Over the years, Brooklyn's Dyker Heights has become one of the most popular New York destinations for those seeking extreme holiday cheer. The residential streets transform into an over-the-top twinkling wonderland every December, and always delights.
These days, you can even find trucks selling popcorn and hot cocoa on every other corner, along with vendors with balloons and other tchotchkes. To create a safe environment free from vehicular traffic, many of the streets are blocked off for the annual event, which is best experienced as a pedestrian.
Here's a glimpse at this year's lights, with more below.
You'll find fake snow, massive Santas and snowmen, plenty of lawn decor, and of course, lights lights lights. This is much more of a Clark Griswold vibe than a Martha Stewart aesthetic, so get ready to be dazzled with wattage.
You can get to this ultimate holiday experience using mass transit, just be prepared for a walk, or to transfer to a bus or grab a cab/rideshare to get closer. The area where the lights are is very residential and located about a 20-minute walk from the nearest subway stations. Plan your route at mta.info.
The lights are about a 20 minute walk from the nearest subway stations; you can also transfer to the bus for a shorter walk.
You may want to make a whole night of it, in which case, the below video will help you plan out where to eat in the neighborhood. Your best bet is the area's main drag of 13th Avenue/Dyker Heights Blvd, which has plenty of options.
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