Rochester Mayor Kim Norton and Santa Claus will be joining Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service and a convoy of public safety vehicles for a special holiday drive-by event at 7:00 PM Tuesday (12/15) to honor Rochester's frontline health care workers who have and continue to work so hard to combat COVID-19.

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The drive-by parade will feature ambulances, police cars, fire trucks, and more with their emergency lights on - some will even have special holiday lighting. According to a press release from Mayo Clinic, "The vehicles will assemble along 4th Street S.W. near the water tower on the hill south and east of Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary's Campus. The route will take the vehicles to the main (West) Hospital entrance. After stopping briefly in front of the hospital, the parade will continue along 2nd Street Southwest to the Methodist campus and will make a final stop at Olmsted Medical Center’s main campus."

Other events in our area: 

  • There are several places hosting drive-thru light displays this holiday season. Check out seven in our area below.
  • A drive-thru nativity, featuring live animals, will be held from Sunday, December 20th through Wednesday, December 23rd at Crosswinds Church in Rochester. A crew of people has been working hard at creating large, storybook pages that will help give a visual and tell the Christmas story.
  • Watch 'A Christmas Story' on the big screen at Rochester's Drive-In Theater at the Olmsted Co. Fairgrounds. Get showtimes and enter to win tickets here.

Minnesota Drive-Thru Light Displays You Need to Check Out in 2020