Make your way to a centrally-located point in Lower Manhattan, where you’ll meet a guide and small group for the 40–50 minute subway ride (own expense) to Dyker Heights. On your way to Brooklyn, hear stories from Christmases past, and how neighbors compete for the most beautiful and over the top Christmas light displays.
Walk down tree-lined streets and hear some of the secrets of Dyker Heights holiday lights. This is the perfect time to snap a few holiday portraits with a backdrop of thousands of twinkling lights. Each year's displays are different, but houses put on themed shows that include towering snowmen, festive ‘Star Wars’ characters, and traditional nativity scenes.
Stop by a local bakery to taste their cold-weather specialty, Nutella hot chocolate, then keep walking towards DUMBO, a creative neighborhood that’s packed with art galleries and boutiques. Find classic evening views of the Manhattan skyline, then board a return train to Manhattan.