The City of Rochester launches what it hopes will become a holiday tradition this weekend.
The inaugural ROC Holiday Village is a series of events in the city that will run every weekend until Christmas at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Manhattan Square.
The festival opens tomorrow at 4 p.m., with festivities including the Liberty Pole lightning and Santa's arrival.
Activities for people of all ages include free ice skating, Breakfast with Santa, pop-up restaurants, crafts, music, parties and much more.
After opening day tomorrow, festivities will continue each Friday (4-8 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) through Dec. 23.
There will also be a Holiday Bar open from 4-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
Event co-founder Kelli Marsh joined us this morning to talk about the event, along with Kara Osipovitch, the city's special events manager.