Photo Highlights of the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 67th Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. Check out last year's photo highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade for more great memories made in Downtown Rochester. … [Read more...]

2018 Grand Marshals Dr. Bradley and Barbara Barnes

Meet the 2018 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Dr. Bradley and Barbara Barnes The smiling children’s faces watching the 2018 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade will have a special meaning for the Parade’s Grand Marshalls. The 2018 Grand Marshalls, Dr. Bradley and Mrs. Barbara Barnes have spent their lives working to improve the health and well-being of the Greater Rochester Area’s children. In 1966, Dr. Barnes, graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, after … [Read more...]

Photo Highlights of the 2017 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

Photo Highlights of the 66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. This years' theme, Vintage Christmas. Thank you the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce for another successful event. Photos by Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media and The Community Edge. … [Read more...]

66th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

The 2017 Theme of the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is "Vintage Christmas", is honoring the Rochester Bicentennial along Main Street on Sunday, December 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 66th event is presented by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Parade begins at the corner of Tienken and Rochester Roads and continues south along Main Street to Third Street in Downtown Rochester. Come early to find parking and a place to watch the parade. Nice weather brings out the … [Read more...]

Grand Marshal’s Celebration

This annual event kicks off the holiday season by honoring the Grand Marshals of the 65th Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Join us for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus as we celebrate the achievements of our Grand Marshals, Dr. Roger and Mary Jo Byrd and prepare for The Holiday Masquerade Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Attire is Christmas Casual but please note Great Oaks does not allow jeans. … [Read more...]

65th Annual Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

The 2016 Theme of the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is "Holiday Masquerade", celebrating the mystery and magic of the holidays on our very own Main Street will be on Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 65th event is presented by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Parade begins at the corner of Tienken and Rochester Roads and continues south along Main Street to Third Street in Downtown Rochester. Come early to find parking and a place to watch the parade. … [Read more...]

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Byrd named Grand Marshalls

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Byrd named Grand Marshalls of the 2016 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade During his 30 plus years of involvement with the Rochester Rotary, Roger Byrd has helped build many floats for the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. Little did he know that one day he and his wife Mary Jo would lead the Parade down Main Street as its Grand Marshalls. "We were very surprised, we never expected to be asked," Mary Jo said in reaction to the news.  Dr. and Mrs. Byrd have lived in … [Read more...]

Rainbow Connection Announces Wish Child for the 2015 Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

The Rainbow Connection is pleased to announce the 2015 wish child chosen to ride along with Santa at the Hometown Christmas Parade on Dec. 6 in Downtown Rochester. Maddy is five years old and lives in Clawson with her parents and older brother. Maddy came into this world fighting when she was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome along with numerous other medical issues. The struggle continued with her first battle with cancer when she was diagnosed with AML (Leukemia) in May 2011. After … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Celebrates its 30th Birthday by Giving Back

Employees Kick-Off 30 Days of Community Giving The City of Rochester Hills has much to be thankful for and so many reasons to celebrate. Not only was the City recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine, but 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, will officially mark the City’s 30th Birthday. From its humble beginnings in 1817 when James Graham first settled in Avon Township to 1984 when Rochester Hills became a city, Rochester Hills has grown to … [Read more...]

Jaycees Announce Return of “Santa’s Mailbox” to Downtown Rochester

Santa's Mailbox is returning once again to Downtown Rochester. Children of Rochester are invited to mail their letters to Santa by depositing them in the mailbox on the corner of 4th and Main Streets from Sunday, December 8 through Thursday, December 19. Children who drop their letters in the box will receive a letter addressed to them from Santa. Santa's Mailbox is delivered each year by the Rochester Area Jaycees during the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade. About the Rochester Area … [Read more...]