Guided tour

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Scatto a New York LLC

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Scatto a New York LLC

From US$ 59 per person

Admire some of the most spectacular displays of lights in the world on this sightseeing tour. Visit Dyker Heights, famous for its Christmas decorations, and enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a sightseeing ride to Brooklyn on board a fully equipped, modern bus
  • Experience New York City's Christmas spirit and visit the most illuminated spots
  • Discover the history behind each turn with insightful commentary from your guide
  • Walk around the beautifully decorated houses of Dyker Heights for about an hour
  • Enjoy an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline at DUMBO
Full description

Experience Christmas in New York City on a comfortable bus tour of Dyker Heights, world-known for its luminous light displays. Witness the festive decoration tradition that the residents have kept alive since the 1980s. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

Enjoy this lively Italian-American neighborhood with your tour guide. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights, so hop off the bus and follow your guide to the two most illuminated streets in the area.

See Lucy Spata's house, which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. Walk along the most spectacularly decorated houses. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes.

Return via the Manhattan Bridge. End the experience at Bryant Park, where you can visit its famous winter market on your own.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Treehaus Liquor Store. Please look out for your tour guide who will be holding a sign saying "Christmas Tour." The guide will then show you where the bus is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Children up to 3 years old don't need a ticket as long as they sit on an adult's laps
  • The tour can last from 3.5 hours to a little more than 4 hours, depending on the traffic
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1-hour walking tour of Dyker Heights)
  • The illuminated houses cannot be seen from the bus
  • Restrooms are available on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 502 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.4/5

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We really enjoyed the tour of Dyker Heights. Our tour guide was very informative about the area and was able to answer any questions posed. She waited patiently as the group took pictures and moved the group on at a good pace. Dyker Heights is a must see festive display. We also went to Dumbo, which was beautiful, looking at the Manhattan skyline. Eventually the tour was concluded at the Bryant Park Christmas Market which was stunning. This trip was well worth the money.

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December 27, 2022

This was a well-priced, great experience. Our tour guide, Mike, was phenomenal. I would definitely look for other tours he does. He was very friendly, personable, excited, and knowledgeable. The lights were gorgeous. It took about 4 hours for the total experience. Our first stop was at a mall to see the luminaries (and use the bathroom), to Dyker Heights, to Dumbo, to a beautiful place to see the skyline, and then to Bryant Park. He told us a lot of information along the way. 5 ⭐️!

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December 26, 2022

The tour was really good all be it very very cold(-12 which felt like -22) so it meant that we couldn't stand to take photos very well we mostly kept walking along the streets of Dyker heights. All the lights were spectacular though. Stopping at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge on the way back to see the views of the skyline was again spectacular. Would highly recommend going to see the lights of Dyker heights.

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December 25, 2022

Product ID: 128106