A Slice of Brooklyn: Christmas Lights Tour

12/11/2017 8 Comments

This time of year is something special!

I love celebrating the holiday season in many different ways. Last week , I received a big dose of holiday spirit from my friends at A Slice of Brooklyn. If you remember, I went on their chocolate tour of Brooklyn this past summer and can’t stop recommending it to anyone living or visiting the New York metro area!

They graciously invited me to experience their Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour, which by the way has been featured on Good Morning America, Samantha Brown’s Travel Show, and countless publications.

Here are some details and thoughts about the tour so you can plan to enjoy these decked out holiday scenes too!


Pick up/Drop off: Union Square (So easy from Penn Station, Times Squares and many other areas in NYC)

Duration: 3 Hrs (account a little extra for traffic in/out of Brooklyn)

Three Stops: A comfortable safe heated bus picks you up in Manhattan and drives you to the various locations before dropping you back off around Union Square. There is a bathroom on the bus since there are no bathrooms at any of the residential neighborhoods you stop by. You can also leave your personal belongings on the bus when strolling around the neighborhoods. The driver stays with the bus the entire time. Extra Tip: You can purchase priority seating in the front of the bus for a fee! 



I don’t want to give away too much about each stop because I think the tour guides do a great job of telling these people’s stories!

I could not get over how much these people put into the holiday displays.

There are huge crowds most nights, but A Slice of Brooklyn really takes care of you and has the best guides around!! Seriously, their knowledge and humor about Brooklyn is on point!

This house was one of my favorites! It had LED lights in the trees that moved like shooting stars!

Different houses have different themes that they stick to each year. Most of the houses are known for something.

Me outside the famous Lucy Spata’s house! This lady is not messing around, love it!


Is it weird that I want this to be my house?!

They call this the “Vegas” house!! I can see why…

Another part of the tour I enjoyed was watching the old Christmas Special clips they played on the drive back to Manhattan. It adds to the holiday spirit of the tour!

Sorry for the grainy picture, but the New York sky line from Brooklyn is breathtaking! It really puts you in an empire state of mind.


You can find out how to book your Christmas Lights Tour at A Slice of Brooklyn’s website here! To persuade you to check out their Chocolate Tour, you can find my review here!

Thank you to A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours for partnering on this post!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!


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Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


  1. Reply

    Mary Lane @NewYorkCliche


    A great post that definitely reflects what this tour is all about! Your pictures almost do it justice – but the full sparkle effect can really only be felt when seeing them for yourself!

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    This looks like so much fun! I will have to look into this for next year. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)


    sooo much decorations! love the giant Nutcracker:)

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    That looks like so much fun! I wish there was something like that near where I live.

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    The Gluten Free Guide to Everything


    Wow, those christmas lights are gorgeous! It’s not really a thing in my street, but seeing this, I wish it was!

    Marije | thegfguide.com

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    You’ve sold me on this fun tour!! I have to let my cousin who lives in NJ know about it because they would totally love this!! I love how convenient they make the tour and all of those lights – so fun! xo, Biana

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    Vanessa Brune


    Wow, that’s an insane amount of lights!! I’d love to see them in person!

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    Kim Henrichs


    I love a good quality Christmas light tour! How fun!