Complete guide to New Year’s Eve in Coney Island

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It’ll almost look like summer all over again — even if it won’t feel like it.

New Year’s Eve festivities will return to Coney Island for another year, making for a perfect opportunity for locals who wish to stick around the neighborhood.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced the finalized plans on Tuesday. Here’s what to expect:

  • Fireworks will shoot off at midnight and the Parachute Jump will feature a burst of lights.
  • UPDATE: Due to the extreme cold, rides will be closed. The B&B Carousell will remain open, as it is indoors.
  • Kitchen 21, Applebee’s, Coney Island Brewery, Nathan’s Famous, Tom’s Restaurant, White Castle, Coney Island USA, and El Dorado Bumper Cars are among places that will also be open. Plus, The New York Aquarium will be open until 9 p.m.
  • There is expected to be live music, but there are no specific details on that yet.
  • On New Year’s Day, the Polar Plunge will take place for yet another year. Read more about that here.

The New Year’s Eve celebration will be hosted by Adams and the Alliance for Coney Island. City Councilmember Mark Treyger is a lead sponsor.

“Coney Island is once again the place to be when ringing in the New Year,” Treyger said. “The People’s Playground will have everything you need… I am proud to partner with Borough President Adams, State Senator Savino, Assembly Member [Pamela] Harris, and the Alliance for Coney Island to continue bringing this beloved celebration to local residents and visitors alike.”

More information on the festivities can be found here.

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