Dyker Heights Lights the Nights

Dyker Heights Christmas

Dyker Heights, a predominantly Italian neighborhood, takes a lot of pride in their holiday displays, each year working to outdo one another in mounting over-the-top Christmas light decorations.  This neighborhood, which runs from 82nd to 85th Street between 10th and 13th Avenues, is a must-visit holiday destination in Brooklyn.

Insider tip: Head over around dinner time becase some lights do go off around bedtime in this family-friendly neighborhood.

How to get there:

  • Driving: Grab a few cups of hot chocolate & pile into the car, but do expect to hit traffic at this popular seasonal destination.
  • Subway: Take the D train toward Coney Island and get off at 79 Street in Brooklyn. Exit near intersection of 79th St and New Utrecht Ave. Start out going northwest on 79TH ST towards 16th Ave. Turn left onto Dyker Heights Blvd., also known as 13th Avenue, and wander around!
  • Bus: Bus tour companies run Brooklyn Christmas lights tours include Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour three-and-a-half hour guided bus tour that starts from Union Square in Manhattan at 7 P.M. The tour includes both Dyker Heights and some decorated homes in Bay Ridge, too.