See Night LightsO‘ahu

Ignite your evening with a dazzling fireworks show or Hawaiian torch-lighting ceremony.

TORCH LIGHTING: Bright lights illuminate resorts and retailers lining Waikiki Beach—KUHIO BEACH HULA MOUND’S nightly torch lighting ceremony, exemplary. Kuhio Beach Hula Mound has been promptly passing the torch (6:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. winter months) since 1994. Venture to the mound Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, and enjoy an hour-long cultural performance. HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE’S torches light the hotel’s vast locale nightly. Flames also kindle at

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KAPI‘OLANI PARK BEACH CENTER (6:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday), ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER (6 p.m. nightly), INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE (7 p.m. nightly, March-August) and WAIKIKI BEACH WALK (6 p.m. nightly).

FIREWORKS: Hilton Hawaiian Village’s ROCKIN’ HAWAIIAN RAINBOW REVUE—a song-and dance-filled cultural show—ends with a grand fireworks crescendo at approximately 7:45 p.m. every Friday. This electrifying display of sparks flying “over the rainbow” can be admired along Waikiki Beach. For prime enjoyment, purchase a $35 seat at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Super Pool for the full cultural tribute, a cocktail and a great view.