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Downtown Rochester events update for week of Nov 16 - Nov 23

Downtown Update with KROC am

Get the scoop on Rochester's hottest events with our monthly radio show thanks to KROC AM. Click to listen.

In this month's episode, downtown Rochester's cherished holiday tradition returns for the 42nd year, it's time to support local small business, and the deadline is November 30 for the stART-UP grant. Click to listen.

Tune-in to KROC AM's Rochester's Good Morning on the second Monday of every month to catch the live show.

Next Week: 42nd Annual Here Comes Santa Claus

When: Friday, November 25, from 6 - 8:30 pm
Where: Old City Hall, Peace Plaza, Shops at University Square (111 S Broadway)

Here Comes Santa Claus,” downtown Rochester’s cherished holiday tradition, features appearances by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, local celebrities, live entertainment, and Peace Plaza tree lighting ceremony.

The magical evening kicks-off with a thrilling rooftop rescue by the Rochester Fire Department atop Old City Hall (224 1st Avenue SW) at 6 pm. In his 42nd consecutive year, Santa will make his dramatic rooftop landing and grand downtown debut. Click here for more information and schedule.

Cambria presents, Cookies and Cocoa at Here Comes Santa Claus

From 4 - 6 pm, Cambria presents, Cookies and Cocoa - Visit Cambria for a festive get-together offering cookies and hot cocoa at the Cambria gallery. Space is limited. RSVP by November 23rd to Click here to RSVP.

Next Week: Small Business Saturday

When: Saturday, November 26, all day
Where: Downtown Rochester

November 26th marks the seventh annual Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. 

Downtown Rochester is participating with select downtown small businesses offering deals, activities, and giveaways, and we're offering a fun way to win $100 with the #ShopSmall Selfie contest the day of. Click here for more information.

stART-UP Grant Application Deadline is November 30

Above: stART-UP Grant recipient Rochester Jazz Fest

Have a new event that could use some help getting off the ground? Submit your request to the the Rochester Downtown Alliance, Downtown Cultural Initiatives Committee's stART-UP Grant.

Funds range up to $3,000 for grassroots artists or organizers putting on events that are diverse, different, new (first-time), and celebrate arts & culture in downtown Rochester. Click here for more information.

Deadline for applications is November 30. Click here for a printable handout.

End the Battle of Where to Eat & Drink

Downtown Rochester has choices bound to bring everyone together. Check out the full list of places to Eat & Drink on our newly re-designed website. Click here for more information.

SocialICE 2017 Wall of ICE Opportunity

Get exposure for your business during one of the busiest winter events with the SocialICE 2017 Wall of ICE. The Wall of ICE will provide your business the opportunity to gain exposure to over 40,000 people over the course of 3 days. Click here for more information.