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Downtown's 12 Favorite Things: Here Comes Santa


Written by: Gabriel Yeager

Run, run Rudolph, Santa's got to make it downtown! The Rochester Downtown Alliance celebrates the holiday season and proudly presents "Here Comes Santa Claus" this Saturday, December 7th. The festivities kickoff at 1:00 pm with Santa Claus's magical roof-top landing on Old City Hall (224 1st Ave SW). Join the Rochester Fire Department and Mrs. Claus as we rescue Santa and welcome him to downtown Rochester. Following Santa's arrival, join Southern Touch Photography inside Barnes & Noble for free enchanting pictures with Santa under the castle's archway. Don't forget to stop by the store's children section for stories read by Mrs. Claus. No need to haul that stroller throughout the day. Take advantage of our new stroller valet located on the Peace Plaza. Leave your stroller with us and pick it up at the end of the night.

Climb aboard the Rochester Trolley, loading outside the Marriott hotel for a free 15 minute ride around downtown, compliments of the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will also be served from the Information Kiosk on the Peace Plaza.

New to the event this year, you and your family can enjoy live stage entertainment between 1:30 and 5:00 pm in the Peace Plaza winter wonderland!  Then, join Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the Mayor at 4:45 pm for the official City tree lighting ceremony!

Check out the RDA Blog this Thursday for your opportunity to "glow with the show," as we feature Saturday's heart-warming entertainment and tree lighting ceremony!

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Here Comes Santa Claus