Nighttime Santa Parade

Nighttime Santa Parade

You better watch out, you better not cry...Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us in downtown Kingston for the 12h annual Nighttime Santa Parade Saturday, November 21st! 

Market Square at night

Shop, Dine and Enjoy your Downtown!

Check out our Shop and Dine sections for your favourite downtown Kingston shops and restaurants. Click on Enjoy to find out about exciting events happening in downtown Kingston.


Indulge in the offerings of our many independent specialty shops, gift and fashion boutiques, major chain stores, and art galleries.


With more dining choices per capita than anywhere in Ontario, downtown is sure to have something to satisfy even the most discerning palate! And, many of our restaurants feature a variety of local food options too!


From street performing, live music, and cooking demonstrations, to boats and fireworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at downtown Kingston’s many events and festivals.

About Us

The Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of more than 700 businesses located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. The BIA promotes Downtown Kingston! as the vibrant and healthy commercial, retail, residential, and entertainment centre of our region, attracting more people to live, shop, work and gather.

Business and Development

We encourage, support, and initiate projects that benefit our downtown. From providing training and networking for existing businesses to conducting research and projects that encourages new businesses to open, we strive to keep our downtown strong and vibrant.

Latest News

September 10, 2015 | General
Take advantage of extended shopping hours in downtown Kingston this fall! Participating stores are open until at least 8:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays from Sept. 10 to Dec. 4, 2015. Look for the Night Hours sign in the window of your favourite downtown store! Read More...
August 25, 2015 | Events
Downtown Kingston! will be celebrating the last week of summer with a blockbuster movie week! Tuesday, September 1st, 2015: Guardians of the Galaxy Thursday, September 3rd, 2015: Back to the Future & Back to the Future II Friday, September 4th, 2015: The Lego Movie Read More...
August 20, 2015 | Events
Guaridans of the Galaxy is canceled tonight, August 20, due to thunderstorms.  Read More...


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Downtown Kingston! partners with the many organizations to help us make Downtown Kingston! the best that it can be. Our major partners include, the City of Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), KEDCO, The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and the Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Nestled at the junction of Lake Ontario, the Cataraqui River and St. Lawrence River, Kingston is conveniently located approximately half way between Montreal and Toronto, and just a short drive from the 1000 Islands International Bridge.