Roc Holiday Village is excited to bring back Santa’s Workshop — a magical experience taking kids and their families back in time while waiting to see Santa and his helpers.
Santa’s Workshop Hours:
Fridays 4pm – 9pm
Saturdays 11am – 9pm
Sundays 11am – 6pm
*Thursday 12/19 4pm – 9pm
*Santa’s Workshop closes for the season on Sun 12/22
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in Santa’s Workshop and discover the wonder, enchantment, and nostalgia of the former Midtown Plaza’s Magic Mountain.
Santa Text Express
New this year, when you arrive at Santa’s Workshop, if the line is longer than you’d like to wait in, simply leave your name and number, and we’ll send a text when your turn with Santa is coming up!
Have your Picture Taken with Santa
Get a digital photo emailed for FREE! Photos can be printed on the spot for a $5 fee. All proceeds go to IACKids.
Mail Your Letters to Santa
On your way in to see Santa at Santa’s Workshop, look for the big red Santa’s Mailbox just outside Santa’s Workshop to send letters to Santa.
Enjoy a free delicious cookie from Mrs. Claus’ Bakeshop courtesy of Wegmans.
Buy a Kazoo!
We’re bringing back the tradition of selling kazoos at the end of the line! Kazoos and other toy instruments will be available to purchase with all proceeds going towards Camp Good Days!
See our Holiday Windows
Don’t miss the four holiday window displays specially designed by our sponsors, Five Star Bank, the Democrat and Chronicle, Wegmans and 13WHAM Fox Rochester and The CW.
Help us say farewell to Santa on Sunday, December 22nd. We’ll parade Santa out at 5:45pm.
Kodak Moments To Go
Create easy gifts—no elves required! It’s never been easier to create prints and gifts on the go. Make products online, anytime with Kodak Moments To Go and pick up from a nearby store today. From prints to do-it-yourself photo projects, the possibilities for a memorable holiday gift are endless.
Remember the Midtown Monorail?
Come see a section of the original Monorail that ran in Midtown Plaza from 1968-2007. This elevated train was designed specifically for Midtown Plaza by Clinton B. Clark, whose Illinois-based company, Rocket Express Systems, began manufacturing monorails in the late 1940s. Clark sold his trains to department stores looking for an innovative way to attract children (and their pocketbook-holding parents) during the holiday season. He installed monorails in the toy departments of noted retailers such as Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia and Sears in Chicago, before unveiling his custom model for Rochester’s Midtown Plaza in 1968. Midtown’s Monorail featured two trains of two cars each that traveled 3 miles an hour along a suspended single rail in the mall’s central concourse. The five-minute ride accommodated thirty-two passengers at a time and drew thousands of children each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The popular holiday attraction met its end after plans to demolish Midtown Plaza were announced in 2007. Following the monorail’s final ride that December, the train was dismantled and placed in storage.