Fireworks at Freestone Point (weather permitting)

Friday, December 20th at 7:30 pm

Photos from the Lighting Ceremony Launch can be found here

Santa and Mrs. Claus 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm each Friday night

History of The Christmas Lighting Display: THE FOSTER CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

This display is in memory of Billy Foster and Art “Sonny” Culloden – friends killed in the same Christmas Eve car accident, 1958.

From a senseless tragedy has come a testament to family love and the true spirit of Christmas.  Originally developed as a tribute to their son Billy, Don and Rita Foster poured the grief over the loss of their son, into building a Christmas display that would delight the young and young at heart.  The car accident also took the life of Billy’s friend Art “Sonny” Culloden and the Culloden family has generously donated to the refurbishment of this historic display in Sonny’s memory.  Over the years, this “Foster Family” display has grown and evolved and as Mr. and Mrs. Foster aged, was lovingly assumed by Bruce and Marjorie Nickle. The display was maintained by them for 10 years on Marsh Drive. It moved to the Tom Gavey Alemite Park under the care of the Belleville Professional Firefighters Association. The display now rests with the City of Belleville and has been skillfully restored in an effort to keep the history and spirit of the original display alive. 

The Lighting Display and Gateway Signage Committee has decided to have the 60-year history of the Foster and Culloden light display captured in a documentary film they hope to proudly submit to a future Docfest. Those with a story they would like to share about Billy Foster, Art ‘Sonny’ Culloden, the family creating the initial display, the display, a particular visit, a child’s reaction, their first memory – are encouraged to email: lightdisplay@belleville.ca

May all who enjoy the beauty and sentimentality of this display find peace, contentment and the love of family and friends this Christmas season.

 

2019 Belleville Festival of Lights Entertainment & Transit Schedule

Friday, November 15, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

Enjoy a Dee Jay, live music, fireworks, horse & carriage rides, & Santa and Mrs. Claus

November 15

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:00 -6:15 pm Launch and Lighting of Park

6:30-7:30 pm Freddy Vette Live music

7:30 pm Fireworks - Freestone Point (Subject to weather conditions)

Friday, November 15, 2019 Transit Schedule

Express Schedule this night only!

NEW THIS YEAR!!!!! Bus operates on a 15 minute rotation between points

November 15

5:30 pm Express Depart from Transit Terminal Pinnacle St Market Square

Arrive at Jane Forrester Park South John St at Harbour Dr.

8:00 pm Express Last bus leaves Jane Forrester Park from South John St at Harbour St. pick up area-north entrance to Park –near the stage area- DIRECT TRIP-no other stops enroute

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

November 15, 2019

5:30 pm Depart from Transit Garage

5:40 pm Quinte Mall (Sheltered Transit Stop on South Side)

5:50 pm The Richmond Retirement 175 N. Front (McDonald’s)

6:00 pm Quinte Gardens 30 College St W Quinte Secondary School

6:10 pm Quinte Living Centre and McNabb Towers on Front St

6:20 pm Belleville Transit Terminal 165 Pinnacle Market Square

6:25 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

Friday, November 22, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

November 22

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:30-7:30 pm Hometown All Stars Live music

Friday, November 22, 2019 Transit Schedule

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

November 22

5:50 pm Depart from Transit Garage

6:05 pm Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Bus stop on Cannifton)

6:15 pm Mayfair Apts. 190 Ann St at Bridge St E. East Door

6:25 pm Parkwood Apts. 217 Bridge St E (East Hill Park at Bleecker)

6:35 pm Bayview Mall East side at City bus stop near Tim Horton’s

6:45 pm Prince William Apts. 165 Herchimer Ave (Dewe’s) Dundas

6:50 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

Friday, November 29, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

November 29

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:30-7:30 pm Melanie Hilmi Live music

Friday, November 29, 2019 Transit Schedule

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

November 29

6:15 pm Depart from Transit Garage

6:25 pm Aldersgate Village Main Door 7 Aldersgate Dr. @ Avondale

6:35 pm Albert Park Apts. 97 Sidney St near Giant Tiger/Shoppers

6:45 pm Belleville Bus Terminal 165 Pinnacle Market Square

6:50 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

Friday, December 6, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

December 6

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:30-7:30 pm The Wilkinsons Live music

Friday, December 6, 2019 Transit Schedule

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

December 6

5:30 pm= Depart from Transit Garage

5:40 pm Quinte Mall (Sheltered Transit Stop on South Side)

5:50 pm The Richmond Retirement 175 N. Front (McDonald’s)

6:00 pm Quinte Gardens 30 College St W Quinte Secondary School

6:10 pm Quinte Living Centre and McNabb Towers on Front St

6:20 pm Belleville Transit Terminal 165 Pinnacle Market Square

6:25 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

Friday, December 13, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

December 13

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:30-7:30 pm Valdii (formerly Eleven Past One) & Friends Live music

Friday, December 13, 2019 Transit Schedule

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

December 13

5:50 pm Depart from Transit Garage

6:05 pm Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre (Bus stop on Cannifton)

6:15 pm Mayfair Apts. 190 Ann St at Bridge St E. East Door

6:25 pm Parkwood Apts. 217 Bridge St E (East Hill Park at Bleecker)

6:35 pm Bayview Mall East side at City bus stop near Tim Horton’s

6:45 pm Prince William Apts. 165 Herchimer Ave (Dewe’s) Dundas

6:50 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

Friday, December 20, 2019 Entertainment Schedule

December 20

5:00-6:00 pm DJ Host Scotty Lalonde with Seasonal Sounds

(Friday Nights until Dec 20)

6:30-7:30 pm Robyn Scott Live music

Friday, December 20, 2019 Transit Schedule

Ride FREE on this City Bus ONLY!

Arrive early! One bus only per pick up time

December 20

6:15 pm Depart from Transit Garage

6:25 pm Aldersgate Village Main Door 7 Aldersgate Dr. @ Avondale

6:35 pm Albert Park Apts. 97 Sidney St near Giant Tiger/Shoppers

6:45 pm Belleville Bus Terminal 165 Pinnacle Market Square

6:50 pm Arrival at Jane Forrester Park-makes a loop around Park

2019 Belleville Festival of Lights Sponsors

Santa Level $20,000+

City of Belleville

Elf Level $10,000+

Fitzgibbon Construction Limited

Reindeer Level $5,000+

Battlefield Equipment Rentals

John M. & Bernice Parrott Foundation       

Stocking Stuffer Level $1000+

Gordon Barr Ltd

Horwood Electric

Mackay Insurance Brokers

Magna International Inc.

The Boathouse Seafood Restaurant

The Culloden Family in Memory of Art “Sonny” Culloden

Ornament Level $500+

Berry Global Inc.

Black Canvas Fireworks

Elexicon

Go-Evo Advantage Data Collection            

Greenwood Paving

Len Corcoran Excavating Limited               

Montgomery Fleet Services

Owtlaw Management Inc.

Ramada by Wyndham, Belleville

Reid’s Dairy

Rollins Investments

Tipper Financial Services

Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd.                                                                                                     

Holly Level $100+

Burr Insurance Brokers

Clearview Training & Consulting

Guthrie Engineering

Hamilton Smith Ltd.

Jenny's Country Lane

Red Ball Radio Ltd.

Rentx Realties Corporation

Tim Hortons 48 Dundas St W

Thank you for your generous support.

site map arrow

Copyright 2020 City of Belleville. All Rights Reserved. Site by They.