The 59th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade will take place this year on Sunday, December 5 2010. The parade begins at 1:45 PM at the corner of Tienken and Rochester roads and will continue south along Main Street to Third Street in downtown Rochester. Children of all ages will enjoy 36 floats, 9 marching bands, 14 drill teams, horse drawn carriages, dogs, clowns, fire trucks, marchers and who cannot forget the jolly old elf himself Santa Claus. This year's parade theme is Candy Lane on Main.
Events and entertainment include:
- Pancake Breakfast - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Older Person's Commission
650 Letica Drive
Adults $5.00, Children (12 & under) $2.00
- Kris Kringle Market - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
West Fourth Street between Main and Walnut
Food, greens & wreaths and lots more.
- Visits with Santa before the Parade - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4th Street and Rochester Road/Main Street behind the bleachers
- Post Parade Community Open House - Immediately following the parade
Rochester Community House
816 Ludlow in the Rochester Municipal Park
Hot dogs, meat balls, cocoa, foffee, cookies, doughnuts and other goodies will be available for purchase.
- Community Afterglow with Santa Claus - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1835 South Rochester Road at Hamlin
Be sure to bring your camera!
- Big, Bright Light Show - 6 PM until midnight
Storefronts up and down Main Street will shine brightly, decorated with over a million holiday LED lights.
Not a fan of the cold or can't make it to the parade? Tune into Channel 7 WXYZ-TV, where your favorite tv anchors will be covering the parade live.
For more information, call the Rochester Regional Chamber at 248-651-6700.
11-29-2010 10:43 AM