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Date: Sunday November 18th, 2018

Start Time: 4:30pm

The lining up of float vehicles begins at 2:00pm around the track, at the Belleville Fairgrounds (corner of Bridge Street West & Sidney Street).

Walkers & riders need to arrive by 4:oopm to get into the lineup.


Leave the Fairgrounds property exiting onto Sidney Street, turning east along Bridge Street

Parade Route Map Available Here


Provided flow is continuous, it should take 1:15 hours to pass by.

Registration For Participants: 

This process begins on Thursday, October 18th in person at The Belleville Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre in the Log Cabin at 5 Moira Street East, Belleville (corner of Pinnacle & Moira at the bridge) between 8:30am & 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Deadline For Participation:

Friday November 9th  

Registration Fee:

$20 Cash Only

An official receipt will be issued to all participants.

This fee applies to ALL participants without exception.

Rules & Regulations:

All registrants will receive an info package when they register describing in details all aspects of the parade including a complete list of rules & regulations.

A few of the most important rules are:  

  • darkness falls just as this parade begins so lighting is a must, and there is no such thing as “too many lights”
  • music is mandatory and can be pre-recorded or live
  • floats need to have a theme relating to the Christmas season
  • the handing out of treats, promo items etc. to the crowds is encouraged, however, items cannot be thrown from floats as that is too dangerous
  • this is a rain/shine/snow/sleet event

*Please note registration forms must be dropped off in person, and registration is not official until the registration fee is paid in full*


4 x $100 Quinte Mall gift cards, and a Certificate, will be awarded to float entrants for …

Best Use of Seasonal Lighting

Best LIVE Music

Most Impressive Display of Community Spirit

Best Overall Theme  (ie. Christmas In Whoville, Twas’ The Night Before Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, a live nativity scene, etc.)  

For further information contact Parade Coordinator Susan Walsh at

Mark your calendars also for Downtown Belleville Christmas Kickoff Event on Thursday, November 15th and the official opening of Christmas At The Pier, Friday, November 16th (Jane Forrester Park at Meyers Pier)