NOVEMBER 20 – JANUARY 4
Experience the magic of the holiday season in downtown Belleville! Travel the Festival of Lights route and head downtown for local shopping, dining and selfies in the giant Santa Chair!
Plus free pedicab rides!
Discover a Magical Christmas Experience
Beginning November 20th our historic downtown streets will be decorated with over 8,000 lights, garland, festive banners and brightly lit snowflakes. In addition, main street windows will be decorated for the annual Window Contest adding to the festive atmosphere.
November 20 – December 19:
Thursday nights features late night shopping in the district. Head downtown after work to enjoy personalized service and unique gifts.
Friday nights offers another night of late night shopping plus music in the air at select downtown restaurants.
Saturday morning Breakfast Club offers a choice of 7 different breakfast spots to get your day started: Quinte Corner Cafe, The 116 Bistro, Gourmet Diem, L’Auberge de France, Sans Souci, The Brake Room, Crepe Escape.
Holiday Hours. Being independently owned and operated, our stores and restaurants have varying hours. To help you decide when the best time is to visit we have listed closing hours on Thursday through Sunday. Click for Holiday Hours
Enchanted & Festival of Lights Pedicab Tour
November 20 – December 19:
Hop on a brightly lit pedicab for two at the corner of Bridge & Front and enjoy a free tour of your choice:
Main Street Tour: North on Front to Station, south along the river to Victoria Park to view the first cluster of the Festival of Lights.
Meyer’s Pier Tour: Riverfront Trail south to Victoria Park to view the first cluster of Festival of Lights, head south to Jane Forrester Park, to view the second cluster of the Festival of Lights.
Pedicabs are available Thursdays 5-9pm, Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 5-8pm until December 19th. To fully enjoy, we recommend you over-dress for the cold and bring your own blanket.
Masks are mandatory for pedicab guests and cabs are sanitized between guests.
Selfies in the Giant Santa Chair
Find the giant Santa Chair beside Ekort Realty (258 Front St) and take a selfie. Share it online and tag @downtownbelleville!
Choose Local First
Shop at over 30 locally owned boutiques including several shops and galleries featuring local artisans and one-of-a-kind gifts. Enjoy festive drinks designed to keep you warm, scrumptious appetizers and full service dining in the historic downtown district. Click for Holiday Hours
Win a trip around the world (in Downtown Belleville) by filling your Holiday Passport. Only 8 stamps required! Shop from November 20th – January 4th. Click here for full Passport details.
Holiday Window Contest
Vote for your favourite holiday decor along the Festival of Lights route and Downtown Belleville! Click here to vote
Festival of Lights
Take a leisurely drive along the festival route to experience 5KM of holiday cheer with lighting displays and holiday music. For more details visit belleville.ca/festivaloflights
Thank you to our Enchanted sponsors: Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and the Ontario government Reconnect Festival and Event Program grant.