11th Avenue and 84th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Skip the Fifth Avenue/Rockefeller Center crowds for Christmas lights photography this year and go where the real action is... in Brooklyn!
It just wouldn't be Christmas in Brooklyn without them. Visit the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn (cross-streets: high 80's (83rd thru 86th mostly) between 11th thru 13th avenues...and beyond!) and see the best Christmas-light displays around. You can't miss it.
This is a do-it-yourself Meetup, so arrange to get together with others beforehand via the discussion thread on this page. Sunset is 4:29pm on this day.
Here are directions from the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Facebook Page:
Subway From NYC:
Please keep in mind that there is a bit of a walk from each of the subway lines, even though the following are the closest. Don't be shy and please ask someone to direct you once exiting the train, if necessary.
R train to 86th St. stop (last stop)
D train to 18th Ave. stop
M train to 18th Ave. stop
Express Bus from NYC: The following buses leave you very close to the festivities, but you have to find out when the last bus back to NYC is in advance.
X28, x27, X38 - ask driver for 13th Ave. stop and walk along 13th Ave. (accross the street from Dyker Park). You can also ask your friendly bus driver to point you in the right direction.
From NJ: Belt Pkwy East to 86th Street or Bay 8th Street Exit
From Long Island: Belt Pkwy West to 86th Street or Bay 8th Street Exit