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Fourth Annual City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village Presented by Five Star Bank Opens Friday, December 2

Even More Free Events & Activities This Year! Santa’s Workshop is Back!

ROCHESTER, NYNov. 28, 2022—The fourth annual City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank opens this Friday, December 2 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in downtown Rochester.

Visitors can enjoy 16 days of free events through December 23 including free ice skating and skate rentals, free visits and photos with Santa, a shopping village, private Cozy Winter Igloos (sold out), free ice rink events and activities, free live music, holiday celebrations, free crafts for kids, indoor and open-air bars, fire pits, food trucks, outdoor seating, and more.

On Saturday, December 3 at 5 p.m., the annual Lighting of the Liberty Pole will feature a new Lantern Parade to Roc Holiday Village held in conjunction with the City of Rochester and Downtown Definitely.

Roc Holiday Village continues Sunday, December 4; Wednesday, December 7; Thursday, December 8; Friday, December 9; Saturday, December 10; Sunday, December 11; Wednesday, December 14; Thursday, December 15; Friday, December 16; Saturday, December 17; Sunday, December 18; Wednesday, December 21; Thursday, December 22; and wraps up on Friday, December 23.

Village hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Triple-O Lodge indoor bar will be open for an extended hour until 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The ice rink will be open weather permitting on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Each year since its start in 2018, Roc Holiday Village has welcomed more than 100,000 people of all ages for holiday magic.

Highlights & What’s New in 2022

Even More Free Events & Activities This Year!

More Shopping and Eating in The Village

Frosty’s Food Court – A rotation of various food trucks and vendors will be located outside on Court St. Outdoor picnic table seating will be available. The lineup of daily food offerings is posted online at rocholidayvillage.com/food. Court St. is closed to traffic during Roc Holiday Village operating hours.

The Triple-O Lodge – The indoor heated tent will feature a bar with wine, sparkling wine, beer, hard cider, hard seltzer, mulled wine, juice, soda and water from the bar. The Lodge also features a new Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar. Free live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings on the Buckingham Properties Stage will feature local musicians. Bar Karaoke will take place every Wednesday evening. The Triple-O Lodge also features a mini arcade with free games and TVs. Tables are first come first served. Reservations are not needed.

2022 Hours

Parking

Roc Holiday Village does not operate any parking but there are many surface lots and ramp parking garages conveniently located nearby. Metered parking will be available on area streets, plus at the Washington Square Garage, Allpro Parking Garage at the Five Star Bank Building, Court Street Garage, Midtown Garage, and Fairway Parking. Court St. between Chestnut St. and Manhattan Square Dr. will be closed to thru traffic during the hours when the Village is open. Parking is available in The Strong’s Parking Garage, which may be accessed off of Howell Street, at the daily parking rate for non-museum visitors of $10. For more information on parking visit rocholidayvillage.com/getting-around.

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 will present 16 days of enchanting festivities on varying dates from December 2 to December 23. 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 third year in 2021, Roc Holiday Village drew more than 100,000 people of all ages to the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park. 2022 will be Roc Holiday Village’s fourth year. 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.

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