Thursday, December 23, 2010

Crazy Christmas

I'll be taking a bit of a blogging break over the holidays, as I travel to Long Island, South Carolina, and Florida. But I'll be back before the New Year.

I'll leave you with just a few photos of the strange little Christmas Wonderland of Dyker Heights, a neighborhood in Brooklyn known for competitive Christmas decorations. I don't think these photos from my little phone do it justice because visiting this area was like nothing I had ever seen before, with traffic blocking the streets and crowds of people viewing the lights as if it were Rockefeller Plaza. Frank Sinatra blared from booming speakers and 40 foot nutcrackers guarded massive Santas, surrounded by spinning carousels and mechanical reindeers. Blow up characters littered the lawns and sparkling snowflakes hung from the windows. It's a little crazy, I thought. A little over the top. But I like crazy sometimes...



  1. Merry Christmas! I am mega jealous I don't get to see those decorations all the time - I love over-the-top spirit :)

  2. how funny- we have an area near us that is similar and we're heading over there tonight after dinner. it's always a spectacle. have a fun christmas vacation!

  3. I've never seen Christmas decorations like that! Each to their own; there is room for everything in this wonderful world.

    I hope that you have a wonderful holiday.

  4. WOW! They're beautiful, but the neigbhbours nearby won't be getting much sleep with all that light!

    Have a lovely Christmas

  5. Amazing pictures, Melissa! Have a safe, happy holiday season.

  6. Enjoy Christmas .. and your new status as an
    Love the photos xx

  7. I hope you are having an awesome time in Florida, Melissa!

    Love the giant nutcrackers...