2022 Roc Holiday Village Wraps Up with 15 Days of Festivities with Record-setting Attendance of 140,000!

Save the Dates for 5th Annual Roc Holiday Village!
Four Weekends in December 2023 — Opening Day December 1st!

Rochester, NYDecember 27, 2022—The fourth annual City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank wrapped up 15 days of holiday magic Thursday, December 22 with a farewell to Santa parade.

The holiday festival drew a record-breaking attendance of 140,000 people of all ages who visited Roc Holiday Village in the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park.

“As we reflect on our 4th annual event, we want to express how thankful and humbled we are by the generous and loyal support from our sponsors and the entire Rochester community,” said Jenna Knauf, Sean McCarthy, and Kelli Marsh, co-founders and producers of Roc Holiday Village.

“Our wish every year is to create a joyful and magical destination for everyone to gather and celebrate this enchanting time of the year. That wish came true as we welcomed thousands people to downtown Rochester this year and created holiday memories with their families and friends.”

Due to dangerous weather conditions, Roc Holiday Village was closed on Friday, December 23 and wrapped up one day earlier than originally scheduled.

Free ice skating and skate rentals sponsored by Wegmans continue after the Village is closed from noon to 8:50 p.m. on Monday, December 26, Tuesday, December 27, Wednesday, December 28, Thursday, December 29, Friday, December 30, Saturday, December 31 and Monday, January 2.

Save the dates for 5th annual Roc Holiday Village, which will be open for four weekends in December 2023. Opening day will be Friday, December 1.


About Roc Holiday Village

Roc Holiday Village is Rochester, New York’s favorite, magical winter festival! Delighting people of all ages, Roc Holiday Village 2022 presented 15 days of enchanting festivities on varying dates from December 2 to December 22. The downtown festival features outdoor seating and fire pits, free ice skating and skate rentals, a unique shopping village, an indoor bar with tasty food and drinks, free visits with Santa, hand-crafted goods, cozy winter igloos, free crafts for kids, holiday celebrations, live music, private events, nightlife and more. In its fourth year in 2022, Roc Holiday Village drew more than 140,000 people of all ages to the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park. It is produced by Rochester natives Jenna Manetta Knauf, owner of Bella Events Group; Kelli Marsh, owner of Kelli Marsh photography; and Sean McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Tents & Events and Nolan’s Rentals Inc.