News Release - Holidays at the Market Continues Sunday with Family Fun

City of Rochester 

News Release

(Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023) – Deck the halls and celebrate the season with help from the Rochester Public Market as dozens of local vendors offer unique and special gifts along with holiday treats, fresh-cut trees and home décor continuing this Sunday, Dec. 10. 

The “Holidays at the Market” series will take place 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday Dec. 10, and from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 at the City of Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St.

A Rochester holiday tradition for more than 26 years, “Holidays at the Market” features dozens of holiday-focused products and gifts including Christmas trees and wreaths, decorations, specialty food and beverage products, hand-crafted goods, seasonal treats and much more.

To add to the family fun on Sundays, the Market will feature:

  • Holiday lights and festive music;
  • Visits with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon; and
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The special evening event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 14, held in collaboration with Market District Business Association, will feature shopping specials, visits with Santa, and carriage rides as well.

The Public Market’s Holiday Cookie Contest is also returning this season. To participate, entrants must deliver six cookies and a list of ingredients to the Market Office between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, or between 8 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. One entry per person. First, second and third place winners will be awarded market tokens valued at $150, $75, and $55 respectively and will be announced on the City of Rochester Public Market’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Consider giving the gift of the Market during this holiday season by purchasing Public Market gift tokens or Market swag for your family and friends at the Token Center behind the Market Office, available during regular Market hours.

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The Administration of Mayor Malik D. Evans strives to create a safe, equitable and prosperous Rochester by inspiring hope and delivering opportunity for everyone. Guided by the Administration’s Mission, Vision and Values and the principles of the “Rochester 2034” comprehensive plan, City employees are committed to providing exceptional customer service, transparent stewardship, and collaborative leadership to foster a vibrant community that empowers personal, professional and generational growth for all who live, work or play in the city of Rochester.