Guided tour

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Scatto a New York LLC
Guided tour

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Scatto a New York LLC

From US$ 59 per person

Admire some of the most spectacular displays of lights in the world on this sightseeing tour. Visit Dyker Heights, famous for its Christmas decorations, and enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Embark on a sightseeing ride to Brooklyn on board a fully equipped, modern bus
  • Experience New York City's Christmas spirit and visit the most illuminated spots
  • Discover the history behind each turn with insightful commentary from your guide
  • Walk around the beautifully decorated houses of Dyker Heights for about an hour
  • Enjoy an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline at DUMBO
Full description

Experience Christmas in New York City on a comfortable bus tour of Dyker Heights, world-known for its luminous light displays. Witness the festive decoration tradition that the residents have kept alive since the 1980s. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

Enjoy this lively Italian-American neighborhood with your tour guide. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights, so hop off the bus and follow your guide to the two most illuminated streets in the area.

See Lucy Spata's house, which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. Walk along the most spectacularly decorated houses. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes.

Return via the Manhattan Bridge. End the experience at Bryant Park, where you can visit its famous winter market on your own.

  • Transportation by bus
  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour of Dyker Heights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Bryant Park Tour
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Treehaus Liquor Store. Please look out for your tour guide who will be holding a sign saying "Christmas Tour." The guide will then show you where the bus is located.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Children up to 3 years old don't need a ticket as long as they sit on an adult's laps
  • The tour can last from 3.5 hours to a little more than 4 hours, depending on the traffic
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved (1-hour walking tour of Dyker Heights)
  • The illuminated houses cannot be seen from the bus
  • Restrooms are available on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 450 reviews

Review summary

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This was a well-priced, great experience. Our tour guide, Mike, was phenomenal. I would definitely look for other tours he does. He was very friendly, personable, excited, and knowledgeable. The lights were gorgeous. It took about 4 hours for the total experience. Our first stop was at a mall to see the luminaries (and use the bathroom), to Dyker Heights, to Dumbo, to a beautiful place to see the skyline, and then to Bryant Park. He told us a lot of information along the way. 5 ⭐️!

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March 28, 2023

Mike was awesome! He was very informative from the time the tour started to the time it ended. He gave plenty of time to see everything and take pictures. The bus was very comfortable and it had a restroom that was really convenient. I would definitely recommend this tour, it is definitely worth it!

March 28, 2023

My partner and I absolutely enjoyed ourselves! We went on Xmas day and it was crowded but our tour guide Mike answered my call because we got lost from the group because I just had to buy a tshirt to remember my experience there and Mike was very knowledgeable about the area and extremely friendly! We loved it from beginning to end!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 128106