search cityguideny

A Slice of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour Gets You in the Holiday Spirit

December 8, 2017 - by Linda Sheridan
Print Article Email Article

For an NYC holiday experience with a personal, local flavor, A Slice of Brooklyn's Holiday Lights Bus Tour , which tours through the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights, will have you saying "Rockefeller Center, fuggedabout it!" The company, which has been topping TripAdvisor's NYC sightseeing list for years now and has the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, was founded in 2005 by Brooklynite Tony Muia. Muia has crafted a series of other longtime succesful, curated tours of Brooklyn, including a pizza tour, a chocolate tour, and a neighborhood tour. But as you can imagine, the Holiday Lights tour really takes the cannoli, as it is only offered a month out of the year! 

A Slice of Brooklyn Christmas Lights Dyker Heights Tour

The memorable evening journey is very convenient. The 3 1/2 hour tour takes you roundtrip from Union Square on a luxury coach for a trip deep into the heart of Brooklyn, where you'll get to experience the local holiday spirit unlike anywhere else, making stops to walk around and take photos in famous Brooklyn neighborhjods Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst. If you love seeing holiday lights, this is a must. Clearly, the locals live for this holiday season, and pour their efforts into creating a winter wonderland like you've never seen. The tour brings together visitors from around the world; and even the bus ride alone offers some incredible views of the Manhattan skyline.

Each display is more elaborate than the last, often accompanied by music. In Dyker Heights, one of the stops includes visiting the home of Lucy Spata, who first began doing elaborate Christmas decorations back in the 1980s. Initially, Spata's neighbors were not impressed. The second year she was there, she brought out a marching band. Spata continues her elaborate Christmas lights today. When I asked our tour guide Angela about what she guessed Lucy's December electric bill cost, she said "probably somewhere in the ballpark of $8,000!" Across the way you'll get to see the Polizzotto home, that features the neighborhood's largest Santa Claus.

(In Bensonhurst, a gentleman regarded as "Sam the Greek" has an incredible display that is best described as "Christmas meets Las Vegas"!)


To further enhance the ride, you'll enjoy an audio-visual presentation throughout the tour that features vintage TV holiday classics from Elvis Presley, Judy Garland and Liza Minelli, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and Bing Crosby, among others.

A Slice of Brooklyn's Holiday Tour only runs in the month of December, and sells out quickly! For reservations, call 212-913-9917, or visit asliceofbrooklyn.comUse this City Guide coupon and take $5 off your next tour

Looking for Free Group Planning Services?

Get free advice on planning your group's trip to New York.


Name:
E-Mail:
Where is Your Group Coming From?
Type of Group:
Date of Trip:
Areas of Interest: Sightseeing Dining Theater Culture

Shopping Transportation

Group Size:

Enter the code: 6512

RESTAURANTS

Haswell Green's Photos

Haswell Green's

Beer hall casual meets craft cocktails with a healthy dose o...

THEATER

Chicago Photos

Chicago

Kander and Ebb's "musical vaudeville" in which Roxie Hart ga...

SHOPPING

PANDORA Photos

PANDORA

PANDORA, one of the leading names in jewelry for more than 3...

SIGHTSEEING

Madame Tussauds New York Photos

Madame Tussauds New York

Voted one of New York’s most unique attractions, Madame Tuss...

SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES

  • THE RIDE - Save $10 off THE RIDE with code RDCG; Save $10 off THE TOUR with code TTCG; Save $10 off THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE with code DTCG; get THE EXPERIENCE PASS for $119 -02/28/2019
  • Madame Tussauds - Take$5 off Gold Adult Admission. -01/01/2020
  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum - Take $5 off admission with promo code AVENGER17. -03/31/2019
  • More Coupons

search cityguideny

 

pres day city guide cover


This Week in New York City

(2/13-2/20) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC this week, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

This Week in New York City