Guided tour

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

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From US$ 50 per person

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Admire the amazing Christmas lights of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn on a guided bus tour from Manhattan. Discover why this neighborhood is famous during the holiday season.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine.
  • Discover the ultimate Christmas experience in New York City
  • Admire the Dyker Heights Christmas lights
  • Photograph the skyline of Manhattan lit up at Christmas
Full description
After pickup from Manhattan, the tour bus will take you through the Battery Tunnel directly to the borough of Brooklyn. Once you are in Brooklyn you'll head to the Dyker Heights district, an Italian-American neighborhood famous for its elaborate houses and gardens. Each year residents compete between each other to put up spectacular Christmas decorations, illuminations, and displays. Your tour guide will tell you about the origin and history of this tradition, before giving you free time to walk the streets to admire and take pictures of the houses. Once you have finished strolling around the neighborhood, you will get back on the bus to head to the Brooklyn Bridge. There you will enjoy the different viewpoints, with more free time to take pictures of the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Finally, you will return to Manhattan where the tour ends. You can feel free to ask your guide for local tips and recommendations on what else to see and do during your visit to New York City.
  • Washington Square Park, Lower Manhattan visit
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel at 4:15 PM to begin your tour.

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    4.5 /5

    based on 404 reviews

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    Our guide, Ray was excellent, but the microphone system used on the bus was substandard. We were sitting in the back of the bus and had to strain to hear him at best-couldn’t hear him at all when the bus was moving at any speed. I am sure we missed out on a lot of good information as a result

    December 21, 2021

    The tour to Dyker Heights was really great. It's crazy to see this sea of lights and to find out how much money is being spent on it. The approximately 1-hour walk brought us to various light installations, all of which were special in their own way. Anyone who is in NY at Christmas time should definitely do the tour. Unfortunately, there were also some participants in the fully occupied bus who traveled without a mask, and the tour guide didn't take care of them either.

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    December 2, 2021

    This was such a great thing to do!! The Christmas light displays in Dyker Heights are absolutely gorgeous. Pick up point in Manhattan is very easily reached,it’s right at the pedestrian area directly across from Macy’s . There are lots of tables and chairs and if you’d like to sit and wait and also lots to see within a few minutes walk. Drop off was at the Lotte Palace Hotel in Midtown, but they also stopped along the way if you needed to get off before that. Our guide was Fred. He was so good! Native New Yorker so he had lots of interesting stories about the history of the different areas that we drive through. Bus was very clean and comfortable. We had gorgeous weather for this and it’s something not to be missed. Hats off to the residents of Dyker Heights. It can not be easy putting up with the enormous amount of people that descend on that beautiful neighborhood every year,but clearly they want everyone to have a wonderful time.

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    December 29, 2019

    Product ID: 392962

    VA ID: 392962