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  • From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

    1. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

    Christmas in New York City is a magical time. From the beautifully adorned trees in Rockefeller Center and other locations to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, the city is alive with the festive spirit and energy. However, nothing really says Christmas like Dyker Heights. Today, it is perhaps most famously known for its incredible lights displays, which usually arrive in late November and draw travelers from across the world thanks to their colorful holiday cheer. According to locals, residents have been decorating their homes—personally and professionally—since the 1980s, making it a true New York City winter wonderland. This picturesque residential neighborhood is located in the heart of southwest Brooklyn between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Gravesend Bay. Originally founded as a luxury housing development in the late 1800s, the first house in this icon...

    A comfortable ride took us to Dyker Heights, where we took photos of the many decorated homes. The guide asked for a significant tip at the end of the tour, which I found unsettling as it was definitely not a tipping situation and neither her nor the driver had done anything out of the ordinary to please us - plus the tour is pretty expensive, considered it's basically a 2-hour ride in a bus.

  • Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

    2. Brooklyn: Private Customized Holiday Tour with Warm Drink

    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 p...

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What people are saying about Bay Ridge

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 495 reviews

Great performance even if it was cold. Funny and interesting guide. A visit to be made because it is worth the detour is like entering a Christmas postcard.

Rafael was very friendly, informative and interested in making sure everyone on his tour had a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with him.

A great moment to look at all these decorations as crazy as each other. A real pleasure to find a real Christmas atmosphere like in the movies

I loved everything about the tour. Despite the rain, we had a great time. The tour guide was great. The bus driver was great.

The tour was amazing. The lights were beautiful. The tour guide had a good knowledge of the city.