A guide to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022 display has become one of the best New York attractions during the holiday season. The Brooklyn neighborhood is home to the most over-the-top Christmas light decorations with life-sized Santas, sleighs, snowmen and some houses even bump Christmas carols from loudspeakers. Crowds of all ages flock to the Kings County neighborhood to wander down the multiple blocks and avenues and experience one of the top things to do in NYC in the winter. It truly is the center of all things Christmas.

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When can I visit the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022?

Most of the homeowners—and professional decorating companies—hang their Christmas lights and decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. However, the best time to see the lights is mid-December through New Year’s Eve. We suggest going anytime between dusk and 9pm if you plan to travel by foot. Most of the houses turn their displays off after 9pm but some do leave theirs on later (depending on their bedtime). 

They’re usually up until the end of the first week of January.

Where are the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022?

You’ll see breathtaking light displays from 11th to 13th Avenues (also known as Dyker Heights Blvd) from 83rd to 86th St in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

How do I get to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022?

If you’re traveling by subway, take the D Train to 79th St and New Utrecht Ave, Brooklyn. However, you’ll have to walk 15 minutes to get to the houses (and the terrain is a bit hilly). Word to the wise: Traffic, as well as parking, is generally lousy, so you might want to leave your car at home, or leave enough time to sort the car.

Are there tours for the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022?

Yes, bus tours are back from A Slice of Brooklyn, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights and more.

Is there anything else I should be aware of for the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022?

If you are heading to Dyker Heights this year, be sure to respect the neighborhood like it’s your own, starting with keeping properties clean of trash in the name of respect and sanitation. There will be extra receptacles in the area. Also, be smart! While in past years spectators often walked up the stairs of houses to get a better photo-op of the decor, this year that’s a massive no-no. Many houses are putting tape across the front of their homes and entryways to avoid onlookers on their property.

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