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New Year’s Eve parties 2013

Here’s our guide to the New Year’s Eve parties happening around town this year


Posted December 16, 2013 by Tracy Chan

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Every year, there’s so much going on for New Year’s, so here’s our roundup of all the events on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 31, together in one place.

Got a party that we missed? Leave a comment with the details and we’ll add it in!

Party of the Year @ Kakaako Park

Doors open at 6 p.m. — There’s something for everyone at this huge, multistage party at Kakaako Park, featuring live music, Djs, Eat the Street food trucks, carnival rides and fireworks. Tickets: $30-$100, available at ticketmaster.com; all ages.

A Black Tie Affair @ M Nightclub

Doors open at 8 p.m. — Featuring six DJs on two stages, an indoor/outdoor party with a flip book photo booth, balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: $20 presale, $30 at the door, available at mnlhnl.com; 21+.

NYE Speakeasy @ RumFire & Edge of Waikiki

Doors open at 8 p.m. — Waikiki’s largest oceanfront party returns with a Roaring ’20s theme. Emcees Ms. Chanel and Maleko countdown to the 2014 ball drop while DJs Betty, Super CW, and Sho keep the music going all night. Entertainment includes fire dancers and Vint-Edge 1920’s showgirls, a body painter, juggler, interactive dancers, magician, and aerialists. Tickets: $95, available at honoluluboxoffice.com; 21+.

Tiki Drop @ Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Doors open at 7 p.m. — Drink specials, a special New Year’s Eve prix fix menu, an excellent view, live bands, DJs and more make the party at Tiki’s a popular one. Tickets: $10, available at eventbrite.com; 21+.

NYE Beachwalk Bash with Kings of Spade @ Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki

Doors open at 9:30 p.m. — Rock in the new year with local blues rock band Kings of Spade. Complimentary champagne toast and party favors, along with a midnight balloon drop and countdown with radio personality Fernando the Love Machine from KPOI 105.9FM. Tickets: $10, Partial proceeds benefit WhyHunger; 21+.

New Year’s Eve with Bill Maher @ Blaisdell Concert Hall

Doors open at 8 p.m. — Sardonic comedian and “Real Time” legend Bill Maher will be on stage at the Neal S Blaisdell Concert Hall for New Year’s. Tickets: $45-$150, available at ticketmaster.com; 18+.

The Great Modern Experience @ The Modern Honolulu

Doors open at 6 p.m. For VIP, 8 p.m. For general admission — Blaise & Flash host this Great Gatsby-themed party, with multiple designated party areas and a perfect poolside view of the fireworks at midnight. Tickets: $75 general admission, $100 VIP, available at flavorus.com; 21+.

Revive the Live: Common Kings @ The Republik

Doors open at 9 p.m. — Get your groove on to feel-good beats with rock, reggae, and R&B influenced headliners Common Kings, accompanied by New Kingston, and Mahi Crabbe. Tickets: $30, available at flavorus.com; 18+.

Sub Mission Hawaii NYE with Roommate & Pretty Low @ NextDoor

Doors open at 9 p.m. — Dance in the new year with hard & heavy bass music Djs Roommate of San Fran, Pretty Low of Los Angeles and Valac & Dillard of Denver. Tickets: $15 presale, $20 at the door; 18+.

New Year’s Eve with DJ Garth @ thirtyninehotel

Doors open at 8 p.m. — Featuring DJ Garth with Mark Chittom, Eric and Farley, free champagne toast at midnight, complimentary pupu by chef Thao, amazing view of the fireworks, party favors and music that will keep you glued to the dance floor. Tickets: $20, available at flavorus.com; 21+.

New Year’s Eve 2013 Live @ Hank’s Cafe & The Dragon Upstairs

Doors open at 9 p.m. — Celebrate with live music: The BBC playing downstairs at Hank’s and Superstar Jam Session, a surprise jam session with various Dragon Upstairs artists. Free pupu, party favors and a champagne toast. Tickets: Free; 21+.

All that Glitters @ Eleven44

Doors open at 8 p.m. — the public is invited to preview Honolulu’s newest nightclub and lounge, Eleven44 at this intimate gathering with Djs, complimentary food and drink samples and bottle service specials. (Eleven44 effectively rebrands BambuTwo Cafe + Martini Lounge and theVenue). Tickets: Free; 21+.

New Years Eve LUX at The TRUMP Casino Royale @ Trump International Hotel

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. — A classy, black tie and gown affair hosted by Paul Klink, with a great view of the fireworks off the balcony. Tickets: Free, but must RSVP via eventbrite.com; 21+.

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About Tracy Chan

Tracy Chan is a night owl who loves chronicling Honolulu's vibrant nightlife scene through photography and the written word.   The former Metromix Associate Producer (currently a freelance photographer and writer), she is a journalism major from the University of Hawaii, a body constantly in motion, and a pro at steering inebriated partygoers.

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