Dress to dazzle and dance the night away under the stars on The Laylow’s open-air lanai. Tickets include tasty pupus, NYE party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Must be age 21 or over to attend. 

Buho's New Year's Eve Party

Buho Cocina y Cantina
2250 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
10 p.m.
Ring in 2020 under the stars with a live performance by Son Caribe, open-air rooftop seating, dancing, VIP bottle service and a 50-foot-long bar with more than 60 premium international tequilas and mezcals. Dress code. Dress to impress; must be 21 or over to enter with valid government-issued ID. 

Carnival 2020: Rio Carnival

RumFire at Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
8:30 p.m.
Join the hottest NYE party in Waikiki with multiple DJs spread out across the pool decks and oceanfront views of the fireworks at midnight. RumFire’s NYE party will be an energy-filled evening of spectacular displays and colorful entertainment. Guests must be 21 or older; valid ID required. 

Cocktail & Fireworks Cruise

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Aboard the Dolphin Star
Kewalo Basin, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Ala Moana
10:30 p.m.
Make it a New Year's Eve celebration to remember with live local entertainment and stunning fireworks views aboard the Dolphin Star's New Year's Eve Midnight Cocktail & Fireworks Cruise. The cruise departs from Kewalo Basin at 10:30 p.m. and returns at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. Guests can enjoy sparkling champagne and premium dry snacks while viewing Honolulu city lights with live Hawaiian entertainment. Kamaaina rates are available with valid Hawaii ID.

Masquerade: SKY Waikiki's New Year's Eve 2020

Sky Waikiki
2270 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
8 p.m.
Welcome 2020 in seductive style at this New Year's Eve Masquerade Party. Your ticket includes a hosted bar featuring Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Ketel One vodka cocktails until 11 p.m. Dress code is fashionable cocktail attire with a mask. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Waikiki fireworks at midnight. Validated parking will be available. 

Midnight in Paris

Haus Supper Club
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ala Moana
9 p.m.
Count down to 2020 at this Paris-themed party with champagne and a DJ-led countdown. General admission includes two drink tickets; VIP Champagne Room ($60) includes party favors, two drink tickets, a welcome champagne drink and snacks. Dress code is New Year’s Eve festive attire; must be age 21 or older. 

Midnight in Paris

53 By The Sea
53 Ahui St., Kakaako
9 p.m.
Ring in the new decade with a flashback to Paris’ 1920s era at this black-tie ‘Midnight in Paris’ soiree. The spectacular evening will feature casino games, live music, dancing, raffle prizes, a cigar lounge and fireworks. General admission tickets include hors d’oeuvres, two drinks, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 

Midnight Mirage 

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
2490 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
8 p.m.
Swell Bar and Pool Deck, Longboard Club and O Bar will all be transformed into a whimsical Arabian fantasy filled with secret surprises. Sip champagne under the stars and dance to the unique beats of headliner musician Ravi Drums. Stylish attire is required; this is a 21-and-over event. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Ho’ola Na Pua, a locally based non-profit focused on supporting youth survivors of human trafficking. 

New Year's Eve Family Celebration

Dave & Buster's
1030 Auahi St., Kakaako
5 p.m.
Bring the whole family to ring in 2020 at Dave & Buster's from 5 to 8 p.m. with registration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the day of the event. The Fun Package ($35 per person) includes an appetizer buffet, dessert, unlimited soft drinks, a $20 Power Card per guest and a video ball drop to ring in 2020. The LOL Fun Package ($43 per person) includes an appetizer buffet, unlimited soft drinks, dessert, a $25 Power Card per guest, unlimited video game play and a video ball drop to ring in 2020. The appetizer buffet will feature bar burgers, cripsy chicken bites, four-cheese pizza bites, baked mac and cheese and french fries. 

New Year’s Eve Luau and Barefoot Bar Beach Party

Hale Koa Luau Garden
2055 Kalia Rd., Waikiki
5:30 p.m.
$82.95, $26.95 for ages 12-17, $16.95 for children 5-11
Join Hale Koa for a special luau to end 2019, island style. After the luau, you can ring in the new year at the Barefoot Bar.

New Year’s Eve Soiree

Tiki’s Grill & Bar
2570 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
8 p.m.
Join Tiki’s annual NYE dinner and party in cocktail or roaring ‘20s attire. Dinner reservations will still be available with a full dinner menu, but seating will be limited. VIP dining packages, bottle service, dinner reservations with party wristbands and VIP private party oceanfront lanai packages are available. There will also be a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu with dishes like pesce tartare trio, surf and turf entrée duet, a golden sparkly chocolate sphere dessert and more. 

New Year's Rockin' Eve Countdown

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Royal Hawaiian Theater
2201 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki 
9:45 p.m.
Enjoy a rockin' New Year's Eve celebration with Rock-A-Hula. Choose between two different dinner packages and one cocktail-only package, complete with a countdown and firework visual effects projection. All packages include a glass of champagne and party favors. The Premier Cocktail package costs $103 per adult; the Luau package ($149 per adult) includes a luau buffet dinner (carving station with whole luau pig, roast beef, lomilomi salmon and dessert station), hula and live music during dinner; and the Stageside VIP package ($185 per adult) inclues a four-course dinner at private table (Maine lobster, wild salmon and tenderloin of beef entrees) and bottle of champagne.

New Year's Eve Midnight Cruise

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Aboard the Star of Honolulu
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Dr., Downtown
10:15 p.m.
Ring in the new decade aboard the Star of Honolulu's New Year's Eve Midnight Cruise. Enjoy a gourmet dinner, sparkling champagne, live entertainment and festive party favors. The cruise departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 10:15 p.m and returns on Jan. 1, 2020 at 12:30 a.m. Choose from three cruises: Celebration Dinner, Show & Fireworks Cruise ($200 per adult); Romance Dinner ($220 per adult), Jazz & Fireworks Cruise; or Admiral's Dinner, Jazz & Fireworks Cruise ($262 per adult). Military and kamaaina rates are available with valid Hawaii ID. 

The Roaring '20s

The District Nightclub
1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Ala Moana
9 p.m.
The District Nightclub’s Roaring 20s NYE party features a special guest DJ-led countdown by Debin plus a glass of champagne. You can also opt for table service. Must be 21 or older.