All Events on Schedule for Today Friday December 10 Village Will Open an Additional Day on Tuesday, December 14
Rochester, NY—December 10, 2021—Due to forecasts for strong winds late Saturday afternoon and evening, the City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village Presented by Five Star Bank will close early Saturday, December 11 at 3 p.m.
Organizers have been in close touch with 13WHAM Weather Authority meteorologist Scott Hetsko and have been monitoring the situation closely for the past two days. 13WHAM is a Roc Holiday Village media partner.
Roc Holiday Village revised hours for Saturday, December 11 will now be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Following Activities for Saturday, December 11 Are On As Scheduled:
- Crafts and Activities in the T-Mobile Gingerbread House presented by the YMCA, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
- Village Shopping, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
- The Anthony Butera Team and Triple-O Lodge Pop-up Restaurant & Bar, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Private Igloos – for those with reservations at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., their reservations are still good.
The Following Activities For Saturday, December 11 Are Canceled:
- Ice Skating and Rentals presented by Wegmans
- Petting Zoo Presented by Swan Tile & Marsh Construction Services, Inc.
- Live music inside The Lodge on the Buckingham Properties Stage
- Curling Demonstration presented by Rochester Curling Club
- Flower City Pride Band
- Private Igloos scheduled between 2:30 and 11 p.m.
Please visit RocHolidayVillage.com for the latest schedules.
“We know this is disappointing to everyone, but the safety of our patrons, vendors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority,” said Jenna Manetta-Knauf, co-founder. “The weather is beyond our control and since there are so many details to opening and closing this was not a decision we could make at the last minute.”
Extra Day Added to Roc Holiday Village Schedule – Tuesday, December 14
To accommodate patrons and vendors, Roc Holiday Village will add an extra day to the schedule opening on Tuesday, December 14 from 4 to 11 p.m. The Lodge will be open for food and beverage service, village shopping will be open as will ice skating (weather permitting) and visits with Santa will be available from 4 to 8 p.m. Any additional special events will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
Private Igloo Reservations
Roc Holiday Village officials have notified all individuals who have rented igloos.
Those with igloo reservations and private events scheduled for 3 p.m. and afterward on Saturday, December 11, are being given the options of rescheduling for Tuesday, December 14, receiving a refund, or taking a credit for 2022, abd having the first opportunity to reserve an igloo before reservations are open to the public.
Please visit RocHolidayVillage.com for any further schedule updates.
For questions, people may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete schedule for Saturday will be sent to email subscribers. To sign up for notices and news please go to p.constantcontactpages.com/su/UcWcGtN/rhvsubscribe
About Roc Holiday Village
The City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank is Rochester, New York’s premier annual holiday festival bringing magic downtown for people of all ages. Roc Holiday Village was launched in 2018 and is owned and 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. In its second year in 2019, Roc Holiday Village presented 14 days of enchanting festivities and drew more than 125,000 people of all ages to the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park for skating, shopping, live music, visits with Santa, crafts, pop-up restaurants and bar, private igloo tents, and more. In 2020, organizers announced that the festival could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic and New York State’s guidelines that restricted large gatherings.