There are so many things to see, do, and experience when you visit Rochester and the Finger Lakes this December! Check out this list of just some of the special events and activities happening in the area. Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!

The Holiday Spirit--Special Events

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display

Now Through December 15 | George Eastman Museum

Holidays At The Market

December 1- December 15 | Rochester Public Market

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting

December 6 | Genesee Brew House

Holiday Pet Photos

December 6-8 | Lollypop Farm

Yuletide In The Country Tours & Buffet

December 6-21 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Roc Holiday Village

Weekends December 6-31 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Holiday Botanical Show At Lamberton Conservatory

December 6-January 12 | Highland Park

Lighting Of The Liberty Pole

December 7 | Liberty Pole Way

It's A Wonderful Life In The South Wedge Neighborhood

December 7 | South Wedge

December 2300°

December 19 | The Corning Museum of Glass

Taking The Stage & Screen

A Christmas Carol

Now Through December 29 | Geva Theatre Center

National Parks Adventure

Now Through January 3 | Rochester Museum & Science Center

Holiday Laser

Now Through January 5 | Rochester Museum & Science Center

The Elf On The Shelf - A Christmas Musical

December 7 | Kodak Center

Garth Fagan Dance

December 11-16 | Nazareth College Arts Center

The Capitol Steps

December 31 | Nazareth College Arts Center

Gala Holiday Pops

December 20-22 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at Eastman Theatre

Family-Friendly Fun

Breakfast With Santa

December 1 | New York Kitchen

Breakfast With Santa

December 7-15 | Seneca Park Zoo

Holiday Homecoming

December 12 | George Eastman Museum

Snow Much Fun

December 14-15 | The Strong Museum

Skate With Santa

December 14 & December 21 | Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex

Classic Toys School Break

December 22-January 5 | The Strong Museum

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry


December 6-7 | Seneca Park Zoo

The Penthouse Presents: 2nd Annual Holiday Bash

December 7 | The Penthouse At One East Avenue

Laneway Wine/Beer Tours

December 8 | Living Roots Wine & Co. + Sager Beer Works

Christmas Around The World

December 8 | Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Club McKenzie: Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairings

December 11 | RIT's Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House