Friday, November 17, 2017

Get Your Tickets Now for Dyker Heights Christmas Tour

I felt the need to let you know if you wish to attend this amazing tour with our friend Tony at A Slice of Brooklyn tours, you should get your tickets now. These tours sell out pretty fast as they are run every night in December except for Christmas Day. There are some time slots already sold out. 

The neighborhood tradition first began in 1986 when Lucy Spata started decorating her house. Although her neighbors weren't thrilled, many of them started decorating their houses as well and this neighborhood tradition was born. I was sad to learn however many of the homes use a service to do the decorating. It can cost up to $25,000 to have their homes decorated, these are mostly very large homes so they take a lot of decor. I feel the joy of the holidays is decorating yourself, and using traditional items passed down from generations. I suppose everyone feels different about this, as I know of services where they will decorate the inside of your home as well. 

Well, let's see these famous lights: 

I loved this house. I am not a big fan of lots of plastic items in front of a house. I like lights and such, and I actually think less is better. Those toy soldiers were just so darn adorable!  

This mailbox opened to find good old Woodstock inside! Love the Peanuts gang and this is such a fun decorative item!  

I personally thought this was a bit much. It wasn't too crowded which was great until we got to the main street with all the very big displays. I was very lucky with weather as it was about 55 degrees which is not normal for December in NYC.  

This home was probably one of my favorites!  

I really loved those stars on the porch. Very pretty!  

I really thought this house was just too much. Could have been toned down quite a bit.  
This was very moving as a display for 09/11, and had all the flags of the countries where the victims came from at the bottom of the photo.  

I hoped you enjoyed a taste of what you will see at this famous holiday light display in Brooklyn. I don't know if I would go back, maybe in a few years, it is something to see for sure!

A Slice of Brooklyn Tours runs trips for this the whole month of December, and for $50 you can have someone who really knows Brooklyn show you around. They leave from Union Square, which I love, and then take you back when the tour is finished. Every tour I have done with Tony has been amazing, and I can't say that enough.

So, what do you think of holiday lights? Simple or  over-the-top - what is your preference? I like simple myself, and I love the light displays. It is fun to see the holiday spirit in my hometown as well as in Brooklyn.

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Dyker Heights Christmas Tour 

When: Every night in December EXCEPT Christmas Day Click Here to see available dates

Tour Length: 3.5 hours

Price: $50 Children Under 12 $40

Meeting Place: Union Square for begin and end of tour

Buses are heated so you don't need to worry about being cold during the December month.

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