Liberty Pole Lighting & Kickoff of the ROC Holiday Village

Start Your Family's Holiday Traditions Downtown!

holidays-parade-2Join us Saturday, December 7th 2019  at 5 p.m. as we kick off the holiday season by lighting the Liberty Pole, presented by Rochester's Christmas station, Mix 100.5!

 Schedule of Fun! 

 5p.m.:  Join Santa, Rudolph, Elves, and local sports team mascots as they greet kids at the Liberty Pole. FREE coffee & hot chocolate will be provided thanks to Grace Road Church!

5:30 p.m.:
Lighting of the Liberty Pole with Mayor Lovely Warren

5:40 p.m.:
Family holiday parade from Liberty Pole to Dr. MLK Jr, Park 

5:45-8:30 p.m.: Light the Christmas Tree & kick off the City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village, presented by Five Star Bank! The Holiday Village will feature:


  • A magical indoor, heated Santa Land where you can visit Santa in style until 9 p.m!
  • Free ice skating and free skate rentals, sponsored by Wegmans (quantities will be limited, so bring your own skates if you have them!)
  • Local artisans selling unique gifts for everyone on your list
  • Food and drink
  • A rotating pop up restaurant & bar
  • Multiple photo opportunities  
  • Free kid crafts 


  **This year there will NOT be a shuttle to provide transportation from parking garages to the event site**



FREE Parking is available at the Mortimer Street Garage, 25 Clinton Ave North between Mortimer St & Division St. 

Parking is also available at other nearby garages like Washington Square Garage and East End Garage for $7.


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


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