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Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

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Activity provider: City Unscripted

Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 175.32 per person

Discover Brooklyn’s most magical Christmas light displays as you wander through a local neighbourhood. Your customised experience will be built around you, and your interests - you’ll get in the Christmas spirit in no time!

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Join a local to explore the most festive neighbourhoods in Brooklyn
  • Visit the famous and dazzling Christmas light displays that are put up each year by the residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge
  • Take part in an NY holiday tradition as you stroll through the area, picking your favourite lights and soaking up the magical atmosphere
  • Browse a local Christmas market to pick up some gifts or to enjoy some authentic, locally produced food and drinks
  • See the iconic view of Manhattan’s skyline lit up in all its festive glory
  • Get tips and tricks from your local about the most festive things to do in the city
Full description
Just over the Brooklyn Bridge is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored…Experience a real New Yorker’s Christmas as you take part in the local tradition of visiting Dyker Heights to see the most dazzling lights and browsing festive markets, hot chocolate in hand. Join a like-minded local host to explore Brooklyn in all its festive glory and visit the local neighborhoods of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, where local residents put on the most spectacular (and extravagant) Christmas light displays in the city. Local residents here take their light displays seriously, so as you stroll through the neighbourhoods you’ll see dazzling lights and festive scenes glittering in front of every house.  If this wasn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, explore a Christmas market like Brooklyn Makers Holiday Market or the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, where you can eat, drink and be merry as you pick of some Christmas gifts made by local artists and designers.  See the Manhattan skyline glittering across the water, and get some tips and tricks from your local for other festive things to do in the city during the rest of your trip.  CityUnscripted connects curious travellers to locals who are interesting and sociable people, who know the city well and who love to share their favorite places. They are not tour guides by profession. The guide recreates the feeling of having a friend in every city you visit; someone who can show you the places you’ll fall in love with and help you to connect with the most authentic soul of a place. Book this meet-up and the CityUnscripted team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local New Yorker. Keeping in mind your personal answers, your local host will put together a bespoke itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Your host will arrange the most convenient meeting place for you. If  you feel like changing direction during the meet-up, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary.
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a Local Host
  • A cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine to warm up or a soft drink per person
  • Meet-up at your accommodation is possible (within a reasonable distance)
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Additional food and drinks from the ones provided in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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  • Please be aware that some markets mentioned are only open on weekends.
Customer reviews

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3.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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IT IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE, WE ARE ACCOMPANYING YOU THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD WE WERE ON NOVEMBER 28TH WHEN ALL THE HOUSES WERE NOT ON THE ADVANCED GUIDE TO LOOK FOR THE HOUSES THAT WERE LIGHTED WHILE WE TAKEN PHOTOS AND ALWAYS EVERYTHING AND ATTENTION, WE DID THE TOUR IN ENGLISH. THAT DATE WAS NOT IN SPANISH. Although we could not see all the houses with what we saw, it was more than enough and I think that these dates are better than others because we were alone, when it is filled with people and it counts a lot to take pictures, at the end of the tour the guide IT WAS LIKE FAMILY, RECOMMENDING THIS EXPERIENCE AND WOULD REPEAT

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December 13, 2019

Our guide was great and very friendly.

December 27, 2018

We had booked a 3 hour private tour but unfortunately travel disruptions meant we were an hour late. Unfortunately our guide had left when we got there so we did not get any of our tour.

January 14, 2020

Product ID: 126965