Holiday Events

Holiday Events in Downtown Belleville

Downtown Belleville will soon be decked out for the holidays!  
Celebrate the Coming Holidays
by participating in any of the events listed below.

Holiday Open House, November 10th and 11th:  Belleville Main Street Merchants will kick off their holiday offerings during regular shop hours.

Gingerbread House Contest:  Register by November 17th to take part in the 27th annual Gingerbread House contest!  The completed houses are then displayed throughout downtown Belleville during the holiday season.

Santa Comes to Town November 24th during a 10:00 am parade!

Shop Small Saturday - November 25th:  Before you  line up for Black Friday, ask yourself this:  "How is buying things that are made overseas at discounted prices for big box stores going to help my local economy, businesses and families?"  Instead.... Shop Small Businesses!  

Free Horse Drawn Trolley Rides are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays November 24th - December 23rd.  

Christkindlmarkt:  Prepare for the holidays as the folks in our sister city of Paderborn, Germany do - by visiting a Christkindlmarkt Friday, November 24th - December 23rd!

Gingerbread Cookie Day, December 9th:  For $10 purchase the right to walk the 5k route to collect cookies from many downtown Belleville merchants.

Why Shop Local this Holiday Season?

For every person there is a reason to Shop Locally -
  • Belleville Main Street has one of a kind businesses for unique gifts for every person on your list.
  • Our stores owners help you experience exceptional customer service.
  • You get to try things out or on before purchasing - no surprises when you try something on you just purchased on-line!
  • It's Greener!  No excessive packaging involved in shipping.
  • Your sales tax dollars support Belleville.
  • You are supporting a shop owner's American dream!

Make a pledge to Shop Belleville Main Street this holiday season!  

(And please check out our website tabs featuring our downtown
merchant map and a list of our merchants!)