2019 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours

WHEN: Saturday – Monday, Dec. 28-30, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each night
WHERE: Iolani Palace

The Friends of Iolani Palace invites visitors to walk the halls of the Palace by moonlight in honor of Her Majesty Queen Kapiolani’s birthday. Guests will be transported back in time and experience a royal celebration as the monarchs did during the 19th century. In celebration of the Queen’s birthday on December 31, the Palace will be adorned with shimmering decorations and live music will fill both the rooms of the Palace as well as the grounds as it would have at King Kalakaua’s holiday soirees. The evening tours also provide a rare and treasured opportunity for guests to visit the Palace at night.

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION: Saturday, December 28, 2019

Guests looking for a more intimate experience can opt for the Opening Night Reception on Saturday, December 28. Limited to 320 guests, the VIP experience will feature delicious food and cocktails in the Barracks, along with special performances by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning entertainers in various rooms of the Palace. The complete entertainment schedule includes:

  • Ei Nei and Amy Hanaialii on the Barracks lawn
  • Aaron Sala and Iwalani Apo in the Blue Room
  • Ke Olu, Halau O Na Pua Kukui with Ed Collier, and Halau Hula Ka Noeau with Michael Pili Pang in the Throne Room
  • Natalie Ai Kamauu and Halau Hula Olana in the Upper Hall
COST: $150 for adults, $30 for children (6-12 years old), and free for children 5-years-old and under


GENERAL ADMISSION NIGHTS: Sunday and Monday, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30

COST: $40 for adults, $15 for children (6-12 years old), and free for children 5-years-old and under


Note: All tickets must be booked online.

Regular daytime tours will end at 3:00 p.m. in order to prepare for evening tours. For more information on the Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours, email palacetickets@iolanipalace.org.