Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

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 in addition to Santa, of course. The area famous for wildly celebrating this tradition is Dyker Heights. It is famous for the most beautifully lit and decorated homes. The best way to see this spectacle is to take a bus tour through Dyker Heights with a guide and find all the 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 pounds to create the great decorations!

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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. The tour that starts at 16:00, ends in Midtown, close to Times Square and Bryant Park.

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.

Practical Information

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

  • Departure Times: 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 or 20:00
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Departure Point: near Union Square
  • Priority seating: These are the first rows in the bus, so you can board and get off the bus before everyone else.

The tour that departs at 16:00 lasts a little bit longer. The departure location is also different than the other time slots:

  • Departure Time: 16:00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: near Times Square

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