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Holiday Events

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The weather may getting colder, but Rochester is warming up with holiday celebrations and excitement!

Below, you will find a list of holiday events and celebrations in Rochester, Minnesota.

 

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Sunday Dec 10, 2017

Choral Arts Ensemble: Christmas at Assisi

December 10, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights
  • Address: 1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Featuring a new Ketterling Carol from Minnesota composer Daniel Kallman, Choral Arts Ensemble will once again welcome the joyous season with a rich variety of music, new and old (including a set from the amazing Honors Concert Choir), in the glorious acoustics and ambience of Assisi’s Lourdes Chapel.

Holiday Music Performances

December 10, 2017
  • Address: 333 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Apache Mall

Enjoy the holiday season with special music performances from the following at Apache Mall. Visit www.apachemall.com for all of the details!

Holiday Pop Up Market

December 10, 2017
  • Location: Forager Brewery
  • Address: 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Forager Brewery

Holiday shopping and supporting local artists and artisans is made easy at the Holiday Pop Up Market featuring local hand made goods. Vendors include Chad Allen Art, Beth Sievers beeswax art, Cassandra Buck Art, Unhinged Goods, Beadweaver Handcrafted Jewelry, Foxy’s Art Box, Cookies Made with Love, Wildflower Seamstress, Sandcastle, Marylee Lambert hand bound journals.

Tis' the Season Chatfield Brass Band and Wit's End Christmas Concert

December 10, 2017
  • Location: Chatfield Center for the Arts, Potter Auditorium
  • Address: 405 S. Main St., Chatfield, MN 55923

Tis’ the Season for music and merriment as the Chatfield Brass Band and the Wit’s End Singers join forces for a free Christmas Concert at Chatfield’s Potter Auditorium. The concert will include a wide variety of Christmas music that will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.  

ABC & Toy Zone Welcomes Santa

December 10, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Location: ABC and Toy Zone
  • Address: 122 17th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: ABC and Toy Zone

Santa is coming to town again! Come out and see him at the ABC & Toy Zone. Be aware, Santa will be taking time out each day to feed the reindeer, so please be patient!

The 1940's Radio Hour: A Holiday Musical

December 10, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Civic Theatre
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

A different time is evoked in this award-winning, marvelous theatrical show, a live broadcast of "The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade" from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war, is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with all manner of mishaps between cast and crew.       

Historic Mayowood Mansion Christmas Tour

December 10, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

Tours will begin at the History Center with light refreshments and a film about Mayowood and the Mayo family. Visitors will then ride a trolley up to the mansion and receive a guided one-hour tour to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family.  Tickets are available at the History Center; tours by reservation only. Thurs & Fri. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm; Sat. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm; Sundays at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 10, 2017 - December 23, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & heated trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

Photos with Santa

December 10, 2017 - December 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 333 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Apache Mall

Photos with Santa will be held in the JCPenney Court. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Special Hours: Santa set will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. 12/1: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 12/15 – 12/23: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM 12/24: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Break: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM *Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.

Monday Dec 11, 2017

ABC & Toy Zone Welcomes Santa

December 11, 2017 - December 18, 2017
  • Location: ABC and Toy Zone
  • Address: 122 17th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: ABC and Toy Zone

Santa is coming to town again! Come out and see him at the ABC & Toy Zone. Be aware, Santa will be taking time out each day to feed the reindeer, so please be patient!

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 11, 2017 - December 23, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & heated trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

Photos with Santa

December 11, 2017 - December 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 333 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Apache Mall

Photos with Santa will be held in the JCPenney Court. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Special Hours: Santa set will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. 12/1: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 12/15 – 12/23: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM 12/24: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Break: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM *Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.

Tuesday Dec 12, 2017

ABC & Toy Zone Welcomes Santa

December 12, 2017 - December 19, 2017
  • Location: ABC and Toy Zone
  • Address: 122 17th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: ABC and Toy Zone

Santa is coming to town again! Come out and see him at the ABC & Toy Zone. Be aware, Santa will be taking time out each day to feed the reindeer, so please be patient! Pets welcome between 4pm-7pm!

