Spectacle of Home Xmas Lights Reaches Dyker Heights

(Rein)Dear New Yorkers, do you need some inspiration for your Christmas lights?

151110 xmas1-Tourists and locals alike have been going bonkers in Brooklyn for over 60 years during the holidays thanks to jaw-dropping, eye-bursting Christmas decorations and displays.

The 140+ reviews from trusty Tripadvisor average 4.5 stars and are overwhelmingly positive. 15th Avenue brings tourist revenue as one user points out 76th to 84th streets are the most congested.

151110 - xmas4It’s no surprise one Yelp user suggests to skip the (sometimes costly) tours, ditch the car (parking is impossible!) and take public transport into Dyker Heights to walk at your own pace. One review celebrates, “Amazing, what people that live in these homes have done with lights and Christmas decorations. Have never seen displays like this in any other neighborhood.” With over 100 reviews on Yelp, the average rating is also 4.5 stars.

151110 - xmas3Subway stops are a reasonable walk to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights. Feel free to ask locals for directions. The eager elves of Dyker Heights will not be surprised by the influx of visitors in their neighborhood over the holidays. The closest subway lines are:

  • R train – to 86th St stop (last stop)
  • D train – to 18th Ave stop
  • M train – to 18th Ave stop

151110 - xmas2Buses you can take include the X28, X27 and X38. Ask for the 13th Ave stop, across the street from Dyker Park. Make sure you know what time the last bus leaves Dyker Heights.

Ready to tree-t yourself to new Christmas decorations and lights? Check out local suppliers House of Holiday and The Christmas Cottage.

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