Forget about the overrated Rockefeller Center. They might have the tallest Christmas in New York but it lacks creativity. Go and visit the Dyker Heights neighbourhood in Brooklyn and you’ll be amazed at how the owners decorate their houses for the festive season. It’s not just the Christmas lights that will dazzle you but also the creativity (and the lack of it) that comes with the themes.
Directions on how to get to Dyker Heights:
The nearest subway in the area is the D or M line. Get off at 18th Avenue. The best part of the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights is between 11th and 13th Avenue; and from 83rd to 86th Street.
The next time you think about Christmas in New York, don’t just think about the Rockefeller Center.
Think about the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn.
It’s a long ride to go there, I know.
But the magic awaits for the adventurous heart.
The houses are decorated with all things Christmas.
There are thousands of fabulous Christmas lights that adorn from the roof to the front yard.
There are nativity statues to remind us all the birth of Christ.
The Nutcracker people and the Angels come to celebrate.
There are happy-go-lucky reindeers, too!
Santa is happy to welcome visitors from near and far.
Snowman is content in his place in the yard.
There are snowflakes everywhere in many houses.
Seeing from the grand displays of Christmas lights, homeowners spent time and money to create a spectacular Christmas scenery!
Strolling around, there’s this feeling of unspoken competition from one house to another.
Some Christmas themes are confusing.
Others are plain and simple.
Few are too crowded with inflatable toys, decors and other statues.
Christmas spirit is alive at Dyker Heights in Brooklyn!
Go there while the lights are still on.