Big, Bright Light Show turns on Monday in Rochester; everything you need to know

Posted at 8:25 AM, Nov 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-20 18:30:56-05

(WXYZ) — The annual Big, Bright Light Show will kick off Monday night in Rochester as more than 1 million lights strung across the buildings will flip on for the first time this year.

The display will be lit up every night from 5 p.m. to midnight from November 20 through Jan. 21, and most stores in the area are staying open late until 9 p.m. for your holiday shopping.

For the first time this year, Main St. will be closed for Lagniappe – when they turn the lights on – from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Those closures include:

  • Main St. from Second to University
  • E. 3rd from Main to the alley
  • W. 3rd from Main to the alley
  • E. 4th from Main to the alley
  • W. 4th from Main to the alley

Entertainment kicks off on the main stage at 4th St. at 6 p.m. with performances from different groups and even an appearance from Santa! Then, the lights will flip on at 7 p.m., along with fireworks!

Our Carolyn Clifford will be live from Downtown Rochester on 7 Action News.

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