Guided tour

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Holiday Bus Tour

Activity provider: TOUR AMERICA

From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Holiday Bus Tour

Activity provider: TOUR AMERICA

From US$ 60 per person

See the Christmas lights of Dyker Heights and the Bay Ridge district of Brooklyn by bus. Admire the holiday decorations of New York's homes adorned with festive lights, toy soldiers, and more.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights
  • Walk through Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights
  • Admire the spectacular New York skyline on your way back to Midtown
Full description

Embark on a holiday bus tour taking you through the residential neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights to see their brilliant Christmas decorations. Hop off your bus to see these homes up close on a guided walking tour.

Marvel at tree-lined streets and lit up private residences decorated for the holiday season. Learn about the neighborhoods' long-lasting holiday traditions from your local guide. Learn how it has been a tradition for many years to illuminate these homes with tens of thousands of lights and dazzling holiday scenes. Now, it has become a festive competition amongst the homeowners as to who has the "brightest" holiday cheer in the neighborhood. Then, walk through these neighborhoods on a guided tour, hearing the stories and wonderful lore behind this fun holiday event. You may even meet some of the homeowners and hear about how these neighborhoods come together in such a way to bring such holiday magic to New York City. On your way back to Manhattan, see the spectacular New York City skyline and some of the other festive holiday displays throughout the city. At the end of your tour, be dropped off in Midtown Manhattan.

  • Round-trip transportation by bus
  • Tour guide
  • Seasonal offering (subject to change or termination upon availability)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside McDonalds, located at 1651 Broadway in Times Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This tour proceeds rain or snow
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 560 reviews

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The holiday light tour was nice. Our guide, Alan, gave us lots of information about the different areas and buildings along the way to our destination. Robin drove like a champ through the streets of Manhattan, which were very busy! The first stop on the tour was just one street of lights, but it was amazing! The second stop had wonderful homes and great lights, but it was a very busy area and I felt like my attention was focused on not losing the guide rather than on the displays. We were actually missing two people from our group when we got back to the bus and the guide was going to leave without them. He gave everyone his phone number in case anyone got lost, but I think there were some on the tour whose first language wasn't English. Thankfully, the two people found us.

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December 27, 2022

Wow what a fantastic trip. Weather was like an arctic survival mission, but that added to the atmosphere. Well organised, super friendly and immensely knowledgable guide who kept everything flowing. I didn’t expect a history lesson too but the guide’s commentary was fascinating. Brilliant evening loved it thank you Dale and family Cumbria

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December 25, 2022

Allan (the guide) was amazing ! We could really see that I loved what he was doing ! He was like experiencing the lights with us and that was great to see that ! The bus tour was great : the bus was very confortable ! The stops were amazing : dycker heights is absolutely beautiful and the lights are amazing ! That was a great tour : we recommend it !!

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December 24, 2022

Product ID: 58158