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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Honolulu
December 23 ,2022

It’s just about time to start jotting down your resolutions for 2023 — but before you do, it’s time to think about where you will ring in the New Year! No matter where you choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve, there are lively parties to attend, tasty beverages to be sipped, and festive attire to be donned. 

A holiday visit to Hawaii is always enviable, but spending New Year’s Eve in the Aloha State will undoubtedly kick off your 2023 in an unforgettable way. Whether it’s your first visit to Oʻahu or you’re returning to spend the last days of 2022 in your home away from home, Prince Waikiki is the perfect base for your New Year’s celebrations. 

With the biggest night of the year just around the corner, we are sharing the best spots to celebrate New Year’s in Honolulu. Located in the heart of Oʻahu, Prince Waikiki is steps away from some of the island’s best New Year’s parties. So chill the champagne, dust off your dancing shoes, and get your party hat ready — it’s time to plan your perfect New Year’s Eve!

Pre-New Year’s Eve Celebrations 


The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a blissful time to wind down. With December 25th having come and gone, it’s a time to laze around in a holiday haze, eat leftovers, and bask in the joy of time spent with family and friends. It’s also the perfect week to reflect and de-stress after the busy lead-up to the holiday season. Where better to relax and refresh before the New Year than Prince Waikiki? 


Santa Tiki Cups at Sippin Santa in Prince Waikiki


If you want to keep the holiday spirit going strong, swing by Sippin’ Santa at the Ala Moana Foyer for some holiday-inspired Tiki cocktails! Try the Kris Kringle Colada for a Christmas cool-down, or share Rudolf’s Rum Rhapsody for a unique twist on a holiday punch. 


Sippin’ Santa 


  • Where: Outdoor Ala Moana Foyer
  • When: November 25th – December 31st, 2022
  • Open Daily
  • 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM


For an out-of-this-world island experience, head to Hinana Bar for Cosmics & Cocktails. Join Stargazers of Hawaii for a rare view of the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter from the pool deck at Prince Waikiki. The view of the Honolulu night sky will pair perfectly with the gin and ginger-infused Hawaiian Remedy cocktail or the Harbor Hito mocktail. 


Cosmic & Cocktails 


  • Where: Hinana Bar Pool Deck 
  • When: December 29th, 2022
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


An exterior shot of House of Manu Up in Prince Waikiki


If you’re interested in shopping locally this holiday season, grab a coffee at Honolulu Coffee Co. and head over to the Prince Waikiki Lobby to browse our Holidaze Pop-Ups and the newly opened House of Manu Up. You’ll find lots of locally-made goods from Waikiki artists and small businesses, plus pop-up workshops and galleries. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, you’ll find something for everyone. 


Holidaze Pop-Up


  • Where: Prince Waikiki Lobby 
  • When: Every Friday
  • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM


New Year’s Eve Parties in Honolulu 


The most anticipated parties of the year are thrown on New Year’s Eve – so is there anywhere more fitting to celebrate than the dreamy setting of Oʻahu? Thankfully, there are some unique ways to celebrate that promise to make 2022 a New Year’s Eve to remember. 


Seafood at Prince Waikiki


If you want to hit the town but aren’t wanting to venture too far from the comfort of your hotel room, head to 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar for the New Year’s Dinner Buffet. In addition to sushi and carving stations, the buffet will serve delectable island fresh cuisine offerings ranging from Fried Oysters and Lobster Tail to Tako Poke and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie. 


If you’re looking to ring in the new year in a quintessentially Hawaiian fashion, we recommend heading to Rock-a-Hula for the Midnight New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Countdown. Guests can purchase tickets to the Original Waikiki Luau Buffet & Show, which includes a glass of bubbly, a Luau Buffet dinner, and a show that features live Hawaiian music, hula dancing, and an awe-inspiring virtual fireworks display.


New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Oʻahu


New Year's Eve fireworks framed by palm trees on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii


Is it really New Year’s Eve if you don’t watch an epic fireworks show? The sky above Waikiki Beach will be glimmering once again on December 31st, and it’s a display that you definitely won’t want to miss. The best part? You can watch the fireworks with a glass of champagne in hand, snuggled up with your loved ones from the comfort of your very own Ocean Room at Prince Waikiki. 


If you want another unique view of the shimmering show, consider embarking on a New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise around Waikiki. 


New Year’s Wellness & Workouts in Waikiki


If a splashy party or a big fireworks display isn’t your cup of tea for the big night, why not ease into the new year with a focus on your well-being? Celebrate New Year’s Eve with these low-key, luxury wellness options at Prince Waikiki. 


Reset, refresh, and start 2023 stress-free with a visit to Naio Bliss Spa. Treat yourself to the Mulawai Hydrating Facial for a natural anti-aging facial massage to soften and hydrate your skin so you can glow strongly into the new year. 


A man and woman enjoy breakfast in bed at Prince Waikiki


Sometimes the most memorable New Year’s Eve plans are the most laid-back ones. If going out isn’t in the cards this year, stay in your room and ring in the new year in your coziest pajamas while you watch the ball drop with some champagne and in-room dining. To elevate your low-key New Year’s Eve, try Prince Waikiki’s Wellness to Your Room “Night In” package. This includes a luxury skincare set and Ola Tropical Apothecary Bath Salts in signature Hawaiian scents. You’ll be heading into 2023 as zen as can be. 


A woman walks up Diamond Head in Honolulu Hawaii


If you want to kick off the new year by breaking a sweat, why not hike one of Hawaii’s most iconic peaks? Diamond Head (Le’ahi) Summit Trail is known as one of the most popular hiking trails in the area and would make the perfect New Year’s Day hike. The trail offers sweeping views of the O’ahu coastline and Waikiki in the distance. Once you arrive at the summit, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Diamond Head (Le’ahi) crater and the lush island landscape. What a way to say hello to 2023! 


No matter how you spend your New Year’s Eve in Honolulu, it’s sure to be an evening you will never forget. Book our Prince Experience offer to save up to 30% on Ocean Rooms and receive a $50 food & beverage credit. We can’t wait to ring in the New Year with you! 

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