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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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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. 

Visit Santa on 

Belleville's Public Square! 

View Santa's 2021 Hours

Sponsored by the

Optimist Club of Belleville

 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


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)

Fri., Nov. 26 - Sun., Dec. 19

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

 Ride the FREE Horse Drawn Trolley 

(begins/ends at Public Square)

Sat., Dec. 4

 8:30 am - Gingerbread 5K Run 

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


Sun., Dec. 5

12-4 pm - Giant Snow Globe 

(Public Square)

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)

Sat., Dec. 18

12-4 pm - Giant Snow Globe 

(Public Square)

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