Why You NEED to Visit This Charming Brooklyn Neighborhood During the Holidays
The magic of visiting New York City only grows when you go during the holiday season. The entire city lights up, people are a little happier, and there's no shortage of sightseeing that's extra special during this time of year. Sure, you could visit traditional places like Rockefeller Center or walk down Fifth Avenue, but real New Yorkers have a secret spot that tops the rest — it's called Dyker Heights.
This neighborhood at the edge of Brooklyn is a literal home to some of the craziest and most intricate light displays. Some are interactive and others have so many details you'll need to stare at for least five minutes to take it all in.
The lights are on display from 11th to 13th Avenues and 83rd to 86th Streets and usually go off by 9 p.m., reports TimeOut. A pro tip: seeing the lights is only part of the visit; there are plenty of vendors selling roasted chestnuts, popcorn, hot chocolate, and other treats. Visiting Dyker Heights is perfect for families or couples who need a cute date idea.
See photos of some of our favorite houses and their decorations ahead. It'll leave you in awe and full of the Christmas spirit!