Winter Guide 2016

Up until this week, the winter season has been relatively calm. But there’s still plenty of time for cold weather, warm fires, and snowy activities. Our Winter Guide will give you some ideas about how to make the most of the days until spring.

Not so wild winter

This winter's lack of snow has either been a Godsend or a mood killer, depending on who you ask — there are some backyard ice rink builders on page XX who aren't thrilled about the mild weather. But whether you are enjoying the unusual weather or cursing the missed chances to go sledding, it's still winter in Rochester and there are unique events and opportunities to take advantage of.

Bounce house

Trampolines add a twist to classic dodgeball With the new year, come those annual resolutions (whether we keep them or not) to get in better shape.

Rink people

Many Rochesterians make the most of the winter by building backyard skating rinks People who tiptoe out of the house after midnight might be up to no good, but during Rochester's cold months a lot of them are just checking their ice.

Winter wonder fans

For some artists, winter makes the world come alive If you think winter can be summed up by the words "cold" and "dreary," you're not looking close enough.

Asian warmth

When a warm bowl of soup is needed to help fight off the cold, check out one of these Asian dishes While soups find a place at the table in all seasons, they can be particularly spirit-lifting during Rochester's typically frigid winters.

16 for 2016

Can’t-miss events taking place this winter
Can't-miss events taking place this winter If your New Year's resolution was to find some (mostly figurative, but possibly literal) hidden treasures in the area, or if it's something as simple as "dance more," City is here to help.


Notes on Blindness: Enhanced Audio Edition @ Little Theatre

A documentary about writer and theologian John Hull coping with blindness....

Holiday Bazaar @ Charles Carroll School 46

Over 100 crafters, great food, and holiday cheer....

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Popular Events

  • 35th Annual Metro Justice Alternative Fair @ First Unitarian Church

    • Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $3 donation
  • Clifton Springs Festival of Lights @ Clifton Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Toy and Collectible Show @ Village Gate Square

    • Sun., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Library Learning Lab for Homeschoolers: Rocks and Minerals @ Brighton Memorial Library

  • Holiday Bazaar @ Charles Carroll School 46

    • Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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