New Year’s Eve: Fireworks, parties and cruises

Dec. 31, 2013 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

DJ Eric D-Lux will be featured Tuesday at the Great Modern Experience 2014 year-end celebration. --Courtesy Modern Honolulu

DJ Eric D-Lux will be featured Tuesday at the Great Modern Experience 2014 year-end celebration. (Courtesy Modern Honolulu)


Waikiki: The Waikiki Improvement Association merchants present a 10- to 12-minute show by Grucci, launching from a barge off Waikiki at midnight and viewable all along Waikiki Beach. Tune in to Hawaiian 105 KINE FM for choreographed music. 923-1094,


Dave & Buster’s “Family New Year’s”: Pupu buffet, sweets, unlimited soft drinks, 5-8 p.m. in private room; $10 Power Card, unlimited video game play, a video ball drop to ring in the new year and all-you-can-play nonredemption games until 1 a.m. Dave & Buster’s Honolulu. Tickets: $30.98.

Hilton Hawaiian Village: Waikiki Starlight Luau, with enhanced Polynesian feast and a special show of music and dance from Samoa, Tahiti and Hawaii, 5-8 p.m. on the Great Lawn of Hilton Hawaiian Village. Music by Typical Hawaiians, Rocky Fellers and Beach 3 at the resort’s three bars until 12:30 a.m. Fireworks viewable at midnight. $62.50-$140 plus tax and tip. All ages. 941-5828,

Town Center of Mililani Pineapple Drop: Second annual family-geared celebration with live music by Colby Benson (“American Idol”) and her all-girl band Crimson Apple, Activ8 Electro Jazz Street Band and others, food vendors, games, keiki activities and 7 p.m. giant pineapple drop coinciding with New York’s Times Square ball drop; 5-8 p.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. 625-0108,

“New Year’s Eve Party of the Year”: Firework shows every hour from 9 p.m. and multiple entertainment stages featuring The Cataracs, The Green, Kapena, Nesian N.I.N.E., Izik, local DJs and others, light shows, VIP areas, Eat The Street food truck rally with more than 40 vendors, a beer garden and E.K. Fernandez LED-lit Ferris wheel, carnival rides and games; 6 p.m.-2 a.m. at Kakaako Waterfront Park. Pre-sale: $30 general admission; $100 VIP. Free for 12 and younger. VIP packages available. Free admission to food/carnival area. All ages; 21+ for VIP areas. 866-448-7849,; 321-3895,

Jawaiian Irie Jerk’s “New Year’s Eve Splash”: Third annual reggae party with international buffet by Jawaiian Irie Jerk and Himalayan Kitchen, live music by Jookbox City, Bonafide Sound System and Maacho, belly dancers, party favors; 7 p.m., Kaimuki Atrium, 1137 11th Ave. $25. BYOB. 388-2917,

“Tiki Drop New Year’s Eve Party”: View of fireworks, two live bands, DJ and midnight champagne toast; 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Tiki’s Grill & Bar. Tickets: $10. Ocean railing table for four: $400 (includes prix fixe dinner, bottle of champagne, favors, wristbands for late-night party). 923-8454,

“All That Glitters New Year’s Party: New nightclub and lounge eleven44 offers a dress-to-impress fete with DJs Ramit, Jimmy Lee and Loic Tambay, food and drink samples, favors and available bottle service; 8 p.m. (doors) at eleven44 (new brand for site of bambuTwo Cafe + Martini Lounge and theVenue), 1144 Bethel St. No cover. 528-1144. Reservations: 21+

Hula’s “Bubbles”: New Year’s Eve party features DJ Drew G (San Diego) and other DJs, VJs, the 808 Gogo Boyz, champagne bar, favors and countdown; 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand. $15-$20. Tables for four $150 (online only; include $25 bar tab). 21+.

