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Roc Holiday Village Organizers Announce Expanded Dates for 2022 and Call for Vendors to Apply

Applications Due by July 6, 2022

Rochester, NYJune 8, 2022—The City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank is excited to announce that planning is underway to present the fourth annual event from December 2 to 23.

“We’re so excited to be planning our fourth annual festival,” said Jenna Manetta-Knauf, co-founder, and organizer of Roc Holiday Village. “We will be presenting 16 days of fun festivities including shopping, eating and drinking, live music, visits with Santa, ice skating and more. It’s so important to us to support local businesses, provide a unique shopping experience for Village attendees, and make a positive economic impact on the local and regional economy. We consistently hear from our vendors that sales exceeded their expectations.”

Organizers are now accepting vendor applications for a limited number of spots in the outdoor Shopping Village and Mini Makers Market. Applications may be submitted through Wednesday, July 6. Approved vendors will be notified on or before August 3.

Businesses interested in becoming a vendor in the Shopping Village may visit www.rocholidayvillage.com/vendor-application.
Businesses interested in becoming a vendor at the Mini Maker Market may visit www.rocholidayvillage.com/mini-makers-markets.

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.

The third annual event in 2021 presented 14 days of holiday magic to approximately 100,000 people of all ages who visited Roc Holiday Village in the heart of downtown Rochester at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Park.

2022 Dates:

Week 1
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Sunday, December 4

Week 2
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11

Week 3
Wednesday, December 14
Thursday, December 15
Friday, December 16
Saturday, December 17
Sunday, December 18

Week 4
Wednesday, December 21
Thursday, December 22
Friday, December 23

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 2021, approximately 100,000 people visited Roc Holiday Village.

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