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HONOLULU Magazine's Hale ‘Aina Drive-In Celebration

Experience the red carpet treatment at the Hale ‘Aina Drive-In Celebration. Enjoy an elevated drive-in foodie experience created with your health and safety in mind.

HONOLULU’s biggest event of the year is back and reimagined into an exclusive drive-in event. Celebrate our 2020 restaurant winners and Hawai‘i’s restaurant industry in one night at the Hale ‘Aina Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank x Mastercard on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at International Market Place. Take a curated culinary journey as five Hale ‘Aina-winning restaurants showcase their very best in exclusive, handpicked dishes, plus enjoy live entertainment, mocktails and a special swag bag to bring home. Enjoy the evening from the comfort of your car, or upgrade to a VIP private area for the ultimate Hale ‘Aina experience.

Chefs Include:

  • Nico’s Pier 38 – Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Seafood
  • Noi Thai Cuisine – Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Thai Restaurant
  • Taormina Sicillian Cuisine – Hale ‘Aina finalist for Best Italian Restaurant
  • MW Restaurant – Hale ‘Aina multiple award winner, including Gold winner for Best Dessert
  • Roy's Hawai‘i Kai collab dish with Eating House 1849

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: Access for 2 or 4 people per vehicle to enjoy the event from your vehicle, truck bed or back of your SUV. NOTE: You must remain in your vehicle during the event.


(SOLD OUT) VIP Admission: Access for 2 or 4 people per vehicle. Pull up to your own dining area and enjoy a relaxed alfresco dining experience outside of your vehicle and within your designated area. A table and chairs will be provided for you.


Rain or shine event. No refunds. Social distancing practices. Must be compliant with venue rules and regulations. No alcohol will be served.

Mahalo to our presenting sponsor First Hawaiian Bank and Mastercard.

In partnership with International Market Place and our co-sponsors: Hawai‘i Gas Company, Hawai‘i Dental Service, and Foodland.

See a list of all Hale ‘Aina Winners.