If you’re looking for holiday fun look no further than Rochester. From places to play during to day to illuminating light shows at night, Rochester has something for everyone.

The Big Bright Light Show

Holiday shopping is a lot more fun with a show and The Big Bright Light Show is a show you and the kids will love! The colorful display is lit every evening (5 pm – Midnight) starting from November 20th through January 21, 2024. Support small business this holiday season and take in the light show as you check names off your gift list.

Winter Wonder Lights @ Meadow Brook Hall

Winter Wonder Lights transforms Meadow Brook Hall at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, seasonal treats and holiday magic. Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays across the grounds of the estate. Enjoy fun concessions such as glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and hot meals at the outdoor café. There will be seasonal and specialty drinks, selfie stations, bonfires and more! On select Saturdays in December you can also enjoy visits with Santa!

Ice Skate @ Spencer Park

When the temperatures drop head to  Thelma Spencer Park and ice skate on the frozen lake. Skate rental is available too.

Holidays at Van Hoosen Farmhouse

Step back in time and take a holiday tour of the Van Hoosen Farmhouse at the Rochester Museum. Learn what family life was like in the 1840s with Christmas displays and tour. You’ll also find our seasonal interactive “All Aboard: Model Railroad Exhibit!” on display in the Calf Barn.

Visit Santa @ The Village

Santa will be back in The Village’s Gazebo, aka his “Santa Snug,” to visit the very good boys, girls, and pups this upcoming holiday season. The season kicks off on Friday, November 17th at Light the Village with live entertainment, chidlren’s activities and a firework show!

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