Your Ideal Week: Dec. 18 – Dec. 24

An alternative light show to the one in Dyker Heights: The Holiday Light Spectacular in Greenwood Heights. Photo:  Themeatricals

An alternative light show to the one in Dyker Heights: The Holiday Light Spectacular in Greenwood Heights. Photo: Themeatricals

Monday, Dec. 22: Everyone knows that the Dyker Lights are a must-see Christmastime tradition, but a house in Greenwood Heights/South Slope/whatever we are calling it these days is fast establishing itself as another contender in the over-the-top holiday decorations department. For almost a decade now, the house at 310A 22nd Street (between 6th and 7th Aves.) has been delighting neighbors and visitors with increasingly elaborate music, light, and animatronic displays. This year’s Holiday Light Spectacular, which runs every 20 minutes starting at 5pm each night through January 3, is Hawaiian-themed, so expect palm trees, flamingo Santas, tiki heads, and to not be able to get the Mele Kalikimaka song from Christmas Vacation out of your head for a while. Make a night of it and grab dinner around the corner at Lot 2 or Toby’s Public House and a nightcap at nearby Mary’s Bar, where you can score a free beer if you bring in a blanket to donate to the homeless between now and Dec. 23.–K.H.

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