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- Brass musicians regale visitors at Roc Holiday Village on Dec. 23, 2018.
The holiday festival, hosted by the city of Rochester and sponsored by Five Star Bank, once again turns Martin Luther King Jr. Park into a veritable winter wonderland, with free ice skating (limited skate rentals available) and various ice rink activities, food trucks and pop-up restaurants, live music, and plenty of shopping featuring local vendors. CITY is also a sponsor for this event.
Roc Holiday Village opens 4 p.m. Friday, and the festivities kick into high gear on 5 p.m. Saturday with the lighting of the Liberty Pole — a Rochester holiday hallmark — and subsequent family parade to the Christmas tree lighting at the Holiday Village.
- PHOTO BY BENNY ALLEN / MCCARTHY TENTS & EVENTS
- An aerial view of Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Roc Holiday Village, which runs from Dec. 3 through 19, 2021.
And no Christmas experience is complete without a visit with Santa Claus, who will be present on Saturday, Dec. 4; Wednesdays, Dec. 8 and 15; and Sunday, Dec. 19.
Individual holidays will be also spotlighted at Roc Holiday Village on the following days:
Sunday, Dec. 5 — Hanukkah
Sunday, Dec. 12 — Kwanzaa
Friday, Dec. 17 — Three Kings
Sunday, Dec. 19 — Christmas
For more details, including dates and times for specific events, visit rocholidayvillage.com.
Daniel J. Kushner is CITY’s arts editor. He can be reached at email@example.com.