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

Product ID: 128106
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Come and admire the most spectacular display of lights that adorn these Brooklyn's homes during the festive season. Dyker Heights is most famous for its Christmas lights and decorations put up each year by its residents.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 beautifully adorned trees in Rockefeller Center and other locations to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, the city is alive with the festive spirit and energy.

However, nothing really says Christmas like Dyker Heights. Today, it is perhaps most famously known for its incredible lights displays, which usually arrive in late November and draw travelers from across the world thanks to their colorful holiday cheer. According to locals, residents have been decorating their homes—personally and professionally—since the 1980s, making it a true New York City winter wonderland.

This picturesque 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, thanks to early ferry services, as well as its ritzy country club and well-established Episcopal Church, which still holds services today.

The best way to enjoy this tour is by bus since the closest subway station is over a mile away, and during Christmas time climate conditions could be adverse. Plus, you will have the benefit of getting a knowledgeable live tour guide who is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. 

On your tour, you'll see lights from both on the bus and off as the guide will escort you through the areas. You'll visit Lucy Spata’s house, the house that started the tradition of Dyker Lights back in the 80’s. See the Polizzotto home featuring the largest Santa in the neighborhood at 15 feet tall. Enjoy the incredible lights synchronized to music at Robert DeLauro’s house. Check out Sam the Greek’s house, best described as “Christmas meets Las Vegas” See the home used as the Commissioner’s house in the hit CBS series, Blue Bloods. Most importantly, you’ll get the true Brooklyn Christmas experience.

You will also see areas that other tours don't know about like the Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst. Return to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge to get a breathtaking view of the skyline at night. The tour ends at Bryant Park where you can admire the famous tree or take a spin on the Ice Rink.
Includes
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Yotel, 570 10th ave, New York, NY 10036

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• Children up to 3 years old don't need a ticket as long as they sit on an adult's laps
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Product ID: 128106