4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
This dazzling Brooklyn holiday tour highlights the festive homes of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood made famous by the PBS documentary ‘Dyker Lights’ and TLC's ‘Crazy Christmas Lights.’ Marvel at an array of Christmas lights, displays and decorations on your coach tour, complete with vintage Christmas videos and music by Frank Sinatra and the likes. If you’re looking for a more local experience away from Manhattan's crowds, this tour is perfect for you.


  • 3.5-hour Brooklyn Christmas lights tour by coach and foot
  • Travel from Manhattan to Dyker Heights, an Italian-American section of Brooklyn
  • Admire the neighborhood's impressive Christmas displays, made famous by several TV shows and documentaries
  • Enjoy onboard classic Christmas videos and songs by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and more

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you've already seen the big tree in Rockefeller Plaza, come out to Brooklyn for a new holiday tradition! The famous, festive homes of Dyker Heights make this a must-do this holiday season.

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What You Can Expect

Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour of Dyker Heights

See the lights of Dyker Heights

Meet your guide in the evening at Lower Manhattan’s Union Square, where you’ll hop aboard a comfortable climate-controlled coach and travel over the Brooklyn Bridge. Admire the sparkling NYC skyline as you make your way south through the borough of Brooklyn toward Dyker Heights.

This residential Italian-American neighborhood gained its fame in the 1980s with its jaw-dropping Christmas displays. You might recognize this place – it has been featured on numerous TV shows and documentaries including PBS's Dyker Lights and TLC's Crazy Christmas Lights! It's no wonder that Dyker Heights was voted the number one destination for holiday lights in the United States in 2012.

Begin your Christmas lights tour with a drive through Brooklyn's neighborhoods, discovering the festive homes and decorations in less trafficked areas of the borough only known to native Brooklynites. If you find these homes impressive, just wait until you make your way to Dyker Heights, the streets absolutely bursting with grand, over-the-top lights, decorations, motorized displays and glowing, life-like nativity scenes. As your guide will explain, many of the elaborate displays are professionally done, some costing over USD $10,000 to create!

Your experience is enhanced by the coach's onboard monitors showing videos and music from vintage Christmas specials starring legends such as Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Singing along is encouraged! After your tour, enjoy a relaxing drive back to Manhattan.

This entertaining tour through Brooklyn's most electric holiday neighborhoods has been featured on Samantha Brown’s Holidays in New York special on the Travel Channel, Good Morning America, ABC’s The Chew, and even overseas on The Nate Berkus Show in the United Kingdom and Italia Chiama Italia in Italy. Hop aboard and discover a new holiday tradition.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from November 30 to December 31 only.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was absolutely brilliant, lights are amazing and houses gorgeous. Our guide was full of knowledge and humour and coach driver brilliant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Definitely a great tour to do if you want to enjoy the Christmas Spirit. You could see that the tour guide loved her job and did this well. With a lot of people on tour and and heaps of people at Dyker Heights she managed to keep everyone from getting lost.
It was great how they have stops for photo opportunities and free time to wonder the streets to get a closer look at the lights.
A tour worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent tour and a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014


4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Our tour guide was hysterical and we had a fantastic time thoroughly recommend it

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Fantastic trip, great guide and the Cannoli was to die for! Definitely recommend!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2014

Unfortunately, it was pouring down rain the night we went. And that did put a damper on things (no pun intended!) The bus was comfy and the tour guide was very nice. She narrated the whole trip and they also had TV screens on the bus which were playing old Christmas variety shows and that was fun. Maybe if it wasn't raining I would have enjoyed it more, but for me the whole experience was just ok.

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