Guided tour

Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

4.1 / 5

37 reviews

Activity provider: Brooklyn Unplugged Tours

Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Activity provider: Brooklyn Unplugged Tours
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From US$ 21 per person

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Experience the best of Brooklyn’s legendary Christmas light displays on a guided walking tour in NYC. Stroll through the Dyker Heights neighborhood that's vibrantly lit up with dazzling decorations.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See the top home displays of Christmas decorations in New York City
  • Discover the story behind the Dyker Heights tradition of holiday lights
  • Hear about Lucy Spata and see her home
  • Learn about unwritten codes that are followed religiously in the neighborhood
  • Enjoy a unique festive atmosphere
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See astonishing holiday light displays on a visit to Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, famous for the incredible decorations planned by its competitive residents. See it all for yourself on a 1.5-hour evening stroll through the area. Admire the most impressive home displays, and learn the story behind this holiday tradition. Have your camera ready for this Christmas lights excursion, to snap photos of the top homes best lighting displays in the neighborhood. Discover the unwritten codes that are followed religiously by the residents of Dyker Heights. Take this tour in Brooklyn and soak up the magical Christmas atmosphere.
  • 1.5-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point is a 60 to 70-minute ride from Midtown Manhattan or 45 minutes from Downtown Manhattan. It is not advisable to take a taxi or Uber. This may take a very long time (60 minutes or longer).

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Know before you go

  • We meet near the subway, then it's a walk of about 15 minutes to reach the lights
  • The total walking distance of this tour is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers).
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4.1 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Wonderful walking tour! Derek was a great guide. He also does a graffiti tour! Derek gave lots of information about the houses that we toured. It was all correct. We checked :) Yes, you can tour the neighborhood on your own, but it wouldn't be a fun without Derek and his music along the way. The only issue that we had on the tour were some very rude tourists. It happens, we were in the tourist capital. Again, Derek was one of the best guides we have had. He was very courteous of the home owners.

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December 18, 2021

It was about 20 minutes from the meeting point to the actual start of the tour. The tour itself then lasted 90 minutes and at the end the group and the guide took the bus back to the meeting point, which worked well. The tour itself included about 50 houses, of which we took a closer look at a good dozen and the guide told us something about them. It was very entertaining, even if, due to the German dialect, not everything was always understandable.

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December 3, 2021

December 31, 2021

Product ID: 263037