Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights!
What’s the best way to tour one of the more unique neighborhoods in NYC? And at the same time, experience all the Holiday Joy you can handle? Whether you’re on a romantic trip to NYC or a destination family get-together during the holidays, you should definitely head down to Dyker Heights for the Holiday Lights! Dyker Heights is an Italian-American neighborhood deep in south-west Brooklyn known for its mega McMansions which get dolled up in increasingly amazing Holiday Lights decorations.
The lights go up the week after Thanksgiving and stick around until the week after New Years’. Many Dyker Heights residents hire professional Christmas Lights designers to deck the houses with unbelievable sights including hundreds of icicles, thousands of bulbs, three-feet-tall animatronic reindeer, six-feet-tall robotic Santas, and ten-feet-tall Nutcrackers standing sentry! It’s a wild sight.
If you need some exceptional Italian food before or after your Dyker Heights Lights experience, we can’t say enough great things about L&B Spumoni Gardens. L&B is a fourth-generation, family-owned joint in neighboring Gravesend, open since 1939. Their square Sicilian slice is a delectable legend. We bring people there on our Brooklyn Foodie Tour!
You don’t need a car to get there (although its a bit of a hike from the closest subway stop,) and there’s no fee to see the lights. On a cold, crisp winter evening, with a thermos of hot chocolate and your loved ones by your side, its a uniquely New York experience. However, we think that a tour of the many varied neighborhoods of Brooklyn, by Escalade or Sprinter van is the best way to do it. Not coincidentally, that’s exactly what we offer on our private Brooklyn’s Beat tour. We check out hotspots like DUMBO, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens and more during the daytime and end with the lights at night. Of course, you don’t have to book a tour to see the Dyker Heights lights, just don’t miss them! It truly is a magical time of the year.