Dyker Heights
Dyker Heights
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susieb1
Northampton,57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
If you are in Manhattan during December definitely worth a visit. We got the subway over then had a 10 minute walk. The houses were amazing and so many were decorated. So glad we went!
Personally I wouldn't waste money booking a tour. We saw lots of them walking around but we enjoyed doing it at our own pace without being rushed.
Written 20 December 2023
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ROBERT M
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Highly recommend. Greater NYC has several neighborhoods that get festive at the holidays, but none more so than Dyker Heights. It's a lovely destination at the south end of Brooklyn, just above Coney Island, and promises ample elaborate displays. What we enjoyed most was the sense of community the experience offered -- almost everyone participates -- and the walkability. Hot-chocolate trucks scattered around were a nice touch. Plenty of tour choices, but we enjoyed exploring on our own. We took the subway to and from (86th street stop) with no issues.
Written 17 December 2023
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Ffiona W
Porthmadog, UK143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
There are plenty of bus tours (some would argue too much) that arrange to take you to Dyker Heights to see the extreme decorating that some householders in the area take on board at Christmas. It's worth having someone who knows where they're going to show the truly 'extreme' decorations. Many of the houses were quite tastefully decorated. Bus tour should have been 4 hours with two stops on the way back but it was raining so badly, the whole bus decided we had enough and got back to Manhattan a bit earlier
Written 4 December 2023
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Charlie t
Stockport, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Saw this tour advertised before we left England, we booked a tour through our travel agent. It did not disappoint , if you love Christmas you will love this. The tour guide told us that most people pay up to 20,000 dollars to have their houses decorated by professionals. It's truly amazing, on the way back to the hotel the coach stopped at Brooklyn Bridge , so we could take photos of the manhatten skyline. I would highly recommend this tour,
Written 26 September 2023
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Princess
Washington DC, DC215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We came a bit early, around the 1st week of December so perhaps not every home was decorated but more than plenty did.
It’s so festive and fun!
It’s easy to wander around at one’s own pace and it wasn’t too cold, though I suggest definitely dressing warm and even bringing gloves.
Crowds weren’t too bad. This is such a nice and happy community spirit, much appreciated ~
Written 21 March 2023
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Wayne B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Fantastic display of Christmas lights on almost every house. Carnival atmosphere in the streets packed with families out to enjoy the holiday and spirit of the season. The work put into the displays by the homeowners is incredible!
Written 6 February 2023
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Adrienne C
New York City, NY260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Took an hour long subway ride to get to Dyker Heights, but it was well worth it! Agreed with people below that it is not necessary to pay for a tour – you get a perfectly good experience walking around the neighborhood and experiencing the sights on your own.

It has always been on my NYC bucket list to visit Dyker Heights after I first watched Dash and Lily during Christmas 2020, and it certainly does not disappoint! Each house’s attention to detail and holiday spirit is incredible. What’s even cooler is the deep sense of community one feels when walking around the beautifully lit streets.
Written 12 January 2023
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Paul N
Ipswich, UK8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We booked a city tour in New York to see the christmas lights in Brooklyn. It was the worst organised trip we have ever experienced. We arrived well ahead of time but despite being first there we were ushered off and on three different coaches in total chaos before getting on the very last bus. One of the employees of the tour company shouted and cursed at us and ruined our trip and we asked to be let off the coach and return on our own which was refused. Trip Advosor have just washed their hands of it after we spent hundred with them on this week away - never again - no support at all - they tell me that despite booking it through them it has nothing to do with them.
Written 9 January 2023
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Queenstravelbuff
New York City15,960 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A bit overrated

I went on Christmas day and it was packed, It will full of tour group

To be clear you do not have to do a tour group to, Its FREE. I went there via Car, Parking is scarce and was only able to leave it for a short time.

I live in NYC and its not really a big deal for me to get there, but Im not sure why a tourist would spend at least an hour each way on a bus or train to get there , when they have a limited amount of time, Lots of nice displays in Manhattan alot closer
Written 26 December 2022
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Margaret E
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We took the tour so we could experience real American life. The bus was packed and we couldn’t sit together, I have diagnosed chronic anxiety and need to be by family. Too many are taken on this trip and the ratio of people to guide is not safe. The guide didn’t do a gentle relaxed stroll as she says and marches you at pace so you are looking for her with a light wand rather than the homes. She is like a school trip teacher lining people up and shouts at people if they phone her to say they have lost her. Asked her a question and she was like get in line for people to pass. Downright rude. On the bus more and it goes so fast you hardly see anything. Told we had time to get hot chocolates from those on street corners and then tells you there is no more time but then says we can do another street as we are running early! You cannot hear her when there are around 30+ in a group and when you email to ask for a refund or partial refund they say they fulfilled the terms by having a bus, a host but fail to recognise the main event is what you are there for and it is absolutely rubbish.I suffer with osteoarthritis in the hips so had I known what I know now that there is no slow pace I would have avoided. Houses we saw were nothing really spectacular and there were a lot with no decorations. I’ve seen more in the streets in the UK. They don’t accept constructive criticism or recommendations and it is a big con as in this country if you are dissatisfied they offer you a refund as this trip is certainly not cheap
Written 25 December 2022
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