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Where to see Christmas Lights?

Want to see some great Christmas Lights? Here are some local and further destinations worth checking out.

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Twinkle Lights in NYC via here 

1. Dyker Heights' famous displays that are up in the first week of December

PSP member tips: "Dyker Heights is the most popular place to view lights. When driving there, take 4th Ave. to 86th Street and make a left on to 12th ave. One recommendation was the park near 13th Ave. by 84th Street to get a picture with Santa at a house nearby. The proceeds go to charity. Displays are done between 12th and 14th Ave., ranging from the 70's to the 80's. Parking and walk around is the best way to take in the displays to avoid sitting in bumper to bumper traffic."

"We were actually just driving by there this evening (Dec 5)... It's definitely not too early, plenty of awesome houses to see. They actually have one of the main streets blocked off to traffic so people can walk through the streets. We are planning on going back through the week hopefully when it will be a little less crazy.

2. In the Bronx, check out the Garabedian House  (just over the White Stone Bridge, map here)

3. Mill Basin, near Flatbush and Avenue U, was also recommended by PSP members as a great place to view lights.

4. Grand Army Plaza have a light display.  

5. Update 2015: No Holiday Light Spectacular this year as the creators prepare to open Shipwrecked Miniature Golf in Red Hook. The highly anticipated and much loved Holiday Light Spectacular on 22nd street in the South Slope will be dark this holiday season. The two best friends who have spent the last seven years making Brooklyn a little brighter and more entertaining over the holidays are currently working around the clock to open a new indoor 18-hole miniature golf experience, Shipwrecked Miniature Golf. In order to open the new venture they have had to make the very difficult decision to put the light show on hold for 2015. Owners, Schneider and Powers said, “We hope to revive the Holiday Light Spectacular as part of this new business in the coming year.” The new indoor entertainment venue located in Red Hook will incorporate many of the technologies visitors to the light show have experienced in the past and will have an exciting adventure based storyline. In addition to miniature golf, Shipwrecked will offer rental spaces for events and parties, an arcade with custom built classic arcade games, weekly events, and concessions. Follow them on Facebook or subscribe to their newsletter at www.shipwreckedbrooklyn.com for opening day announcements.

 

Stuck indoors? Take a Virtual Tour of Holiday lights!

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