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Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023: Best NYC Bus Tour

Visiting the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights with a Guided Bus Tour is a must-do during a Christmas in New York 2023. Join Marco and the team at My Christmas in New York and discover the Christmas Houses in Dyker Heights, the Brooklyn neighborhood with the most famous Holiday Lights and festive decorations in the USA. Our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour is a special bus trip from Times Square to Brooklyn. In fact, you’ll travel on first-class buses with onboard bathrooms and expert tour guides. If you’re planning a trip to NYC at Christmas 2023, follow My Christmas in New York on Instagram and discover videos, reviews, and all the info on the most famous Dyker Heights & D.U.M.B.O. Christmas Lights Guided Tour. Questions? Send a message on Instagram, and Marco will respond, helping you best planning your 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour, fully guided, to Brooklyn by Bus.

Participants to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour in Brooklyn NYC

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023: NYC Highlights

Our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour starts on the 24th of November 2023. Every day, the My Christmas in New York Team takes many guests on a Guided Bus Tour of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Our bus, with restrooms on board, departs directly from Times Square. The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 lasts 4 hours and includes 2 stops.

The first stop is at Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. Here we stop for 1 hour for a leisurely stroll through NYC Christmas Lights in the neighborhood’s streets. Together with our experienced tour guide we will explore the best houses, holiday decorations and ornaments in Dyker Heights.

The second stop of our Holiday Lights Tour 2023 is in DUMBO Brooklyn. Here we will stop for 45 minutes to admire the skyline at night and enjoy a slice of pizza in perfect NYC style.

After the unforgettable journey, we will conclude our Dyker Heights Bus Tour back at Times Square after 4 hours, traffic allowing.

2023 Christmas Lights Tour Key Info

πŸ—“οΈ From November 24th to December 30th

🚌 The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour departs daily from Times Square, Manhattan

πŸŽ„ Fully Guided tour 🧭 of Dyker Heights Christmas Lights and D.U.M.B.O in Brooklyn πŸ™οΈ

πŸŽ… Exploration of the best houses 🏠, Christmas decorations and lights πŸ’‘ in Dyker Heights

πŸ›‘ 1 hour stop βŒ› at Dyker Heights for a stroll πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ through the decorated Chrimstas-Themed Neighborhood streets 🏘️

πŸ›‘ 45 minutes stop βŒ› in DUMBO, Brooklyn

πŸŒƒ Admire the NYC Night Skyline from DUMBO, Brooklyn

πŸ• Enjoy a slice of New York style pizza

🚦 Return to Times Square ⏲️ after 4 hours βŒ›, traffic allowing

🌟 Unforgettable journey through the city’s festive lights and sights

A child in front of the Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights during the 2023 Guided Bus Tour from Times Square

NYC Holiday Lights Bus Tour - Table of Content

One Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour with Two Travel Options

Our Dyker Heights & DUMBO Christmas Lights Tour 2023 offers two options for traveling from Times Square to Brooklyn. The first is to use a coach bus that accommodates a maximum of 52 passengers. The second is a Luxury Minivan with a maximum capacity of 22 guests. Regardless of the mode of transport you choose, the itinerary of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour remains exactly the same. We will always first stop for 1 hour at Dyker Heights to admire the beautifully decorated houses for Christmas. Then we will stop for 45 minutes in DUMBO to admire the night-lit skyline and taste a slice of New York style pizza.

Below you will find more details about our 2 travel options for the 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour.

Coach Bus NYC Tour to Brooklyn

Coach Bus - 52 Passengers - NYC Christmas Tour

The NYC Coach Bus Tour from Times Square to Dyker Heights is our most popular product. In fact, during the Christmas season of 2021 we had over 2500 guests. Meanwhile, for Christmas in New York 2023 we hosted over 4500 customers. Will you be part of our fantastic Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour in 2023?

All our buses accommodate a maximum of 52 passengers and a tour guide. Each bus on our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 is equipped with an onboard restroom. Moreover, all our buses are top quality. In fact, we use suppliers with decades of experience in the tourism sector, such as Academy Bus. On all our NYC Holiday Lights Tour, you will also find power outlets to recharge your phone during the journey. The seats on the bus are divided as follows: 16 Priority Seats in the first 5 rows of the bus and 36 General Seats for the rest of the bus.

