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’Tis the season! 7 merry things to do in Montreal

DON'T MISS: Snowy flicks, steamy drinks and more
December 11, 2015
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By Meagan Boisse

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1. TIDINGS OF CHOCOLATE & JAVA

The Comfort Team | Merry Montreal 2015 | Old Montreal | December 11 to 13, 17 to 20, from noon to 5 p.m.

Praise the lord: free hot chocolate and coffee are coming your way!

To celebrate the holiday season, the city's Comfort Team will be roaming Montreal’s Old Port throughout December giving out complimentary warm beverages. Don’t miss this chance to take a toasty break from the holiday madness.


2. HOLIDAY HOT SPOTS

Holiday Hot Spots | Merry Montreal 2015 | Place Jacques-Cartier | Until December 20

Exhausted from all your shopping at the Place Jacques-Cartier Christmas Market? Why not pull up a chair, take a break and warm your aching feet? Throughout the season, outdoor fireplaces surrounded by Adirondack chairs will be installed at Place Jacques-Cartier.


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3. SNOW FLICKS

Outdoor Holiday Flicks | Merry Montreal 2015 | Place Jacques-Cartier | December 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 5 p.m.

Want to get outside this winter?

Take that special someone to the Old Port to watch a classic holiday flick under the stars. Who needs a ceiling when you have free blankets and hot chocolate?

  • December 11: Elf
  • December 12: The Polar Express
  • December 18: A Christmas Story
  • December 19: Miracle on 34th Street

4. SEASONAL HARMONIES

Noëls à l’orgue | Saint Joseph’s Oratory | December 13 and 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Get swept away by traditional Christmas music played on the organ. On Sunday, December 13, enjoy a performance by Swedish organist Hans-Ola Ericsson. The McGill music professor has given concerts throughout Europe as well as in Russia, Japan, Korea, the United States and Canada. His numerous recordings include a highly acclaimed production of French composer Olivier Messiaen's organ music.

On Sunday, December 20, William Porter, a part-time music professor from the Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester in New York, will perform. A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale University, Porter teaches organ, organ improvisation and harpsichord.

Open your spirit to the holidays!


5. A HOLIDAY FEAST

Community Holiday Lunch | Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV) Atrium, Sir George Williams Campus | December 15, noon to 2 p.m.

Come all ye students, faculty and staff to Hospitality Concordia's annual holiday feast. Enjoy a sumptuous meal that includes a choice of salad, main dish, side dish and dessert. Tickets cost $12 and all proceeds go toward Concordia’s Student Emergency and Food Fund.

Check out what's on the menu and register online for seating.


6. KEEP CALM AND BID ON — THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION

Libraries’ Annual Christmas Auction | J.A. DeSève Cinema, J.W. McConnell Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George William Campus | December 14, noon to 2 p.m.

From signed hockey sticks to fine jewellery, you can find all manner of treasures at the Concordia Annual Christmas Auction. For just $2 at the door or the cost of a raffle ticket, you can bid to your heart's content on food, art, one of a kind trinkets, you name it!

And it's a guilt-free spending spree to boot, as all proceeds go toward supporting a number of charitable organizations.


7. CONCORDIA'S GOT TALENT

Second annual concert to support Centraide | D.B. Clarke Theatre, Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George William Campus | Wednesday, December 16, noon to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:45 a.m.)

Catch inspired performances by musicians Danielle Carter, Natalie Charles, Cynthia Hedrich, Lisa Mahabir and Danielle Pullen and more. Tickets for this year's edition, directed by Fabiola Cacciatore, are $12. All proceeds go to support Concordia's Centraide Campaign. So far this year, the campaign has raised 95 per cent of its $190,000 fundraising goal.

For information and to buy tickets in advance, contact Andrea Renaud at 514-848-2424, ext. 5895 or andrea.renaud@concordia.ca

 


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