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Scenes From the 2023 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

A visit to some of the neighborhood's wildest houses, decked out for the annual holiday celebration.

From Brooklyn Magazine:

Brooklyn’s most way-over-the-top Christmas tradition kicked off in typically splashy fashion this past weekend as thousands of revelers — from all over the world — descended upon the normally quiet enclave of Dyker Heights to marvel at the astounding lengths many homeowners here go to to celebrate the season.

There are millions of actual lights on display, of course, but enormous inflatables and plastic statues of all sorts of characters, some traditional to the holiday (Santa, Rudolph, baby Jesus), some not (Cookie Monster, Mario, baby Yoda), are often also packed onto every square of lawn or stoop, making for irresistible selfie bait. Carols blare, fake foamy snow gets blasted over everyone and large, bussed-in tour groups fight for space on the narrow sidewalks.

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