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Welcome 2019 in Ewa Beach

Silhouettes of a family on the beach watching fireworks in the distance

The countdown to New Year’s is officially in effect, and across the homes and apartments for rent in Honolulu, you can feel the anticipation building. Where will the biggest and best celebrations be located come New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Where will you want to spend time with friends and family, or even flying solo when the clock ticks ever closer to midnight? That’s exactly what we’ll be taking a look at today, as we explore where you should go to welcome 2019 in Ewa Beach, Honolulu, and across the island.

If You’re in It for the Fireworks

Let’s face it, the fireworks celebrations are a big part of bringing in the New Year, and if that’s your fancy then you’re in luck. There are at least three confirmed fireworks celebrations that will be taking place on Oahu this New Year’s Eve, according to Visit Hawaii:

  • At Waikiki Beach
  • At the Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • At the Turtle Bay Resort

Let’s take a second to break those down, shall we? The Waikiki Beach fireworks come courtesy of the Waikiki Improvement Association, and will be launched from, as indicated by the official announcement, “a barge just off Waikiki Beach.” It’ll be about eight to ten minutes of riveting light in the skies, with some of the displays mimicking fun shapes like “palm trees, rings, strobes, sparkling fans, colorful falling leaves, brocades and willows falling to the ocean.”

Meanwhile, over at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the fireworks display will be a part of their New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner Show. After a sumptuous 4-course dinner and a night of exciting live music from Manoa DNA and Dukes of Surf, they’ll set the skies above the lagoon alight with wonder in what will surely be quite the sight.

Finally, if you don’t mind making your way up to the North Shore, you’ll be able to catch the stylish New Year’s Eve spectacular at the Turtle Bay Resort. The fireworks are a private show available exclusively to New Year’s Eve event attendees, and they’ve also got a number of parties going on to supplement the fun as you roll into 2019. Speaking of which…

If You Want to Party Hard for the New Year

New Year’s parties will be in plentiful supply on December 31st, so you’ve got some choices to make on which you’ll want to go to, if you’re interested. We already mentioned there will be a few fine options available at the Turtle Beach Resort, which include:

  • The New Year’s Eve Party at The Point — This spectacular poolside bar will be the location of the fireworks display, which will be accompanied by this lively party beforehand and a midnight champagne toast.
  • Ring in 2019 Like It’s 1999 — Located in the Kuilima Ballroom, this DJ-fueled extravaganza will feature all your favorite 90s music, along with a “champagne toast, radical giveaways, and throwback photo booth.” Additionally, attendees will be provided with a wristband granting access to the fireworks show at The Point.
  • The NYE Party with Kings of Spade — If you head over to Surfer, The Bar, you’ll be able to catch Kings of Spade, one of Hawaii’s hottest rock acts, for a night filled with live music, great drinks, and plenty of party atmosphere.

The resort isn’t the only place you’ll be able to catch a NYE party, however. There’s plenty more going on right in Honolulu too. If you’re the nightclub type, you can check out either of the celebrations going down at The District Nightclub or Ginza.

The District Nightclub party will be kicking off at the Kapiolani Boulevard location starting at 10:00PM and will be going all the way until 4:00AM. You’ll need tickets for entry, and you might even want to consider some VIP reservations to secure a prime spot for the festivities.

Ginza, as you might already know, is located on Kona Street, and their “Special New Year’s Eve 2019 After Party” will start right after the midnight countdown, featuring booming bass beats from DJ’s Debin & Massfunk. It’ll be the perfect spot to dance the rest of the night away.

If you’re looking for a cool “themed” party to attend, there’s a black-tie casino night party going on at 53 By The Sea, Casino Night in Macau:

“Slip on your best black-tie attire for a night of crazy, rich extravagance featuring Casino Games, Live Music, a Cigar Lounge, Dancing, Raffle Prizes, and more! A limited number of VIP tickets are also available, which includes early entry and access to the second-floor VIP lounge.”

And if you’re interested in taking to the water for New Year’s, Oahu Boat Cruises is holding a “pre party” of sorts in the form of a dance cruise around 6:30PM on New Year’s Eve.

If You Just Want to Enjoy a Nice Dinner

Finally, if a well stocked buffet is more your thing, there are plenty of locations that will be offering such delights on New Year’s Eve, including a few favorites you may already be familiar with:

  • Waikiki Starlight Luau at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • MAC 24/7 at the Hilton Waikiki Beach
  • Chart House
  • Tiki’s at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
  • Hula Grill at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach
  • BLT at Trump Waikiki
  • Hau Tree Lanai at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
  • Stripsteak at International Marketplace
  • Azure at the Royal Hawaiian

And of course, there’s one final option you’ll want to give consideration to come New Year’s Eve...

The Apartments for Rent in Honolulu Are Also a Great Place to Bring in the New Year

Especially when you call beautiful beach homes like Kapilina your home. That calming setting right near the ocean waters, the beautiful layout of every living space, and the fabulous feeling of community you get when you’re there all come together to make a fine place for celebrating any day, especially one where you’re gathered with the most cherished people in your life. If you’re ready to experience what it’s like living in island style, make sure you check out our availability today and inquire about making Kapilina your new home by the water’s edge.