“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.
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
Help Save Santa - Old City Hall
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.
Complimentary Photo with Santa - Shops at University Square
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.
Warming House provided by:
Santa's Elves Workshop provided by:
With Support From: