Preparations are underway for Rochester's second annual ROC Holiday Village. After a resounding success its first year, the event is slated to be even bigger and better.
It will take place throughout much of December at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in downtown Rochester. There's plenty that will be new this year including a nativity with live animals to pet, story time with Santa and more of the popular igloos.
The idea is that everyone feels welcome.
"We are a community of diversity and being right in the middle of the city, it was so important to us right from the beginning that we always maintain diversity and inclusivity that everyone who walked into the village felt like it was made for them," Jenna Manetta-Knauf, ROC Holiday Village, said. "It wasn't just about Santa or Christmas, so we do celebrate throughout the whole time, we celebrate different traditions that people celebrate in our community."
ROC Holiday Village kicks off December 6 at 4 p.m.