Liberty Pole Lighting & Parade

Lanterns are a new and festive element to the City of Rochester's Lighting of the Liberty Pole and family parade to Roc Holiday Village.

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Liberty Pole
230 E Main St, Rochester

Blank paper lanterns are free and available at the lighting event before the parade begins.

Decorate and customize your lanterns and bring them to the evening’s festivities.

LED lights to place inside the lanterns and sticks to carry them will be provided free of charge on December 3.

Schedule of Festivities

5pm:  Join Santa, elves, and other costumed characters as they greet kids and light the Liberty Pole. Prime Time Brass will play holiday favorites as we light the Liberty Pole!

5:40pm: Lantern Parade from Liberty Pole to the City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village at Dr. MLK Jr, Park 

5:45-8:30pm:  Arrive at Roc Holiday Village 


FREE parking is available at the Mortimer Street Garage, 25 Clinton Ave North between Mortimer St. & Division St.

Parking is also available at other nearby garages including Washington Square Garage and East End Garage for $7.


Contact the City of Rochester’s Office of Special Events by phone at (585) 428-6690 or email.