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New Year's Eve in Honolulu 2021-2022

An exclusive opportunity to be among the last people on Earth to welcome a New Year

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Last updated: by Mariana Droniak
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Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates.

Hawaii is so far away! It's the last big populated area to welcome the New Year in the world. This uniqueness, plus sunshine and tropical weather, makes it an incredible place to flip-flop into a new year.

The most famous holiday lights display dazzles visitors near the Honolulu Hale (city hall) and along River Street. Good news: there is no chance to catch a cold while checking it. And with Santa in shorts and decorated palm trees, Hawaii has its holiday charm.

Honolulu is known for its beach parties, which gather thousands of people. Waikiki Beach, Kaimana Beach, Kakaako Waterfront Park, and Ala Moana Regional Park are some of the most popular spots where you can observe the fireworks leaving a reflection on water. Adventure lovers can climb Mount Tantalus, which opens excellent views over the city, ocean, and fireworks. The dazzling displays kick off after dusk, first next to the Aloha Tower Marketplace. And later on, at 11:55 pm at Waikiki Beach.