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Park Avenue Holiday Open House

24th Annual
PARK AVENUE
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
5pm – 9pm



The members of the Park Avenue Merchants Association invite you to join them for an evening of "The Spirit of the Holidays!"

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Stroll beautiful Park Avenue and enjoy the cheerful sight of lights sparkling on buildings, tree branches, bushes, and the light poles at major intersections. This evening of free entertainment, seasonal fun, and "open house" hospitality at more than 80 Park Avenue businesses is the perfect time to visit your favorite spots along this wonderful street while making a few new discoveries.

Outdoor festivities throughout the evening from Alexander Street to Culver Road include performances of holiday music, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot roasted chestnuts, holiday characters with candy cane treats, and so much more. It's a great way to begin your holiday season!

Opening Ceremony at 5:00 PM
The magic begins with an opening ceremony in the Park Avenue Green at Barrington Street. Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Menorah. Center for Youth will be presented with a holiday donation from Park Avenue Merchants and Neighborhood Associations. Santa Claus arrives by horse-drawn wagon to join in lighting the Christmas tree before greeting guests at Santa's Tent at 600 Park Avenue.

Visit Santa from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Visit Santa following the opening ceremony until 9:00 PM at 600 Park Avenue. Santa's Tent is a warm spot for children to gather and get a balloon from "Raggedy Ann."

Pick up your complimentary glow stick or glow necklace from PAMA and candy cane from Stever's Candies. $5.00 for two 4 x 6 photos with Santa.

Photos by Joseph Pellingra & Jeff Palma Photography. Look for costumed characters such as: Snowman, Reindeer, and more all along the avenue. You will also see some of Rochester's Team Mascots.


Horse-drawn wagon rides
Enjoy the view while riding along Park Avenue! Purchase tickets and board the wagons at the following locations.

$1.00 per person/per half-mile ride

NOTE: You must get off at the next stop to make room for those waiting to get on.

  • Board at 403 Park Ave near Rutgers Street/off at Brunswick St.
  • Board at Brunswick (Immanuel Baptist)/off at Vick Park A
  • Board at Vick Park A/off at Rutgers Street
  • Kirkhaven Drop-off ONLY (upon request) (across from 54 Park ) – there will be no boarding at Kirkhaven.

Chestnut Locations:
Roam Café: 258 Park Avenue
F. Oliver's Oils & Vinegars: 747 Park Avenue

Ice Sculpture: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Ice Sculpture Demonstration by Jeff Bleier from Caledonia Village Inn and Glacier Art. Park Avenue Green at the corner of Barrington Street & Park Avenue

PARKING
Park Avenue will NOT be closed to traffic
during this event. Parking areas along the street will be accessible including at curb-side, surface lots, and the nearby 7-Eleven Park Berkeley Plaza, Asbury First United Methodist Church (1050 East Avenue), Bank of America, and along East Avenue (after 6:00 PM). Please pay attention to all posted alternate-side parking restrictions on side streets. Please be cautious and responsible when parking curb-side, in parking lots or on side streets. All posted laws will apply!

EVENT PRODUCED BY:
Ruby Meetings and Events
Lisa Hubler
Event Management Consultant
Email: rubymeetingsandevents@gmail.com
(585) 576-0042

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
Mix -100.5 and  Sunny FM - 102.3
Alliance Advisory Group
Bacco's Ristorante
Bardertown Collectibles
Bodymind Float Center
Breast Cancer Coalition
City of Rochester
F. Oliver's
Haus Capital Corporation
Jacobstein Food Service
Jines Restaurant
Magnolia's Deli and Café
Marvin Mozzeroni's Pizza and Pasta
Nathan's Soup and Salad
NeuroloQi Acupuncture
NORCHAR Realty Group
Northfield Designer Goldsmiths
Park Avenue Pub and Restaurant
Park Avenue Residents Committee
Park Avenue Salon and Day Spa
Statement Boutique
Stever's Candies
Sweet Sammie Jane's
The Mad Hatter Restaurant & Bakery
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Wagons sponsored by the following Merchants:
Alliance Advisory Group
Haus Capital Corporation
Jines Restaurant
Magnolia's Deli & Café
NeuroloQi Acupuncture
NORCHAR Real Estate
Northfield Designer Goldsmiths
Park Avenue Pub & Restaurant
Park Ave Salon & Day Spa
Stever's Candies

A Special Thank You to our In Kind Donors: 
7 Eleven
Ashbury First United Methodist Church

Alliance Advisory Group
Bacco's Ristorante
Bodymind Float Center
Cheshire Audio Visual, Inc.
Chester Cab Pizza
CMI Communication
Dragonfly Tavern
GlowCity
iHeart Media
Jines Restaurant
Kirkhaven/Seniors first
Magnolia's Deli and Café


Marvin Mozzeronis Pizza
NeuroloQi Acupuncture

NORCHAR Realty Group
Northfield Designer Goldsmiths
Plymouth Spiritualist Church
Roam Café
Schuber Liquor Store
Stever's Candies, Inc.
The Frog Pond
The Mad Hatter Restaurant & Bakery
The Red Fern
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A Special Thank You to our Suppliers:
Character for Kids
Glacier Art
Herberle Stables
iHeart Media
Joseph Pellingra and Jeff Palma Photography
McCarthy Tents and Events
Rochester NSC office – Southeast
Reliable Onsite Service
Rochester Police Department
Ruby Meetings and Events
Walker Media Services

On behalf of the Park Avenue Merchants Association:
Thank You for your patronage and support throughout the year. The Best to You and Yours for a Safe And Happy Holiday Season! Thank you for Coming. Drive Safely.

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