Looking for things to do this New year’s eve on Maui?
Maui is a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. The weather is warm, the scenery is beautiful, and everyone is ready to welcome in the new year in paradise. And while you may not get to stand in the freezing cold with thousands of other people waiting for a ball to drop, we kind of like it that way.
If you’re looking for things to do, here are our top picks for New Year’s Eve Events on Maui:
Drums of the Pacific New Year’s Eve Luau
Hyatt Regency, Lahaina
Every year, Drums of the Pacific hosts a special late-night NYE luau in addition to their regularly scheduled show earlier in the evening. Lasting from 9:00pm to 12:00am, this luau includes a special New Year’s Eve countdown, fire knife dancers for the finale, a complimentary photo for every two paying adults, champagne toast and open bar, party favors, and a special dessert “extravaganza” if you’re looking to get your last dessert fix before your January 1st diet plan.
New Year’s Eve in Hana with the Estrella Family and Travaasa
Hana, East Maui
Inspired by local farmers, ranchers and fisherman, you’ll feast at Wa’kiu with the Estrella Family, of whom are well known for growing an assortment of local produce and plants. You’ll enjoy the freshest ingredients in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth! Call to learn more at 888.820.1043.
Kupanaha Magic Dinner Theater
Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina
Three course meal, open bar, and magic. Sounds like a fairly great way to celebrate the New Year to us! From 8:00pm to 1:00am, guests of Kupanaha’s Magic Dinner Theater will enjoy Hawaiian music, dancing, comedy, culture and magic. Call 808-892-3177 to reserve your spot. Make sure to mention you’re interested in the NYE show, as bookings for this event are not available online.
Pacific Whale Foundation New Year’s Eve Cruise
Options from Ma’alaea Harbor or Lahaina
If you’re looking for a great view of the fireworks without the crowd, get on a boat! Pacific Whale Foundation is offering two special New Year’s Eve Cocktail Cruises, one leaving from Ma’alaea Harbor and the other from Lahaina. Tickets include three complimentary cocktails, live music, dinner buffet, and champagne toast. Call at 808-892-3177 for availability.
Sheraton Maui New Year’s Eve Dinner & Countdown Party
Sheraton Maui, Lahaina
For a deliciously memorable New Year’s Eve experience, check out the Sheraton’s dinner buffet event at Black Rock Steak & Seafood from 5:30 to 8:30pm, which includes a ticket to the countdown party (for guests who are 21 and older) from 9:00pm to 1:00am, featuring a balloon drop, DJ and special champagne toast. Tickets are available for the Countdown Party without dinner too. Call 808-892-3177 for reservations.
Pride of Maui & Leilani Ultra Premium New Year’s Eve Cruise
Pride of Maui hosts an an excellent New Year’s Eve Cruise, complete with live music, open bar, gourmet cuisine, champagne toast, and a perfect view of the Maui coastline, which is exactly why it’s currently sold out, along with their sister ship, Leilani, who is also hosting a special cruise on their 50 foot yacht with top shelf liquor and prime firework viewing for a smaller group of lucky guests. While bookings are currently closed, you can add your name to the waitlist in case anyone cancels within 48 hours of the event. Visit the Pride of Maui or Leilani online or call 808.242.0955 for more information.
Alii Nui New Year’s Eve Dinner Sail
Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting fancy on a boat. The Alii, one of Maui’s sailing catamarans, will cruise to Wailea to watch the midnight firework show while you sit back and relax. Tickets include complimentary transportation from most South and West Maui resorts (depending on availability), dinner, and open bar. Call 808.875.0333 to reserve a spot.
Westin Kaanapali New Year’s Eve Dinner
Westin Kaanapali, Lahaina
The Westin is hosting two dinner options, including a three course meal at the Ocean Pool Bar & Grill or four course meal at Pulehu, an onsite Italian grill. Head over to the Pailolo Bar and Grill from 10:00pm to 1:00am for the Black & White Ball Drop Party (no cover, 21 and older only), featuring a DJ and a broadcast of New York City’s ball drop celebration. Call the hotel directly at 808.667.3254 for more information.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Alan Wong’s Amasia
Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea
Grand Wailea is known for their annual firework show, so you might as well go early and enjoy a meal at Amasia, who is offering a four course meal during their early seating from 5:00 to 6:00pm or a six course meal from 8:00 to 9:30pm. Call 808.891.3954 to make reservations.
Whatever your New Year holds, make sure to keep a resolution to celebrate it on Maui. Hope you all have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!