Holiday Events in Rochester, Michigan

Rochester, Michigan, is a wonderful place to live during the holidays because of the many events we hold throughout December that provide tons of fun for families. Here are some of the events we’re most excited for, and if you’re looking for more holiday events in Rochester, check out their event calendar.

One event that will be going on all month until January 1st is the Bright, Bright Light Show. Every evening from 5 pm to midnight, downtown Rochester will be lit up with over a million lights for the public’s viewing pleasure.

One has already passed, but on December 13th you can go to the Meeting House and eat sweets and drink cocoa while watching the Bright, Bright Light Show. You can also enjoy Friday Night Carriage Rides, where you can ride around downtown Rochester while enjoying the sights.

In early December, Rochester holds Kris Kringle Market, inspired by the European tradition of open-air Christmas markets and the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. If you missed these, make sure to come next year!

And though it’s after the holidays, we’ll celebrate the winter season with the Fire and Ice Festival in January, which will feature TasteFest, fireworks, sledding, ice skating, broom ball, and more..

Holiday Light Display

Head downtown to see beautiful light displays!