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

Monday, November 25, 2019 10:00 AM 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

Genesee Keg Tree Lighting

December 6 | Genesee Brew House

Lighting Of The Liberty Pole

December 7 | Liberty Pole Way

Holiday Music & Traditions

The Nutcracker

November 27-December 1 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra + Rochester City Ballet

A Christmas Carol

November 27-December 29 | Geva Theatre Center

The Elf On The Shelf - A Christmas Musical

December 7 | Kodak Center

Gala Holiday Pops

December 20-22 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Holiday Family Fun

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display

November 1-December 11 | George Eastman Museum

Breakfast With St. Nick

November 30 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Holidays At The Market

December 1-December 15 | Rochester Public Market

26th Annual Park Avenue Spirit Of The Holidays Open House

December 5 | Park Avenue Merchants

Holiday Open House

December 7-8 | The Corning Museum of Glass

Yuletide In The Country Tours & Buffet

December 6-December 21 | Genesee Country Village & Museum

Roc Holiday Village

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

 With 14 days of fun, check out what you need to know about this year's Roc Holiday Village by clicking HERE.

Holiday Pet Photos

December 6-8 | Lollypop Farm

Breakfast With Santa

December 7-8 & December 14-15 | Seneca Park Zoo

Dickens Christmas 

December 7-8 | Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic Park 

Holiday Botanical Show At Lamberton Conservatory

December 6-January 12 | Highland Park

Holly Trolley Rides

December 7-8 & December 14-15 | The New York Museum of Transportation 

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

Brunch With Santa

December 15 | Casa Larga Vineyards

Kwanzaa Celebration

December 29 | Memorial Art Gallery

Holiday Shopping & Open Houses

Curated//Small Business Market

November 30 | Culver Road Armory

Park Avenue Holiday Open House

December 5 | Park Avenue Neighborhood 

It's A Wonderful Life In The South Wedge Neighborhood

December 7 | South Wedge

Annual Hanukkah Bazaar

December 8 | Temple Sinai

Element Artisan Fair

Holiday Spirits (21+)


December 6-7 | Seneca Park Zoo

The Penthouse Presents: 2nd Annual Holiday Bash

December 7 | The Penthouse At One East Avenue

Christmas Around The World

December 8 | Lake Ontario Wine Trail

Vodka And Latke Party

December 19 | Temple Beth El

Ring In The New Year

Click to view our New Year's Eve blog post for details on special events to help you ring in 2020!


Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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