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An Enchanted Downtown District brings carriage rides, Sizzling Santas & more

Two magical weekends starting on Friday, Dec. 1st will bring enchantment back to the Downtown Belleville District.

The Enchanted event starts with the appearance of the jolly man himself, Santa, along with a Santa workshop on Friday from 3-7 pm at Loyalist Accelerate on 249 Front St.

For the little ones, a Kids’ Corner featuring colouring book stations will be set up with colouring books generously donated by Discover Belleville.

Adding to the festive atmosphere, Downtown Belleville is excited to introduce the Welcoming Streets Wrapping Station.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their items and receipts from any downtown business, and the wrapping station will take care of the gift wrapping, adding an extra touch of holiday magic to the shopping experience.

Enchanted Holiday Hop

On two consecutive Fridays (Dec. 1 & 8), participating restaurants and cafes throughout downtown will serve their signature festive beverages, cocktails or mocktails!

Sizzling Santas and Elves (19+) 

Special appearances of Sizzling Santas and Lady Elves will roam the downtown from 6 pm to 9 pm— perfect for selfies and adding to the festive cheer on Friday, Dec. 1 & 8.

On two consecutive Saturdays (Dec. 2 & 9) Market Square will have Enchanting Carriage Rides from 4-7 pm. Glide through beautifully adorned streets in enchanting carriage rides—a nostalgic experience perfect for creating unforgettable moments with loved ones.

There will be FREE family workshops and activities from 11 am to 7 pm from s’more-making to craft-making.

Starting December 1st:

 Holiday Passport: Don’t miss out on a chance to win $1000! Pick up your Holiday Passport at a downtown business, support local merchants, and be entered to win big while discovering unique treasures in our charming downtown.

From workshops, performances, festive activities, and local eats, Downtown Belleville is your destination for holiday joy!


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