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Downtown's 12 Favorite Things: Glow with the Show

Written by: Gabriel Yeager

"Glow with the show" this Saturday, December 7th at the official City of Rochester tree lighting ceremony. New to "Here Comes Santa Claus"  this year, event attendees can enjoy live entertainment on the Peace Plaza beginning at 1:30 pm. The heart-warming entertainment features dance performances, Christmas caroling, youth singers, and theater acts. The holiday cheer continues at 5:00 pm with the lighting of the beautifully decorated two-story City tree. Join the magic and light your complimentary tea light when the countdown strikes zero. Take an evening stroll in the Peace Plaza winter wonderland with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies served from the Information Kiosk.

Saturday's entertainment features Rochester Dance Company's The Nutcracker from 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Pure Rock Studios features young talented musicians from 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm. The Otherwise Actors features a theater troupe from 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm. The Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale will be performing your favorite a cappella holiday carols from 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm. Join Rochester International Dance and "shimmy" your way into the holidays from 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm. Sam Butterfass, a local high school student and talented singer performs from 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm. The Words Players Theatre performs selections from "The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol" from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Then, don't miss Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the Mayor flip the switch and illuminate the holiday season!

For complete event details, visit:

Here Comes Santa Claus

Next week on the RDA Blog: Looking for the perfect gift? The Downtown Rochester Gift Card debuts this holiday season!