Every year on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn to Times Square in New York City. The annual ball drop is a spectacular tradition that attracts over a million attendees from all over the globe. But if the large crowds and flashing lights seem overwhelming, there’s no need to worry. New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn is a fabulous alternative! From family-friendly events to nightclub parties, our beautiful borough has something for everyone. Here are some of the best celebrations offered this year.
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Top 4 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn
1. Party in Williamsburg
Eat, drink, and dance the night away in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood, Williamsburg. The New Year’s Eve Party at Williamsburg Loft is a fabulous nightclub experience for those 21 and up. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party rages on until 5 a.m. the next day!
Local Tip: Get your tickets as soon as possible. Prices often go up significantly (100%+) the closer you get to New Year’s Eve, and many events sell out well in advance.
2. Attend a Concert
Kanye West fans, mark your calendars! The controversial superstar is bringing his Saint Pablo Tour to Brooklyn this year. Deemed a “complex, conflicted masterpiece” by Rolling Stone, West’s seventh solo album has garnered universal critical acclaim. Watch his incredible live performance at the Barclay’s Center on December 31, 2016.
3. Watch Fireworks
If you’re looking for a fun event the whole family will love, you’re in luck! Two fantastic firework displays are offered on New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn. (And the best part is, they’re free!) Watch a dazzling midnight show in New York Harbor near Liberty Island, or enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, and fireworks in Prospect Park. Don’t worry about arriving too early – there are plenty of viewing locations from Grand Army Plaza, the Park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West.
4. Visit Coney Island
Each year, visitors of all ages flock to Luna Park in Coney Island for an amazing New Year’s Eve celebration right on the boardwalk. Perfect for those traveling with children, the park lights up the iconic Parachute Jump and offers food, fun, and fireworks to kick off the new year. Come early for free rides on the historic B&B Carousel and the Thunderbolt roller coaster.
Ring in 2017 with At Home In Brooklyn!
After an exciting night out, come home to our Park Slope bed and breakfast where you can rest and nurse that hangover. Our inn features beautiful guest rooms and suites that will help you recharge. We even offer a lovely continental breakfast on New Year’s Day! You’ll enjoy classic New York favorites like bagels and lox, baked goods, champagne mimosas, and more. We look forward to celebrating with you!
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