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Stunning Christmas Lights In New York City

Darshak Rana

Knowing where the nicest Christmas lights can be found in New York City is a good idea because the city changes into a wonderful paradise with millions of holiday lights shortly after Thanksgiving.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn, Rockefeller Center, and Saks Fifth Avenue are just a few of the places we'll witness over-the-top Santas and reindeer. You'll be in awe of these sites, marketplaces, and neighborhoods when they're decked up in festive lights throughout the holiday season.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Light Show

Winter at the Bronx Zoo returns this year with a dazzling display of dynamic lights and LED displays representing animals from across the world.

The zoo expects to have about 260 animal lanterns spread throughout five different safaris from across the globe. In addition to the walrus and guanacos already mentioned, there are a total of 79 new lanterns this year, representing 30 different animal species.

In addition, a Forest of Color will include 21 brand-new, life-size lanterns depicting a variety of amphibians and reptiles, including toads, frogs, snails, sunbirds, turtles, moths, and butterflies.

Christmas-themed music, ice carvings, costumed characters, stilt walkers, a holiday train, a wildlife theatre, souvenirs, and seasonal snacks like hot cocoa and s'mores will be part of the festivities.

New York Botanical Garden Show

For the second year in a row, the New York Botanical Garden is hosting NYBG Glow!

More than 50,000 LED lights and spectacular displays are part of the outdoor lighting experience.

During the night, visitors may take a stroll through a 1.5-mile-long lighted experience, which includes plant tales, whimsical picture-perfect installations, and luminous centerpieces such as the Haupt Conservatory and Mertz Library Building.

It's the perfect setting for a family photo session around the holidays. In addition, there will be dancing performances, ice-carving demonstrations, and other seasonal activities (and food) to participate in.

Tickets, which may be purchased in conjunction with the Holiday Train Show for an additional fee, are currently on sale.

Dyker Heights

On the day after Thanksgiving, the Dyker Heights neighborhood transforms into a winter wonderland as people decorate their houses with a variety of spectacular seasonal displays.

This isn't a simple nativity scene or Christmas tree: You may witness life-size reindeer, enormous inflatable Santas and snowmen, Christmas carols booming out of loudspeakers, and tens of thousands of lights in the display.


The Flatiron is home to a new, one-of-a-kind piece of art that is only available in New York City.

In the Flatiron North Public Plaza on Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and 23rd Street, Atelier Cho Thompson has installed a new interactive installation called "Interwoven."

The sculpture, which celebrates the delights of physical interaction, was the winner of the annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition and will remain in place until January 2, 2022. "I dream of a future where together we can..." is the question for a series of illuminated sheets that are hung on a grid and ask passersby to respond.

Youth Fellows from the People's Bus NYC, a community-led, intergenerational project that aims to engage people in the city's civic life "through beauty and joy" picked the specific challenge for the artwork, according to a news release.


Lanterns painted by the LAB at Rockwell Group are once again illuminating Brookfield Place in time for the fall and winter holidays. From now until January 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., visitors may use a motion sensor to transmit a wish to the lighting lanterns far above the ground.

Sending our wishes into a show of light and beauty has a certain allure. Additionally, Maestro, a whole new interactive experience, will be available at the resort this coming year.

On the 4th, 7th, 11th, and 16th, and 19th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., guests will be able to conduct their own symphony. While guests utilize gesture-controlled instruments to create custom light shows, holiday music will be playing in the background to set the mood.

Merry Christmas!


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