December 31

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Thursday December 31
Comedy Hospital – Open Mic Comedy
Station Bar, 1726 Kapiolani Blvd., 7:30 p.m. signups, 8 p.m. show, free, age 21 and up. Hawaii’s longest-running open mic comedy night. (

New Year’s Eve Cruise
Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8, 10:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $213-$255. Ring in the New Year aboard the Star of Honolulu with an evening of gourmet dining, festive celebration, party favors and the best ocean view of fireworks. Guests have a choice of three midnight cruise options. (983-7827,

New Year’s Eve Cruise with Atlantis Cruises
Departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, 10:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m., $173. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner before watching live entertainment and the fireworks from the Waikiki shoreline. Reservations required. (973-1311,

J.P. Smoketrain’s All Stars New Years Eve Band
Hawaiian Brian’s, 1690 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $20-$25. Featuring J.P. Smoketrain, Bob Hernandez, Ed “Mundo” Canto, Bobby Thursby, Randy Wheeler and more. (254-3364)

New Year’s Eve Dinner Concert
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, 7 p.m. dinner, 8:15 music, $285-$255. Enjoy an indulgent menu of kampachi, filet mignon and lobster, and music from Maunalua, Corokke and The Dukes of Surf. (947-7954,

New Year’s Eve with G. Love
Surfer, The Bar at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., 7 p.m. heavy pupu, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. music, $85. Enjoy pupu and a midnight champagne toast while G. Love performs. (, 635-5556)

New Year’s Eve with Maya Azucena
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Resorts, 8 and 11 p.m., $55-$35. (, 777-4890)

Masquerade Ball at SKY Waikiki
SKY Waikiki, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., 8 p.m., $125-$225. Enjoy a New Year’s celebration like no other with great food, drinks, music and more. (979-7591,

New Year’s Eve at The TRUMP Casino Royale
Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beachwalk, 8:30 p.m., $250. Ring in the new year with drinks, food, casino games and more. Black tie optional. (

Night Circus
Sheraton Waikiki, 8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $100. Enjoy four live DJs, go-go dancers, firebreathers, aerialists and more at RumFire, Helumoa Pool and the Infinity Edge Pool, providing the best views of the midnight fireworks off Waikiki. (550-8457, 271-1728)

The New Year’s Eve Party of the Year
Aloha Tower Marketplace, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., $40-$75. The biggest party of the year is back with multiple entertainment areas, lots of food, fire dancers, bull rides and live music from PeniDean, Kaipo Kapua, The Late Ones, Rebel Souljahz, Tenelle, Walshy Fire and more. (

Longhi’s New Years Eve Spectacular
Longhi’s Ala Moana, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #3001, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $15. Enjoy live music and dancing with the Funk-A-Holics, with a great view of the New Year’s fireworks. Or, pay $90 for a five-course dinner from 9-11 p.m. (947-9899)

Masquerade New Year’s Party with Nesian N.I.N.E.
Kuilima Ballroom at Turtle Bay Resort, 8:30 p.m. dinner, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. music, $109.48-$35. Enjoy prime rib and other local delicacies before a performance by Nesian N.I.N.E. to ring in the new year. Reservations required. (293-6805, 293-6504,

New Year’s Eve Cruise
Departs from Kewalo Basin, 10:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m., $79. Celebrate the New Year with a relaxing and casual evening aboard the Dolphin Star. Live Hawaiian entertainment will set the mood as guests enjoy fireworks views from the two-deck catamaran, party favors and a welcome champagne toast. Reservations required. (983-7827,

New Year’s Eve Latin Gala
Pearl Harbor Fleet Reserve Association, 891 Valkenburg St., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $20-$25. Enjoy live Latin music, appetizers, champagne and more. (285-0072,

Pa‘akai New Year’s Eve Four-Course
Pa‘akai at Turtle Bay Resort, 5:30-10:30 p.m. seating, $125-$95. Eat a four-course meal with wine and champagne to ring in the new year. Reservations required. (293-6020, 447-6632)

The Kahala Countdown: New Year’s Eve Party
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Maile Ballroom and Pool Area, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $100-$150. Enjoy hot and cold food stations, including prawns, oysters, prime rib and more, plus HonuGruv providing live music before the fireworks. (739-8760,