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Roc Holiday Village Issues Call for Vendors Applications

Applications Due by June 30, 2023

Rochester, NY—June 1, 2023—The City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank is excited to announce that planning is underway to present the fifth annual event from December 1 to 23, 2023.

“This December we’re looking forward to presenting 17 days of festive fun and excitement with shopping, eating and drinking, live music, visits with Santa, ice skating and more,” said Kelli Marsh, co-founder, and organizer of Roc Holiday Village. “We are dedicated to supporting local businesses, providing visitors with a unique shopping experience, and positively impacting the local and regional economy. Our vendors consistently report sales exceeding their expectations, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to experience the holiday magic with us!”

Vendor applications are now being accepted for a limited number of spots in the outdoor Shopping Village and Mini Makers Market. Applications may be submitted online through Friday, June 30. Approved vendors will be notified on or before Monday, July 31.

Businesses interested in becoming a vendor in the Shopping Village may visit rocholidayvillage.com/vendor-application.
Businesses interested in becoming a vendor at the Mini Maker Market may visit rocholidayvillage.com/mini-maker-market-application.The annual winter festival will offer family-friendly events, shopping, food and drinks, visits with Santa, free ice skating, and more. Specific hours, activities, and event details will be announced this fall.

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.

2023 Dates:

Week One

Friday, December 1

Saturday, December 2

Sunday, December 3

Week Two

Wednesday, December 6

Thursday, December 7

Friday, December 8

Saturday, December 9

Sunday, December 10

Week Three

Wednesday, December 13

Thursday, December 14

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

Sunday, December 17

Week Four

Wednesday, December 20

Thursday, December 21

Friday, December 22

Saturday, December 23

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 will present 17 days of enchanting festivities on varying dates from December 1 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 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.

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