Regardless of whether you choose the Coach Bus Tour or the Luxury Minivan Tour, the itinerary remains the same. The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour lasts 4 hours. It departs from and returns to Times Square, and includes two stops. The first is in Dyker Heights Brooklyn (1 hour stop) and the second is at DUMBO (45 minute stop). The entire 2023 Christmas Tour is fully guided. You will indeed be with our expert tour guides both on the bus and during the stops around NYC.

Below is the updated calendar for the 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour with the Coach Bus.

Inside the Luxury Minivan to visit Dyker Heights and DUMBO during the Christmas Lights Tour in December 2023

Luxury Minivan - 22 Passengers - Christmas Lights Tour

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour with the Luxury Minivan was a wonderful novelty of the Christmas Season 2022. Even though it was a new addition to the Christmas period in NYC, it was also a success. All dates, in fact, were sold out, with many guests from all over the world, curious to admire the beautiful Holiday Decorations and Ornaments in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn during the 2023 Holiday Season.

Our Luxury Minivan accommodates a maximum of 22 passengers, unlike the 54 hosted by the Coach Bus. This means that your tour guide will have more time available to dedicate to each of you. This type of Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour thus allows a more personal contact with the tour guide.

Moreover, all our 2023 Luxury Minivans are extremely comfortable, with wide and cozy seats. Each seat is equipped with USB power outlets to recharge your phone. We would never want you to arrive at each of the two stops of our Holiday Lights Tour without battery on your phone to take memorable photos and videos.

Our Luxury Minivan, being smaller than the Coach Bus, does not have an onboard restroom. However, being the group of participants more limited, your tour guide will have more time to listen to your needs. During the stop at DUMBO, for example, you will have enough time to take pictures of the skyline, eat a slice of pizza in perfect New York style, and also use the restroom at the pizzeria. The restroom at the DUMBO pizzeria is available to all, even those who do not want to eat pizza during the tour.

So if you want to experience a more intimate and exclusive experience during our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023, choose our Luxury Minivan.

Below you will find all the real-time availability of the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour with the Luxury Minivan.

Happy people on the 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour from Times Square to Brooklyn

Detailed Step-by-Step Description of our Christmas Lights Tour to Dyker Heights and DUMBO in NYC

Get ready to discover the incredible houses with the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour of My Christmas in New York. Below, you will find the detailed description, stop by stop, of our New York Christmas Bus Tour 2023. Please remember that if you have any questions about this fantastic Christmas experience in the Big Apple, you can simply send a message on Instagram to My Christmas in New York and Marco will respond to you immediately!

Meeting Point in Times Square, NYC and Check in with your Holiday Lights Tour Guide

Our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 begins in Times Square, the pulsating heart of NYC.

Our tour guide and first class bus will wait for you in front of the Starbucks located about halfway between 7th and 8th Avenue on 45th Street. This meeting point is very easy to find for everyone. How do you recognize our guide for the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour? A bright green umbrella is our symbol of recognition.

There’s no need to print your ticket for the 2023 Dyker Heights and DUMBO Holiday Bus Tour in NYC. In fact, at the time of check-in, you will only be asked for the name of the person who made the booking. Your tour guide will have all your details on their phone. In this way, we allow you to have a quick and efficient check-in.

Once the check-in is completed, the guide will point you to your bus. Take your seat on the bus and as soon as the check-in is complete, we will depart for our bus journey to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights.

The tour departs exactly at the time indicated in your booking. We have a schedule to follow and we can’t wait for any latecomers. For this reason, we recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure of your Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour. Our bus and tour guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point already 30 minutes beforehand. NYC in December is a city with millions of tourists, the streets are crowded and full of traffic. For this reason, we advise you to arrive in the area of the Christmas Tour meeting point in advance. In this way, you will avoid unnecessary stress and prepare to fully enjoy our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023.

