ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — From ice rinks and gift shops to Christmas tree and Menorah lightings, there is no shortage of holiday spirit in and around Rochester as December arrives.

Check out our list of holiday fun and let us know if we’re missing any of your favorites!

Ongoing Events

A Christmas Carol — Through December 30. Geva Theatre. Click here for dates, times and tickets.

Highland Park Ice Skating Rink — When ice conditions allow, the rink will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Skates are not available to rent, skaters must bring their own.

Holiday Laser. Strasenburgh Planeterium light show set to holiday music. Runs through January 2. Check here for times and tickets.

Holiday Light Show at Victor Hills Golf Club. Drive through 1.5 mile path with 20 lighting displays. Click here for dates, times and tickets.

Mall Santa — Santa will be appearing at The Mall at Greece Ridge and Eastview Mall through December 24. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays. (Santa takes a break at 2:30 p.m. at both locations). To reduce crowd times, you can make a reservation (click on the links above). There will be no Santa this year at Marketplace Mall. *Christmas Eve hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a break at 1-1:45 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park Ice Rink — Open skate is available from noon until 8:50 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The rink will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

North Pole Village Lights — Drive through the Lake Shore Country Club to see one of the largest light displays in Rochester. Tickets are sold per vehicle and can be found here. Through December 31.

ROC Holiday Village*CLOSED FRIDAY 12/23 due to weather* Ice skating, igloos, fire pits, indoor bar, Santa, crafts for kids, music and shopping. MLK Park, Rochester. Activities for adults and kids. Runs December 2 through Friday, December 23. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Most activities start at 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 10 or 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays Click here for specific hours.

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display — The George Eastman Museum will feature dozens of decorated gingerbread houses throughout the mansion from now until January 1st. Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Click here for admission information.

Winter at Powers. Powers Farm Market. Pittsford. Holiday ornaments, floral arrangements, and an interactive wooded trail with a live nativity. Runs through December 24. Click here for hours.

December 26

A Musical Tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Brighton. The Old Farm Cafe. 5:30 p.m. Free event featuring jazz pianist Maxwell Robbins, alongside Robert Robbins.


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