NYC - Brooklyn - Dyker Heights: Christmas Lights 2008
Every year the residents of the largely Italian-American Dyker Heights, in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, convert their front porches and yards into extravagant Christmas light displays. The "miracle mile" of outer borough Christmas lights can be found on 84th Street between 10th and 12th Avenues. Each year, as many as 100,000 visitors trek along to the Heights to see everything from large-scale Disney balloons to neon-lit manger scenes to mall Santas to a monumental Santa and toy soldiers.
In 2000, Conan O'Brien filmed a remote for Late Night with Conan O'Brien in Dyker Heights. The PBS-televised documentary "Dyker Lights", produced in 2001 told the story of the neighborhood's annual tradition.