Hawaii Big Island New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Celebrations

New Year's Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

New Year’s Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Hawaii’s Big Island offers wonderful celebrations to greet the new year. Here are our top picks of New Year’s Eve 2016/2017 for where to have a special New Year’s Eve dinner and/or catch a midnight fireworks show.

– Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows‘ signature restaurant CanoeHouse restaurant will host a a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner followed by an oceanside party and fireworks at midnight. For more information and reservations call 808-881-7911.

– Fairmont Orchid is hosting a Bohemian Beach Bash New Year’s Eve celebration. For party reservations and more information, call 808-885-2000.

Hapuna Beach Prince Resort’s signature restaurant Coast Grille is hosting a special New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner plus New Year’s Eve fireworks on the fairway.  See this link for more information.

– Hapuna Beach Prince Resort’s sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is hosting special dining and a New Year’s Eve fireworks show. It’s the same fireworks show, but a different vantage point. See this link for more information.

– The hotels in Waikoloa Beach Resort are offering several special New Year’s Eve dinners and a luau. See this link for more information.

– The Sheraton Kona Resort in Keauhou is featuring New Year’s Eve Dinner Luau Buffet, Hawaiian music, dessert buffet, DJ, dancing and a midnight toast. See this link for more information and this link to purchase tickets.


  • Additional Big Island resorts and restaurants will be offering special dining and New Year’s Eve events. If we have not mentioned your resort, check directly with them. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. it’s a list of place where we’d personally like to spend New Year’s Eve on Hawaii’s Big Island.
  • Unless otherwise noted, children under the age of 5 typically dine for free. Verify that before booking.
  • Unless otherwise noted assume that taxes and gratuity are not included in the pricing.
  • For more New Year’s Eve dining options on the Big Island, check OpenTable.com.

We wish you a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!


  1. Kathleen Andresen

    Looking for New years eve event for my two sons who will be visiting 21 &25.

    • Kathleen – we’ll be updating this page in December, when venues announce what they’re offering. Usually the same venues offer very similar New Year’s Eve celebrations year after year, but with a price increase. So, there will likely be the same events this year. If any of these events appeal to your sons, that’s great, but if they are looking for something else, they should pick up a copy of the local newspaper when they’re on the island to check for other events/parties/celebrations.

      • Sheila, anything happening on the big island near the volcano Kilauea? Maybe a midnight walk to see Kilauea’s glow and a celebration toast? Is there anything going on near volcanos national park?

      • Aloha Sheila,

        My name is Tammie, I’m the PR Manager at the Sheraton Kona. Thank you for featuring our resort in the Go Visit Hawaii NYE article. I noticed that the above information for our resort is outdated. I’d love the opportunity to send you our holiday and NYE events for 2015/2016. We have an assortment of activities taking place to celebrate the holidays and New Year. I can be reached at tammie.carpenter@sheraton.com. Happy holidays!

        • Aloha Tammie, what you previous saw hadn’t been updated for this new season. It has now been updated for New Year’s Eve 2015/2016.

  2. How about a general fireworks show for the community? In Kauai they have one at Poipu for everyone free of charge at about 9:30. Does anything like that exist here?

  3. Aloha,is there any firework shows happening in Kailua Kona?

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