Hawaii New Years Eve Celebrations

Update – click this link, if you are looking for Waikiki and Honolulu New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Events to ring in the upcoming new year.

This link will take you to Maui New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Events.

This link will take you to Hawaii’s Big Island New Year’s Eve Events & Fireworks 

For Kauai, see Kauai New Year’s Eve fireworks and Music Fest in Poipu.

This link will take you to a list of all the major New Year’s Eve events and fireworks in Hawaii.


You’ll find the biggest Hawaii New Years Eve celebrations on Oahu in Honolulu. Follow this link for a complete listing of what’s going on for New Years Eve in Waikiki and Honolulu.

Waikiki will put on their fireworks extravaganza at midnight. The fireworks show sounds absolutely amazing! Here’s how the Waikiki Improvement Association describes fireworks plans:

At five minutes before midnight, we will fire one announcement salute every minute until one minute before midnight. Then we will fire one salute at 60 seconds, one at 45 seconds, one at 30 seconds, one at 20 seconds, followed by a 10-second countdown with
one every second.

At midnight a rousing rapid-fired New Years crescendo will unfold to the jazzy version of Auld Lang Syne. The entire show will exceed 300 shells! This opening will surely mark the end of 2007 and be a fitting beginning of 2008!

The show will transition from the New Years finale to an eight-minute display of the finest and most unique fireworks effects ever seen in the great state of Hawaii. “Palm trees,” “coconut trees,” “rings,” “strobes,” “flitters,” colorful “falling leaves” and a great “brocade willow” scene will be just a sampling of the variety.

As the tempo increases leading to the conclusion of the show, another rousing rapid firing of “gold willows” supported by the thunderous repercussion of the brilliant “flash salutes” will unfold to display a grand finale.

Who wants to watch an apple drop in freezing temperatures in Times Square when you can see an awesome fireworks display in the warmth of Waikiki? Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)!

  1. Bobby White says:

    Im looking to visit hawaii for the 2010 new years

    1. Hi Bobby – Probably nearer to November or December I’ll have a list of New Years Eve 2009/2010 events.

      1. I’m also visiting for 2010 NYE. I still haven’t booked a hotel but I’m looking for something close to the action. I’ll keep checking. Thnx

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