Stunning Photos of the Brooklyn Neighborhood That Puts on the Best Christmas-Light Display In America

© Hollis Johnson
© Hollis Johnson

The suburban Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights is a quiet and friendly area year-round – that is, until the holidays start. That’s when the neighborhood is flooded with thousands of Christmas-light peepers anxious to see the area’s famed displays. Countless homes in the neighborhood take part, putting up dazzling and awe-inspiring feats of festivity, and likely producing similarly awe-inspiring electric bills.

I took a trip to Dyker Heights to see the hyped “Dyker Lights” for myself. Keep scrolling to see some lights that would make Clark Griswold die from envy.

© Google Maps Dyker Heights is a good half-hour drive from downtown Manhattan, and about an hour away on the subway. Luckily, there are Dyker Lights tour buses that will take you there hassle-free — for a price.
© Google Maps Dyker Heights is a good half-hour drive from downtown Manhattan, and about an hour away on the subway. Luckily, there are Dyker Lights tour buses that will take you there hassle-free — for a price.
© Hollis Johnson You can see most of the best displays between 11th and 13th Avenues around 81st through 86th Streets.
© Hollis Johnson You can see most of the best displays between 11th and 13th Avenues around 81st through 86th Streets.
© Hollis Johnson Some of the homes put up stately, elegant arrangements.
© Hollis Johnson Some of the homes put up stately, elegant arrangements.
© Hollis Johnson Others go all-out, with lights, Santas, and nutcrackers galore.
© Hollis Johnson Others go all-out, with lights, Santas, and nutcrackers galore.
© Hollis Johnson The tradition started in 1984, and more homes followed suit every year. Source: New York Post
© Hollis Johnson The tradition started in 1984, and more homes followed suit every year. Source: New York Post
© Hollis Johnson It soon became something of a friendly competition among neighbors to see who could outdo each other with their brilliant displays
© Hollis Johnson It soon became something of a friendly competition among neighbors to see who could outdo each other with their brilliant displays

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SOURCE: Business Insider – Hollis Johnson