Best Places to Celebrate New Year
New Years Eve in Maui offers options for any taste a lively hotel party; a romantic dinner for two on the beach; fireworks seen from a catamaran cruise or with the kids at a traditional Hawaiian luau. The real show happens the next day for those who rise early and head to the summit of Haleakala to start the New Year with one of the most spectacular sunrises in the world. Hawaiis melting pot culture means New Years traditions vary widely; among people of Japanese descent, its customary to eat ozoni, a mochi soup, to ensure prosperity. Throughout the islands, if you want to wish someone a happy New Year, try your hand at saying, Hauoli Makahiki Hou.