Holidays at the Market


 A Rochester Holiday Tradition

Each year, Holidays at the Market features dozens upon dozens of vendors with art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gifts, stocking stuffers and much much more. Take advantage of a wide selection of holiday trees, wreaths, fresh garlands, and a plethora of other holiday goods and goodies. 

Families can take a free horse-drawn carriage ride with Santa (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each event), and decorate a free holiday cookie! 

Also consider giving the gift of the Market during the holiday season--get some Public Market Gift Tokens or Market Merchandise for your family and friends at the Market office!

2016 Schedule

Sundays, December 4, 11, 18
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

(Note that the free carriage rides with Santa run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)


 Below are winners of the 2015 edition of our hotly contested annual Holiday Cookie Contest!  

 30-SaltedCaramelChocPorter1  First Place:
Salted Caramel Chocolate Porter Cookies  
by Megan Ladd
 14-IschlTarts2  Second Place:
Ischl Tarts
by Jenn Beideman
 8-HotChocolate2  Third Place:
Hot Chocolate Cookies
by Lizza Van Acker
 16-CustomCutOuts2  Fourth Place:
Custom Cut-Outs
by Shawn Catalano
 3-EmpireBiscuit2  Fifth Place:
Empire Biscuits
by Tammy Fess-Ettaro






Interested in joining the festivities as a vendor? Click here for information, instructions, and application.

Holiday Cookie Contest `15Holiday-Cookies-15-1

Vie for prizes and bragging rights by entering your best holiday cookies in the annual Cookie Contest! Drop off a dozen of your cookies with your contact information, name of your cookie and a copy of the recipe at the Market Office on Sunday, December 13 by 12:00 p.m. Judging will take place that same day!


More Market Events

Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.


Photos from yesteryears Holidays at the Market