A family posing in front of the most beautiful Christmas Lights and decorations in NYC

Journey from Times Square to Dyker Heights with our NYC Holiday Lights Bus

After departing from Times Square, our NYC Holiday Lights Bus Tour immediately heads towards Dyker Heights Christmas Lights. Times Square is located in Manhattan while Dyker Heights is in Brooklyn. NYC is a very large city, with millions of tourists each year. As a result, the bus journey between Times Square and Dyker Heights Christmas Lights might encounter some traffic on the road. In conditions of no traffic, our Holiday Lights Tour takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Dyker Heights from Times Square. However, in December it is more likely to take between 40 and 55 minutes.

Traffic on New York streets is something unpredictable. However, what is 100% predictable is our onboard entertainment during the trip. In fact, on the journey between Times Square and the 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, your Tour Guide will entertain you with plenty of useful information to help you best plan the rest of your trip to NYC. During the bus journey to Dyker Heights, you will discover stories about the best Christmas trees in NYC, light shows, ice skating rinks, and shopping stores. But the tales from our guides don’t end here. They will tell you about the best rooftop bars in town, Christmas-themed restaurants, and hidden gems that only locals know about.

The journey between Times Square in Manhattan and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is not just a transit by bus. It’s an experience alongside the best New York tour guides. All of our guests greatly appreciate the effort that our tour guides put into helping you plan the rest of your trip to NYC. Do you have questions about NYC at Christmas 2023? Your guide during the journey from Times Square to Dyker Heights Christmas Lights will assist you.

Tour Guide in front of Lucy Spata House in Dyker Heights Brooklyn during the 2023 Holiday Season in NYC

First Stop of our Holiday Lights Tour: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is the first stop on our Holiday Lights Tour in NYC. Here, we will disembark and spend an hour together, strolling through the streets of the most famous Christmas neighborhood in New York and the United States. The walk will be conducted at a leisurely pace, allowing everyone, adults and children alike, to follow along comfortably with our tour guide.

As we meander through the charming, intimate streets of Dyker Heights, you’ll marvel at the festive, twinkling lights adorning the houses you’ve seen featured on my Instagram page. We’ll pass by the house filled with brilliant lights and the sign that reads BELIEVE, and the one featuring the Grinch. The route we take on our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour is the best you can find on the NYC market. It is in fact designed by our NYC local guides to allow ample opportunity for you to capture photos and videos of the most beautifully decorated houses in Dyker Heights in Brooklyn.

Our walk concludes in front of the world-renowned Lucy Spata’s house, the one that sparked the neighborhood’s rich tradition of Christmas light displays. This grand finale gives our tour participants a peek into the roots of this unique Dyker Heights holiday custom.

After we’ve finished our walk, the journey continues. It’s time to reboard our comfortable bus and set course for our second stop on the tour: DUMBO.

The Brooklyn Bridge by Night is one of the best experiences to have in New York City. You can also see it from the iconic DUMBO Beach.

Second Stop of our Holiday Lights Tour: admire the skyline at D.U.M.B.O. at try a slice of NYC pizza

After approximately 30 minutes on the bus, traffic permitting, we arrive at the second stop on our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour: DUMBO. Like Dyker Heights, DUMBO is also located in Brooklyn. It’s the neighborhood on the other side of the East River, right beside the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

Our 2023 Holiday Lights Tour stop at DUMBO lasts 45 minutes. During this time in DUMBO, you will have the opportunity for two unique experiences. The first is to admire Manhattan’s skyline at night from DUMBO’s beachfront. The view is simply fantastic: the millions of lights of NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the One World Trade Center. On the short walk from where the NYC Holiday Lights Bus Tour stops to where we admire the skyline, we will also pass one of the most iconic and photographed spots in NYC. I’m talking about Washington Street, where you will admire the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building nestled between its two pillars. The stop in DUMBO perfectly complements the success of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023.

The second experience during our stop at DUMBO is to taste a slice of genuine New York-style pizza. I’m not referring to 99 cents pizza slices. I’m talking about one of the best and most historic pizzerias in Brooklyn.

At the pizzeria, whether you choose to eat or not, you can use the bathroom. This is important for those who choose our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour with the Coach Bus (even though there is already a bathroom on board) but even more so for those opting for the Luxury Minivan.