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 12, 2017 - December 23, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & heated trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

Photos with Santa

December 12, 2017 - December 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 333 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Apache Mall

Photos with Santa will be held in the JCPenney Court. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Special Hours: Santa set will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. 12/1: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 12/15 – 12/23: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM 12/24: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Break: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM *Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.

Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

Historic Mayowood Mansion Christmas Tour

December 13, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

Tours will begin at the History Center with light refreshments and a film about Mayowood and the Mayo family. Visitors will then ride a trolley up to the mansion and receive a guided one-hour tour to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family.  Tickets are available at the History Center; tours by reservation only. Thurs & Fri. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm; Sat. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm; Sundays at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

ABC & Toy Zone Welcomes Santa

December 13, 2017 - December 22, 2017
  • Location: ABC and Toy Zone
  • Address: 122 17th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: ABC and Toy Zone

Santa is coming to town again! Come out and see him at the ABC & Toy Zone. Be aware, Santa will be taking time out each day to feed the reindeer, so please be patient!

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 13, 2017 - December 23, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & heated trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

Photos with Santa

December 13, 2017 - December 24, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Address: 333 Apache Mall, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Apache Mall

Photos with Santa will be held in the JCPenney Court. Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Special Hours: Santa set will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd. 12/1: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 12/15 – 12/23: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM 12/24: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Break: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM *Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer.

Thursday Dec 14, 2017

Chanuka Extravaganza

December 14, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown
  • Address: 1st Ave SW & 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Menorah Lighting - Chanukah Giveaways - Dreidels - Arts & Crafts for Kids-Donuts-Latkes - Hot Apple Cider - Music - Holiday Fun!    

Holiday Gifts In A Jar

December 14, 2017
  • Location: Hy-Vee // Barlow Plaza
  • Address: 1315 6th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Hy-Vee // Barlow Plaza

As the gift giving season approaches, surprise your friends, family and neighbor with beautiful homemade gifts in a jar. Supplies are available to deck out your jars with festive decorations.        

The 1940's Radio Hour: Dinner Theatre

December 14, 2017

This holiday season we are offering a special treat to theatre lovers and hard working folk alike - for 2 nights only: Thursday Dec 7 and Thursday Dec 14 only! Gather a group large or small for dinner at the theatre before the live performance of The 1940's Radio Hour. Dinner Theatre Tickets include a 3-course meal, 2 beverages of your choice, and a ticket to see The 1940's Radio Hour Holiday Musical.       

Historic Mayowood Mansion Christmas Tour

December 14, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Location: Mayowood Mansion
  • Address: 3720 Mayowood Road SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Mayowood Mansion

Tours will begin at the History Center with light refreshments and a film about Mayowood and the Mayo family. Visitors will then ride a trolley up to the mansion and receive a guided one-hour tour to experience this historic home of three generations of the Mayo Family.  Tickets are available at the History Center; tours by reservation only. Thurs & Fri. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm; Sat. at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm; Sundays at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

ABC & Toy Zone Welcomes Santa

December 14, 2017 - December 22, 2017
  • Location: ABC and Toy Zone
  • Address: 122 17th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: ABC and Toy Zone

Santa is coming to town again! Come out and see him at the ABC & Toy Zone. Be aware, Santa will be taking time out each day to feed the reindeer, so please be patient!

Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

December 14, 2017 - December 23, 2017
  • Location: Peace Plaza Downtown in front of Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Peace Plaza Downtown

Do something extra-special with your family, friends, and children this holiday season! Experience some of Rochester's most creative lights displays! Enjoy classic holiday music aboard the warmth of a lighted, decorated, & heated trolley. Reservations required for guaranteed seating. Purchase tickets online at www.RochesterMNtours.com, click BOOK to check seat availability for specific dates and times. Walk-up tickets based on availability. 

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