There are so many things to see, do, and experience when you visit Rochester 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!

 

Please note: Visit our Guide To 2022 Holiday Events in Rochester, NY for a full list of holiday happenings this year.

 

Festive Fun

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display

Now Through January 1 | George Eastman Museum

Holidays at The Market

Sundays November 27 through December 11, December 15 | Rochester Public Market

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting

December 2 | Genesee Brew House

Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

December 2-4 | The Lake House on Canandaigua

Holiday Pet Photos

December 2-4 | Lollypop Farm

Roc Holiday Village

Wednesdays-Sundays December 2-23 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square

Yuletide in the Country Tours & Holiday Dinner and Brunch

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-17 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Holiday Open House

December 3-4 | Corning Museum of Glass

It's A Wonderful Life In The South Wedge 2022

December 3 | South Wedge

Liberty Pole Lighting & Lantern Parade

December 3 | Liberty Pole, 230 E. Main St.

Santa at Stokoe

December 3-4 | Stokoe Farms

Skate with Santa

December 3 | DICK's House of Sport

Victor Jingle Mingle

December 3 | Town of Victor

Holiday Afternoon Tea in the Village

December 14-15, 20-21 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Breakfast with St. Nick

December 17-18 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Santa Paws

December 17 | Better Together Dog Park

Breakfast with Santa

December 18 | Bristol Mountain

Holiday Open House

December 18 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

 

Arts & Culture

Holiday Laser

Now Through January 2 | RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

A Christmas Carol

November 29 through December 30 | Geva Theatre Center

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

November 20 Through March 5 | Memorial Art Gallery

Fresh Winter Wreaths with Flowerwell

December 2 | Rochester Brainery

Miracle on 34th Street

December 2 | Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

Holiday Soul Jam

December 3 | Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

December 3 | Kodak Center

Scrooge

December 3, 23 | Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

A City Sings for the Season 2022

December 4 | Edgerton Stardust Ballroom

Come From Away

December 6-11 | Rochester Broadway Theatre League

A Day To Remember: Reassembled Acoustic Theater Tour

December 7 | Kodak Center

Sustainable Gift Wrapping

December 7 | Rochester Brainery

The Temptations and the Four Tops

December 8 | Kodak Center

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

December 9-31 | Blackfriars Theatre

Christmas Vacation

December 10 | The Little Theatre

Gala Holiday Pops

December 16-18 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at Eastman Theatre

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

December 17 | Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

Scrooged

December 17 | The Little Theatre

Candle Making with Light My Candle Co.

December 20 | Rochester Brainery

Meet Me in St. Louis

December 21, 24 | Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

Rochester City Ballet’s Nutcracker

December 23, 25-27 | Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

 

Family-Friendly Fun

Morpho Magic

Sundays Through January | The Strong Museum

The Old Farm's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Elsa, Anna and Friends

December 1 | OFC Creations

Holiday Homecoming

December 8 | George Eastman Museum

A Golden Girls Christmas Carol: The Musical

December 9-11, 16-18 | OFC Creations

Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show

December 9 | Kodak Center

Family Fun Day: Stars with Santa

December 10, 17 | RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

Holiday Lights Tour 2022

December 10-25 | Various Locations

Let’s Play: A Winter Celebration with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

December 10 | The Strong Museum

Raceway Arcade Exhibit Opening

December 10 | The Strong Museum

2022-23 Season Launch Party

December 10 | Bristol Mountain

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 17 | RMSC Cumming Nature Center

A Polar Express Holiday Extravaganza

December 18 | OFC Creations

Sensory Sunday

December 18 | RMSC Museum & Science Center

Holiday Break ZooCamp 2022

December 27 | Seneca Park Zoo

 

Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

Happiest Hour

December 1 | The Strong Museum

RMSC After Dark: Yule Ball (21+)

December 2 | RMSC Museum & Science Center

Friendsgiving Dinner

December 3 | Swain Ski Resort

Silent Disco

December 3 | Red White & Brew of Rochester

Classic French Crepes

December 7 | Rochester Brainery

Holiday Cocktail Master Class

December 13 | Rochester Brainery

Wine & Cookie Class with Spoonful of Sugar Bakes

December 15 | 20 Deep Winery

Sparkling Holiday Cocktails and Chemistry

December 17 | New York Kitchen

Winter Brunch

December 18 | New York Kitchen

Holiday Gnocchi Workshop

December 22 | New York Kitchen

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31 | Bristol Mountain

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31 | Swain Ski Resort

 

Shop Like a Local

Holiday Brainery Bazaar

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 | Rochester Brainery

Merrymaking Makers Market

December 10 | New York Kitchen

Wintercraft 2022

December 10 | Flower City Arts Center

THEMATA

December 19 | Culver Road Armory