New Yorkers live in a city where everything is available and this can cause even the young, hip crowd to become a little jaded. This ennui can spread to even popular holidays such as Halloween. But Brooklynites, take heart. If trick or treating isn’t your style and the same old parades and bars just aren’t doing it for you anymore, Coney Island has a new Halloween attraction. For the first time ever and for one night only on October 24th – which means you actually can still trick or treat and go to the Prospect Park Halloween parade on actual Halloween- the Coney Island Freakshow is locking guests in for a night, keeping the party going until the doors open back up at dawn.
The Freakshow is planning on having live music, a seance, plenty of drink specials and spooky films for cinema lovers, among other Halloween themed events. There will also be a creepy burlesque show and the Creepshow at the Freakshow haunted tour as part of the entertainment. Of course, not everyone will want to stay all night. For the faint hearted, or those with needy pets or children, guests will be able to flee the building up until 1 A.M. They will miss out on the breakfast bagels that are being promised “for those who survive” however. Prices are reasonable and staying the night will only cost $25 more than attending the earlier party. While this is certainly not for everyone, hard core Halloween and horror lovers will enjoy this chance to spend some quality time with the displays at the famous Coney Island Freakshow.