Looking forward to sharing the holidays with family and friends? Join our real estate agents in celebrating at these festive events, taking place just minutes from Belleville homes for sale.
- Christkindlmarkt - Downtown Public Square, Main St., and Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
Seven years ago, Belleville adopted the German tradition of Christkindlmarkt. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, downtown's Public Square is home to food and gift vendors, live entertainment, and Santa's house. Festivities officially open with a parade at 10 a.m. and lighting of the fountain at 6 p.m. The event runs from Friday, November 26 through Thursday, December 23. Visit the website for the full schedule.
- Gingerbread 5K Run/Walk - Belleville Parks & Rec, 510 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62220
Burn off some of those holiday calories at the Gingerbreak 5K Run/Walk. This year's event includes a kids' dash so the whole family can participate. The course begins at Belleville Parks and Rec and runs through the beautifully decorated downtown streets. An awards ceremony follows at the Historic Lincoln Theater. The race is scheduled for Saturday, December 4. The entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids under 18.
- WG Holiday Market - The Weingarten, 1780 E. State Route 15, Belleville, IL 62221
Sample some holiday cheer and help a good cause at the WG Holiday Market. The Weingarten, a delightful countryside wine bar, will have a great selection of local vendors on hand so you can shop for gifts while sipping bottomless mimosas. A portion of the proceeds goes toward gifts for underprivileged families in the Belleville community. The WG Holiday Market takes place on Sunday, December 5, from noon - 4 p.m.
- Gingerbread Cookie Walk - Bank of Belleville, 215 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL 62220
Is there such a thing as too much gingerbread? Find out at this year's Gingerbread Cookie Walk. Check out the storefront displays of entries in the Gingerbread House Contest as you collect cookies from more than 30 locations. Carolers and barbershop quartets will be on hand to provide musical entertainment. Mark your calendar for December 11, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration and purchase of a cookie bag are required.
- Diva's Night Out - Abe's Gourmet Popcorn, 101 E. Main St., Belleville, IL 62220
The popular monthly event takes on some holiday glitter with the "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" edition of Diva's Night Out. Check in at Abe's Gourmet Popcorn, then get your passport stamped at the shops and restaurants you visit along the way. Head to Copper Fire by 8 p.m. for a chance to win some exciting prizes. Diva's Night Out is set for Thursday, December 16, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Gateway Ringers Holiday Concert - St. Paul United Church, 115 W. B St., Belleville, IL 62220
What are the holidays without the glorious sound of bells filling the air? Enjoy these unique sounds at the Gateway Ringers Holiday Concert. Members are selected by audition every two years, and all belong to the Handbell Musicians of America. The choir aims to raise awareness of this specialized form of music. Showtime is 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 19.
Ring in the holidays with a new home in Belleville. Contact us at Strano & Associates for experienced help buying or selling your home.