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Do you love The Big, Bright Light Show? Please help us restore the lights on Fourth Street!


A Miracle on Fourth Street

Since 2006, The Big, Bright Light Show has been spreading holiday cheer. Using the historic downtown buildings as our canvas, we create a dazzling display of over 1.5 million twinkling lights.  Over the past eight years, the show has expanded to become the largest holiday light display in the Midwest, drawing over 1 million visitors each year and delighting people of all ages.

But, due to budget cuts, we are unable to light all the areas of the show this year.  And that's why we're here.  We're trying to stage a "Miracle on Fourth Street", so we can restore the lights that serve as the backdrop to our town lighting on Lagniappe and the Kris Kringle Market on the first weekend in December.  And, most importantly, we can help all those businesses on Fourth Street continue to spread holiday cheer! 

Many of our businesses have stepped up to support this effort, by providing certificates for our various reward levels. From food to fine jewelry and everything in between, we hope you'll see something that strikes your fancy.


A few of our Big, Bright Rewards...

Universalist Society Church Pewter Ornament
Universalist Society Church Pewter Ornament
Morse Block Building Pewter Ornament
Morse Block Building Pewter Ornament
First National Bank Pewter Ornament
First National Bank Pewter Ornament
Masonic Block, Main Street Pewter Ornament
Masonic Block, Main Street Pewter Ornament
Big, Bright Light Show Christmas Cards
Big, Bright Light Show Christmas Cards
Downtown Rochester Cookbook
Downtown Rochester Cookbook

Please consider donating to our campaign - and ensure that the holidays will be merry (and bright) in Downtown Rochester!

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The contractor has assured us that if we let them know by November 1, they will still have time to install the lights on Fourth Street in time for the Light The Town Ceremony at Lagniappe on December 2!

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    Four Bucks for Fourth! Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? We'll send you 4 Big, Bright Light Show Postcards and list your name on DowntownRochesterMI.com.

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    A $40 value - you'll receive a 2013 Big, Bright Light Show Membership that includes a commemorative pewter ornament, the Big, Bright Bonus Book filled with offers from your favorite downtown merchants plus and invitation to the exclusive Big, Bright Light Show Preview Party.

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