The stunning lights and endless decorations have become increasingly more famous over the years. Dyker Heights’ impressive light display has been a tradition for more than 30 years and spans three avenues and several streets.
Now, over 100,000 visitors make their way to the neighborhood each year to catch a glimpse of some of the most over-the-top holiday homes—and that number keeps growing!
If you’re looking to check them out this year, we’re here to answer all your general questions:
When do they return for the holiday season?
The light displays tend to go up just after Thanksgiving Day.
Where can you see the Dyker Heights Christmas lights?
The majority of the homes are located between 83rd and 86th Streets, and 11th and 13th Avenues (Dyker Heights Boulevard).
When is the best time to visit the Dyker Heights Christmas lights?
The best time of day to visit is after 5 p.m. (Note: most homes keep their lights on until midnight, but some shut them as early as 9 p.m.), but be mindful of the crowds you may encounter.
Are there any notable homes to visit?
The Spata House, as described by the New York Post, and The Polizzotto House, which are two of the first families to begin decorating back in the ’80s, are known to be among the most over-the-top homes.
Are the Dyker Heights Christmas lights open to the public?
Yes, it’s entirely free to see the lights and they are open to the entire public. Of course, be respectful of residents’ property and do not go onto their lawns, leave garbage, etc.
How long do the light displays stay up?
The light displays are normally up until New Year’s Eve, but if you’re trying to avoid the masses you may want to consider going between Christmas and NYE. It’s also best to avoid weekends if you can.
Where: Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
When: After Thanksgiving through NYE
Also published on Medium.