After 45 minutes in DUMBO, it’s time to get back on our bus to return to the place where our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour began: Times Square.

Lucy Spata House in the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn with decorations and ornaments during the 2023 Holiday Season in New York City

From D.U.M.B.O. to Times Square: return trip from Brooklyn to the meeting point of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

After completing our visit to the beautiful DUMBO, it’s time to reboard our bus and return to Times Square in Manhattan. Our 2023 NYC Holiday Lights Tour is, in fact, a round trip by bus, starting and ending in Times Square. The bus journey from DUMBO to Times Square is relatively brief, typically taking about 25 minutes, but it’s a truly scenic trip.

The route between DUMBO and Times Square takes us across the Manhattan Bridge. From there, as we traverse the East River, we’ll have an excellent view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, and many other famous NYC landmarks.

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour concludes exactly where it began: Times Square. Depending on traffic conditions, our private driver and tour guide will select the best spot to park the bus and let you off in Times Square.

FAQ: NYC Christmas Lights Tour Questions & Answers

Meeting Point: directions & practical info

The meeting point to visit the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in 2023 with us is the vibrant neighborhood of Times Square, at the heart of Manhattan, NYC, on 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. The precise location is number 222 on West 45th Street, a gallery that connects 45th Street to 46th.

Nearby, you will find notable landmarks such as Junior’s Cheesecake, Starbucks, and the entrance to the Marriott Marquis Hotel, and the iconic Minskoff Theater, famous for the Lion King musical.

To reach the meeting place from the famous Times Square landmark, the Red Stairs, you should proceed south along 7th Avenue until you reach the intersection with 45th Street. Turning right, halfway down the block on 45th Street, you will find the meeting point.

Here, tour participants will gather with the tour guide, ready to depart for the enchanting Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour in Brooklyn. As a gentle reminder, this tour is both a Bus Tour and a Guided Walking Tour in Dyker Heights & DUMBO. As such, remember to wear comfortable shoes.

In the questions and answers below, you will discover all there is to know about the Meeting Point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023.

Where is the Meeting Point for the Christmas Lights Tour 2023?

The meeting place for the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 is located in the fascinating neighborhood of Times Square, located in the pulsating heart of Manhattan, New York City. Manhattan’s layout is distinguished by its orderly grid of streets and avenues. This feature makes navigating on the New York map extremely intuitive. The streets cross the island horizontally, from East to West, while the avenues run vertically, from North to South. This simple and logical arrangement greatly facilitates reaching the meeting place for our enchanting Holiday Lights Tour 2023 at Times Square, NYC. Are you ready to immerse yourself in the New York Christmas spirit and discover Lucy Spata’s house and other famous Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights?

The meeting point for the Christmas Bus Tour, dedicated to admiring the sparkling lights of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, is precisely on 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue in Manhattan.

We invite you to consult the answers to the most frequently asked questions listed below, to acquire more detailed information on the main points of interest in Times Square, located in the immediate vicinity of the meeting place for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023.

What is the exact address of the meeting point for the 2023 Christmas Tour in NYC?

The precise meeting point for the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 is located at number 222 on West 45th Street. Once you arrive at the Christmas Tour meeting point, you will see a gallery connecting 45th Street with 46th Street. Participants in the Brooklyn Christmas decorations and ornaments tour gather here with the tour guide. To help you better visualize the gallery I’m talking about, use this photo below. It clearly shows the Meeting Point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour. The Holiday Season in NYC is not complete without a visit to Lucy Spata’s house and other festive decorations in Dyker Heights. I hope this section of my article will help you easily find my Christmas Tour hotspot. I am sure you will love all the Holiday Decorations and Light Displays in NYC.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 Meeting Point in Times Square on 45th Street

As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the meeting point is located on 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue.

The tour’s meeting point, aimed at viewing the splendid Christmas lights in Brooklyn, is therefore located in the epicenter of Manhattan, a few meters from the famous Red Stairs of Times Square. I invite you to continue reading this Q&A to discover in detail how to reach step by step the meeting point of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour starting from the Red Stairs of Times Square.

What are the landmarks near the Christmas Lights Tour meeting point?

