What is Rochester Festival of Lights?
Rochester Festival of Lights is the area’s only music and lights drive-thru and indoor North Pole experience featuring family photo opportunities, crafts, inflatables, and refreshments.

How do I get to Rochester Festival of Lights?
CLICK HERE for directions.

What days will you be open? 

  • November 23, 24, 30
  • December 1, 2, 7-9, 14-16, 19-23, 25-31

Rochester Festival of Lights will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, so that team members may spend time with their families. Thank you for understanding!

What hours are you open?

How long is the Rochester Festival of Lights drive-thru?
Rochester Festival of Lights drive-thru experience is just over one mile in length for your enjoyment.

What's included in the admission price?

Included in your ticket are: drive-thru light experience, admission into The Dome Arena North Pole Village which contains numerous activities including inflatables, coloring, vintage sleigh displays, and December 26th-30th meeting the Ice Queen and Snow Princess from Enchanted Princess Parties of Rochester! Select activities and concessions inside The Dome Arena North Pole Village are available at an additional cost.

How much does it cost?

CLICK HERE for complete ticket information.

How do I purchase tickets?

  • Advance tickets: Online at GetMyPerks.com via credit card. Print your ticket and bring it with you. We’ll scan your ticket when you arrive.
  • Purchase at all Rochester area Wegmans
  • Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door. Cash or major credit cards accepted.

Do you offer a discount for buses?
For vehicles with more than 15 passengers, please email FestivalofLights@entercom.com or call (585) 719-2660. Arrangements must be made in advance

What type of musical experience may I expect during Rochester Festival of Lights Drive-Thru?
You'll enjoy the sounds of the season from the comfort of your own vehicle. Be sure to tune to the following frequency on your vehicle’s radio as you enter the grounds at The Dome Arena: 90.9 FM

How tall may vehicles be?
We recommend that vehicles be under 10 feet tall. Vehicles over 10 feet tall must call in advance at (585) 719-2660 to discuss height restrictions due to displays.

What rules must I follow during my Rochester Festival of Lights experience?

  • Stay in your vehicle at all times
  • Please do not beep your horn at others who are also visiting to enjoy the holiday season
  • Do NOT come to a complete stop at any time while driving through the displays
  • Turn headlights off and turn parking lights on
  • Make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas before you enter the grounds, including when approaching the ticket windows and traveling through the entire experience
  • Please abide by the 4 MPH speed limit while touring the displays

What if it rains or snows?
Rochester Festival of Lights operates in rain, snow or clear weather. Follow us on Facebook @RochesterFestivalofLights. In the event of extreme weather, updates will be posted to our Facebook Page.

May I take pictures or video?
Please no flash photography, and do not come to a complete stop to take a picture inside the drive-thru. Please be mindful of the experience for other vehicles around you.

How long do I have to wait to start the experience once I arrive?
Wait times will vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to, the day of the week you attend and the weather.

Will there be refreshments available?
Refreshments will be available at the end of your drive inside The Dome Arena.

Are there restrooms available?
Please remain in your car at all times during the drive-thru experience; however, there will be bathrooms available if needed inside the Dome Arena's North Pole Village.

If I have a question, comment or want to become a sponsor of the event, who should I contact?
Please send an email to FestivalofLights@entercom.com or leave a message at (585) 719-2660.Someone will return your message within 24-48 hours.