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New Years Eve Countdown Party at Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

December 16, 2016, 2:44 PM HST
* Updated December 22, 9:01 AM
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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host a New Year’s Eve Countdown Party with live music by Eric Gilliom, hors d’oeuvres, ice bar, photo booth and more.

Entry is $150 per person and includes a glass of Moet champagne for a midnight toast.

For those with New Year’s Eve dinner reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, entry into the Countdown Party will be $75 per person.

A limited number of VIP Private Tables are available and include one bottle of Moet champagne, dedicated beverage server and tableside canapés.


In addition to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, visitors and the local community alike are invited to experience the magic of the holiday season as The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is transformed into a holiday wonderland with sparkling lights, sweet treats and special events. The resort has put a signature Hawaiian twist on classic holiday traditions, featuring everything from festive celebrations and family-friendly activities, to seasonal spa treatments and gourmet experiences.


See a selection of festivities is listed below:

Culinary Delights:

Delight your culinary senses this season with these festive dining experiences:


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Breakfast with Santa at The Terrace

Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Reservations recommended. $41 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Enjoy a memorable breakfast buffet with specialty items and whimsical keiki buffet station plus a visit from Santa himself.  Your family will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus throughout the morning.

Christmas Day Feast at The Terrace
Sunday, Dec. 25 from 3 to 8 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$108 per adult; $48 per child ages 6 to 12 years (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Raise a glass as the culinary team presents a lavish holiday buffet with an array of delicacies, highlighted with entertainment by a contemporary Hawaiian soloist and hula dancer.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Banyan Tree

Saturday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Reservations recommended.

$210 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Ring in the New Year with a caviar bar, glass of champagne and a four course dinner menu at The Banyan Tree. Live entertainment and will set the stage for a memorable celebration.

New Year’s Eve Buffett at The Terrace

Saturday, Dec. 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.

$138 per adult, $48 per child 6 to 12 years of age, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Guests seeking endless options can indulge in a lavish buffet of island-inspired tapas and interactive chef stations – complemented by traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancers.

New Year’s Eve Pre-set Dinner Menu at Kai Sushi

Saturday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Two Seatings). Reservations recommended.
$98 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

A festive pre-set menu with an optional champagne pairing (additional charges apply) and New Year’s Eve party favors.  A la carte menu is also available.

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar and Hangover Specials at The Terrace

Sunday, Jan. 1 from 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Reservations recommended.
$41 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

Start the New Year off right with our Bloody Mary Bar and Hangover specials to help you re-energize from festivities the night before.  This special breakfast buffet will be the perfect beginning to 2017.

Seasonal Spa Specials:

Melt away holiday stress with these festive specials available at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua from Dec. 18, 2016 to Jan. 6, 2017:

Mint Chocolate Hot Stone Massage
80 minutes; $260 per person

An indulging body exfoliation to gently sweep dull cells away. Spearmint cools and refreshes, while Aloe Vera hydrates, nourishes and conditions. Followed by a 50-minute Hot Stone Massage. Tired and tense muscles instantly unwind beneath the heat of gliding warm stones.

Candy Cane Pedicure
55 minutes; $95 per person

A refreshing, cooling and aromatic mint pedicure. Help circulate and deflate aching heels, swollen feet and bloated ankles. Finish with a perfect polish application. Highly recommended during pregnancy, post-flight or during the busy holiday shopping season. Enjoy peppermint foot mask, hot chocolate and a holiday treat.

Festive Holiday Facial
80 minutes; $345 per person

Cooling oxygen gently delivers powerful antioxidants and serums to naturally improve hydration levels while protecting and repairing skin. Skin will be smooth, firm and more defined. Includes collagen eye and lip mask performed with Intraceuticals products.

Those who reserve a spa treatment will enjoy complimentary access to the spa facilities along with two passes to enjoy the pool at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on the scheduled day of their treatment.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit

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