Free Winter Break Activities Rochester NY

Dec 16, 2016

Jack Frost has started nipping at our nose so we’re walking in a winter wonderland, very carefully!!  The holidays are just around the corner which means the kids will be off her break soon.  Here are some family activities that won’t break the bank! In fact, they’re FREE! Check out our Free Winter Break Activities Rochester NY Guide.


It’s free, as long as you follow the rules and dress for success, otherwise, it may cost you!  There are some super fantastic parks in our area.  If you are still making your list and checking it twice,  a sled or tube is a great gift.  Snow shoes are growing in popularity too.  Many of these parks have great trails you can go on.

Holiday Light Displays

They’re merry and bright and they’re everywhere.  Some of them are lit to raised money for a cause so be sure to add a sparkle and make a donation.  Each year it seems that people up there game as some of the lights dance to music and others have animated displays.  The good news is you can enjoy all of it from the warmth of your car.

Climb Every Mountain

Okay, maybe not every mountain.  Rock Ventures is having open houses during break so you can have one FREE Climb and figure out what they’re all about!  From their website:

RockVentures hosts an Open House every Friday, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm! This is a chance to check us out, get one(1) FREE climb, and see everything we have to offer.

Must pre-register and pre-complete liability waiver

Register:  rockventures@gmail.com

What a great way to kick off break!  Friday, December 23rd and December 30th!

All Aboard

Don’t miss the FREE model train display and holiday light show at the Garden Factory:

Choo-choo! All aboard! No tickets needed, admission for this trip is free! The renowned Garden Factory model train display opens for business the day after Thanksgiving and will run its daily rounds until December 31st. Built to “G” gauge, which is roughly half-an-inch per foot, the model train display is over 60 feet long and almost 20 feet wide, an enormous exhibit of artistic talents.

Happy New Year

Ring in 2017 with FREE ice skating, dance party and fireworks!  Yes, all is merry and bright in the City of Rochester.

All is merry and bright at our Rochester Design Center store too!  Do stop by and see our specialty items, furniture, stunning appliances, artwork and more.  Bring the whole family and experience it together as we have space for your kids to explore as well.   Make your next adventure, a Rochester Design Center adventure!  Contact us today!