Go Visit Hawaii posted an extensive list of events happening on New Year’s Eve on Maui. That is a helpful list especially to those who are visiting. Below is an excerpt, go to Go Visit Hawaii for the complete listing and live links.

* The Pacific Whale Foundation has some special New Year’s Eve dinner and cocktail cruises. Some cruises include the opportunity to see fireworks from the water. They all sound very romantic. See more about these special cruises here.

* From the Grand Wailea Resort plans a New Year’s Eve Celebration that will include food, entertainment and a fireworks extravaganza to welcome in 2009. Call (808)875-1234 for more information.

* The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua will host a special New Year’s Eve Luau in the Aloha Garden Ballroom from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. The luau will include all an imu ceremony, the traditional island foods, Hawaiian entertainment and an exciting fire knife dance. The cost is $115 for adults and $55 for children inclusive of tax and gratuity. Call the concierge at (808) 669-6200 for more information and reservations.

* The Kaanapali Beach Hotel will offer a 4-course dinner at the Tiki Terrace Restaurant, Kapanaha Magic Show Dinner Theater, and New Year’s Party. See this link for more details of these three special events. (continued HERE)