Thousands converge on Waikiki to ring in 2019

Hawaii is one of the last places on the planet to ring in the new year.

  Plenty of inventory means sashimi prices stable this New Year’s

“Ahi, marlins, opah, manchongs — all the staples that people know for Hawaii’s seafood.”

LIST: Ring in 2019 with a professional fireworks display. Here’s where to see them

The night sky will light up this New Year's Eve across the state.

  A special holiday reunion — made possible by the kindness of strangers

“My heart is just overwhelmed with joy, just everything that happened."

  Sales of firecrackers kick off — as officials grapple with uptick in illegal fireworks

It's shaping up to be a noisy end to the year.

  'It’s paradise’: Crowds head to the beach, trails for a sunny Christmas Day in Hawaii

Instead of snow and snuggling up next to a fireplace, Christmas in Hawaii is all about sunshine and outdoor fun

PHOTOS: See images of Christmas celebrations from around the world

Christmas is a time for family, good food ... and, of course, presents.

  Volunteers distribute hundreds of Christmas meals, gift baskets to homebound seniors

The special holiday meals featured lau lau, chicken long rice, lomi salmon, sweet potato, haupia and pineapple juice.

  ‘Best Christmas present’: Hawaii soldiers return home early from Middle East deployment

“Just seeing the smiles on their faces makes everything worth it."