Liberty Pole Lighting, Fireworks and Family Ice Skating Night

Start Your Family's Holiday Traditions Downtown!

Join us Saturday, December 2  at 4:30 p.m. as we kick off the holiday season by lighting the Liberty Pole. This year's lighting is presented by Sharp Notions and supported by iHeart Media.



Schedule of Fun!

4:30: Holiday musical performances, and mingling with Santa, Rudolph, Elves, and local sports team mascots

5 p.m.: Lighting of the Liberty Pole

5:10 p.m.: Family Holiday Parade from Liberty Pole to Dr. MLK Jr, Park (including Roch. Fire Dept's hook and ladder truck!)

5:30 p.m.: Fireworks greet the parade at MLK Park.
5:30-8:30 p.m.: FREE ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, and kid crafts at MLK Park Ice Rink! Skate rental is $3 and limited, so bring your own ice skates if possible!)


FREE trolley rides may be taken back to nearby parking from the rink until 8:30 p.m.
FREE Parking is available at the East End Garage, 475 E. Main St.;  Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd; and Mortimer Street Garage, 25 Clinton Ave North between Mortimer St & Division St.


Call the Office of Special Events at (585) 428-6690 or email us. 



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