A Slice of Brooklyn's "Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour"

Company proves there's lots of Christmas cheer across the river from Rockefeller Center
By: Tony Muia
 
 
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Nov. 2, 2011 - PRLog -- Brooklyn, NY - November 1, 2011 - "Rockefeller Center? FUHGETTABOUDIT!"

That's the slogan of  A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com/) as they prepare for their fifth annual Christmas Lights and Cannoli Tour this December.  

The three and a half hour tour, which includes cannoli and cappuccino at one of Brooklyn's favorite Italian pastry shops, starts in Manhattan and highlights the festive homes of Dyker Heights, the Italian-American section of Brooklyn made famous in the PBS documentary "Dyker Lights" which is the area's nickname during the month of December.

Each year, over 100,000 people flock to the area to see dazzling lights, thirty foot tall wooden soldiers, animatronic figures, glowing nativity scenes and much, much more. Some of the homes featured on the tour are so over-the-top that they've been featured on The Learning Channel's "Crazy Christmas Lights."
 
Started in 2006 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia, the tour was a labor of love as well as the natural next step after launching the wildly popular A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour in 2005.

"I wanted to create an easy way for visitors to hop on a bus in Manhattan and experience the holiday displays of Brooklyn from a native's perspective" says Muia, who was dubbed "Mister Brooklyn himself" by NBC's Today Show. "In fact, when I started doing the Christmas tour five years ago, nobody was bothering to go pick people up in Manhattan and bring them to Brooklyn. So I took it upon myself to be its official ambassador for the holidays."

Tony and his Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour have been featured on Samantha Brown's "Holidays in New York" special as well as GMTV in the UK. Muia, whose tour is the only Brooklyn guided bus tour of the area, is amazed but not surprised at all the press coverage the tour has received.

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"As Brooklynites, we never went to Rockefeller Center to see the tree. We'd drive around Dyker Heights to see the most amazing displays in the world and then go for cannoli and cappuccino. We always knew Dyker Heights was special. It's great to see those same families, homes and displays still going strong after all these years. It's even more rewarding showing people from around the country, and around the world, what Brooklynites have known for over twenty years."

Adds Muia, "Each year the decorations get bigger, brighter and even more elaborate than the year before. But I gotta be honest with you.  The best part is hearing folks say 'Rockefeller Center? FUHGETTABOUDIT!' at the end of every tour."

This year the [Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour will operate every night of the week during the entire month of December from Friday, December 2nd to Friday, December 30th, 2011.

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours is the only Brooklyn-based, guided bus tour company in the NYC area that features Brooklyn's unique neighborhoods, favorite foods, legendary landmarks and famous movie locations. All tours start and end in Manhattan.

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A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours is the only company in NYC that conduct guided bus tours of Brooklyn's favorite foods, unique neighborhoods, historic landmarks and famous movie locations. Passengers get picked up and dropped off in Manhattan.
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