Through living and working in the Bay of Quinte region, we’ve learned a thing or two about all the things to do, see, eat and explore around here. Join us each week as we share safer, must-do activities in the BoQ, and check out the rest of our must-dos HERE.
Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing those hands, physically distancing and wearing your mask while you explore within the region. For the latest updates, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website.
217 Clearview Road, Belleville
The holiday season is full of traditions, and cutting a Christmas tree is one of our favourites. A short drive north of the city brings you here, where the Martin family has created an awesome Christmas experience with — you guessed it — trees, wreaths, local baked goods and plenty of holly jolly tunes.
Holiday Lights + Decorations Tour
Belleville, Brighton, downtown Trenton and Frankford
Start the car!! And take the family for a slow evening cruise past the twinkly lights and festive displays around the region. Check out the Festival of Lights in Belleville, Fantasy of Lights in downtown Trenton and Frankford and the Holiday Decorating Contest in Brighton.
Selfie With Santa
Beside Ekort Realty, 258 Front Street, downtown Belleville
Human or canine, naughty or nice, you can still snap a photo with Saint Nick — with a COVID-friendly twist. Check out the Enchanted event in the Downtown District for free pedicab rides and details on holiday shopping.
101 Dundas Street W, downtown Trenton
Because you need an awesome outfit for your office Christmas Zoom party, right?? Whether you shop online or in person, the team here is ready to make you look and feel your best for your virtual shindig!
85 Main Street, Brighton
We could just stop and stare at the charming outside of this shop, but many treasures wait within! Owner Sheryl Delorme hand picks everything that makes its way into the store, with the perfect gift for everyone on your list from foodie to fashionista.
35 St. Paul Street, Belleville
After an evening touring the lights, The Loft is a super cool place to spend the night on your close-to-home holiday staycation. The converted church is modern but cozy, and just a five-minute walk from your morning caffeine hookup!