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Here Comes Santa Claus in Downtown Rochester

November 26, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

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It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and that can only mean one thing: Santa Claus is comin’ to town! A favorite Rochester tradition is rescuing Santa from Old City Hall and the merriment that goes with Here Comes Santa Claus presented by Altra Federal Credit Union.


  • 4 to 6 pm: Santa’s Magical Workshop at the Historic Chateau Theatre
    Activities: story time with Mrs. Claus, art activities, a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and treats, and trolley tours of the Festival of Trees locations
  • 6-6:30 pm: Help Save Santa – Old City Hall.Β  Watch the Rochester Fire Department’s thrilling Santa Claus rescue from atop Old City Hall.
  • 6:30 pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony – Peace Plaza.Β  Photo Op in front of the Giant Holiday Tree on the Peace Plaza
  • 6:45 to 8 pm: Complimentary photo with Santa outdoors.Β  Caroling in Peace Plaza.


November 26, 2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
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Downtown Rochester, Minnesota
(507) 216-9882


Downtown Rochester, MN
311 South Broadway Ave
Rochester, MN 55904
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(507) 216-9882

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