Village Open 10 AM to 8 PM, Breakfast with Santa Opens Today (sold out), Free Crafts for Kids in the Gingerbread House, Genesee Figure Skating Club Performance, Visit with Santa! Free Ice Skating! Buy a Kazoo and Help Camp Good Days! And More!

When you build it they will come! Thousands turned out for the opening day of the first City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank to see the arrival of Santa and official tree lighting.
Day 2 opens today at 10 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park with free ice skating, shopping, visit with Santa in Santa’s Workshop, Breakfast with Santa (sold out), The Lodge pop-up restaurant and bar, and more!

Eat and Drink

The Lodge Restaurant & Bar & Igloos

Restaurant Schedule
AVVINO, Antonetta’s, Native Eatery & Bar, and Marty’s Meats will all rotate into the Lodge, a heated tent structure at Roc Holiday Village, each on a different weekend. Each pop-up restaurant will operate with counter-style service. The lodge’s interior is designed like a cozy ski lodge with plaid textiles, leather sofas, wrought iron furnishings and wintery décor.

AVVINO – Sunday, December 2
Antonetta’s – Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9
Native Eatery & Bar – Friday, December 15 to Sunday, December 17
Marty’s Meats – Friday, December 21 to Sunday, December 23

Bar Schedule

Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be served at The Lodge bar including beers from Three Heads Brewing, wines from Living Roots Wine & Co., and mulled wine provided by Heron Hill Winery. See website for complete selection at

Restaurant and bar hours are Friday 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Brunch will be served each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. No reservations required.

Winter Igloos – SOLD OUT!

These geodesic dome, warm and cozy winter Igloos, will offer a sanctuary from the outdoor elements with a transparent view of the Village. Each is outfitted with comfy chairs, blankets and pillows provided by West Elm. No more reservations are currently being accepted. If additional capacity becomes available, information will be posted at

Today’s Jolly Events – Sunday, December 2
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free Ice Skating
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Village Shopping
  • 10:00 –11:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa in the Gingerbread House (ticketed/ SOLD OUT)
  • Noon – 6:00 p.m. Visit Santa’s Workshop – FREE
  • Noon – 2:00 p.m. Brunch by pop-up restaurant AVVINO at the Lodge
  • Noon – 6:00 p.m. Restaurant & Bar at The Lodge open
  • 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Crafts in the Gingerbread House – FREE
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Genesee Figure Skating Club performance and learn to skate – FREE
  • Sundown – Lighting of the Hanukkah menorah

Free Music
Village-goers can enjoy free music from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening inside the Lodge.

  • Liz & Quentin Marsh – Saturday, December 1
  • Nat King Cole Holiday Music Tribute by Sonic Era Entertainment – Friday, December 7
  • Dana Wendel Quartet – Saturday, December 8
  • John Akers – Friday, December 14
  • Danny Ziemann Trio performing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – Saturday, December 15
  • Stephen Morris Quartet – Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22

Village Shopping

Retail Vendors

Retail vendors in the Village include Bentley Bros (tools & toys), BurningBus (artwork), Eastside Dog Services (dog items), Graphic Rats (tie-dye), Jazzy Jems Expo (jewelry), Jewelry Queen Accessories (jewelry), Karan Bonomo Studios (artwork), KB White Farm (soaps), Laughing Goat Fiber (wearables), Paparazzi Accessories (jewelry), Stacy K Floral (wearables & housewares), The Strong Naional Museum of Play (toys), Urban Wildflower (clothing), and Warehouse 127 (housewares).

Food Vendors

Food vendors in the Village include Dukes Donuts, Hallelujah Royal Heritage Tea, the Meatball Truck, CinnaRoast (roasted chestnuts), Taste of Supreme Bakery, and Wake Coffee. Hot chocolate will be served by Dukes Donuts, Tony Pepperoni, and Wake Coffee. Haddad’s street vending will be set up adjacent to the ice skating rink, and another hotdog and hamburger cart will be nearby the Village shopping. Water and soda will also be available.

Mini Maker Markets – December 8 and December 15

Local crafters, DIYers, confectioners, and entrepreneurs will set up shop for two days, on Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15 from 2 to 8 p.m. in the “Rochester Regional Health Gingerbread House” tent.

Makers include MansaWear, LuLaRoe, LaZanas Botique, Laughing Gull Chocolates, Cha Cha Cha Joy, Sweet & Cute Sweets, GG Bakes Inc., Wholestory Collective, Impact Earth, Love Light, Beauty by Bridget, Peacock Printing, Usborne Books, Wolf Den Quilts, and more!

Applications to be a Mini Maker are still being accepted and can be submitted online at

The Roc Holiday Village Merchandise tent will sell chocolates by Stever’s Candies, fiberoptic LED wands, glow necklaces, snowflake spin wands, hand warmers (HotHands), the official Roc Holiday Village 2018 commemorative postcard, mugs and ornaments.

Village hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Village does not operate any parking but there are surface lots and ramp parking garages conveniently located nearby. Metered street parking will be available as well as area parking garages. More information can be found online at
First Aid Tent by Rochester Regional Health
Members of Rochester Regional Health’s experienced nursing staff will be in the First Aid tent each day located in the Shopping Village during Village hours.
About City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank
Roc Holiday Village is Rochester, New York’s premier annual holiday festival bringing magic downtown for people of all ages. Roc Holiday Village is owned and produced by Rochester natives Jenna Knauf, owner of Bella Events Group; Kelli Marsh, professional photographer; and Sean McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Tents & Events.
Roc Holiday Village presents 11 days of enchanting festivities on weekends from December 1 to 23 including Breakfast with Santa, free ice skating, a shopping village, food and drink, tree lighting, Santa’s workshop, hand-crafted goods, pop-up restaurants, special events, free music, private parties, nightlife and more. 2018 marks the event’s inaugural year,