Roc Holiday Village Announces Record Attendance of More than 185,000 Visitors at 5th Annual Event

Save the Dates for 6th Annual Roc Holiday Village—December 6 through December 29, 2024

Rochester, NY—Jan. 9, 2024—The fifth annual City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank wrapped up 17 days of festivities on December 23, 2023, and presented an additional six days of free ice skating and skate rentals sponsored by Wegmans December 24 through 31, with a record attendance of more than 185,000 visitors!

The Giving Cup, which hosted a rotation of 17 different local nonprofit charitable organizations that served up delicious hot cocoa, raised more than $17,800 for their charities. Camp Good Days and Special Times raised more than $3,600 in Santa’s Workshop through toy instrument sales. The Festival’s bottle-recycling program led by Sustainability for Scholarships raised more than $190 by collecting over 3,000 bottles and cans.

The sixth annual event will take place from December 6 through December 29, 2024. Specific dates and hours will be announced at a later time.

“This year, our fifth annual event has been nothing short of magical, and we are humbled by the overwhelming response,” said Jenna Knauf, Sean McCarthy, and Kelli Marsh, co-owners of Roc Holiday Village.

“We aim to create a memorable experience for everyone to come together and celebrate the holidays, and we are thrilled to have achieved that goal by welcoming tens of thousands of people to downtown Rochester this year. Thank you for allowing us to create holiday memories with your families and friends. We would like to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to the generous and loyal support extended by our sponsors and the entire Rochester community.”

2023 Roc Holiday Village Highlights Included:


About Roc Holiday Village
Roc Holiday Village is Rochester, New York’s favorite, magical winter festival! Delighting people of all ages, Roc Holiday Village 2023 celebrated its fifth anniversary this year, and presented 17 days of enchanting festivities from December 1 to December 23 drawing more than 185,000 people of all ages to the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park. The annual downtown festival features outdoor seating and fire pits, free ice skating and skate rentals, a unique shopping village, indoor and outdoor bars 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. Roc Holiday Village 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. Roc Holiday Village will present its sixth annual season from December 6 to 29, 2024.