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Dec23

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn – Christmas at Volume 12

I had read something in Travel and Leisure magazine (as well as seen a show about it on TLC) regarding the so-called “Most Christmassy Please In America” One somewhat local spot that kept popping up was Dyker Heights Brooklyn, a small predominately Italian area not far from Coney Island. They even have their own ‘Yelp’ page as well as a decent mention on the Huffington Post!   It’s not the easiest spot to get to, as the D Train is a good 15-20 minute walk away, and driving seemed out of the question because of the lines of cars slowly crawling through the narrow streets trying to grab a look at the mayhem. But my Christmas cheer pressed on, and despite feeling sick with a cold, we braved the chill last night to check it out—

 

As it turns out, it actually seemed more impressive and massive on TV than in person – still – this house and the one across the street – are the 2 main attractions…

 

luckily, Minnie Mouse was on hand in the manger to watch over the  glowing, translucent baby Jesus.

 

Here’s the house across the street. Apparently that Santa is about 15 feet high, and the toy soldiers even larger.

 

I guess instead of walking, we could have signed up for the “Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour” – imagine the crowd on THAT bus….

 

check out the spooky figurines staring out the upstairs windows

 

Yes. That would be a Hummer with a lit snowman on top…

lots and lots and lots of religious Half-Shells

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…and because I couldn’t help myself, heres a little video I shot.

1 Comment

  1. sandra scott

    I did the Christnas lights and canoli tour on 21st December 2012 and what a great night it was.The lights are amazing,Id love to go again (with a better camera).The canoli was a nice treat but couldnt eat more than half as its so sweet but a great way to start our NY holiday off. I LOVE NY!!!

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