Noella Festival

Noella Festival

Christmas in Downtown Barrie is a feeling you just have to experience. Luckily, the Noella Festival gives you six weeks of fun to check out! Thank you to Meridian Credit Union for their event sponsorship, and thank you to our partners at the City of Barrie, Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Barrie and all the amazing Downtown Barrie businesses. This year, the Noella Festival brings you…

1. Noella Festival Kick Off

Head to Downtown Barrie on Saturday, November 20th for the kick off of this year’s Noella Festival! With an Open Air Dunlop pop-up, the 35ft Christmas Tree at Meridian Place will be back for the Tree Lighting Celebration with thanks to Pratt Homes, live music will be at the Meridian Place stage courtesy of Barrie’s Live Music Show, Santa will be at the Five Points Theatre at 4pm and more! Head downtown for all the Christmas fun! 

Date

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Time

12:00pm – 8:00pm

2. The Rotary Festival of Trees

Check out the amazing light displays at Meridian Place, Heritage Park and along our beautiful waterfront courtesy of the Rotary Club of Barrie.

Date

BEGINNING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Time

All day and night long

3. Holly Days

Everyone’s favourite shopping contest begins Monday, November 15th and runs until December 31st. Download the Neighbour Vue app, shop at Holly Days locations and enter to win a $500 DWNTWN E-Gift Card! The winner will be announced on January 6th, 2022.

Date

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15

Time

See participating business hours

4. Noella Tree + Wreath Lot

On Saturdays at Meridian Place, the Noella Tree + Wreath Lot will be set up with all proceeds going to support Hospice Simcoe. Thank you to this year’s sponsor Dr. Brad Dibble.

Date

NOV 27, DEC 4, DEC 11, DEC 18

Time

11:00am – 3:00pm

5. Window Decorating Contest Winner 

Stroll Downtown Barrie and check out the incredible displays in each business’s window as part of the Window Decorating Contest! The winner will be announced at the November 20th kick off to the Noella Festival!

Date

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Time

12:00pm

6. 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! Remember that parking in municipal lots is always free after 5pm Monday through Friday and all day on Saturdays and Sundays (excluding the Collier Street Parkade).

Date

DEC 1 – DEC 31

Time

8:00am – 4:30pm