The Festival of Lights serves as the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. Visited by thousands annually, it truly is a must-see event for all residents and visitors alike. The festival features an array of lights, movements and sounds, and runs from mid-November into the New Year in Jane Forrester Park, along the Keegan Parkway to Herchimer Avenue. It is supported by the City of Belleville along with community sponsors who give so generously each year. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Jane Forrester Park Friday nights Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9 and Dec 16 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.