New York City

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

New York, United States

From USD 95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Dyker Heights Christmas lights and the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree are just two of the enchanting sites you'll see on this holiday tour of New York City. A convenient way to combine the top holiday attractions of both Brooklyn and Manhattan, this guided tour allows you to cover plenty of ground and learn about New York from the comfort of a tour bus while also getting to explore neighborhoods on foot.
  • Admire the decorated mansions of Dyker Heights without the hassle of parking
  • Stops at Fulton Ferry Landing and Washington Square offer stunning views of Manhattan
  • Learn about the Chelsea Hotel, the Highline, New York Harbor, and other sites along the route
  • Flexible ticketing through Viator allows you to reserve a spot and pay later

What's Included

  • Bus to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn and other sights
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Greeley Square Park
    Between 32nd and 33rd Streets, Broadway and, 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

    We meet on 32nd Street between 6th Avenue & Broadway behind Greeley Sq Park.

Start time

07:00 pm

End point

  • Lotte New York Palace
    455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

    On the return, we will be pleased to drop you off anywhere along our route. We will pass close to the original start point for those parked there. Your guide will be glad to help you out with questions.

What To Expect

Macy's Herald Square (Pass By)

Meatpacking District (Pass By)

The High Line (Pass By)

New York Harbor (Pass By)

