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NYC’s 6 Best Holiday Light Displays

November 25, 2012 6:00 AM

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Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights (credit: Tony Muia/ A Slice of Brooklyn)

Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights (credit: Tony Muia/ A Slice of Brooklyn)

There is so much to experience throughout New York during the holidays. If bundling up indoors with a mug of hot chocolate just isn’t your thing, here are six of the City’s best holiday light displays to explore. From Brooklyn to Fifth Ave, we show you.  By Annie Reuter.

More: 5 Other Great Holiday Light Displays In NYC

The Holiday Lights at Grand Central Terminal

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87 E 42nd Street
212-340-3404
grandcentralterminal.com

Photos: NYC’s Department Store Holiday Window Guide

Perfect for the whole family, don’t miss this year’s annual light show at Grand Central Terminal. Enjoy the dazzling illumination and holiday images seen on the famous Sky Ceiling walls. Afterwards, visit the model train exhibit and stop by Vanderbilt Hall for some last minute holiday shopping.

Winter Garden Holiday Lights

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(credit: World Financial Center/Facebook)

World Financial Center
West Street, near Vesey Street
212-417-7000

Make your way towards the water for the beautiful Winter Garden. With thousands of white lights hanging from palm trees along the west side, you’ll think you’re in a tropical wonderland. Be sure to find Santa for a photo opportunity.

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Dyker Heights

83rd St. to 86th St between Eleventh Ave. and Twelfth Ave; Brooklyn

After sundown, head to Dyker Heights for a majestic holiday light display experience. Known for their elaborate decorations from late November through early January, this is one neighborhood you won’t want to miss. A bright wonderland, Dyker Heights is a must-see spot.

Rockefeller Center

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Rockefeller Plaza, at 49th St.
212-332-6868
rockefellercenter.com

An international symbol of the holidays, this year’s magnificent spruce will be decorated in 30,000 environmentally friendly LED lights. Enjoy all the displays and exhibits surrounding Rockefeller Plaza.

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The UNICEF Snowflake (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Fifth Avenue

Known for the beautiful window displays outside each store, if you walk along any avenue this holiday season, make it Fifth Avenue. Head to Tiffany’s at 57th Street to view the infamous UNICEF snowflake made of dazzling Baccarat crystal.

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Brooklyn’s Holiday Light Spectacular

310A 22nd Street, Brooklyn
facebook.com/ Holiday-Light-Spectacular

Head to South Slope, Brooklyn, for a holiday spectacular. Owner Chris Schneider and his friend Ryan Powers have been gearing up for their annual show since before Thanksgiving. With a new theme each year, this year’s display promises to be interactive. Enjoy the computerized light show and story that loops every 20 minutes starting at 5 p.m. each night.

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