Noella Festival

Noella Festival Nov 19th – Dec 31st, Downtown Barrie

Christmas in Downtown Barrie is a feeling you just have to experience. The Noella Festival gives you six weeks of family fun to check out! We would like to thank our event partners who collectively bring the community a fantastic kick off to the festive season. This includes the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, the Barrie Rotary Club, the City of Barrie and most importantly our Downtown Barrie businesses! Together, they all make this event a very special time of the year!

FREE EVENT!

We would also like to thank our sponsor Farm Boy and Tim Hortons.

THE BARRIE ROTARY FESTIVAL OF TREES

Courtesy of all the hard work by the Barrie Rotary Club, come and check out the amazing light displays throughout Heritage Park and Meridian Place. Grab your favourite hot drink and bring the family or friends Downtown for a light filled walk along the waterfront and into the Downtown. As part of the Noella Tree Lighting Celebration, all of these displays will be lit at once on Saturday Nov 19th.

Date

SATURDAY, NOV 19TH – Dec 31ST

Time

All Day / All Night

Noella Tree + Wreath Lot

Bring the family down during the first two weekends (Friday/Saturday) of December and consider supporting Hospice Simcoe with a purchase of a Drysdale Christmas, wreath or both! Enjoy a throwback tree lot and take in the lights, downtown shops and restaurants while here. All proceeds go to Hospice Simcoe

Date & Time

FRIDAY, DEC 2ND – 4pm to 8pm
SATURDAY, DEC 3RD – 10am to 2pm
FRIDAY, DEC 9TH – 4pm to 8pm
SATURDAY, DEC 10TH – 10am to 2pm

WINDOW DECORATING VOTING AND WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Starting at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Downtown businesses will be decorating their windows for the festive season. We have opened up the voting to the community, so come on down, check out the window displays and cast your vote! Look for the window decal QR codes to link directly to the voting app.

Date & Time

Voting: NOV 19TH to DEC 15TH – All Day / All Night

Winners Announced: FRIDAY, DEC 16TH – Noon

Vote

2-hours free on-street parking in december

For the entire month of December, enjoy 2 hours of FREE on-street parking in Downtown Barrie to help with your shopping visit! Remember that parking in our Downtown Parking Lots is always FREE after 5pm Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday (excluding the Collier Street Parkade)

Supporters

SPONSORS

The Downtown Barrie BIA acknowledges that the Business Improvement Area is located on the traditional land of the Anishnaabeg people. The Anishnaabeg include the Odawa, Ojbwe and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The Downtown Barrie BIA is dedicated to honoring Indigenous history and culture and committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit people.