Sightseeing and Attractions: (Duration: 4 hours with a Licensed NYC Tour Guide)
It’s not a wealthy or ostentatious neighborhood, but Dyker Heights, adjacent to Bensonhurst and for decades a bastion of Italian Americans, takes Christmas seriously, and invites everyone to come and join in on the fun of their Brooklyn Christmas lights. The local residents outdo one another in mounting over-the-top Christmas light decorations. Tens of thousands of tourists come to see this neighborhood outpouring of creativity and fun, as light displays spill over their homes, roofs, and gardens. Kids will be awed by the sheer amount of holiday decorations: a brightly lit Rudolph on the roof, Santa on the lawn and entire homes ablaze with lights.
Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst Christmas lights in Brooklyn have been made famous in the PBS documentary Dyker Lights and were seen on TLC’s Crazy Christmas Lights.
– Animatronic toys and motorized displays
– Glowing nativity scenes
– 30-foot tall toy soldiers
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