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A Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour

  • When does it run?
    01 Dec – 31 Dec: Dates sell out fast so please refer to the calendar for up to date availability
  • Start time
    Start time: 7:00pm
    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration
    3 hours 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Audio-visual onboard English commentary
  • Cannelloni and cappuccino at Mona Lisa Pastry Shop
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to see a side of New York most visitors see
  • Dyer Heights is renowned for its Christmas lights, the residents vie to have the biggest and best decorations
  • This is a small group tour which makes for an intimate yet sociable experience
  • On the tour bus you will be shown a video with the very best of US Christmas TV
  • Your tour is led by an expert Brooklynite with an incredible passion for the Borough
  • Included Cappuccino and Cannelloni at one of Brooklyn’s finest pastry shops

Overview

Spend an enchanted evening viewing the famous Christmas lights of Dyker Heights on the Slice of Brooklyn Christmas tour.

Be dazzled by the brilliant display of over-the-top seasonal illuminations created by Brooklyn’s Italian American community. Gasp at the ingenuity and imagination that created the amazing mechanical reindeer, animated Christmas toys, glowing nativity scenes and 30-foot wooden soldiers.

Sample an authentic cannelloni and cappuccino at a well-known pastry shop and enjoy nostalgic holiday cheer as you view an entertaining audio-visual, including clips from vintage Christmas TV shows.

Tourists and native New Yorkers alike will love this Brooklyn tour!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Dec – 31 Dec: Dates sell out fast so please refer to the calendar for up to date availability

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time

    Start time: 7:00pm
    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts at 145 Fourth Avenue in the Union Square area of Manhattan. (It can be reached by taking the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 or 6 trains to the ‘14th Street - Union Square’ station. From there it's just a short walk over to the meeting location)

  • Ending Point

    145 Fourth Avenue

Itinerary

  • The A Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour starts at 145 Fourth Avenue in the Union Square area of Manhattan. It can be reached by taking the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 or 6 trains to the ‘14th Street - Union Square’ station. From there it's just a short walk over to the meeting location.

    You will set off with your English-speaking driver/ guide in an air-conditioned coach for this small-group tour. You will first head for Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge to see the fantastic Christmas decorations. There will be a stop so you can get off the bus to view one of the most elaborately decorated homes.

    You then drive over to Dyker Heights. Each year the Italian-American residents of this district vie with one another to have the biggest, best, and brightest Christmas yard displays. The dazzling results of all this competition were immortalized in the PBS documentary ‘Dyker Lights’.

    In Dyker Heights you will leave the coach for an escorted tour around the section. As well as the eye-popping profusion of Christmas lights, there are large inflatable Christmas decorations, animatronic toys and motorized displays. You’ll also see mechanized reindeer, nativity scenes and 30-foot high wooden toy soldiers.

    You may be hungry after all this and your tour makes a half-hour stop at the Mona Lisa Pastry Shop for a delicious cannelloni and cappuccino, included in the tour price.

    On the way back to Manhattan, you will be treated to an audio-visual show (in English) in the coach. This is played on a DVD system and shown on TV monitors so headsets are not needed. It will show old Christmas television variety specials from the 1950s to the present.

    Your tour ends at the start point at 145 Fourth Avenue in the Union Square area of Manhattan.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Audio-visual onboard English commentary
  • Cannelloni and cappuccino at Mona Lisa Pastry Shop
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveThis is a small-group tour

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