Every year the Mayor of Rochester, NY arrives at the Liberty Pole, makes a major speech and signals for the lights to be turned on. The Liberty Pole stands as tall as Sibley Square and represents the anticipation of Christmas every December. It’s a glorious site as you watch hundreds of lights come to life under the dark moon lit sky.
From there the Mayor and crowd of Rochester, NY residents march around the Downtown Rochester area until they finally arrive at Manhattan Square park where there’s tons of activities and events both for children and adults.
This year I missed the lighting of the Liberty Pole and the celebration but I have attended a few in the past. Each year it has differed slightly but I’ve witnessed events such as ice sculpture contests or prize giveaways by Santa Clause and his helpers. It has become a tradition in Rochester, NY and the residents really look forward to it every year.
Until sometime around New Year the Liberty Pole will stay lit every single night until the lights go back into hibernation and called back into action for everyone to enjoy the next time December comes strolling back into town along with the Mayor and Santa Clause. And let’t not forget his faithful elves.
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