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Mayor Richards unveils city's plans for holiday season

Posted at: 11/14/2012 11:55 AM
Updated at: 11/14/2012 12:50 PM

The holidays are right around the corner and on Wednesday morning, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards unveiled the city's plans for the upcoming season.

Mayor Richards explained how the holiday events will start in the beginning of December with the Liberty Pole lighting. He said there will be parades, Holidays at the Public Market and even a chance to skate with Santa. Mayor Richards also picked a Christmas tree for City Hall.

He placed a red ribbon on the tree that will be moved into it's new home in just a few weeks. The mayor explains why it is important for the City of Rochester to get into the holiday spirit.

Mayor Tom Richards, Rochester Mayor, said, “Part of the reason people live in the city is so people can experience this type of event. That's why festivals are important, so we need to have a balance here, we need to have a balance. None of these things are particularly expensive, they don't cost us a lot of money.”

The mayor also planted a new Christmas tree to replace the one that will be displayed in the atrium of city hall.