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Honeoye Falls Fire Department Christmas Parade

The Honeoye Falls Fire Department Christmas Parade will be Saturday December 11th starting at 6:30pm. Please arrive early to find parking. West Main Street And a portion of Monroe Street will be closing around 6:15.
Dates: 
12/11/2021
6:30 pm
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Location:

7 Monroe Street
Honeoye Falls, NY, 14472
United States

Phone:

585-624-1100

A City Sings for the Season

The Oratorio Society hosts its sixth annual afternoon of holiday music and dance with A City Sings for the Season. Special guests include the Hochstein Youth Singers, ROCmusic Collaborative orchestra and drum ensemble, Gospel choirs, and young dancers from the Rochester Dance Theatre. New this year: Messiah for One and All! During A City Sings for the Season, we’ll hold an open-sing performance of selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” a December tradition for Rochester. Grab a score, join in the fun of singing, and savor the singular excitement of this familiar and beloved music. Admission is free of charge, and music is available for purchase at the door.
Dates: 
12/12/2021
3 pm
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Location:

Hochstein Performance Hall
50 N. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14614
United States

Phone:

(585) 473-2234

Come Home for the Holidays! Outdoor Christmas Market

December 4 & 5 - come sip, shop and see Santa! All of the familiar Fairport and Perinton Come Home for the Holidays and so much more! Added this year - Outdoor Christmas Market. Saturday, December 4 from 11-6pm and Sunday, December 5 from Noon-5pm.
Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
Saturday - 11:00am-6:00pm Sunday - Noon-5:00pm
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Location:

The Village of Fairport
1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY, 14450
United States

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The Nutcracker Toy Box: a holiday dance extravaganza!

Experience the iconic characters and classic score of The Nutcracker ballet in a whole new way. Set in the toymaker's workshop, this family friendly production
Dates: 
12/11/2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location:

The Chalet at East Hill Creamery
346 South Main Street
Perry, NY, 14530
United States

Phone:

210-854-3951

Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett at Letchworth State Park

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center. (2-3 hours, on site, or nearby). Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.
Dates: 
12/09/2021
10 am
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Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585-493-3682

Christmas at RCCM

FREE FAMILY FUN Rochester's Greatest Indoor Christmas Spectacular! For both the young...and the young at heart, Christmas at RCCM is truly a magical place…. It’s a place filled with wonder, excitement, and Christmas cheer! Christmas at RCCM consists of 5 attractions: Miracle, the thrilling and awe-inspiring 4D motion ride; Journey Through Bethlehem, the incredible live show featuring live animals, a living nativity, and a cast of actors; Raffadali's Great Adventure, an exciting and interactive family show starring Raffadali the donkey; and finally Star’s Yuletide Workshop, where cast members assist kids in making their very own Star-themed ornament!
Dates: 
12/15/2021
12/16/2021
12/17/2021
6 pm
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Organization:

RCCM International

Location:

3177 Lyell Rd
Rochester, NY, 14606
United States

Phone:

585-247-4444

Knee High Naturalist Program at Letchworth

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 - 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration is required by calling (585) 493- 3680. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center.
Dates: 
12/06/2021
10:30 am
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

(585) 493-3680

Dansville's Winter in the Village

A tradition that seems to continue to grow and thrive with each year, Winter in the Village takes place the first Saturday in December. This all-day event offers family activities and experiences, shopping opportunities, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a growing parade, and much more. An evening Wine and Spirits Walk in downtown rounds out the day.
Dates: 
12/04/2021
8:30 am to 8 pm
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Location:

126 Main Street
Dansville, NY, 14437
United States

Phone:

585-335-6920

It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge

BASWA's It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge festival draws people into the vibrant South Wedge city neighborhood, highlighting local businesses, our commercial district, and offer the best in local entertainment, vendors, food and drink. The event will be free to the public, and our last event attracted several thousands of people over the five-hour period. “It’s a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge” has been in existence for thirteen years and has become an annual event rounding out Rochester’s many eclectic art, music, and entertainment festivals.
Dates: 
12/04/2021
11 am - 4 pm
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Location:

357 Gregory St
Rochester, NY, 14620
United States

Home Ecologist – Predators & Prey at Letchworth State Park

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6 – 12 (except as noted). Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. You may register for upcoming programs by calling (585) 493-3682. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center.
Dates: 
12/07/2021
12/16/2021
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585-493-3682

Santa Hustle 2021 VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL is OPEN! Santa Claus is an incredible man but unfortunately, he can’t be everywhere at once. However, he does want you to be a part of the jolliest race series of the year! So why not run virtually?
Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
12/06/2021
All day.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Santa Comes to the Farm

Santa Comes To the Farm!!! Our family is super excited to announce we are offering wagon rides, fried cake decorating and warm apple cider with Santa. Join us of this family fun event on the farm 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18!!! Click the link to learn more and to purchase your tickets.
Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/11/2021
12/18/2021
10 AM – 12 PM
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Organization:

Schutt's Apple Mill

Location:

1063 Plank Road
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

585-872-2924

All Aboard the Wonderland Express!

The Wonderland Express Train Ride this year features six runs daily on our heated, vintage train. You and your family get to enjoy a round-trip train excursion to Curriers Station (the halfway point), which is our North Pole. Children receive a wish list from Santa’s elf to complete during their journey. Once you arrive at the North Pole, there are tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including jumping on the lil’ elf sleigh, taking a family photo in Santa’s sleigh, mailing the wish-list, visiting the Elf House, and so much more! Of course, everyone gets a chance to visit Santa in his house with virtually no waiting line.
Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/05/2021
12/10/2021
varies, see website
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Location:

278 Main St.
Arcade, NY, 14009
United States

Phone:

585-492-3100

3 Saturdays of Christmas Classics

FRIGHT-RAGS and The Little Theatre present “ 3 Saturdays of Christmas Classics.” -Saturday 4th 8pm GREMLINS -Saturday 11th 8pm DIE HARD -Saturday 18th 8pm NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Dates: 
12/04/2021
12/11/2021
12/18/2021
8 pm
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Organization:

The Little Theatre

Location:

240 East Ave.
Rochester, NY, 14604
United States

Phone:

585-258-0400

Brighton Winter & Holiday Pet Photo Fundraiser Event for Lollypop Farm - At Pet Supplies Plus - Brighton, NY

Looking for cute Winter or Holiday pet photos!? We are excited to be hosting a family fun photo event with all proceeds going to Lollypop Farm Humane Society! Walk-ins welcome with a suggested $15 donation supporting this great cause! We will have a cute backdrop, Fun Props, and more!
Dates: 
12/18/2021
12-2
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Location:

Pet Supplies Plus-Brighton NY
2947 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY, 14618
United States

Phone:

585-223-1330

An Evening with Santa

Free and open to the community! Join us for Pictures with Santa • Music • Holiday Activities • Dessert & Hot Cocoa!
Dates: 
12/11/2021
6 PM – 8 PM
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Location:

1350 Chiyoda Dr
Webster, NY, 14580
United States

Phone:

585-872-7103