Cost: $25 for adults/$20 for children under 12
When people think about holiday decorations in New York City, they usually think of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the lavish store window displays.
To see some of the most stunning holiday lights in the city, you’ll need to head out of Manhattan. Residents of Dyker Heights have been decking out their homes since the 1980s, and the Dyker Lights Christmas celebration grows more and more every year.
Home owners often spend over $20,000 per year to ensure their house shines brighter than their neighbors’ abodes. Lawns feature automatronic santas, reindeer, and snowmen. Live DJs spin records in front of the most elaborately decorated homes, and caroling is not always optional.
There is an unspoken competition among the home owners in the neighborhood, so some have added huge lawn ornaments and motorized displays, making for a lavish holiday spectacle.
This 2.5-hour tour will get you up close and personal with some of the most beautiful sights in Dyker Heights.
Duration: Tour time (with travel time) is approximately 2.5 hours; tour ends around 9:30 pm.
When: @ 6:45 pm (18:45)
Where: Tour begins in front of Best Buy in Union Square at 52 E. 14th Street(map).
Cost: $25 Adults/$20 Children under 12.