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#VisitROC's Guide To The Holiday Season In Rochester, NY

Monday, October 29, 2018 3:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

'Tis the season to gather! Whether you're returning home for the holidays or visiting for the first time, there is so much to do in Rochester, NY as you gather with friends and family. We've pulled together the ultimate guide to the holiday season that will keep you busy until you ring in the new year. Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!

Holiday Lights

Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas

November 24 | Nazareth College Arts Center 

Rochester Festival Of Lights

November 24-December 30 | The Dome Arena

Lighting Of The Liberty Pole

December 1 | Liberty Pole Way

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting

December 7 | Genesee Brew House

Genesee Brewery Keg Tree

Holiday Music & Traditions

The Nutcracker

November 21-26 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra + Rochester City Ballet at Eastman Theatre

A Christmas Carol

November 29-December 29 | Geva Theatre Center 

A City Sings For The Season

December 2 | Rochester Oratorio Society at Port of Rochester

Tuba Christmas

December 16 | Eastman School of Music at Eastman Theatre

Gala Holiday Pops

December 21-23 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at Eastman Theatre

Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre

Holiday Family Fun

Sweet Creations

November 2-December 12 | George Eastman Museum

Glass Wonderland

November 10-January 2 | The Corning Museum of Glass 

Breakfast With St. Nick

November 23 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Holidays At The Market

November 25-December 16 | Rochester Public Market

Yuletide In The Country Tours & Buffet

November 30-December 16 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

City Of Rochester Holiday Village

December 1-23 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Dickens Christmas 

December 1-2 | Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic Park 

Holiday Pet Photos

December 1-2 | Lollypop Farm

Holiday Botanical Show At Lamberton Conservatory

December 1-January 13 | Highland Park

Holly Trolley Rides

December 2, 9, 16 | The New York Museum of Transportation 

Holiday Homecoming

December 6 | George Eastman Museum

Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland

December 7 | KODAK Center

Frosty And Friends

December 8-9 | The Strong Museum

Breakfast With Santa

December 8-16 | Seneca Park Zoo

Kwanzaa Celebration

December 30 | Memorial Art Gallery

Yuletide in the Country Tours at Genesee Country Village Museum

Holiday Shopping & Open Houses

Holiday Bazaar

November 16-18 | Rochester Museum & Science Center 

Holiday Craft Marketplace

November 23 | Casa Larga Vineyards

Don't Get Malled

November 24-25 | The Hungerford

Curated//Small Business Market

November 24 | Culver Road Armory

Holiday Open House On Park Ave

November 29 | Park Avenue Neighborhood 

It's A Wonderful Life In The South Wedge Neighborhood, A Traditional Handmade Holiday

December 1 | South Wedge Neighborhood

Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes

December 1 | Corn Hill Neighborhood 

Annual Hanukkah Bazaar

December 2 | Temple Sinai

Holiday Brainery Bazaar Presented By Yelp Rochester

December 8-9 | Rochester Brainery

Homes decked out for the holiday season. Photo by Jim Montanus

Holiday Spirits (21+)

Christmas Around The World

December 1-2 | Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Holiday Bash

December 7 | The Penthouse At One East Avenue


December 7-8 | Seneca Park Zoo

group gives a toast at zoobrew event at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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