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Holiday Season Kick-Off Weekend in Belleville

The holiday season is upon us and November 19-21 will be a busy weekend of activities to get you into the festive spirit!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19

62nd Annual Belleville Festival of Lights

This annual light show celebrates and remembers the lives of Billy Foster and Art “Sonny” Culloden. The festival features an array of lights, movements and sounds, and runs from mid-November into the New Year. This year it will be a 5 km driving route through the Downtown District, past Jane Forrester Park and following Keegan Pkwy along the bay.

Check out Enchanted in the Downtown District

From now until December 31, the Downtown District will be a magical place full of bright light displays, Santa’s chair and seasonal festivities. Stroll through the streets among the large snowflakes and check some holiday shopping off your list!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Merry Merry Market

Get in the holiday spirit and shop from local artisan vendors on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Venue 1906 Downtown for Orlena Cain’s Merry Merry Market! Free admission with a donation to the Quinte Children’s Foundation.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Belleville Santa Claus Parade

Santa is back in town! The parade will start at the Belleville Fairgrounds at 4:30 pm and travel east along Bridge Street, ending at the Bayview Mall. Make sure to dress warm and bring your lawn chair or blanket to be comfortable.

Visit Glanmore National Historic Site between 4-5:15 pm for free craft activities, grab bags and seasonal music.

The Rotary Reindeer Park will be set up in Robin Jeffrey Park with festive lights and a photo op for family photos beginning at 4 pm.

Side Hustle Market

Check out artisan vendors set up on the sidewalk leading up to the Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 21 from 2 pm to 6 pm. Find unique, handmade goods for your home, pets or people. What a great way to support local artisans!

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