Off-Campus Spotlight: Holiday Edition

Gingerbread HouseSweet Creations: Gingerbread House Display George Eastman House
Price: $6 for students
Times: 10 am- 5 pm Tuesday – Sat, 10-8 Thursdays 1-5 on Sunday
When: Until December 12th

Directions: Take the Orange line to East & Barrington, which will drop you off right next to the George Eastman House.

Come view a fantastic display of gingerbread houses though the historic George Eastman house. The display features designs and gingerbread house artwork from professional bakers, families, and community members who each add a unique flair to the different houses. All proceeds will be going towards restoring the George Eastman house.

Holidays at the MarketHolidays at the Market
Price: FREE
Times: 9 am to 3 pm
When: December 9 & 16

Directions: Take the Orange or Red line to the Eastman School of Music, walk down three block to Union Street. The market is located at 280 North Union Streets.

Enjoy the holiday spirit, and the 107-year old Public Market where you will find an abundance of art, crafts, decorations, holiday food delicacies, gift items, stocking stuffers, and festive items galore. Prepare to be overwhelmed with the scent of cinnamon and pine, and get into the holiday spirit.

Ice SkatingManhattan Square Park and Ice Rink
Price: $5
Times: Monday-Friday 1:50- 3:20 pm; Saturday & Sunday: Noon- 7 PM
When: Through March 16th, 2013

Directions: Take the Orange line to East and Alexander, and walked down East Avenue to East Broad Street. The address is 53 Court St. 14607.

Even if you’ve already been to the Manhattan Square Park and Ice Rink, this year the rink has been renovated and is better than ever. The rink features a heated floor and fireplace, offers new rental skates and a new sound and light system, and is now 30 percent larger.  If you are in Rochester for New Years day, there is free admission! Keep warm and embrace the winter spirit by putting on a pair of skates.

Java's CoffeeJoe Bean Coffee Roasters
Price: $5- $15
Times: Monday 8 am- 6 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 8 am-10 pm; Sunday 9 am- 5 pm

Directions: Take the Orange line to East and Culver and walk up Culver towards University Avenue. The address is 1344 University Avenue.

As the temperature begins to drop and our fingers begin to freeze we’re all in the mood for a delicious hot coffee. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters understands the craft of roastery and serves artisan brewed coffee, craft beer, select wines, and artisan foods. The coffee beans are hand selected from a group of farmers in Nicaragua, and the coffee is roasted daily in the back room roaster. Even for those of you who are not coffee connoisseurs, you’ll be impressed with the passion and excitement that the employees of Joe Bean Coffee Roasters have, and will be persuaded to try all the exotic flavors.


  1. Ashley December 10, 2012

    To get to the George Eastman House there’s a much closer stop #8 at East and Barrington. It stops almost in front of the house.

  2. Ryan Puffer December 11, 2012

    Thanks for the feedback, Ashley! We’ll update our directions.

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