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Dyker Heights: a Local Christmas in Brooklyn

New York

3 hours | from $77.50 pp
You might think New York’s most picture postcard Christmas scenes are all in Manhattan, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Just over the Brooklyn Bridge is a winter wonderland waiting to be explored… Discover New York’s most magical Christmas light displays as you wander through a local neighbourhood glittering with lanterns and lights, then browse some of the city’s best Christmas markets to get in the holiday spirit. Experience a real New Yorker’s Christmas as you take part in the local tradition of visiting Dyker Heights to see the most dazzling lights and browsing festive markets, hot chocolate in hand.
3 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a like-minded Host to explore Brooklyn in all its festive glory and visit the local neighbourhoods of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, where local residents put on the most spectacular (and extravagant) Christmas light displays in the city!Read more +


Local residents here take their light displays seriously, so as you stroll through the neighbourhoods you’ll see dazzling lights and festive scenes glittering in front of every house. 

If this wasn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, explore a Christmas market like Brooklyn Makers Holiday Market or the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, where you can eat, drink and be merry as you pick of some Christmas gifts made by local artists and designers. 

See the Manhattan skyline glittering across the water, and get some tips and tricks from your local for other festive things to do in the city during the rest of your trip. 

Please be aware that some markets are only open at weekends.  


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* A cup of hot chocolate, mulled wine to warm up or a soft drink per person
* Walking experience 


What's Not Included

* Additional food and drinks from the ones provided in the experience
* Tickets to any attractions
* Transportation costs 
* Gratuities (optional)


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund. 


Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Experience Highlights

* Join a local to explore the most festive neighbourhoods in Brooklyn 
* Visit the famous and dazzling Christmas light displays that are put up each year by the residents of Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge 
* Take part in an NY holiday tradition as you stroll through the area, picking your favourite lights and soaking up the magical atmosphere 
* Browse a local Christmas market to pick up some gifts or to enjoy some authentic, locally produced food and drinks
* See the iconic view of Manhattan’s skyline lit up in all its festive glory 
* Get tips and tricks from your local about the most festive things to do in the city 

Total: USD
per adult
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Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free