Start the day at the George Eastman House to learn about the great inventor and admire the Sweet Creations Gingerbread display. Dozens of cleverly designed and deliciously decorated gingerbread houses fill the mansion. This beloved holiday tradition provides a visual and aromatic treat for visitors of all ages. George Eastman House is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives.
Head to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and enjoy Roc Holiday Village. Visit with Santa in his Workshop, enjoy free ice skating & skate rentals at the ice rink. Do your holiday shopping in the Shopping Village & warm up with a cozy drink and live music inside The Lodge Bar. www.rocholidayvillage.com
Spend the morning at the Strong Museum of Play for a day full of fun. The Strong is the only museum in the world dedicated to all things play, and houses the largest collection of toys, dolls and games in the world. Enjoy the National Toy Hall of Fame and World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with the largest indoor Butterfly Garden in upstate NY. Fun for all ages.
Visit Rochester Museum and Science center for the Holiday Laser show. This show features your favorite holiday songs played back-to-back, choreographed with dancing laser light among the stars of the Planetarium sky. https://rmsc.org/strasenburghplanetarium/shows/item/223-holiday-laser
Visit Geva Theatre to enjoy their beautiful production of A Christmas Carol.The sparkling classic is full of spectacular magic, heartwarming music, and holiday tradition.
Experience the Yuletide In The Country Tour at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Located just 25 miles outside of Rochester, GCVM is one of the largest living history museums in the country, and takes visitors back in time to a 19th century village brought to life. Explore the wintry village bedecked in holiday splendor.
Visit the model train display at the Garden Factory. The model train display is over 60 feet long and almost 20 feet wide, an enormous exhibit of artistic talents.
Spend the evening at The Eastman Theatre with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Celebrate with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, your RPO and electrifying vocalist Shayna Steele, on stage for this Rochester Holiday tradition. Don’t miss this spectacular holiday concert, complete with a sing-a-long!