Brooklyn Christmas Lights

Fantastic Front Porch Christmas Decorations

We are really excited to show you these fantastic Brooklyn Christmas lights courtesy of photographer Becca Dorstek.

Christmas front porch decorating doesn't get much better than what the folks do in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York City.



Each year approximately 100,000 people parade past these 'over-the-top' Christmas light displays complete with inflatables, motorized features, and even staged characters like Santa.

Dyker Heights Christmas Spectacular

Brooklyn Christmas Lights

These photos are copyrighted; please do not copy or use these photos without permission from Becca Dorstek.

Miracle Mile Brooklyn Christmas Lights

Known as the Miracle Mile, these front porches are decorated from 10th to 13th Avenues and from 83rd to 86th Streets in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

Although many are constructed by professionals perhaps you can replicate some of their Christmas light ideas on your front porch.

We are very grateful to Becca for sharing photos of her Brooklyn Christmas lights and hope these will inspire you to decorate without abandon!

Old Glory waving amidst Christmas outdoor lights

Santa all decked out in holiday lights

Extravagant Booklyn Christmas light display

Wonderful Booklyn Christmas light display

Becca's favorite scene

Not everyone can create such magnificent outdoor Christmas lighting displays like the Brooklyn Christmas lights.

Many of these are actually created by professional lighting experts. But, they definitely can put you in the right holiday spirit even if you can't be there to see them in person.

Mary and I like to get lighting ideas for decorating our own home for the holidays through pictures. It is fun to pick out the little details that make the entire scene come alive.

These photos are copyrighted; please do not copy or use these photos without permission from Becca Dorstek.

Christmas lights in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights

Red, blue,and white christmas lights in Brooklyn

Sophisticated Christmas light display

brilliant lights at holiday time

The home in the porch picture below lends itself to creating a ginger-bread lighting display. Your home may not be conducive to making it into ginger-bread; however, using your outdoor lighting to complement your home makes for really neat outdoor Christmas light decorating ideas.

Ginger-bread christmas lights

Charlie Brown Christmas light idea

I read where the Dyker Heights' motto is "Handsomest suburb in greater New York" and is also known as the "undisputed capital of Christmas pageantry". No argument from us.

If you'd like to see these on your next Christmas holiday trip to the Big Apple, we offer the following tips (information subject to change):
  • Decorated neighborhood is between 10th to 13th Avenue and from 83rd to 86th streets in Dyker Heights
  • Subway Information: D/M trains to 18th Ave; R train to 86th Street
  • Visit anytime after Thanksgiving but the viewing is better in mid-December
  • Try for a weekend visit which are typically better than weeknights
  • Arrive between 7 - 9 p.m. for best viewing. Don't get there too late or the lights will be turned off for the night.

Becca Dorstek Photography as seen by others:

"Unique and interesting photos"

"Your exciting view of life all show through in your photography"

"She knows what to do with a camera, has a great eye for composition"

- - - all the above are testaments to her talents.

You can see more of Becca's photography through her photo stream.

Be sure to send us photos of your Christmas front porch decorations, even if they are not as elaborate as these. We love to share many kind of porches here.

Gift Ideas for Porch Lovers

Advent cabin from Plow and Hearth Beautiful pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth

Sweet advent cabin and pine cone berry wreath from Plow and Hearth.

Lighted holiday sled decoration from Plow and Hearth Christmas cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth

This lighted holiday sled decoration would be an adorable decoration on the front porch. And if you feed birds like Dave and I do, we bet you will enjoy this cute cottage bird feeder from Plow and Hearth.

Hand hooked holiday dog pillows from Plow and Hearth Cat hand-pulled pillows from Plow and Hearth

Dog lover? Cat lover? These lovable hand-hooked dog pillows and cat pillows make an absolutely wonderful gift from Plow and Hearth.

Musical Christmas lantern from Plow and Hearth Waterhog door mat with Merry Christmas greeting from Plow and Hearth

Nothing as nostalgic as this musical Christmas lantern and snow globe. Plays eight Christmas carols and changes light colors. So enchanting! And as pretty and cheerful as this Christmas doormat is, did you know it will hold up to 1 gallon of water? Great for snowy boots. Both are from Plow and Hearth.

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