New holiday tradition in Rochester kicks off tomorrow

ROC Holiday Village runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 1-23 at Manhattan Square.

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.



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