Dyker Heights

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Empire Fulton Ferry State Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Square Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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56 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 56 reviews
Harper NYC Lights
Renee_H, Dec 2022
JA was so educated - wise - funny - learned so much on the tour . He led us through the streets - but gave guests option to walk on their own
Response from Host, Dec 2022
JA is an unheralded NYC attraction. I'm glad you appreciated the scope of his knowledge. He is a gifted guide.
Worth the trip
William_H, Dec 2022
Large bus tour with on board guide. Left on time with a mix of families, couples, both old and young. Guide was knowledgeable, informative, but a bit corny. Drove through several Manhattan areas including Chelsea, Meatpacking, then Dyker Heights (the crown jewel), Brooklyn for Manhattan skyline view, Washington Square and Rockefeller Center. Dyker heights was crowded and the group moved slow, but we were free to explore on our own as we had the departure time and location spelled out. Lights are ridiculously amazing and worth the trip. The tour bus will drop you off at the numbered cross streets as you make your way north on 5th (?) Ave. to Rockefeller, but you'll miss the famous tree. Otherwise, tour ends and you need to find your way back to your hotel (there is a subway station at Rockefeller, FWIW).
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a very detailed review. The bus is a 36-passenger luxury minibus. As you mentioned, we cover a lot of ground, and I'm glad you appreciated that. The lights are "ridiculously amazing." as you say. We finish at the tree in Rock Center; the guide will help you with directions back to your hotel.
Our guide Dave I believe...
Denise_Y, Dec 2022
Our guide Dave I believe his name was , he has so much knowlegde of New York. Everything was beautiful so worth it
Great trip!!!
Angie_B, Dec 2021
Fred was amazing! So much history from him!! It was a great trip! Just wish there was a stop for hot chocolate.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Angie, A stop for hot chocolate would be great, but there is so much to see and do that there isn't time. It's a good idea, though. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.
Christmas Tour delight!
marlene_j, Dec 2021
Best tour ever! Our tour guide Fred was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about the history of Dyker Heights and New York in general. Had lots of good trivia and stories to tell. The Beautifully decorated homes are hard to capture in pictures. What an experience! Plus we hit all the nice points in the city. The time flew by. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Ahhh, thank you very much. There is a lot to see on our Dyker Heights tour. We try to make every moment fun and illuminating. I'm glad you appreciated our efforts.
Brilliant Christmas lights tour
Kim_C, Dec 2021
Great tour guide who had fantastic knowledge of the history of the tour, and New York in general. Would highly recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you so much. I'm glad you were able to appreciate how comprehensive the tour is. It's much more than Dyker Heights alone.
Double check details so you get what you paid for
Richard_L, Dec 2021
False advertisement Tour details said we would be stopping at ferry island point for city skyline and walking around Washington square and see that tree We only went to Dyker heights and came Back no other stops Which I saw were other tours which were cheaper and I picked this one because of the multiple spots which was more expensive Doubt I’ll get refund the difference But buyer beware
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Would you please specify the date you took the tour? I'm afraid I have to disagree with your false characterization of our tour. We deliver the experience advertised and more. On the night in question, it was raining. We did the complete tour of DH and then made our regular rest stop at Brooklyn Bridge Park to use the restrooms and view the lower Manhattan Skyline. Unfortunately, because of rain and high winds, the stop was curtailed. We made our usual stop in Washington Square Park to view the Christmas Tree and WS Arch. I'm not exactly sure where you were at that point. As a sole proprietor, the quality of the tour is very important to me. I don't appreciate being accused of "false advertising" it is a derogatory claim with no basis in fact.
Dyker Heights a must see!
Catherine_S, Dec 2021
Our tour guide, Fred, was outstanding! Since he was born and raised in NYC, he was full of interesting facts, trivia and stories. Dyker Heighrs was unbelievable!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dyker Heights is spectacular this year. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the lights as well as my insights into NYC. There's a lot to see in NYC and much to learn.
Much more than Dyker Heights
Jeremy_C, Nov 2021
Our guide, Fred, was wonderful. We loved the stories and the history along the tour. Very much recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Jeremy, Thank you so much for your review. It is a pleasure for me to share stories about life in NYC and, along the way, show you the lights of DH. Stay safe.
Loved seeing the lights,...
Ann_H, Nov 2021
Loved seeing the lights, but especially hearing our guide, Fred’s, stories about NYC. We learned a lot! 😃
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Ahhh, thank you so much, you are very kind. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I can again share stories about NYC with my guests. Stay safe.
Terrific experience
Steve_B, Nov 2021
Spectacular! Our guide was the embodiment of NYC! Would highly recommend! Limo bus and great driver.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour. Sharing stories about NYC is my great pleasure. Thank you for being so receptive to them.
If you love Christmas you will love this !
Andrea_W, Dec 2019
Booked this for my daughters birthday (21/12/19) and she loved it ! The bus was really comfortable the driver Gilbert was very good and well JA the guide was just a lovely genuine man who just really wanted everyone to have the best time - made our visit thank JA👍
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Hi, I'm glad we could help make your daughter's birthday special. You couldn't have had a better team then JA and Gilbert. Thanks for your kind words; I passed them on. Fred Pflantzer
Completely got screwed
Muniver S, Dec 2018
I had booked a trip with 4 of my friends for a small group. Paid for that. But we got shafted and put in a full size bus. Guide was rude. Didn’t know anything about famous houses. Didn’t explain things. i Saw so many guides talking about history of houses. He was more into telling us his history. Complete waste of fine and money. Not to say I that everyone on that bus paid way less Monday than I did.
Wonderful tour!! Loved all of the...
Jeralyn S, Jan 2018
Wonderful tour!! Loved all of the beautiful lights. Our guide was great -- so informative and helpful and fun. He even bought us pizza at the end at Juliano's since this was the last tour of the year. Yes, it was cold, but the lights were so beautiful that we put up with the cold. The van was a luxury van just like it was advertised.
Our tour guide, who was an older man...
Douglas C, Dec 2017
Our tour guide, who was an older man that was originally from Manhattan, was about the rudest person Ive ever met. Before we ever got on the bus he was rude to one of the ladies in our group. My 26 yr old daughter and I booked this tour for 75/each which I thought was very expensive to see Christmas lights but we wanted to go. When we arrived at Dyker Heights within 10 min our guide had left us so we were left to tour ourselves all the while having paid 75/ea for a GUIDED TOUR. We were 5 min late getting to the bus because we got turned around seeing as we were our own guide and he had told the entire group that if we werent there in 10 min he was leaving us!! Seriously...leaving 2 women in BROOKLYN alone at night??? NO. I would never recommend this tour, ESPECIALLY with the guide we had. But the Christmas lights themselves were beautiful!
An outstanding tour, one not to be...
Linda M, Dec 2017
An outstanding tour, one not to be missed. Finding the tour guide was a little difficult at first. We had to walk around the corner of Maceys several times to locate him. We finally located him holding a NYSee sign not a viator sign as expected. Overall Fred our guide was the most knowledgeable guy we'd met in New York. Born and bred there he told us things you'd never find in books. The houses at Dyker Heights are absolutely amazing!! I wish we'd had more time to see the whole area, but there are too many beautifully decorated houses and insufficient time to photograph them all. It's a busy area so don't expect to get perfect pictures without bodies in the shot, if you do you're lucky. Our trip started at 19.00hrs which doesn't allow enough time at the Heights. The enroute stops allow you to take superb pictures of downtown Manhattan at night and Grenwich Village and so many other areas I lost count. In conclusion if you're going to New York after 28th November make sure you take this tour, and ask for Fred as your guide and Adrian as your driver, both superb guys.
Realmente é lindo demais....
Karla_R, Jan 2023
Realmente é lindo demais. Só achei que é tudo muito rápido. Não dá tempo de parar e tirar uma foto. Apesar do guia falar que pode parar e depois achar ele, sempre ficamos com medo de nos perder. Poderia apenas ser mais devagar com tempo de parada nas principais casas para fotos.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi, This is a misplaced review. We did not offer a tour on the third.
Atemberaubende geschmückte weihnachtsbeleuchtung
Rosemarie_K, Dec 2022
Die Häuser sind sehr beeindruckend. Der tourführer hat uns persönlich zuviel geredet. Man hatte mal keine Möglichkeit die Lichter und die Tour auf sich wirken zu lassen. Einfach zu hektisch und zu laut. Sonst sehr schön

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