Are you planning on spending New Year’s Eve 2016 in Maui? If so, we have fireworks, New Year’s Eve cruises, great dinners, and fun events. Keep reading to find out more about what is happening to ring in the New Year this year in Maui.
The best fireworks show on Maui is sponsored by the Wailea Resort Foundation. If you are staying in Wailea you may be able to see the show from your resort. You can also see the show from beaches in Wailea, or plan on having dinner at a restaurant in the area or take a fireworks cruise!
Restaurants with New Year’s Eve Specials
Nick’s Fish Market
Nick’s Fish Market offers a special New Year’s Eve dinner including an amuse bouche, second course, entree, and dessert. It is close to the Wailea beach path so after you eat you can walk along the beach and enjoy the fireworks.
Four Seasons Wailea
The Four Seasons Wailea will have entertainment in the lobby and a view of the fireworks. They also have three restaurants to choose from. Duo will have a buffet dinner from 6:30-11:00pm, Ferraro’s Bar E Ristorante will serve an a la carte menu, and Spago will be serving a five-course pre fixe dinner including a glass of champagne at midnight.
Ka’ana Kitchen at Andaz Wailea
Ka’ana Kitchen is offering a prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve including a first course, second course, entree, dessert, and one complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Ka’ana Kitchen specializes in farm-to-table food and has a great wine selection. There is also beach access from this resort.
Sarento’s on the Beach
Sarento’s on the Beach is a beachfront restaurant just north of Wailea. They typically offer a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Their dinner menu includes seafood, steaks and homemade pasta.
New Year’s Eve Cruises
Trilogy New Year’s Eve Fireworks Sail
December 31st at 10:15
This tour is for adults only (21+) and is limited to 40 guests. Celebrate with top-shelf cocktails, glow sticks, and a “savory & sweet” menu. The trip takes you down to Wailea to view the fireworks show and then returns to Ma’alaea harbor. Cost is $249.
Pride of Maui New Year’s Eve Cruise
December 31st at 10:15
Enjoy gourmet cuisine and decadent desserts on this adult only (21+) cruise. They will have live music and a fully stocked premium bar. This trip departs from Ma’alaea harbor and cruises along the coastline to enjoy the Wailea fireworks show. Cost is $139.
Pacific Whale Foundation
The Pacific Whale Foundation has a variety of tours on New Year’s Eve that leave from both Ma’alaea harbor and Lahaina. They offer cocktail cruises as well as non-alcohol cruises and there are prices for adults and children.
Maui New Year’s Eve Events
New Year’s Eve at the Hawaiian Room
December 31st 7:30pm-1:30am
Enjoy Hawaii’s top selling female vocalist of all time, Amy Hanaiali’i and ring in the New Year with a mix of blues, jazz, pop and Hawaiian music followed by an after party and New Year toast. This 1930’s-1940’s Gatsby celebration includes pupus and party favors. Tickets from $250-$300.
Fairmont Kea Lani
The Fairmont offers a keiki celebration from 7:30-10:30pm with glow in the dark fun at the main pool and shave ice and a movie on the lower lawn in addition to a magic show and face painting. From 9:00pm-12:30am for those 21+ enjoy champagne, appetizers, desserts and DJ music. White and/or silver attire recommended. $120++ per person.
Drums of the Pacific
Join them for a late night luau from 9pm to midnight. This special event includes all of the traditional luau offerings, as well as a complementary souvenir photo and keepsake frame, party hats and noise makers, sparkling wine, and a dessert bonanza!
Fleetwood’s on Front St.
December 31st 8:00pm-11:59pm
Mick Fleetwood blues band featuring Rick Vito will be playing on the rooftop and G. Love will be playing on the main stage. Tickets range from $150-$1250. An a la carte dinner menu will also be available for purchase.
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
January 1st at 7:30pm
Bill Maher’s 6th Annual New Year’s All-Star Evening of Comedy with Bill Maher, Margaret Cho, and Dana Gould. Tickets from $79.50-$99.50 (plus fees). If you are looking for a laugh, this is the event for you!
What better way to start off the New Year than by checking something off your bucket list? Come join us at Air Maui for an amazing helicopter tour, it’s something that you can’t miss! Here is what some of our guests have to say about their experiences:
“This was an absolutely incredible experience! The staff on the ground were welcoming, eager to assist, kind and sincere. Our pilot, Dave Wilson, was outstanding! He was a wealth of knowledge; I learned so much! I felt safe the entire trip. I would highly recommend Air Maui for your tour. Bucket list item check!” - Kelly H
“I was not thrilled about booking this excursion but it was at the top of my husband’s Hawaii "wish list." It was the highlight of our 2 week trip. I felt like we were floating during the West Maui & Molokai tour. Ritchie was awesome & immediately gave me a sense of security. It was an experience we will never forget. Bought the video so that we can re-live it for many years to come. By the way - the Maui Air staff rocks! They are awesome.” - Laura R
“Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday helicopter ride. It has been on my bucket list for years and was worth it. Scenery and Cameron's commentary were great.” - valerie169