Liberty Pole Lighting & Kickoff of the ROC Holiday Village

Start Your Family's Holiday Traditions Downtown!

holidays-parade-2Join us Saturday, December 4th 2021  at 5 p.m. as we kick off the holiday season by lighting the Liberty Pole, presented by iHeart Radio!  

 Schedule of Fun!  

 5p.m.:  Join Santa, elves, and other costumed characters as they greet kids and light the Liberty Pole. Prime Time Brass will play holiday favorites as we light the Liberty Pole!

5:40 p.m.: Family holiday parade from Liberty Pole to the City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village at Dr. MLK Jr, Park 

5:45-8:30 p.m.:  Roc Holiday Village 

  • 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  


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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