It's that time of year again, when we vow to make the trip out to Dyker Heights to see the neighborhood's world famous Christmas lights display, and then never go. (In 2008, photographer Katie Sokoler did make the trek, and got some great shots.) This year looks just as over-the-top as ever, at least judging by Rachael McCurdy's pretty photos.

Alas, it looks like this year PBS isn't airing the hilarious documentary Dyker Lights, which chronicles the residents' yearly labor of love, and the acrimony from locals who think the lights have turned the neighborhood into a traffic nightmare. But there's still time to make it out there yourself; most of the heavyweight displays are located in the area between 80th and 86th Streets and 10th and 13th Avenues; the main drag is 84th Street.

And Brooklyn's own Tony Muia is also doing his annual Christmas Lights & Cannoli Tour. The bus leaves from Union Square on select nights through the end of the month. Tickets are $55 and include "an audio-visual presentation including Christmas specials from TV's Golden Age!" (With any luck, that includes Bing Crosby and David Bowie's collaboration on "Little Drummer Boy.")