Downtown Dining

Enjoy several delicious options in our Downtown Dining!  At over 15 independent restaurants, as well as some chain favorites, the decision making is harder than ever.

Downtown Shopping

Stop in to several of our downtown shops and support local small business. Choose from jewelry, toys, bath & body, furniture, and more!

Downtown Fun

Stop in and have some fun in Downtown Batavia! Art enthusiasts can take a walk around the downtown enjoying the Canvas City Art Trail murals and our local art gallery, or check out available classes and shows at our Downtown Theatre. Family fun can be had at our local bowling alley, playground and movie theater, or try your hand at painting your own ceramics or walking or biking the Ellicott Trail.

Online Parade Registration

Christmas in the City is on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM in Downtown Batavia!

Our local shops and organizations will be offering holiday specials and activities, including pictures with Santa, Horse and Buggy, and much, much more all culminating the night with a Holiday Parade down Main Street at 6:00 PM.

Help us celebrate our community this holiday season! There are several opportunities to participate:

  • Enter your business or group into the Holiday Parade. Parade participants can walk or drive a vehicle or float decorated for the holiday season. We ask that no one puts a Santa on their float, as we have a hired one for the event.
  • Sponsor the event. Please see form for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Volunteer to help with organizing the event and/or assisting with parade line up.

If you are a business located in the Batavia Business Improvement District:

  • As a Downtown Business Owner, you are invited to take part in the Window Decorating Contest. Businesses competing are asked to have their windows completed by: Friday December 2nd for judging. The winning business receives $200 Cash Prize.
  • Enter your business or group into the Holiday Parade.
  • Offer exclusive in-store specials during the event or hand out coupons/promotional items during the event.
  • Host a festive activity at your business

For questions or concerns please contact Shannon Maute at: 585-344-0900 or by emailing All forms can be mailed, emailed, filled out online or dropped off for participation in this year’s event.