Dyker Heights Lights Are The Most Over-The-Top Holiday Displays In NYC

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The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights is the definition of holiday spirit! It’s a must-see attraction for anyone who appreciates a festive neighborhood during the holiday season…and the houses are decorated and waiting for you to check them out.

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 at least 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.

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Facebook / Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Some of the most popular homes are The Spata House and The Polizzotto House, which are two of the first families to begin decorating back in the 80’s. The best time of day to visit is after 5 p.m. (as most homes keep their lights on until midnight or later), but be mindful of the large crowds you may encounter. Considering the area is relatively easy to access these days, the crowds have gotten so large that even the homeowners are concerned.

Facebook / Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Facebook / Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

The light displays are 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. The majority of the homes are located between 83rd and 86th Streets, and 11th and 13th Avenues (Dyker Heights Boulevard).

The neighborhood it accessible by car, subway, and bus tours with the opportunity to walk around once there. Be sure to dress warm!

Place: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Location: Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

When: Now through December 31

Featured image source: Photo Modified: Flickr / Philipp Alexander / CC by 2.0