Holiday Events

Follow this page for information regarding the upcoming 2022 Holiday Events in Belleville. 
Information will be added as events are planned and approved and as details become available.

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Belleville Christkindlmarkt

November 25 - December 23

Shop the 9th Annual Belleville Christkindlmarkt, an open-air German Christmas Market on Belleville's Public Square, features unique vendors, food, and beverages, along with live entertainment. Visit the Belleville Christkindlmarkt website for event dates and hours, a list of vendors, and more!

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Gingerbread 5K Run/Walk

Sat., December 3, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Run with the Gingerbread Man through downtown Belleville during the annual Gingerbread 5K Run/Walk. Hosted by Belleville's Parks & Recreation Department, the event begins and ends at the Parks & Recreation office at 510 W. Main St. Watch for more information on the Belleville Parks & Recreation Current Activities page of our website. 

Downtown Cookie Walk

Sat., December 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hosted by Belleville Main Street, this event offers a unique opportunity to collect a bag of delicious cookies while you walk through beautiful downtown Belleville. 

Old Belleville Historical Luminary Walk

Sat., December 10, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Enjoy this candle lit walk through the historic Abend and Garfield Streets neighborhood. The event is hosted by the Gustav Koerner House Restoration Committee, the Belleville Historical Society, the St. Clair County Historical Society, and neighbors on Abend & Garfield Streets. 

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Santa Parade

Fri., November 25, 10:00 AM

Join us in downtown Belleville for the annual Santa Parade, hosted by the Optimist Club of Belleville. Welcome Santa to town and to his house on the Public Square during the largest holiday parade in Southern Illinois. This festive parade includes floats, marching bands, dance groups, and more!  

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Downtown Walking & Parking Guides

Walking Guide  

Weather you live here or are visiting, we're sure you'll find the Walking Guide to Downtown Belleville a helpful and informative resource for finding great places to eat, shop, and be entertained in downtown Belleville.

Parking Guide

In addition to street parking, downtown Belleville offers several free parking lots for your convenience. These lots can be found on the Downtown Parking Guide.

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