Guided tour

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

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

Activity provider: scatto a new york
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 57 per person

Admire the most spectacular display of lights that adorn Brooklyn homes during the festive season on this guided tour. Explore Dyker Heights, most famous for its Christmas decorations put up by its residents.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get on the bus and enjoy the most beautiful Christmas lights in the whole world
  • Experience the New York City Christmas spirit
  • Visit the most spectacular spots with your guide
Full description

Christmas in New York City is a magical time. From the adorned trees in Rockefeller Center to the festive windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Dyker Heights is world-known for its light displays. Residents have been decorating their homes since the 1980s.

This quaint residential neighborhood is located in the heart of southwest Brooklyn between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Gravesend Bay. Originally founded as a luxury housing development in the late 1800s, the first house in this iconic neighborhood was built in the late 1820s. 

Dyker Heights was originally praised for its public transit access to Lower Manhattan and its ritzy country club and well-established Episcopal Church. Like Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst nearby, Dyker Heights is an Italian-American neighborhood today.

The optimal way to enjoy this tour is by bus, with an expert, live tour guide. On your tour, drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn and see lights from both on the bus and off. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights. Your guide will escort you to the two most illuminated streets.

See Lucy Spata's house which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. The Polizzotto home features the neighborhood's largest Santa at 15 feet tall. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Take in the Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes. 

Return via the Manhattan Bridge. The tour ends at Bryant Park where you can admire the famous winter market or take a spin on the Ice Rink.

Includes
  • Transportation by bus
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour of Dyker Heights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at 566 10th Avenue. 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

  • 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 traffic
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1-hour walking tour of Dyker Heights)
  • Restrooms are available on the bus
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 160 reviews

Review summary

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

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we had an amazing experience, we loved every minute of it! I highly recommend doing this tour. our tour guide Frederica was excellent she was very knowledgeable about the history of New York City, and all the area we tour. we are a family of four with a preteen and a teenager and both kids loved the tour.

January 2, 2022

This was an amazing tour. We had a great tour guide named Freddy (I believe). Very informative. The houses were absolutely beautiful! Our tour guide carried a light in case we got lost. And of course we were the ones to get lost. Didn’t realize how many people were going to be there and how easy it is to get lost in the crowd. However we were able to do our own thing at our speed abs still catch up with our group. We were able to get great pictures and the pictures at Brooklyn bridge (or Manhattan bridge) were gorgeous! It was a fabulous tour! Highly recommend it!

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December 29, 2021

Once in a lifetime experience! Enrique was the perfect tour guide for this bucket list holiday experience. Festive, friendly, professional and funny not to mention an expert NUC culture! We lost track of the group During the tour and we were able to call him and guided back to the tour bus just in time. This is a MUST cross off your bucket list for the holidays in NYC! Thank you!

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December 27, 2021

Product ID: 128106