Coney Island this week: Holiday lighting ceremony, caroling, laser show, and more

Photo by Matt Tracy/Coney Island News

The holiday season has arrived in Coney Island. Check out this list of things to do in the neighborhood this week, including caroling, laser shows, and more. 

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

When: Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Where: Steeplechase Plaza (West 19th Street & the Boardwalk)

The first annual Holiday lighting ceremony will take place at the Parachute Jump on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Mark Twain Choir will perform songs and there will be free holiday treats.

Brighton Beach-Coney Island Kiwanus Club

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: 1201 Surf Avenue, 3rd Floor

Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting

When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: 1201 Surf Ave., 3rd Floor

Holiday Caroling

When: Friday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: 60th Precinct (2951 West 8th Street)

Get in the holiday spirit with some caroling. The group will start at the 60th Precinct before moving to Transit District #34, which is that small police station in the Stillwell Ave. subway station. Then, the group will move to PSA #1 Station at 2860 West 23rd St.  There will be hot chocolate and cookies at PSA #1 Station House.

Wonder Wonderland 3D Laser Show

When: Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. this week; one show will also take place next week

Where: 1208 Surf Ave.

Coney Island Laser Shows and Coney Island USA are offering a holiday-themed laser light and video show for $12 per person. Everyone gets 3D glasses, a ticket to take a selfie with Santa, a pre-show performance, and access to the holiday market. For more information, click here. For other holiday-themed events by Coney Island USA, click here.

Coney Island Museum

When: Saturdays 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: 1208 Surf Ave.

The museum’s post-Labor Day schedule is now in effect. Head to the Coney Island Museum to check out “Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island,” an exhibit presented in conjunction with the New York Transit Museum to showcase historical collections. Plus, the museum is highlighting parts of its Permanent Collection.

Coney Island History Project

Where: 3059 West 12th St., at the entrance to Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park

The Coney Island History Project is open throughout the year for oral history interviews by appt. and on weekends for walking tours. The walking tours are $20 and reservations are required. Check out their eventbrite page for tickets.

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