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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou – Happy Hawaii New Years

The Big Island is one of the best areas in Hawaii to celebrate Hawaii New Years Eve with your friends and family. Between numerous fireworks displays going on throughout the island and some of the best events of the year occurring all month long, you won’t want to miss out on the fun in Kona this January.

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Featured Kona Coast Homes & Condos

Kahaluu Beach Villas 102
Area: Kona Coast – Kailua Kona
View: Ocean View | Sleeps: 4
You can’t beat the ocean view from this condo from the lanai, kitchen, living room or master bedroom. It truly is breathtaking! Located directly across the street from one of the greatest snorkeling beaches on the Big Island.
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Halii Kai 9H

Area: Kohala Coast – Resort Area
View: Gulf Course View | Sleeps: 6

This home sits along the scenic 7th tee of Waikoloa’s famed Beach Course and has expansive views of golf fairways and unobstructed ocean from the kitchen, living room, master bedroom, and the large lanai.

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Ohi Kapua Place

Area: Kona Coast – Kailua Kona
View: Ocean View | Sleeps: 8

You will find a beautiful gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook with a fantastic ocean view, comfortable living room, and one of the best spots at the house, a well-furnished lanai with a 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean.

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Laulea Hale in Kahakai Estates

Area: Kona Coast – Kailua Kona
View: Ocean View | Sleeps: 8

Enjoy panoramic ocean views and incredible sunsets from your lanai, private pool or resort quality spa. Newly decorated and remodeled! Conveniently located in the gated community of Kahakai Estates.

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Kona Events this January

Spending Hawaii New Years Eve on the Big Island? Take in some of the wonderful activities that are taking place in January.

Waimea Ocean Film Festival
8th Annual

Various locations throughout Waimea

January 1 – 4

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Eclectic Diversity
Showcase of Masterful Artistic Talent and Disciplines

The Wailoa Center, Hilo

January 3 – 25

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park & Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

Free entrance in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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2nd Annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll
Art, Photography, Entertainment, and Pupus


January 13, Noon to 6:00 pm

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Kokua Kailua in Historic Kailua Village
9th Annual

Alii Drive, Kona

January 21, 1:00 to 6:00 pm

More Info About the Outdoor Market

‘Iolani Luahine Hula Festival

Workshops and public performances


January 26 – 27

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Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow is still producing scattered surface flow activity. No lava is entering the ocean at this time. Active lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time.

Lava Flow Observations: The episode 61g flow is still active. Based on overnight web camera images, surface lava flow activity persists on the upper portion of the flow field, on the pali and in scattered areas along the coastal plain. A new breakout came over the pali Monday morning and continues. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time.

For hiking tips, visit the park website page “Hiking Tips – Hike Smart”

For County of Hawaii Lava Viewing information, call (808) 430-1966.

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