As the year comes to a close, it’s time to gear up for a memorable New Year’s celebration filled with joy, laughter, and unity. From fireworks displays to cultural festivities, there are many family-friendly events that cater to all ages. Let’s explore some of the exciting ways to ring in the New Year with your loved ones.
The All New Noon Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop
Town Center of Mililani, Center Stage
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate the arrival of 2024 at the Town Center of Mililani’s annual New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop, happening at noon. The event promises a lively atmosphere with a special performance by Natural Vibrations from noon to 1 pm. Festivities also include captivating performances by Huaka’i Polynesian Productions (featuring a Haka performance), the Asian Lion Dance Team, Ryugen Taiko, and Aolani Silva. Attendees can look forward to giveaways too!
For more information, please visit towncenterofmililani.com.
New Year’s at Noon
Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate the New Year in a kid-friendly style at the Hawai‘i Children’s Discovery Center! Experience the only New Year’s Eve party designed exclusively for children, featuring rocking tunes and excitement. Be part of the festive atmosphere as they count down to noon with an exhilarating balloon drop.
For more information, please visit discoverycenterhawaii.org.
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Kitchen Door Wai Kai
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 5:30 pm – Midnight
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kitchen Door’s spectacular event catering to revelers of every age! Secure your spot at Kitchen Door for an unforgettable New Year’s experience. The versatile restaurant presents a variety of choices at the Plaza Grill and Boardwalk Cafe: choose between an early or late dinner, a Prix Fixe menu or All-You-Can-Eat option, and enjoy either family activities or a mesmerizing fireworks display.
For more information, please visit waikai.com.
New Year’s Eve Soirée
Turtle Bay Resort
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Commence your New Year’s Eve festivities at Turtle Bay Resort! Welcome 2024 with live music and entertainment, featuring performers reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil. Enhance the experience with delectable bites, refreshing cocktails, a variety of wines, and more. Cap off the night by being dazzled by the spectacular fireworks show, set to begin at midnight.
For more information, please visit turtlebayresort.com.
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko Olina
Sunday, December 31, 2023, 9:00 pm – Midnight
Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Oʻahu at Ko Olina are invited to exclusive events and activities to ring in the New Year in paradise. Here’s to a year ahead filled with happiness and good health – cheers!
For more information, please visit koolina.com.
Waikiki New Year’s Fireworks
Sunday, December 31, 2023, Midnight
As the clock strikes midnight, Waikiki’s skyline will ignite with a spectacular fireworks display. Sponsored by members of the Waikiki Improvement Association, this annual show symbolizes the spirit of Lokahi. The fireworks show will be visible throughout the Waikiki shoreline so find the perfect spot along Waikiki Beach to ring in the New Year!
For more information, please visit waikikiimprovement.com.
New Year’s Blessing (Hatsumoude)
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii
January 1-3, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, Hours Vary by Day
Come and celebrate the arrival of 2024 at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii! Their “Hatsumoude” New Year short blessing in front of the Shrine will be available all day for the first three days of the New Year and on weekends throughout the third week of January. Feel free to drop by at your convenience; there’s no need to rush.
For more information, please visit izumotaishahawaii.com.
Family Mochi Blessing
Honbushin International Center
Saturday, January 13, 2024, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate the arrival of 2024 with a blessing for your family’s health and happiness at Honbushin International Center’s New Year Mochitsuki Ceremony. Expressing gratitude for the past year and pray for a prosperous New Year filled with well-being. Embrace the opportunity for your entire family to engage in the authentic Japanese tradition of mochi pounding, with expert guidance provided throughout the process.
For more information, please visit hichawaii.com.
2024 New Year’s ʻOhana Festival
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi
Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come and be part of the 31st annual New Year’s ʻOhana Festival! Taking place in the vibrant heart of Mo’ili’ili, this festival is a joyous celebration of both Hawaiʻi’s cherished local traditions and Japanese New Year customs. Enjoy a day filled with delicious food, cultural demonstrations, and entertainment suitable for the whole family!
For more information, please visit jcchawaii.org.