Christmas in Rochester Michigan

Christmas in Rochester Michigan

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Rochester’s Big Bright Light Show is on a smaller scale than Disney’s Osborne Lights used to be but, just as spectacular. Lit each night through the holidays the colorful string of lights are in front of every building on main street. Each building is a different color, and you have to choose which one is your favorite to get your picture taken in front of it. Families love walking up and down main street looking at the displays, taking selfies, and of course enjoying the restaurants and shops in Rochester.

There is so much to see with all the stores competing for the best window displays of the town. Rochester’s “The Home Bakery” has won first place several times. You can always count on a crowd gathered in front of their window. This year’s display of Beauty and the Beast took over 700 hours to complete. The details are amazingly accurate. Kids love to see what The Home Bakery will design for their window display each year.

Another family fun tradition is to visit the gingerbread display at the Royal Park Hotel, which is a short walk off of main street. Each year the hotel puts on a beautiful display of gingerbread decorating masterpiece. The theme changes every year, and each one is better than the last one. If your family decorates gingerbread houses together, You should come to the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester for next year’s inspiration.

Sometimes the biggest and brightest Christmas displays can be found in small towns like Rochester, Michigan. Come and visit us for the Holidays!

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Traveling with Kidz would like to that Heather for being a part of our Christmas Around the USA series. Isn’t Rochester Michigan beautiful during the Christmas season?

Shine bright like the Christmas lights in Rochester,

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19 thoughts on “Christmas in Rochester Michigan

  1. That looks like so much fun. The store window displays are such a great idea. Don’t have a lot of holiday events in California.

  2. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Christmas really does bring out a different atmosphere in a place. Thanks for sharing such informative article.

  3. Wow! Everything is bright and amazing. I also loved the minions. Adorable post.

  4. Wow this looks like so much fun. It really brings out my inner child, We all have to admit christmas has got to be the most exciting of all the holidays……

  5. Love how colorful and bright everything is. SO pretty. This looks like such a great time to spend with the family during the holidays.

  6. Those are really beautiful Christmas displays. I wish my town would do something like that in the store fronts.

  7. This looks like such a fun place to celebrate the Christmas season! I especially love the adorable gingerbread displays.

  8. This place looks so magical around the holiday season! I wish I could come visit sometime!

  9. Wow!! That is one of the best Christmas displays I have ever seen for stores, they truly went all out. I wish I could brave the cold to see that, it really looks worth a trip.

  10. This looks gorgeous- all the downtown lights are beautiful!

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