Here Comes Santa Claus

Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 4PM - 8PM
Specific Details Below
Cost: FREE to Attend

“Here Comes Santa Claus,” Downtown Rochester’s cherished holiday tradition, features a "Warming House", live musical entertainment, "Santa's Elves' Workshop", appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus, the daring Santa rescue atop Old City Hall, and Peace Plaza tree lighting ceremony.

Here Comes Santa Claus 2018 Schedule of Activities

4PM - 6PM 

Warming House - Castle Community 
Holiday crafts inspired by local artists, hot cocoa and sugar cookie decorating, live music, story time with Mrs. Claus and more!

Holiday Tree Viewing - Peace Plaza 
Take a photo in front of the largest holiday tree in the heart of Downtown Rochester.

Santa's Elves Workshop - 311 Broadway Avenue South 
Color and write a letter to Santa, then grab some popcorn and watch everyone's favorite holiday comedy, ELF!

Trolley Route Map - CLICK HERE

6PM - 7PM

Help Save Santa - Old City Hall 
Time: 6PM 
Watch the Fire Department rescue Santa from atop Old City Hall.

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Peace Plaza
Time: Approximately 6:30PM 
Enjoy the annual tree lighting by the Mayor of Rochester and Santa Claus.

7PM - 8PM

Complimentary Photo with Santa - Shops at University Square
Time: 7PM 
After the tree lighting, follow Santa into Shops at University Square for a meet and greet with complimentary photo. Before that, grab one more treat and a beverage provided by Caribou Coffee. 

Thank You to Our 2018 Partners

Warming House provided by:

Santa's Elves Workshop provided by:

With Support From: 

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311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904



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