Exploring the 2018 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Extravaganza
lun. 17 décembre à 01:00
Tickets: $32 – 35 Click the link below to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-2018-dyker-heights-christmas-lights-extravaganza-registration-51662845963 Feed your annual holiday spirit addiction with a trip to Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, which has become internationally renowned for its Christmas lights display so over the top, that some homeowners willingly rack up thousands of dollars in electric bills just to claim holiday supremacy. Join New York Adventure Club ( https://www.nyadventureclub.com/ ) as we explore the Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights for their annual Christmas Lights extravaganza, which attracts nearly 100,000 visitors each December to its houses and mansions packed with hundreds of lawn ornamentations, giant inflatables, and mechanical decorations. Led by neighborhood expert and guide Norman Oder, our exploration of this famed Christmas Lights spectacle will include: • The origin story of the 32-year-old Christmas tradition, which all started when a Dyker Heights resident installed a large Christmas lights display after her mother passed away
• A look at the neighborhood's history, including churches, some handsome turn-of-the-century architecture, and Dyker's main shopping street
• A visit to several blocks to see Christmas lighting displays ranging from modest to extravagant, where some homeowners spend upward of $20,000 dollars to claim the unofficial title of the best-dressed house
• Complimentary portions of hot chocolate and holiday cookies to give you a holiday boost While the tour will officially end near 13th Avenue and 86th St, Norman will point out some food and drinks spots within walking distance, or near the 86th St. subway station in Bay Ridge, easily accessible by bus, so come join! Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Dyker Heights!
( https://nyadventureclub.com/gallery/26609783 ) *Please bring a water bottle, dress warmly, and wear a comfortable pair of shoes as we'll be doing a lot of walking!
**Bathrooms can be accessed at a nearby pizzeria before the tour Transportation By Subway: Take the D train to 71st Street
By Bus: B64 to 13 Av/71 St
By Car: If you are driving, please note that the tour will end near 86th Street — we recommend parking near 13th Avenue between 75th and 78th Street (the farther south you go, the more crowded it can get) About Norman “In the 1990s, I began leading family/friends on informal tours of Brooklyn. My goal: to lead the type of energetic, interesting tours I’d take myself. After founding New York Like a Native in 2000 with one tour, I’ve added many more neighborhoods, thanks to visitors and my own curiosity. I specialize in Brooklyn and as both a tour guide and journalist am always trying to understand it better. “New York Like a Native is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. I’m a licensed New York City tour guide and have long been a member of the Guides Association of NYC.” Categories: Tours, Active, Arts, Historic Sites
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