Our most popular, public seasonal tour is our Dyker Heights Christmas Lights tour. NYC's fastest-growing Christmas tradition isn't in Rockefeller Center... it's in southern Brooklyn. The residents of Dyker Heights, a suburban neighborhood of large houses, started a tradition in the 1980s of lavish holiday displays that has grown into a neighborhood-wide phenomenon. Come see why over 100,000 people flock to this area every December to see the famous Dyker lights.
Please note: While most Dyker tours approach this area by bus, ours is a walking tour. On the bus tours, you will spend most of the time sitting in traffic. Our tour covers more ground and allows you to get the full Dyker experience, as the locals do!
[UPDATE: The below tours no longer offered as public tours. Please inquire for private tour dates.]
Governors Island (May-October): In the middle of New York harbor sits a a 172-acre (70 ha) island filled with history, fun, and stunning views of the city. Walk through historical streets past former barracks and colonial houses. See unique modern art. Lounge on rocking chairs inside historic Fort Jay. Get amazing photos of the Statue of Liberty and more. Come discover Governors Island, NYC's best summer day-trip just a 5-minute boat from Manhattan!
Christmas In New York Walking Tour (Late November - Dec. 22): Deck the halls on this special seasonal tour! New York City during the holidays is its most magical season. From the infamous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to numerous holiday markets to unique store window displays, there's no city in America that does the holidays better. This walking tour will help you see the best of this, and explain the history of NYC's holiday traditions.
I can also arrange other seasonal tours for custom requests (Coney Island, the Rockaways, the holiday train show at the NY Botanic Garden, & more). The great thing about New York is that, no matter what time of year you visit, there is always something unique to see! Contact me for custom inquiries.