Liberty Pole Lighting and Grand Opening of Roc Holiday Village

Start Your Family's Holiday Traditions Downtown!

holidays-parade-2Join us Saturday, December 1st 2018  at 4:30 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! 

4:30 p.m.:  Join Santa, Rudolph, Elves, and local sports team mascots as they greet kids at the Liberty Pole.

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

5:10 p.m.:
Family holiday parade from Liberty Pole to Dr. MLK Jr, Park 

5:30-8:30 p.m.: Kick off the first weekend of 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!
  • 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 and bar
  • A cool photo experience 
  • Free kid crafts 
  • A giant Christmas tree




FREE trolley rides may be taken back to nearby parking from the rink until 8:30 p.m. 

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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