FAQs

What is the date of Monster Ball?
Saturday, October 27th

What are the hours?
8PM-1AM

Where is Monster Ball?
Rochester Riverside Hotel - 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Is there free parking?
Yes, there is limited availability free parking at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. 

Who can attend Monster Ball?
Anyone 21 years of age and older with a paid ticket!

Should I come in costume?
Of course, but it’s not necessary to get in.

Are any costumes not permitted at Monster Ball?
We love creative costumes and most costumes are completely acceptable! If you have any questions about your costume, please contact the station ahead of time at (585) 423-2900.

All costumes and props must also comply with venue security regulations and bag/person check procedures. Toy guns or weapons, live creatures, incendiary devices of any kind and nudity will not be permitted. The station and venue reserve the right to refuse admission to, or require leaving the venue by any person whose costume poses a danger to other patrons. Faces must be visible and match legal identification for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. 

How much are advance purchase tickets?
Tickets are just $11 through October 13th

Tickets will be $16 from October 16th through October 26th

Tickets also available at Wegmans locations around Rochester for $18 from October 16th through October 26th.

How can I purchase tickets?
Click HERE to buy tickets online.

Are there Monster Ball ticket & hotel combo deals?
Yes! Please call the Rochester Riverside Hotel directly at 585-546-6400 and ask for the Monster Ball Ticket & Room Cmbo or book a Combo Package online HERE.

Are there group deals?
No, we will not be offering group deals this year. 

May I purchase tickets at the door?
Subject to availability, yes! Starting at 8PM, tickets will be $20 each at the door. Cash or credit accepted. 

May I re-enter Monster Ball?
Yes, you may re-enter the event, but for everyone's safety, guests will be subject to a bag/person check procedure upon re-entry, and your hand will be stamped the first time you leave.

When is the costume contest?
All contestants must be on the Grand Ballroom dance floor between 10:30pm and 10:40pm in order to take part in the contest and be considered by station judges.

Do I have to register for the costume contest?
No, but you do have to be at least 21 years or older and a legal New York State resident in order to be eligible to win. Just be on the Grand Ballroom dance floor by 10:30pm (ET)!

You can view the official contest rules HERE.