“The Great Modern Experience 2014″: Great Gatsby/Roaring ’20s theme party presented by Grey Goose and hosts Blaise and Flash, with party areas throughout the hotel and special guest DJ Eric D-Lux (SKAM Artist, Los Angeles); fireworks viewing on pool deck. Theme attire. 8 p.m.-4 a.m., The Modern Honolulu. $75-$150. VIP packages $800-$114,000., 855-235-2867. 21+

“MMXIV: A Black Tie Affair”: Indoor/outdoor block party with DJ Jami, photo booth, balloon drop, view of fireworks and complimentary champagne toast; 8 p.m.-4 a.m., M Nightclub. $30; $20 pre-sale. VIP table reservations: 529-0010. 21+

Surfer, The Bar’s “New Year’s Eve Bash”: With Jai the Band, plus DJ Ned Roy, party favors and champagne toast; 8 p.m., Surfer, the Bar, at Turtle Bay Resort. Cover: $30. $25 pre-sale. 293-6000, 21+

Bevy’s “New Year’s Eve 2014″: DJs Timo and Kevin Koga, champagne toast, party favors and decor; 8 p.m., Bevy. No cover. Bites & Bubbles packages for two: $30-$50. 21+

Moana Surfrider’s “New Year’s Eve Banyan Party”: Oceanfront gala with view of fireworks; 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Banyan Courtyard, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. $35-$100. VIP cabanas, tables $400-$600. 921-4600,

“New Year’s Eve Latin Gala”: Dancing and Latin music by Eddie Ortiz and the Son Caribe Band, with DJ Da Lion of Judah, a Latin dance showcase, midnight balloon drop and champagne toast, party favors, no-host bar and food; 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. $30; $25 advance. 285-0072, 18+.

RumFire’s “Speakeasy 2014″: Great Gatsby/Roaring ’20s theme party with ball drop, emcees Ms. Chanel and Maleko, music by DJs Betty, Sho, White Chocolate, Euphoric and Soundcheck and entertainment including fire dancers, ’20s showgirls, body painter, juggler, magician and aerialists. Flapper, gangster attire encouraged. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., RumFire and Edge of Waikiki, Sheraton Waikiki. $95; $75 pre-sale, $195 VIP includes dinner, 550-8457, 21+ (20 and younger allowed only in VIP Penthouse Lounge, $100)

thirtyninehotel’s “10th New Year’s Eve Party”: Dancing to sets by DJs Garth (San Francisco), Mark Chittom, Eric and Farley, view of fireworks, pupu, party favors and champagne toast; 8 p.m. at thirtyninehotel. $20-$25, 855-235-2867, 21+

Hilton’s “New Year’s Eve Dance Party”: Paradise & Company and its 12-piece band and go-go dancers get the crowd grooving to music from the ’40s to today, with opening magic show by illusionist Mark Mauricio; 8:30 p.m., Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village. $100. 947-7954,

“New Year’s Eve Lux at The Trump Casino Royale”: Black-tie party with DJs Dana Kruse and JP Palmieri, live entertainment, fireworks viewing; 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Trump International Hotel, Waikiki. $100. VIP packages $300-$1,200., 721-7777. 21+

Gordon Biersch’s “New Year’s Eve Celebration”: Waterfront entertainment by Pocket (’70s-’80s dance funk), 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. No cover. 599-4877

“Revive the Live NYE Edition:” With Common Kings, plus Brooklyn-born band New Kingston and Mahi Crabbe; 9 p.m. at The Republik. $40, $30 pre-sale, 18+

Rumours’ “Ring In the New Year”: Dancing, Las Vegas trip giveaway, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. at Rumours nightclub in Ala Moana Hotel. $10-$20 cover. Ages 21+. 944-4396

“Sub.mission Hawaii NYE”: EDM party with San Francisco dubstep producer Roommate and L.A. bass DJ/producer Pretty Low, plus Valac and Dillard of Denver; 9 p.m.-2 a.m. (cocktails, art gallery from 7 p.m.), Nextdoor. $10-$20. 21+

“Midnight New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Elvis”: Legends in Concert Waikiki show with dinner or cocktail-only options, bubbly toast, meet-and-greet with the performers; 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $28.35-$185. 629-7469,

Hard Rock Cafe’s “New Year’s Eve Beachwalk Bash”: Local rock band Kings of Spade, midnight balloon drop and countdown with Fernando the Love Machine of KPOI 105.9 FM, complimentary champagne toast; 9:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. $10 cover benefits WhyHunger. 955-7383, 21+

St. Andrew’s “New Year’s Eve Organ Concert and Blessing of the City”: Featuring John Renke, 10:15 p.m., the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free. 524-2822,


Atlantis Navatek: Along the Waikiki shoreline, with DJ, view of fireworks and champagne toast, 10:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m., departing from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace. $163-$188. Reservations: 973-1311

Star of Honolulu: Waikiki-coast cocktail cruises include view of fireworks, live Hawaiian music, bubbly toast; 10:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m., departing from Kewalo Basin. $60.75-$75. 983-7827, 21+

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