Stunning photos of the Brooklyn neighborhood that puts on the best Christmas-light display in America

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The suburban Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights is a quiet and friendly area year-round – that is, until the holidays start. That's when the neighborhood is flooded with thousands of Christmas-light peepers anxious to see the area's famed displays. Countless homes in the neighborhood take part, putting up dazzling and awe-inspiring feats of festivity, and likely producing similarly awe-inspiring electric bills.

I took a trip to Dyker Heights to see the hyped "Dyker Lights" for myself. Keep scrolling to see some lights that would make Clark Griswold die from envy.

Dyker Heights is a good half-hour drive from downtown Manhattan, and about an hour away on the subway. Luckily, there are Dyker Lights tour buses that will take you there hassle-free — for a price.

You can see most of the best displays between 11th and 13th Avenues around 81st through 86th Streets.

Check out the Christmas extravaganza below:

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BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights and other ornaments decorate a home on December 15, 2015 in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. The Dyker Heights neighborhood has become the most popular area for Christmas lights viewing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights and other ornaments decorate a home on December 15, 2015 in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. The Dyker Heights neighborhood has become the most popular area for Christmas lights viewing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights and other ornaments are viewed outside of a home on December 15, 2015 in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. The Dyker Heights neighborhood has become the most popular area for Christmas lights viewing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights and other ornaments decorate a home on December 15, 2015 in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. The Dyker Heights neighborhood has become the most popular area for Christmas lights viewing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 15: Christmas lights and other ornaments decorate a home on December 15, 2015 in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn, one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the nation, hosts numerous neighborhoods where Christmas tree lights have become a significant attraction with hundreds of cars and pedestrians arriving daily to view the homes. The Dyker Heights neighborhood has become the most popular area for Christmas lights viewing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 05: Atmosphere of the homes in Dyker Heights Brooklyn Christmas Houses & Lights 2015 on December 5, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
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