Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour is something you shouldn’t miss if you are in New York during the Christmas season. In New York, and especially Brooklyn, you can expect amazing over-the-top decorated houses, full of Christmas lights, reindeer, snowflakes, and Santas. The area wildly celebrating this tradition is called Dyker Heights, it’s famous for the most beautifully lit and decorated homes. It’s brilliant to see this spectacle and a bus tour through Dyker Heights with a guide is the best way to find all exuberantly lit houses.

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Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge Tour

During this tour, you visit Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, two American-Italian neighbourhoods both battling for the glory of having the most beautifully decorated homes during the Christmas holidays. Hop on the bus in Midtown Manhattan and hop off again in Brooklyn to walk around with a guide and admire the marvellously lit houses. The benefit of taking this tour compared with exploring the neighbourhood on your own is the guide tells you all about the history of this Christmas tradition (it started with just one decorated home!) and he might even introduce you to some of the proud owners. Some of them hire companies for thousands of dollars to create the great decorations!

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights - Blue Lights Dyker Heights Christmas Lights - Nativity Scene

Christmas Decorations in Manhattan

After you’ve sampled Brooklyn’s Christmas atmosphere, the bus takes you back to Manhattan. You have excellent views of the skyline and the tour finishes at Union Square.

Eric’s Tip: “The most important advice I can give for this tour is: don’t wait to book! A tour to Dyker Heights is an absolute must-do if you are in New York in December. These tours are very popular and often sold out. Don’t wait too long to book your tickets, otherwise your preferred dates may no longer be available.”

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights - Decorations

Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher with all the information. You do not need to print the voucher.

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Departure Point: McDonald’s 51st Street (1651 Broadway & 51st Street)
  • Departure Time: 16:00, 17:00 or 18:00

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When do the Dyker Heights lights up?

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights will go up the weekend following Thanksgiving, and the most of the lights will be up by the first week of December. Read more here.

How long are Dyker Heights lights up?

Typically, the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights are taken down in early January. See here for the available tours.

How to get to Dyker Heights lights?

You can get to the neighbourhood by using the subway and then walking for around 20 minutes. To discover the best streets and displays, take the Dyker Heights Tour. Read about the tour here.

What is Dyker Heights Christmas lights?

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights refer to the iconic American holiday displays of this Brooklyn neighbourhood. During the Christmas season, the area is famous for having the most magnificently lit and adorned homes. See here for tours.

Is Dyker Heights Christmas lights free?

You can explore the area for free, but I recommend taking the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour to find the best streets amid the vast suburbs. Book the bus tour here.

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