Dyker Heights (Dykers Heights) Christmas lights have become one of the must-see attractions in New York City. Local residents should also be respected, and loud noises and littering should be avoided.
Dyke Heights Christmas lights originated in the 1980s. The State House at 1152 84th Street and the Polizotto House at 1145 84th Street were the originators of the local lighting arrangements; The tower house has two 29-foot giant wooden nutcracker soldiers, and the stairwell is full of decorations, while the Polizzotto house stands a large cartoon version of Santa Claus.
As more and more residents joined, the scale expanded year by year; some people even spent a lot of money, hiring professional designers to decorate their houses, and installing snow machines, loudspeakers to play songs, etc.
The lighting is open to the public for free, but since it is located in a residential area, tourists should not litter or make loud noises. In addition to ringing the doorbell to disturb, it is also forbidden to go to the fence of the house to take pictures; in addition, there are large crowds and traffic during peak hours. Parents are reminded to keep an eye on their children.
The best time to visit Dyke Heights Lights is from mid-December to New Year’s Eve; residents turn on the lights after dark, and some people turn off the lights before going to bed. The best viewing time is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Usually, the weekend lantern show is more gorgeous than usual, but there are relatively more people.
The best viewing area for Christmas lights is from 11th Avenue to 13th Avenue, and from 83rd Street to 86th Street. Parking spaces are limited. It is recommended to take a taxi or take the D line to 79th Street or New Utrecht Avenue, and walk for about 15 minutes after exiting the station.