LIST: New Year's Eve events across Hawaii to ring in 2018
HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - As 2017 winds down to its final days, many around the world are looking forward to ringing in the new year.
Here in Hawaii, celebrations kick off Saturday night at Aloha Stadium for the 8th Annual Party of the Year.
Headlining the event is dance music duo, "The Chainsmokers."
About 10,000 people are expected to attend.
"We want to be able to put on the show that our fans deserve and we're really excited to play there," said Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers.
On Sunday, the party will move to Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Partygoers will countdown to 2018 with delicious food, entertainment, and of course, fireworks.
Crews with Fireworks by Grucci spent Saturday making final preparations.
"We are loading and wiring to the computers today," said Thomas Likos, executive producer of Fireworks by Grucci.
For the 12th year in a row, the company will light up the skies of Waikiki for a 10 minute show using approximately 1,800 shells.
Honolulu police say they'll be adding more patrol officers to watch over the large crowds.
"We are going to have increased presence across the island," said Deputy Chief John McCarthy. "There will be support units in plain clothes and in uniform throughout the night. We're also asking people to drive safely and don't drink and drive."
And among all the celebrations, a reminder for pet owners: "A lot of them are scared of fireworks," said Suzy Tam with the Hawaiian Humane Society. "They don't know what's going on, it's really bright and noisy and scary for a lot of pets, so keep them indoors."
Here are a list of fireworks displays and event across the state to help you welcome 2018. All events listed below will take place on Dec. 31, unless otherwise noted.
Oahu Fireworks Displays
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Display times 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight.
Barge fronting Kahala Avenue
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Lagoon
Offshore barge, Waikiki
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Coves 1 and 2
Turtle Bay Resort
Oahu New Year's Eve Events
Mililani Town Center Pineapple Drop
After a two-year hiatus, the beloved Pineapple Drop welcomes the new year with the lowering of a giant illuminated pineapple.
The man-made pineapple stands at 12 feet tall and six feet wide, and lights up with more than 2,500 bulbs. The parking lot between Consolidated Theatres and Chilis opens to attendees at noon with entertainment, lion dances and activities to follow.
The pineapple will be lowered at 7 p.m. to coincide with the New York City NYE Ball Drop.
8th Annual Party of the Year
This two-day event begins on Saturday Dec. 30. Headline group The Chainsmokers will perform at Aloha Stadium on Saturday. All ages welcome. Then revelers will return Sunday to celebrate the start of 2018.
Maui Fireworks Displays
Grand Wailea Resort, offshore barge
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Laydown area between the resort and Manele Harbor
Kauai New Year's Eve Events
Poipu New Year's Eve Fireworks Celebration
Poipu Beach Resort Association is set to host the island's largest family-friendly NYE event. Hundreds will gather on the island's south shore to watch fireworks, an outdoor movie as well as eat at local food trucks. The event is in it's 8th year and welcomes families from around the island.
This story will be updated with more events.
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