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We’re pumped for New Year’s Eve this year. There’s so much going on at the brewery and on the boardwalk that weekend that we really don’t know why you’d ring in the New Year anywhere else! Here’s ten good reasons to hit up the Playground of the World for New Year’s:

  1. Coney Island Knows How to Throw A Party
    From the Mermaid Parade to the July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest, to the fact that it’s literally called the Playground of the World,  the people on Coney Island know how to have a good time and New Year’s is no different. The boardwalk will come alive on New Year’s Eve with live music, local vendors, circus sideshows and more!
  1. Escape the Crowds
    It’s no secret that Manhattan is a mad house come New Year’s Eve. Save yourself the trip, the headache and the tourists by staying in Brooklyn! Last year around 5,000 people rang in the New Year on Coney Island, which is busy enough for a great time and small enough to preserve your sanity.
  1. **Brew Year’s Eve at Coney Island Brewery**
    We’re throwing a Brew Year’s Eve party at our brewery on Surf Ave and will have unlimited craft beer flowing from our eight taps and food from Gargiulo’s! We will also be heating the outdoor beer garden so you can step outside and catch the fireworks launching from our backyard.
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  1. Ball Drop from the Parachute Jump
    It wouldn’t be a proper December 31st without a giant ball dropping from something tall. Luckily, we’ve got the iconic Parachute Jump and there’s not a bad view on the boardwalk to catch the midnight countdown.
  1. Midnight Fireworks over the Boardwalk
    Coney Island will be all aglow on New Year’s Eve with an 8,000 LED light show and a midnight fireworks display over the boardwalk to ring in 2016. Let’s not forget about the live music.
  1. Take a Ride on the Wonder Wheel
    Coney Island’s famous Wonder Wheel will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! If the weather cooperates (which it looks like it will), this will be the first time that the Ferris wheel will be open in winter in its 95-year history. Take the Ride!
  1. Winter Rides on the Thunderbolt
    The Thunderbolt will also be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! You can take a thrilling (and chilling) ride on the famous Luna Park coaster free of charge. Dress warm!
  1. Free Ice Skating
    Get your skate on at the Abe Stark Rink! The rink will be open to the public on New Year’s Eve and it’s free to skate.
  1. **New Year’s Day Dip with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club**12224268_1732757046952758_357183264_n
    We’ve had a mild start to winter in New York, but the Atlantic Ocean isn’t getting any warmer. The legendary Coney Island Polar Bear Club will be taking their frigid annual swim on New Year’s Day to raise money for Camp Sunshine. Our crew will also be taking the PLUNGE that day, so come out to watch, join our team for the swim, or donate! More info.
  1. Polar Dip Celebration at the Brewery
    Whether you took the plunge into the Atlantic or watched on in amazement, come warm up at the brewery! We’ll be hanging with our neighbors, Peggy O’Neills, starting at 11:30am and will be donating $2 to Camp Sunshine for every beer sold. More info.


More info on the weekend’s events can be found here. See you at the brewery!