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 Shopping

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.


The Batavia Business Improvement District is hosting its fourth annual Scarecrow Contest for Downtown Batavia sponsored by Home Depot and The Daily News. As a creative way to add some more fall flavor to downtown decorating, the BID has invited any business, organization or family to enter the contest. For $20 each business/family was provided basic supplies of straw, a post and zip ties along with their pole assignment. Each business could then get creative in creating their scarecrow. All voting for favorite scarecrow ends October 31st..


All Community Members are invited to vote for their favorite scarecrow through the Daily News, at or at Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District Facebook page.


First place winner receives $100 cash prize, second place $75 and third place $50. The BID would like to thank our local Batavia Home Depot for sponsoring the scarecrows and donating of posts and supplies, to our City of Batavia Fire Department for assembling the posts, and to The Daily News for assisting with the voting process.

Christmas in the City is on Saturday, December 4, 2021 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 Rides, and culminating the night with a Holiday Parade down Main Street at 6:00 PM. Parade starts at Jefferson Ave and proceeds down Main Street to Liberty St.

Businesses and Organizations are invited to participate in this year’s event! Forms are available below for participation in event & parade.


All Businesses, Families & Organizations are Invited!

Join us for the Second Annual Wreath Contest in Downtown Batavia!

Cash Prizes Awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners!

All participants will be given a 16” wreath to decorate that will be placed on a Downtown Light Pole.

Contest runs from December 4th thru December 24th.