Manhattan is known for its enormously
large Christmas tree, nostalgic ice skating rink, and giant decorations at the
Rockefeller Center. And Saks Fifth Avenue is a big hit every year with the light
show displayed on its façade. But Brooklyn lays claim to the massive, professionally-decorated
Christmas light displays of Dyker Heights since the 1980s. So, if you’re into
quaint and cozy Christmas experiences with fewer tourists, visit Dyker Heights,
Brooklyn. It is THE place to be for the best Christmas lights!
Ways to Tour Dyker Heights, Brooklyn for the Best Christmas Lights
Some of the best sights for Christmas lights are in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. And this year you can feast your eyes on Christmas light displays costing upwards of $20,000.
If you choose to navigate this Winter Wonderland on your own, visit freetoursbyfoot.com first. They tell you where the best lights are and how to arrive in the neighborhood. And they created a Google Map to help you navigate Dyker Heights, too. The map comes complete with a list of notable homes to gaze upon. So don’t forget to take your smartphone with you! It will help you tour Dyker Heights and enjoy your DIY tour to the fullest.
Freetoursbyfoot.com also offers guided
walking tours and two well-reviewed bus tours. Your tour guides show you all
the important light displays and share the history behind each one.
The guided walking tours cost $19/person and require reservations. Book your reservations and get all the details for guided walking tours here.
Bus tours always sell out early. So if this sounds like the way you want to tour Brooklyn’s best Christmas light displays, book your tour here asap! Heads up. The rates are $55.00 to $65.00 for adults. Children under 12 are $45.00 – $55.00.
When to Tour Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
The best displays are on the weekends
between 5 and 9pm. Dyker Heights lights start the weekend after Thanksgiving,
but most of their displays are up and running by mid-December.
Helpful Tips to Make Your Dyker Heights
Christmas Lights Tour Great!
- Dyker Heights is a real neighborhood with real homeowners. Screaming, littering, ringing doorbells, and asking to use the bathroom are not permitted.
- Many of the homeowners in Dyker Heights collect money for local charities. So bring $1 and $5 bills to contribute. Oh, and be on the lookout for hot cocoa stands to spend those dollar bills on as well.
- Look for Santa at the Spata house and the 29-foot motorized wooden soldiers at the Polizzotto house. These two families were among the first to begin the Dyker Heights Christmas lights and decorations tradition in the 1980s. Yeah, they’re kinda special.
- Be prepared to walk a lot. Wear your comfy shoes. Even if you are taking a guided bus tour, there are 15 to 20-minute walks you just can’t avoid without an Uber.
- Since you’ll be out in the chilly air for a while, we recommend you dress warmly! Plan on buying hot drinks or bringing something hot to drink in a thermos, too.
- You might want to take us up on another recommendation. Since the best time to tour the best Christmas lights in Brooklyn is from 5 to 9pm, why not stop at a local restaurant on 3rd, 4th, or 5th Street for a bite to eat?
There’s Something Extra-special About Christmas
in New York
Enjoying the best Christmas lights in Brooklyn is a must-see, but it isn’t the only Christmas activity to experience this year. Freetoursbyfoot.com published this post as a guide to things to do in NYC during Christmas. They’ve listed markets, Christmas trees, tours, and shows for you to check out.
Yes, Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is
truly a “must-see” for the best Christmas lights during the holidays. But quite
simply there’s just something extra-special about spending Christmas in New
Come visit the Big Apple during the holidays and enjoy one of the best Christmas lights displays in America.
Merry Christmas from Charles D’Alessandro, your Brooklyn Real Estate Agent with Fillmore Real Estate!
For all your real estate needs, contact Charles at (718) 253-9600 ext. 206 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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