HOLIDAY EDITION: The top 5 things to do in Montreal this December
1. Fantastical Fountain
Fontaine Boreale | La Grande-Place of Complexe Desjardins | Until December 31
Prepare yourself for a dazzling display of lights, sound and water as the Fontaine Boreale returns to the Complexe Desjardins for its fourth year. The seasonal crowd-pleaser promises to mesmerize with a multisensorial display that turns the ordinary into the extraordinary, offering up a magical experience not to be missed.
2. Christmas in the park
Christmas in the Park | Place Émilie-Gamelin, Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent and Parc Lahaie | Until December 30
Get into the holiday spirit by visiting one of three Montreal parks that have been transformed into magical winter villages, replete with cheer and conviviality. Warm yourself by the beautiful outdoor fireplaces, eat and drink to your heart’s content, listen to a varied musical program and bask in the merriment of the season. Now in its 26th year, Christmas in the Park is a true community classic!
3. Merry Marketplace
Montreal’s Christmas Market | Marche Atwater | Every weekend until December 22
Got some shopping to cross off the list? Why not do it while enjoying the irresistible charm of one of the city’s most traditional holiday attractions. The Christmas Market boasts 50 stands, showcasing an extensive selection of local crafts and gourmet food. You can also stick around to enjoy a free program of concerts and activities!
4. Join in the Chorus
Les Choralies | Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours | December 7, 8, 15, 21 & 22 – times vary
Throughout the month, different choirs from around Montreal and the South Shore will gather at the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Church to fill its lofty space with the sounds of the season. Let yourself enjoy songs of yesteryear during these free performances that will be sure to leave you in a festive mood.
5. Nordic Novelties
Place Nordique | Montreal Old-Port, Jacques-Cartier pier | December 19-29
Head down to the Old Port this December to enjoy Place Nordique, a holiday hot spot featuring spiced cocktails, live shows and plenty of games and workshops. From illuminated installations to Indigenous art shows and winter Zumba, the program has something for everyone. It promises to bring some warmth to the winter.
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