Dyker Heights Holiday Lights, Part Three Of Three


Earlier this week we brought you a great video from one of our contributors that chronicled people’s reactions to the Dyker Heights holiday lights, and yesterday we featured a fantastic set of photos from a local photographer who attempted to capture the entire breadth of the displays’ diversity.

Today we share our appreciation for this awesome community tradition with the final post in this three-part series with the video above, which beautifully showcases the decorated homes throughout the neighborhood, set to some appropriate music. It’s a video we found on YouTube by user Alexandr Belikov, who we thank for his great cinematography.

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  • Ace

    Speaking of holiday lights…We don’t have any on 18th Avenue this year. Is this the cities responsibility or a local Business Improvement District?

    • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

      After I saw you comment, I asked around at the Community Board. Apparently, the group that does this (it’s not the city, it’ll be a BID or Merchant Association) has been doing it on and off the last few years. I guess this is an off year. Thanks for pointing it out!

  • Frank

    These are Christmas lights, not holiday lights!

    • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

      You know there are Jewish residents who put up blue and white lights for Chanukah, right? Yes, it’s largely Christmas. We have no problem saying “Merry Christmas” or “Christmas lights.” There’s no war on Christmas here. But holiday lights, in terms of Dyker Heights, is actually more accurate given that lights are put out by more than just Christians.

      • Frank

        In Dyker Heights it is overwhelmingly Christmas.

        • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

          Overwhelming does not mean exclusively.