Guided tour

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

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From US$ 45 per person

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Admire the amazing Christmas lights of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn on a guided bus tour from Manhattan. Discover why this neighborhood is famous during the holiday season.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration options: 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish
Small group available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine.
  • Discover the ultimate Christmas experience in New York City
  • Admire the Dyker Heights Christmas lights
  • Photograph the skyline of Manhattan lit up at Christmas
Full description
After pickup from Manhattan, the tour bus will take you through the Battery Tunnel directly to the borough of Brooklyn. Once you are in Brooklyn you'll head to the Dyker Heights district, an Italian-American neighborhood famous for its elaborate houses and gardens. Each year residents compete between each other to put up spectacular Christmas decorations, illuminations, and displays. Your tour guide will tell you about the origin and history of this tradition, before giving you free time to walk the streets to admire and take pictures of the houses. Once you have finished strolling around the neighborhood, you will get back on the bus to head to the Brooklyn Bridge. There you will enjoy the different viewpoints, with more free time to take pictures of the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Finally, you will return to Manhattan where the tour ends. You can feel free to ask your guide for local tips and recommendations on what else to see and do during your visit to New York City.
  • Washington Square Park, Lower Manhattan visit
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside the main entrance to the Row Hotel.

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    4.5 /5

    based on 439 reviews

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    We loved our tour of Dyker Heights lights! Four hours sounded like a long time, but it really flew by. The bus was clean and comfortable. Ray was a wealth of knowledge and kept us entertained during the drive with fun stories, facts and history of the areas we traveled through. The lights were fun to explore and we saw displays that ranged from simple to gorgeous to gaudy and over-the-top. Get out at the bathroom stop in Brooklyn for a view of the downtown skyline. Also stops in Washington Square and Rockefeller Center. Outstanding experience overall. Highly recommend

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    December 3, 2022

    Ray was a STUNNING guide. We were late getting to the meeting point, our fault completely. Ray still welcomed us with open arms, the patrons on the bus unfortunately did not. Follow instructions and get there 15mins early. Tour was great and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll learn a lot about NYC even if you’ve been here before.

    December 3, 2022

    Went on the Christmas lights tour on 28.11 and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide Fred was informative and interactive throughout the tour. The residents of dykers heights put on an amazing show of lights and we were able to admire the lights without any foot traffic. Highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting New York during the holiday season.

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    November 30, 2022

    Product ID: 392962

    VA ID: 392962