Tour Of Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Primed To Dazzle

84th Street and 12th Avenue (Photo by Frank P.)
84th Street and 12th Avenue (Photo by Frank P.)

In Dyker Heights, Christmas is a time of family gathering, gift giving, peace, love and besting your neighbor by trying to outshine their elaborate decorations with your own blinding display. This year, Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura is hoping the competition will be as fierce as ever as he is personally leading a tour of eager tourists to gawk at the brilliant displays.

The holiday lights, which are a staple in Dyker Heights, bring out the creativity of homeowners across the neighborhood who are undeterred by the thought of massive electric bills. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Scissura is leading a tour in hopes to help increase business in the area as part of the Chamber Visits series. Scissura hyped up the wonderment of the lights set to be on display this year.

“The lights of Dyker Heights are the reason why people from across New York City, and the world, come to southern Brooklyn every December. Nothing typifies Brooklyn’s holiday season more than the decorated homes of Dyker Heights,” Scissura said.

Wow, Dyker Heights residents, according to Scissura, not just Brooklyn, not just the city, but the whole world itself will be drawn like flies to the area – so you best not disappoint! This is actually not really an overstatement as in 2012, we reported that Dyker Heights was named the top place in America to see Christmas decorations.

If you are interested in joining the walking tour, the event will be held on Thursday, December 5. People are encouraged to meet at Boulevard Books & Café (7518 13th Avenue) at 6 p.m. for a cocktail party and a chance to network before the tour begins at 8 p.m.

Sounds like a merry time and as always, send us your pictures of the best houses and we’ll post them for everyone to see!

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