Free Winter Break Activities

Jack Frost has started nipping at our nose so we’re walking in a winter wonderland, very carefully!!  Winter break is here.  Check out these awesome family activities that won’t break the bank! In fact, they’re FREE! Check out our guide to Rochester Free Winter Break Activities.


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.  Snowshoes 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


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.

You can also ring in the New Year by making a move!  Contact me today to put your best foot forward!