Fire in the Sky

November 6, 2014 | By Lacy Matsumoto


I’m the type of girl who wants to live life with fireworks and my own soundtrack to life. Unfortunately unless you have $10,000 dollars to blow (literally), fireworks are a rare occasion. Except in Waikiki, of course. Who says you need to wait until New Year’s Eve for a fireworks show? The Hilton Hawaiian Village offers a spectacular pyrotechnics extravaganza featuring live music and a finale of pulsating drums and sparkling fireworks every Friday evening.

For a front-and-center view, book a reservation at Tropics Bar & Grill‘s patio in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. The fusion restaurant offers a variety of shared plates, tropical cocktails and hearty entrees. in the mood for romance? Sarento’s at the Top of the Ilikai also boasts spectacular views overlooking the Friday night show. The award-winning Italian restaurant serves up savory pasta dishes, fine wines and a classic fine-dining ambiance to set the atmosphere for love.

Have a large group of friends or celebration? Morimoto‘s at THE MODERN HONOLULU also has views of the firework show overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. The chic restaurant offers a variety of Japanese influenced dishes, fresh sushi, and hand-crafted cocktails with an open-air dining room.

Feeling adventurous? Take a helicopter tour from Novictor Aviation for an aerial, up close view of the show. The tour offers a courtesy shuttle which will take you from your hotel to the landing pad. You’ll soar down the southern coast of O‘ahu over the glittering lights of Honolulu. This unique experience suggests a to book this tour a minimum of one week before your arrival date because of its high demand.

On a budget? Pick up take out from Tucker & Bevvy Picnic or bills Sydney café, or simply opt to pack your own picnic basket and blanket. Head down to the harbor side of Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park and post up for the exciting spectacle.