The meeting point of our 2023 Christmas BUS Tour in NYC is on 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. Nearby are numerous easily recognizable points. Among these:

Junior's Cheesecake: one of the best places to taste cheesecake in NYC

The restaurant is located on 45th Street, directly across from the meeting point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023. A tip? While waiting for the tour to depart, take the opportunity to taste their cheesecake, among the most famous in NYC. You can use the photo below to identify the Junior’s Cheesecake restaurant in front of the meeting point for our Christmas Lights Tour in NYC.

Entrance of Juniors Restaurant in NYC, best place to taste a traditional cheesecake while wating the start of my Holiday Tour in New York City
Starbucks: get a hot drink while waiting for the start of our Christmas Lights Tour to Dyker Heights

As you can see from the photo below, the Christmas Lights Tour meeting point in NYC is located near a Starbucks. This Starbucks does not have seating tables, however many tour participants buy a hot drink here to take on the bus for the trip to Dyker Heights lights in Brooklyn.

Starbucks and Marriot Marquis Hotel in NYC next to Times Square
Entrance to the Marriot Marquis Hotel

Among the most renowned hotels in NYC, there is undoubtedly the Marriott Marquis at Times Square. The meeting point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour is right at the hotel entrance. In the photo above, you can clearly see the Starbucks logo and the “Marriot Marquis Hotel Entrance” sign. This makes identifying the meeting point for our Dyker Heights Bus Tour at Times Square even easier.

The Lion King Musical Theater

As you can see from the photo below, the meeting point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023 is a short walk from the entrance to the Minskoff Theater, known in NYC for hosting the Lion King musical. Once you’re at Times Square, why not take the opportunity to see a musical? This is just as unmissable an activity, along with our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour, during the Christmas season in NYC. Manhattan and Brooklyn are indeed the epicenter of Christmas in New York in 2023!

View of the 45th Street in Manhattan, the place where Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour participants wait for the start of their experience in the Times Square

How to reach the Christmas Tour meeting point from the Red Stairs of Times Square?

The red stairs of Times Square are a famous symbol of this important New York landmark. Let’s see together, step by step, how to go from the Red Stairs of Times Square to the meeting point of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour 2023.

STEP 1: Position yourself in front of the Red Stairs of Times Square

The red stairs of Times Square are located at the intersection of 47th Street and 7th Avenue. They are in close proximity to some of NYC’s most famous landmarks including Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center and many others. If you are in front of the Red Stairs, you will be less than a 3-minute walk from the starting point of our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour that will take you to discover Brooklyn and its decorations and ornaments.

STEP 2: From the Red Stairs of Times Square, proceed in the SOUTH direction

How to determine the south direction? Look to your left and you will see cars driving on 7th Avenue. The flow of traffic on 7th Avenue goes from North to South. Consequently, proceed in the same direction as the traffic on 7th Avenue. The meeting point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour is a short distance from there.

STEP 3: Reach the intersection between 7th Avenue and 45th Street and turn right

The Red Stairs are located at the intersection of 47th Street and 7th Avenue. You walked a short distance south on 7th Avenue. Now you are at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 45th Street. Once at the intersection between 45th Street and 7th Avenue, turn right towards 8th Avenue. The meeting point for our Dyker Heights Christmas Tour 2023 is halfway down the block on 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. Continue reading to find out more about the best Tour of Christmas decorations and ornaments in Brooklyn.

STEP 4: Reach the meeting point of our tour

Once you have arrived halfway down the block on 45th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue, you will see the landmarks I mentioned earlier. Among these, Junior’s Cheesecake, Starbucks, and the entrance to the Marriot Marquis. There you will see the gallery connecting 45th Street with 46th Street. Participants in our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour meet under the gallery with the tour guide, ready for check-in!

Cancellation & Refunds

Do you need to cancel or reschedule your tour? You can do it up to 24h from the start of your tour simply sending an email to info@discovernyc.tours and you will get afull refund. Do not use my Instagram page @MyChristmasinNewYork for cancellations and refunds: I get over 300 messages a day from people wanting info on Christmas in NYC and it is possible that I may miss your important message. Just email me at info@discovernyc.tours and I will take care of your reservation.