Hilton Hawaiian Village Resumes the Waikiki Starlight Luau, Now on the Beachfront Great Lawn

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is proud to announce the return of its Waikiki Starlight Luau. The luau will now take place on the beachfront Great Lawn at the resort and will be offered every Friday, beginning March 5.

“We’re very pleased to start our luau again, which has become a memorable part of many vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village,” said Jeffrey Yedlin, hotel manager of the resort. “Our Waikiki Starlight Luau performers with Tihati Productions and our Team Members are excited about this reopening. The new location on the Great Lawn makes it Waikiki’s only outdoor luau, which provides fresh air, ample room for social distancing, and is one of our most beautiful beachfront locations at the resort.”

New procedures at the Waikiki Starlight Luau will prioritize a safe experience for all, and guests are free to participate as much or as little as they like. Attendees will enjoy tableside activities like lei making and other Hawaiian crafts. Just before the show, a socially-distanced group hula lesson will also be held. All guests are treated to a feast of Hawaii favorites crafted from island ingredients. 

The Waikiki Starlight Luau is protected by industry-leading Hilton CleanStay standards, and additional protocols have been put in place to ensure a safe experience. The luau now includes a plated dinner served directly to the table instead of a buffet. Social distancing has been provided in the seating layout ensuring ample space between individuals and groups. All guests must wear facemasks for the duration of the experience, except when eating or drinking at their designated seat. 

The Waikiki Starlight Luau takes guests on an exhilarating voyage across the South Seas in celebration of Polynesian music and dance. From the mesmerizing Otea of Tahiti to the graceful Hawaiian hula, to the rhythmic Maori dances of New Zealand, the show embraces the audience from its start to its exciting climax; a nine-man, Samoan fire-knife dance.

Waikiki Starlight Luau Schedule

5 p.m.                                      Doors open          

5:30 p.m.                                 Welcome activities

Lei greeting, photo opportunity, lei making, live music and tableside activities 

6 p.m.                                      Introduction to food and group hula lesson (socially distanced)

6:15 p.m.                                 Dinner begins

A feast of tropical favorites created with traditional island ingredients

7 p.m.                                      Waikiki Starlight Luau Show begins


Tickets & Pricing

Golden Circle Seating                     

Includes lei greeting, welcome beverage, and plated dinner

 $150 per adult                        

$95 per child (ages 4-11)                  

Children 3 and under are free

 Premier Seating

Includes lei greeting, premier seating closest to the stage, welcome beverage, and priority dinner service

 $175 per adult

$120 per child (ages 4-11)

Children 3 and under are free

Complimentary validated self-parking is available for guests driving to the hotel for the show. To book tickets, visit

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