THANK YOU for supporting our past Festivals, and please save the date for our 2018 celebration -- details to come as the date approaches! 

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 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.

two-page 2018 schedule, map, and more coming in November!

Supporting our local non-profit organizations: This year we will again provide our non-profit organizations with the opportunity to host fundraising booths along West Commercial Street, near the Eyer Building's public parking lot.  Please come support them!

'Holiday Trail' 2018 raffles for ERHS scholarship fund: We're very proud and excited to again sponsor a 'Holiday Trail' series of raffles!  Local businesses will be contributing prizes worth at least $100, and tickets ($1, or 12 for $10) will be for sale starting on or around Friday, Nov. 16.  They'll also be available at the ERCF and by contacting  (The list of the participants and prizes will be provided when purchasing tickets, and will be available below on or around Nov. 16.)  Similar to a "Chinese auction," raffle participants will visit the businesses to enter their ticket(s) for the prize(s) of their choice.  Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Dec. 14 and submitted by the end of the business day Sunday, Dec. 16; 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!

----> please check back here soon 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 14 ER 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 to 4.  In addition, there will again be free horse-drawn wagon rides around Edmund Lyon Park (leaving from Eyer) between 12 and 4! 

Questions?  Please email Doreen DiNardo, Chamber Communications Director, at

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, Senior High Jazz Band 12

kids' activities: cookie decorating and holiday crafts

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

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


PTA Breakfast with Santa 9-11 in Elementary cafeterias

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


Other Activities

‘A Taste of ER’ raffle: gift certificates to 12 ER restaurants, total value at least $700; drawing held at conclusion of ERCF; tickets ($5) available at various ER businesses and both ERCF venues, or call 739-7599; sponsored by ER Rotary

ER Chamber of Commerce ‘Holiday Trail’ raffles: prizes (worth at least $50) from various businesses; tickets ($1, or 12 for $10) available at both ERCF sites and the Advent Craft Sale, and at various businesses before the ERCF; proceeds benefit the Chamber’s scholarship for an ERHS senior

Wine and cheese gala: 6-9 pm at the Piano Works, to benefit the Margaret Home (for pregnant women in need of housing, opening soon in the former St. Jerome Convent)




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; free books from the Book Nook 12-3 (one per person, sponsored by the Friends of the Library); STEAM activities, PK crafts,  and scavenger hunt in Library 12-4; ornament making (sponsored by Rotary) 12-4; face painting 1-4; pizzelle ‘Throw Down’ (sponsored by St. Nicholas Society) 1:30-2:15; Santa and Mrs. Claus 2:15-4 (bring your camera!)

live entertainment: holiday music and karaoke with John Alfieri 11-4; La Befana tale (sponsored by St. Nicholas Society) 1-1:30; strolling carolers from St. John Bosco School 2-4

food vendors: Mr. V’s food cart and Salvatore’s 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