Hawaii New Year's Eve Fireworks & January Events in Maui
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Across Hawaii
Oahu – go to Waikiki for New Year’s Eve Fireworks starting at 11:55 pm.
Maui – go down to Wailea for the largest show on the island of Maui.
Kauai – go down to Poipu for the best show on Kauai.
Big Island – fireworks tend to sponsored by hotels. There are shows hosted by the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, the Sheraton in Kona and at the Fairmont Orchid.
Maui & Lanai January 2016 Events
It’s time in Maui for the PGA Hyndai Tournament of Champions. The Tournament runs from January 7th through 10th at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, on West Maui. The winning prize is $1,180,000 and the total purse is $5,900,000.
The 4th annual Willie K BBQ and Bluesfest Event is happening January 8th and 9th. Locals and visitors alike are welcome to attend. This year, the event will raise money for the Maui Office of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Kidney disease as a growing issue on Maui and throughout the state of Hawaii. The event takes place at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, in Wailuku.
Tea Ceremony - Chado Urasenke Tankokai
Welcome the New Year with an ancient tradition - Maui Association's Hatsudate, the First Tea of the New Year! The event takes place on January 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rinzai Zen Mission in Baldwin Beach Park, in Paia on Maui’s North Shore. Call 808-579-9246 for more info.
Enjoy a day of daring acrobats, jugglers, balance artists, and contortionists when China’s New Shanghai Circus performs on Monday, January 18, 2016; 4:00 pm & 7:30 p.m. The Circus takes place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Castle Theater. Their acrobatic skills are legendary! Contact www.mauiarts.org for more info.
Maui is famous for its whale watching. This event will go towards conservation. There will be a half marathon, 10 km run, 5K run, and a 2.5 mile walk. The event takes place on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. Come support the effort at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Store at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, 300 Maalaea Road, Suite 211, Wailuku.
Mochi Pounding & Making on Lanai!
This is a unique Lanai New Year's tradition. Mochi is a Japanese treat. If you are on Lanai, meet in front of the Hotel Lanai, on January 1, 2016 at 10:00 am. This is a free community event. You can to try fresh mochi or even help in pounding and making your very own batch! The special rice used is a symbol of prosperity. The event takes place in the front of the Hotel Lanai near the Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center. Call for more info: 808 565-7177.