Santa’s Workshop

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:

Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Roc Holiday Village Map

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

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 inside Santa’s Workshop to send letters to Santa.

Free Cookies!

Enjoy a free delicious cookie from Mrs. Claus’ Bakeshop courtesy of Wegmans.

Buy a Kazoo!

Continue the beloved Rochester tradition of buying 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.

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.