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Ring in the New Year in Hawaii

December 17th, 2018 Outdoor Activities
Ring in the New Year in Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the last places on earth to ring in the new year, so it’s important to give the old one a proper send-off. Planning the new year in Oahu? Here are some ways to celebrate.

Midnight fireworks show at Waikiki Beach

The midnight fireworks show at Waikiki Beach draws upwards of 100,000 visitors every year. Fiery aerial designs of palm trees, colorful strobes, and sparkling fan formations delight onlookers as they ring in the new year. Enjoy the show from the lanai of your Aston Waikiki Beach room! Our Oceanfront rooms offer a full view of the beach, while our Ocean View rooms offer a side profile view. If you have a radio handy, tune into multiple local stations that broadcast music that’s especially choreographed to the show.

Tiki’s New Year’s Eve Starlight Soiree Dinner & Party

Every year, Tiki’s Grill & Bar located at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel throws a huge New Year’s Eve bash with live bands, DJs, dancing, and drink specials. Located right across the street from Kuhio Beach, there’s no better seat to watch the midnight fireworks show than at Tiki’s.

Leading up to the event, Tiki’s is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner menu that begins at 5pm. Make dinner reservations in advance – which includes party entry, or party admission can be purchased separately.

First Day Hike

Greet New Year’s Day with a glorious sunrise hike at the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline. As part of America’s State Parks’ annual event, thousands across the United States start the new year on the right foot with an early morning hike to the Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse. Watch the moon set and the sun rise with hundreds of others who partake in the event every year.

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!


If you haven’t yet booked your hotel stay, consider Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, centrally-located to all the activity in Waikiki. With sweeping views of Kuhio Beach, it’s just walking distance from major shopping centers and offers excellent onsite amenities.

Book a room with ocean views to enjoy stunning sunsets or of Diamond Head, an ancient volcanic crater and iconic symbol of Oahu. Check out exclusive offers only available on our website. We hope to see you soon!

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