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Shop the 8th Annual

Belleville Christkindlmarkt


an Open-Air German Christmas MArket on BElleville's Public Square at IL 159 and Main Street

Opens: November 26

Closes: DEcember 23

Featuring Unique European and Handcrafted Gifts 

View Market Dates & Hours 




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Join us on Opening Day, November 26

on Belleville's Public Square

10:00 AM  Welcome Santa Claus to town at the annual Santa Parade 

11:00 AM Shop the Christkindlmarkt until 8:30 PM

12:00 PM Enjoy a free horse-drawn trolley ride until 8:30 PM

6:00 PM Join in the Lighting of the Fountain Ceremony, caroling, and the reading of the official Christkindlmarkt Proclamation 


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Request an activity page from one of the participating downtown Belleville shops or Christkindlmarkt vendors beginning Friday, November 26, and start the scavenger hunt to find Gustav. 


 FREE Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

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Enjoy FREE horse drawn trolley rides through downtown Belleville and the Christkindlmarkt and around the beautifully decorated Veterans Memorial Fountain. Board and disembark at the corner of East Main St. and IL 159 at the Public Square.

View  the

 2021 Trolley Schedule

Visit Santa on 

Belleville's Public Square! 

View Santa's 2021 Hours

Sponsored by the

Optimist Club of Belleville


Enjoy these other holiday events in downtown Belleville.

Wed., Nov. 17 - Tues., Jan. 4 

Gingerbread Creations on Display 

(Downtown Belleville)

Fri., Nov. 26

10:00 am - Santa Parade 

(Main Street at IL 159)

6:00 pm - Lighting of the Fountain, Caroling, and Christkindlmarkt Opening 

(Public Square)

Sat., Dec. 4

 8:30 am - Gingerbread 5K Run 

(begins/ends at 510 W. Main St.)

Sat., Dec. 11

9:00 am - Gingerbread Cookie Walk

(Downtown Belleville)

5:00 pm - Historic Luminary Walk

(East Garfield and Abend Streets)

Sat., Dec. 16

5:00 pm - Diva's Night Out 

(Main Street at IL 159)



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