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Belleville Festival of Lights

Jane Forrester Park Belleville

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.

Free

Broadway, Faces and Music Gallery Show

Quinte Arts Council 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville

A Showcase of Art by Belleville’s own Christopher Finkle. This eclectic show features oil paintings of musicians, scenes of New York City and the Bay of Quinte, Portraiture and more. It will be on display from November 3 to December 8. The opening reception takes place at the QAC Gallery from 4-6 pm on November 3.

Enchanted Holiday Market

Belleville Downtown District Front Street, Belleville

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Downtown Belleville! Head downtown for an Enchanted Holiday Market, Ice Skating, Horse and Carriage rides, local shopping, dining and pictures with Santa! Kick off the Holiday Season with our Enchanted Launch Event on November 17th! Experience our Enchanted Holiday Market from November 17th to December 18th. THURSDAY – SUNDAY To help you finish your holiday shopping before December 25, there will be an artisans market where you can shop for unique finds from decorated holiday hunts in the Downtown District. This 4 week event will feature new vendors each week on Thursdays/Fridays from 4pm to 8pm and Saturdays/Sundays from 10am to 4pm. To register to be a Side Hustle Holiday Hut Vendor click here. INTERACTIVE LIGHT DISPLAYS Walk the streets of our historic Downtown and take in the beauty of light displays. The LED swing set up in the Ekort Realty courtyard are perfect for Instagram-worthy snaps. There are also giant trees at Front & Dundas or Century Village Square, the square frame by Empire Theatre, the gift ball frame between Ekort Realty and Twisted Anchor, or the giant stars at Belleville Public Library! SKATING RINK Get ready to have some fun skating in the Downtown District from November 17th to December 18th! Grab your skates and get ready to make magical memories. Located off the Campbell Street Parking Lot. HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with free horse and carriage rides on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 pm – 8 pm and Sundays from 12-3 pm.

Ongoing

Enchanted Holiday Market

Belleville Downtown District Front Street, Belleville

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Downtown Belleville! Head downtown for an Enchanted Holiday Market, Ice Skating, Horse and Carriage rides, local shopping, dining and pictures with Santa from Nov 17-Dec 18.

Christmas Holiday Show at Gallery 121

48 Bridge Street East 48 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario

The Christmas Holiday Show, at Gallery 121, runs from November 22nd until December 24th! Meet the artist is November 26th from 2 – 4 p.m. As well as our member artists we are hosting seven guests from the Hastings and Prince Edward County skilled in Paintings, Sculptures, Pottery, Glass and Fibre Art.

Free

Broadway, Faces and Music Gallery Show

Quinte Arts Council 36 Bridge St. E., Belleville

A Showcase of Art by Belleville’s own Christopher Finkle. This eclectic show features oil paintings of musicians, scenes of New York City and the Bay of Quinte, Portraiture and more. It will be on display from November 3 to December 8. The opening reception takes place at the QAC Gallery from 4-6 pm on November 3.

Loyalist College Speaker Series – Arlene Dickinson

Loyalist College 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson is coming to Loyalist! Join us on December 1st for a fireside chat with Arlene Dickinson, esteemed entrepreneur and star of CBC’s award-winning series, Dragons’ Den! Listen to Arlene share her wins and challenges on the way to success. Plus, submit your questions when you purchase your tickets. Select questions will be chosen to be answered live during the event! Doors open at 4:30 PM. Event is from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Purchase your tickets for only $10! All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Loyalist College Foundation to support awards, bursaries and student scholarships.

$10

Arlene Dickinson @ Loyalist College

284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd., Belleville, Ontario 28

Loyalist College invites the Bay of Quinte community to join us for a fireside chat with Arlene Dickinson, esteemed entrepreneur and star of CBC's award-winning series, Dragons' Den.

$10

Karaoke & Cocktails @ The Smokin’ 116 Bistro & Bar

The Smokin’ 116 Bistro & Bar 116 Pinnacle St, belleville

Are you ready to sing your hearts out!? With a sprinkle of embarrassment! Come and join us every Thursday and Party with us at our Karaoke & Cocktails night! Awesome Atmosphere, Great Drink and Food Specials, Superb Service, Karaoke & Cocktails Night!! Reservations highly recommended as seating is limited. To reserve your table & seats, Call 613-902-5001 or send a message to our Facebook site. The Smokin’ 116 Bistro & Bar – Quinte’s Best Smokin’ Q & Entertainment, Where the community comes together to have fun!

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