Rooftop Holiday Party During the December Meteor Shower


Celebrate the holidays at the Strathallan Hotel during the most prolific meteor shower of the year. Toast the season with friends and celebrate the stars in the sky and the local shining stars that make our city the great place it is. We’re celebrating Rochester with local beer, wine, spirits, and local gift shopping experience. Enjoy tastings, a holiday cocktail bar, tarot readings (see what’s in the stars for the year ahead for you), delicious food, DJ Chreath, burlesque performance, giveaways from local businesses, and the best view in the city to watch the December meteor shower shoot across the Rochester sky, and share a toast overlooking the cityscape. The party is inside but outdoor fire pits will keep you warm while you watch the stars. Bring your favorite coat and get a professional photo taken with your friends or date under the stars. The Geminid Meteor Shower will be at its peak during the party with possible sightings around 120 meteors per hour.

Holiday Shopping & Giveaways

To coincide with the party, we’re helping connect all of you who love supporting local with the best local gifts and holiday shopping specials. The A-List elves are busy adding gift recommendations in a 2023 Shop Local Rochester Gift Guide to make your shopping easy and fun. We’ll share giveaways at the party and on social channels from local businesses. Support them and keep your holiday shopping dollars local. The gift guide is full of great gift ideas, gifting specials and gifts to win to help make your gift giving easy and fun while you support local this holiday.

One party guest will win an overnight getaway at Hotel Canandaigua in a 1 bedroom Lake View Suite (based on availability) with $75 food and beverage credit in the Cove Restaurant.


Tickets will be available Nov. 28th. Click on the word ticket above. Party tickets are $40, and $55 for VIP. VIP Tickets include a holiday swag bag filled with treats from local businesses, private bar, private seating area, raffle ticket for giveaways, advanced registration for photo outside and tarot reading. All party tickets include light bites of delicious party sliders and soup shooter hors d’oeuvres (guests will receive a tasting menu ticket to assure quantities are available).

See who’s going on FACEBOOK. Watch the Facebook Page for party updates.

Tasting Experience

Black Button Bourbon and Whiskey Tasting

Rohrbach Brewing Holiday Beers

Heron Hill Winery Solar Eclipse Series Wines- red, rose and white

Agness Wine Cellars

East Hill Creamery Artisan Cheese

FLX Popcorn Company

Party Menu

Soup Shooters (small sippers) House-made Potato Leak and Lemon Chicken

Sliders (two varieties) Avocado Bacon Burger with Provolone, Red Onion, Cajun Aioli, and Nashville Breaded Chicken Cutlet with Dill Pickles and Nashville Hot Sauce


With 9th floor, 360-degree vistas of Rochester and its surrounding foothills, this is the city’s most awe-inspiring place to share a drink, or watch a prolific meteor shower.  The Strathallan Hotel is located at 550 East Ave.


Strathallan Hotel Parking is available on nearby streets (its free after 6pm) and in their own lot.

Celebrate the holidays and our great city with Rochester A-List, local food, drink, music and the people who help make Rochester the special place it is!



    • Not yet. We’re confirming a few more details then will release tickets. Should be one more day we hope! Our email subscribers will be notified first when they are available.