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Get Ready for the Fifth Annual Roc Holiday Village

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner! Organizers are gearing up to spread some festive cheer with the fifth annual City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank. This beloved holiday tradition is set to delight families and friends of all ages as it transforms Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in downtown Rochester into a winter wonderland. Mark your calendars for the grand opening on Friday, December 1 at 4:00 PM, and let the holiday spirit take you on a magical journey through 17 days of fun and festivities, culminating on December 23.


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Roc Holiday Village is bringing some exciting new experiences this year, look forward to:


Story Time with Santa and Story Time with Anna & Elsa
  • Dates: Santa - December 9 & 17, Anna & Elsa - December 10 & 16

  • Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM

  • Location: Inside the Triple-O Lodge

  • Activities: Interactive storytelling, sing-alongs, crafts, photo opportunities, and refreshments

  • No Tickets Currently Available

Rohrbach Brewing Company's "Village Lager"
  • Introducing a German-style brew with refreshing flavors and subtle hops, perfect for the holidays. Cheers to a festive season!

Private Igloo Inns
  • Three Igloo Inns available to reserve with space for 30-40 people. All Igloo Inns are heated, outfitted with cozy furnishings, and include a Bluetooth speaker. Rent the 30-person Rink Side Igloo Inn with a private deck, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit. Book yours today!


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The Giving Cup
  • Local nonprofit charitable organizations will be serving up delicious hot cocoa inside the Triple-O Lodge, raising funds for their noble causes.

Silent Discos
  • Join the silent disco fun on the ice rink on Thursday, December 7, and Thursday, December 14.

Bar Trivia
  • Test your knowledge with Bar Trivia, taking place inside the Triple-O Lodge on Thursday, December 14.

More Free Arcade Games
  • An expanded selection of free arcade games awaits your entertainment at the Triple-O Lodge.

Samson Fuel Igloo Village - Sold Out
  • The Samson Fuel Igloo Village offers ten cozy Igloos, perfect for groups of 6 to 8 people each. Enjoy a cozy ambiance, comfortable seating, blankets, pillows, and bar service with stunning views of the Village.


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Free Ice Skating
  • Lace up your skates and hit the outdoor ice rink at MLK Park for 23 days of free ice skating and skate rentals.

Santa and More
  • Meet Santa, enjoy free cookies courtesy of Wegmans, and avoid the lines with Santa Text Express. Don't forget to mail your letters to Santa for a chance to receive a reply by December 10. Plus, meet Black Santa on December 7 and December 20.

Crafts and Activities
  • Kids can participate in crafts and activities at the Simcona Gingerbread House, presented in partnership with various organizations.

Liberty Pole Lighting and Holiday Celebrations
  • The Liberty Pole Lighting parade to Roc Holiday Village on December 2 is presented in partnership with the City of Rochester. Additionally, there will be holiday celebrations at the Simcona Gingerbread House for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings' Day, and Christmas.

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Competitions and Demonstrations
  • Enjoy a Ryan Callahan Foundation Skill Competition, Curling Demonstration, Sled Hockey Demonstration, and figure skating club performances.

Live Music and Karaoke
  • Groove to live music on the Buckingham Properties Stage and sing your heart out at Band Karaoke inside the Triple-O Lodge.

Village Exploration
  • Explore the Village in three exciting ways: Scavenger Hunt, Adventure Map, and Photo Quest, all sponsored by Visit Rochester.

Closing Night
  • On December 23, Prime Time Brass will perform around The Village and join Santa for a parade before he returns to The North Pole.


And that's not all! Stay tuned for more surprises and announcements as Roc Holiday Village gears up to make this holiday season the most memorable yet. We can't wait to celebrate the magic of the season with you and your loved ones. Save the dates and join us for a joyous Roc Holiday Village experience!



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