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Your Guide to the Holidays in Rochester

Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

Whether you're returning home for the holidays or visiting for the very first time, there is so much fun waiting for you when you visit Rochester, NY this holiday season. 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND OPEN HOUSES

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

Park Avenue ready for the holidays 

Home for the Holidays Bazaar

November 17-18
ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER

 

Night of Lights on University Ave

November 17
NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE ARTS 

 

Holiday Shopping at the Hungerford

November 24
Hungerford Urban Artisans
 

Holiday Open House On Park Ave

November 30
PARK AVENUE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
 

"It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge," A Handmade Holiday 

December 2
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH WEDGE

 

Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes

December 2
Corn Hill Neighbors Association 
 

The 5th Annual Brainery Holiday Bazaar

December 9-10
ROCHESTER BRAINERY

 

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

Yuletide in the Country Tours at Genesee Country Village Museum

Yuletide in the Country Tours at Genesee Country Village & Museum 

Sweet Creations

November 3 -December 14
GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM

 

Glass Wonderland

November 16-January 2
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS

 

Holiday Laser Light Show

November -January 
ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER

 

Yuletide Country Tours

Weekends in December
GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE & MUSEUM

 

Christmas Tree Farm

Starting November 18th (Grand opening Nov. 24-26) 
STOKOE FARMS

 

Holly Trolley Rides

Sundays in December 
NEW YORK MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Holiday Show at the Lamberton Conservatory

December 2- January 7 (extended hours on Fridays and Sundays)
LAMBERTON CONSERVATORY IN HIGHLAND PARK

 

Holidays at the Market

November 26, December 3, December 10, 2017
ROCHESTER PUBLIC MARKET
 

Holiday Music and Traditions

Dancer performing a leap in the Nutcracker by the Rochester City Ballet

The Nutcracker performed by Rochester City Ballet and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. (C) Thomas Rodriguez

The Nutcracker

November 22-26
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & ROCHESTER CITY BALLET

 

A Christmas Carol

November 22-December 24
GEVA THEATRE

 

A City Sings for the Season

December 3
ROCHESTER ORATORIO SOCIETY

 

Madrigila: A Cup of Good Cheer

December 6
HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE

 

It's a Wonderful Life; screening and discussion with actors

December 6
Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum 
 

OrKIDStra Holiday Special: The Snowman and The Bear

December 10

ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

A Christmas Story

December 12-17
ROCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE LEAGUE

 

HochStrings Holiday Concert

December 15
HOCHSTEIN SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DANCE
 
Gala Holiday Pops
December 21-23
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Keg Tree for the Holidays at Genesee Brew House

Traditions new and old, like the lighting of the Genesee Brewery Keg Tree, celebrate the holiday spirit in Rochester. 

Lighting of the Keg Tree

December 1
Genesee Brew House
 

Lighting of the Liberty Pole 

December 2
City of Rochester 

 

VISIT WINE COUNTRY THIS HOLIDAY 

SENECA WINE TRAIL

CANANDAIGUA WINE TRAIL
KEUKA WINE TRAIL
CAYUGA WINE TRAIL
LAKE ONTARIO WINE TRAIL
Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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