Rocky River Kicks Off the Holiday Season

Celebrate the season as we kick off the holidays with some good old fashion fun! Enjoy Rocky River on Saturday, December 4th during the annual Holiday Walk where you can listen to local musicians, enjoy a special treat at a variety of restaurants and chat with Mrs. Claus and her elves! The day’s events will culminate with a festive car parade and street dance in the Old River shopping area. Santa Claus himself is expected to celebrate with us as we wrap up the evening with caroling, hot chocolate and cider!

Friday, December 3, 2021 | City Hall Campus

All Aglow Tree Lighting & Drive In Movie

Join the City of Rocky River for the annual Tree Lighting in front of City Hall and admire the various local businesses that have decorated trees as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Lights event.

Returning for it’s third year, Chamber Lights offers local businesses and families the opportunity to sponsor and decorate a tree on the campus at City Hall. Tree sponsors will be part of the beautiful holiday display at City Hall, which will kick off at the annual All Aglow Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Chamber Lights trees will be balled and decorated, remaining on display throughout the Holiday Season. In the Spring, the trees will be replanted throughout our community for an Arbor Day Celebration!

The evening will conclude with a Drive-in-Movie, in the Civic Center parking lot for the whole family to enjoy! No better way to get into the holiday spirit than with The Grinch!

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | Downtown Rocky River

Holiday Walk 1:00 – 4:00pm

Local musicians, balloon artists and various vendors will celebrate the kick-off to the Christmas Season. Enjoy a carriage ride from one stop to the next where you can visit our unique, one-of-a-kind merchants for your holiday gift giving needs along Detroit Road and through the Old Detroit Shopping Areas.

Car Parade, Community Sing Along & Street Dance 5:00 – 7:30pm

We invite residents, businesses and civic organizations to register their festive vehicles for the Inaugural Rocky River Christmas Car Parade! The parade will begin at the Methodist Church on Detroit Road and lead Saint Nick himself to Old Detroit where a local DJ will lead us in a variety of Christmas Carols followed by dancing! We encourage the community groups, civic organizations, local businesses and our residents to register their holiday decorated vehicles for the parade!

Following the parade, the community is invited to a holiday street dance in the Old River shopping area.  We will also celebrate the evening with caroling, hot chocolate and cider! Register your decorated vehicle in person at the Civic Center or by calling at 440.895.2599, or online at For additional information on the upcoming holiday weekend events, please visit

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