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Embark on a magical journey this Christmas season with New York Welcome's exclusive 6-hour chauffeured and guided tour. Your adventure begins in the heart of the city, where the afternoon's fading light meets the festive glow of holiday lights, creating a symphony of colors against the iconic New York skyline. This tour is a rare blend of enchantment and elegance, taking you from the sparkling waterside views in Long Island City to the heartwarming, twinkling lights of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights. It's an experience that captures the spirit of Christmas and the timeless allure of New York.

A Festive Tapestry of New York's Christmas Charm

Step into a world where holiday cheer meets the urban allure of New York. This tour weaves together the quintessential elements of a New York Christmas – from the luminous displays in Brooklyn to the stunning vistas of Dumbo. It's an enchanting blend of festive decorations, historical charm, and breathtaking city views, crafted for those seeking a holiday experience that's both intimate and awe-inspiring.


  • Skyline Views from Long Island City:
    • Start with breathtaking views from across the UN building, capturing the essence of NYC's grandeur.
  • Brooklyn's Hidden Gems:
    • Venture to Brooklyn, with a sweet stop at Fortunato's Brothers historic Italian Bakery, before exploring the colorful houses of Bay Ridge.
  • Dyker Heights: A Luminous Tradition:
    • Delve into the history of Dyker Heights' Christmas lights. This tradition, started in the 1980s, has grown into an annual neighborhood spectacle, drawing visitors worldwide. The residents' friendly competition to have the best-decorated house adds charm and excitement to this festive journey.
  • Sam the Greek House & Dumbo Panoramas:
    • Visit Sam the Greek House, known for its elaborate decorations, then head to Dumbo for panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Enchantment of Christmas in New York: Experience the essence of a New York Christmas. From the vibrant displays in Dyker Heights to the stunning backdrops of Dumbo, this tour showcases the city's festive spirit and its magnificent urban landscapes.

Comfort and Style on Your Private Tour: Our chauffeured service ensures a comfortable, luxurious, and personalized experience throughout your journey.

Our tour offers a unique blend of Christmas festivities and stunning cityscapes, perfect for those seeking a more intimate and personalized holiday experience beyond the usual crowded tours.


Extended Exploration with 6 Hours of Private Tour
Convenient Pick-up/Drop-off in Hotel
Dyker Heights & Bay Ridge Christmas Lights
Skyline Views: From Long Island City and Dumbo

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The History of Dyker Heights Lights

Immerse yourself in the story behind Dyker Heights' renowned Christmas lights. This neighborhood's transformation into a holiday wonderland started in the 1980s, originating from a few homes' desire to spread festive cheer. Today, it has blossomed into an extraordinary display that attracts visitors worldwide. Strolling through Dyker Heights, you'll witness a dazzling array of lights and decorations, each telling its own story of holiday joy and community pride. This tour not only offers a visual feast but also a heartwarming insight into a cherished local tradition.


    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Private Chauffeured Car


    • Food and Beverages
    • Gratuities


Price starting at $289 per person (based on 4 participants)

* Please note as this is a bespoke experience, all prices are subject to change without prior notice.

* Changing the number of participants will result in a different per person rate.

Additional Info & FAQ

  • Gratuity to Driver and to Tour Guide IS NOT included.
  • Additional Languages available on request.
  • Most Homes are private Christmas Decorations (not sponsored by the city) this is why we cannot know how many houses will be decorated. Usually, most houses will begin decorating at the beginning of December. 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Booking Fees: Please note all reservations are subject to a 2.5% booking fee - This 2.5% Booking Fee is applied to all sales and is never refundable.
Cancellation Policy: Please carefully review our Cancellation Policy
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This is a private tour which includes the complimentary pick up at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan from Battery Park to 125th Street. If you are scheduling a private tour in the afternoon and/or simply would like a different departure point instead of your hotel, our office will be able to assist you with that after you have completed your reservation.

All pick-ups in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary. For all other areas including north of 125th Street and outside of Manhattan, there might be an additional fee. Please contact us and will be happy to assist you further. 
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Testimonials & Reviews
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Giuseppe M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Excellent guide, excellent organisation, Irene always ready to respond, available in every topic with competence, you can feel the passion for her work. Her voice accompanied our tour, we will miss you!

From Google - January 2024
Antonella G. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
I am the owner of a Travel Agency. We are Italian in Erba, Eolo travel, I brought a small group and I entrusted myself to Tony. We received great service from start to finish. Punctuality and excellent guides.Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

From Google - May 2024
Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

From TripAdvisor - April 2022
DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

From TripAdvisor - October 2021
Carmine S. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
An extraordinary experience: I had the pleasure of having Irene as my guide for two days and thanks to the passion she puts into guiding you through the streets of NYC, the anecdotes, the trivia she lets you discover, and the facets she shows during the tour you can't help but fall even more in love with this wonderful city.

From Google - February 2024
Erica F. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
[...] unique, very professional, courteous, friendly we can only write positive adjectives, you made us feel at home and have the desire to return. Super recommended. Erica, Marco, Annalisa and Giuseppe.

From Google - December 2023
Keena B. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

From TripAdvisor - August 2021
Amber M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

From Google - November 2022
Giorgia M. | Google
5-Star Review on Google
We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

From Google - January 2023
Pierangelo G. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene? as I have already said elsewhere, she truly deserves all the compliments that are paid to her. Available, friendly, prepared, in short, if you need an Italian speaking guide in New York, she is the right person. You deserve 5 stars and more!

From TripAdvisor - April 2024
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