Ring in the New Year in Hawai‘i 2022
Hawai‘i 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. Here’s how to ring in the New Year in Hawai‘i 2022.
Although we strive to provide the most current information, attractions and events mentioned may be closed or canceled without notice. We recommend checking individual attractions for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting. According to the “Safe Access O‘ahu” program, all patrons must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result in order to enter restaurants, bars, museums, and other similar establishments.
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, early risers start the new year on the right foot with a morning hike to Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse. Watch the moon set and the sun rise with others who make the trek every year.
Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline is open. Travel responsibly by treating Hawai‘i’s trails, creatures, sacred sites, residents, and areas of ecological restoration with respect. Refer to Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources website for additional hiking etiquette and safety preparedness information.
The Best Sashimi in Honolulu
Need a little luck moving into the New Year? The custom of eating raw ahi on December 31 is supposed to ensure prosperity for the coming year. Find the best sashimi in Honolulu with our guide to popular local eateries like Momosan, Morimoto Asia, Yoshitsune, Ono Seafood, and Fresh Catch Kaimuki.
Fireworks at Waikiki Beach
The 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 Hotel room! Our Premier 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.
Chinese New Year
Although the Chinese New Year isn’t until February 1, 2022, you can still discover the traditions, taboos, dishes, and drinks that make up the important holiday in Honolulu’s Chinatown - one of the oldest in the nation. It’s the Year of the Tiger! Stay up to date with the neighborhood’s Chinatown Cultural Center for upcoming events, support local restaurants and Chinese bakeries by snagging some tasty treats to go, and make sure to wear red clothes for good fortune moving into the New Year. Chinatown is just 5 miles from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.
Rock-A-Hula Dinner Show at Royal Hawaiian Center
Rock-A-Hula presents their annual Midnight New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Countdown hula show with a four-course dinner, luau buffet, or cocktail option, all of which include Champagne and party favors. Stick around for the exciting countdown with firework visual effects projected on their 40' x 29' video screen. The party starts at 9:15 p.m.
For another unique NYE dinner experience, check out the Star of Honolulu. The cruise ship is offering a midnight New Year’s Eve dinner and show along with prime views of the Waikiki fireworks show from the water.
Tiki’s New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party
Tiki’s Grill & Bar at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel celebrates New Year’s Eve each year with an amazing multicourse prix fixe dinner menu, live music, Champagne toast, and drink specials. Located right across the street from Kuhio Beach, there’s no better seat to watch the fireworks show than at Tiki’s. Check out Tiki’s special menu above and make dinner reservations in advance.
New Year’s Eve at ‘Alohilani
Join ‘Alohilani Resort on New Year’s Eve at 8 p.m. for a magical night of art, colors, glamor, golds & glitters, and Champagne. The NYE party was especially curated to portray a luxurious and festive lifestyle experience inspired by wonderland.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Shorefyre with Kelandy
Shorefyre in International Market Place is once again hosting an epic late night New Year’s Eve bash that includes a pupu platter, Champagne toast at midnight, and special live performance by beloved local artist Kelandy. Reserve your table in advance at Shorefyre.
Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou!
If you haven’t yet booked your hotel stay, consider Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, centrally-located to all the New Year’s Eve 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 O‘ahu. Check out exclusive offers only available on our website. We hope to see you soon!
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