THANK YOU for supporting our past Festivals and joining us this year.... we hope you had fun!  And please save the date for our 2019 celebration: Dec. 7! 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018      10 am - 4 pm

Over the past several years, our ER Christmas Festival has become a favorite annual event for our community.  This year's Festival will again be at two main locations: the Eyer Building (at Main and West Commercial) and the ER School campus (specifically, the 6-12 cafeteria).  The Christmas Festival is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, with extensive assistance from the Town/Village of ER, the ER Alumni Foundation, the ER Association of Churches, the ER Rotary, and the ER School District.  Our Festival provides visitors with activities such as music and caroling, children’s stories, food and item vendors, games and crafts for all ages, free transportation between the two sites and free horse-drawn wagon rides around Edmund Lyon Park, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

PLEASE CLICK HERE for the TWO-PAGE SCHEDULE and MAP!

'Holiday Trail' 2018 raffles for ERHS scholarship fund: We're very proud and excited to again sponsor a 'Holiday Trail' series of raffles!  Twenty-five local businesses have generously contributed prizes worth at least $100, and tickets ($1, or 12 for $10) are for sale through Friday, Dec. 14 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm at the Town/Village Clerk’s Office at the Eyer Building (317 Main St.), at the ER Christmas Festival (Saturday, Dec. 8), and at several of the participating businesses; or contact Doreen DiNardo at doreen.dinardo2@gmail.com.  The list of participants and prizes is available at the link below; copies are also at the participating businesses.  How does it work?  Similar to a "Chinese auction," raffle participants visit the businesses to enter their ticket(s) for the prize(s) of their choice.  Drawings will be held the week of Monday, Dec. 17.  Best of all.... the proceeds go to the Chamber's scholarship for an ERHS senior!  Thank you to all participants for your generosity and support!

 ----> please click here for the list of 2018 participants and prizes! <----

 ----> and here on Saturday, Dec. 22 for the list of lucky winners! <----

Rotary's 'Taste of ER' raffle: Want to win $50 gift certificates to some of ER's favorite restaurants?  The ER Rotary Club will again be selling their 'Taste of ER' raffle tickets, at $5 each.  The drawing will be held Thursday, Dec. 20.  (Also available at both ERCF sites: their popular 'Treasured Italian Recipes' cookbooks -- $15, or two for $25.)

Transportation: Free bus transportation between the school and Eyer Building will be available from 9-11:45 am and 12:30-3:45 pm.  In addition, there will again be free horse-drawn wagon tours around Edmund Lyon Park (leaving from Eyer) between noon and 4! 

Questions?  Please email Doreen DiNardo, Chamber Communications Director, at doreen.dinardo2@gmail.com



Sincere thanks to our generous sponsors: Ide Family of Dealerships, Rose and Kiernan Insurance, Villager Construction, Lisa's Liquor Barn, Rel Comm, Rochester Magnet, Family First Federal Credit Union, Lyons National Bank, Perlo's, Salvatore's Pizzeria, Art Parts Signs, ER American Legion Post 1917, and DCS and More.

Thank you also to the Town/Village of ER, the ER Alumni Foundation, the ER Rotary, and the St. Nicholas Society for their support.

ER School Campus

(hosted by the ER Alumni Foundation, in the 6-12 cafeteria)

live music: 4th/5th-grade chorus 10:30, Senior High Select Choir 11, 3rd-grade chorus 11:30

kids' activities: cookie decorating and holiday crafts

food available for purchase: pizza, coffee, and hot chocolate

also available from 9-11, in lobby: ER Rotary 'Taste of ER' raffle tickets ($5) and 'Treasured Italian Recipes' cookbooks ($15, or two for $25)

also....

PTA Breakfast with Santa 9-11 in Elementary cafeterias

Advent Craft Sale 9-3 in ERSD gymnasium, sponsored by the ER Association of Churches

 

Other Activities

‘A Taste of ER’ raffle: $50 gift certificates to 14 ER restaurants (total value $700); three winners (1st place gets choice of six, 2nd gets choice of five, 3rd gets three remaining); drawing held Thursday, Dec. 20; tickets ($5) available at various ER businesses and both ERCF venues, or call 754-4413; sponsored by ER Rotary to benefit ERHS scholarship

ER Chamber of Commerce ‘Holiday Trail’ raffles: prizes (worth at least $100) contributed by 24 local businesses; tickets ($1, or 12 for $10) available at ERCF and participating businesses; proceeds benefit the Chamber’s scholarship for an ERHS senior

Christmas Italian-style fundraiser: 6-9 pm Friday, Dec. 7 at St. Nicholas Hall, to benefit the Margaret Home (for pregnant women in need of housing) and Veterans Outreach; more info TBA

Eyer Building

(hosted by the Town/Village of ER, the Town/Village's Music & Arts Committee, the ER Chamber of Commerce, and the ER Rotary)

information and complimentary food: maps and schedules; popcorn, cookies, and coffee

activities: window decorating 11-1; Santa and Mrs. Claus 12-2 (bring your camera!); free books from the Book Nook 12-3 (one per person, sponsored by the Friends of the Library); STEAM activities for kids in Library 12-4; ornament making (sponsored by Rotary) 12-4; face painting 1-4; stuffed olives ‘Throw Down’ (sponsored by St. Nicholas Society) 2-3

live entertainment: holiday music with John Alfieri 11-4; La Befana tale (sponsored by St. Nicholas Society) 2-2:15; strolling carolers from St. John Bosco School along West Commercial Street 2-4

food vendors: baked goods (sponsored by ER Girl Scouts) 11-4; pizza and Mr. V’s food cart 11:45-4

also available from 11:30-3: ‘Taste of ER’ and ‘Holiday Trail’ raffle tickets, and ER Rotary’s ‘Treasured Italian Recipes’ cookbooks ($15, or two for $25)

 

physical location:
317 Main St.
East Rochester, NY 14445
Office Hours by Appointment

 

mailing address:
East Rochester Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 87
East Rochester, NY 14445
email: info@erchamber.org