monday, NOVEMBER 19


Monday, November 19, 6:00-9:00 pm

Join the merchants of downtown Rochester on Monday, November 19 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm when they offer their customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”) in appreciation for their support throughout the year.

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) also will offer some Lagniappe with the debut of The Big, Bright Light Show, presented by Fox Automotive.  The program will begin at 6:45 pm on E. Fourth Street with help from the Mayor, Channel 7’s Dave LewAllen and a special appearance by the man in red, Santa Claus himself, sponsored by Somerset Lending Corporation.  The lights will officially light-up downtown Rochester at 7:00 pm.  Make sure to bring your cameras because kids will then have the opportunity to share their Christmas lists with Santa from 7:15 – 9:00 pm.

In addition, free horse-drawn carriage rides, sponsored by LoveBook Online will be available at E. Third and Walnut Street.  The rides will run from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  There will be a number of free holiday music performances to help visitors get into the holiday spirit; the Meadow Brook Carolers, Jennifer Kincer & Friends and more!


6:00 PM
Musical Entertainment by Guardians of Harmony, Meadow Brook Carolers and Jennifer Kincer & Friends.

6:45 PM
The Big, Bright Light Show opening ceremonies (E. Fourth & Main)

7:00 PM
Debut of the 2018 Big, Bright Light Show

7:15 PM
Visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of the reindeer (E. Fourth & Main)
Bring your camera!

6:00 - 9:00PM
Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be available at E. Third and Walnut Street

Be sure to check-out all the sights and sounds of this spectacular evening in downtown Rochester!


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