It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge, a Traditional Handmade Holiday introduces people to the vibrant South Wedge city neighborhood by featuring local businesses, showcasing our commercial district, and offering the best in local entertainment, vendors, food and drink. The event will be free to the public, attracting over 4000 people annually. “It’s a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge” has been in existence for ten years and rounds out Rochester’s many eclectic art, music, and entertainment seasonal festivals. Three years ago we partnered with "A Handmade Holiday" to create "It's a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge, a Traditional Handmade Holiday" event you see today.
Star Alley will be decorated in a classic Christmas theme with pine boughs and decorations. Children’s activities will include an Angel Get’s it’s Wings activity, Christmas tree ornament and stocking decorating. There will be holiday themed games that appeal to all ages. Rochester’s favorite food trucks will be on hand in addition to the South Wedge’s finest eateries, many featuring holiday food and drink specials. There will be four musical groups, Matt Weisner, Resonanz, The Flower City Pride Band, and a Rochester favorite, The Buddhahood. Local businesses will provide the backdrop and be open throughout the event.
The Traditional Handmade Holiday craft show will be in The German House and St. Boniface Church. Additional vendors can be found in Star Alley, Odd Fellows Hall while food trucks and Christmas trees are offered at PrintRoc. Santa will be making surprise visits at each location.
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