Christmas tree, crèche, songs, toy-making, wax Baby Jesus figurines. An entire month of celebrations.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The snow is making us cozy, the holidays are making us generous, and the typical holiday snacks are making us hungry. With unique outdoor activities to artisan shopping fairs, Montreal knows how to make the most out of the winter holiday season. Check out the very merry activities happening in Old Montreal from December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015 for Merry Montreal!
Outdoor Holiday Cinema (December 20, 21 / January 2, 3 & 4): Imagine this: You’re sitting outside in Old Montreal, tucked into a large warm blanket sipping hot chocolate next to your friends and family, while watching a classic holiday movie. Sounds magical right? Make it a reality on five dates this season at Place d’Youville. The movie starts at 5 p.m.! Details here.
Celebrity Christmas Tales (December 21): A family-friendly activity brings artists together to read classic Christmas tales. Readings start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The storytelling will be in French, so if you don’t speak any it’ll be a great time to start learning! Details here.
Giant Turtle Chocolate Boxes (December 12 to 22, 31, January 3 and 4): Yes, you read that correctly. Giant Turtle Chocolate Boxes. Hunt around Old Montreal for giant gift boxes that are large enough to warm up in, and snack on chocolate turtles! This is just one of the reasons why in Montreal, winter totally trumps summer.
The 24h Comfort Team (December 13, 14, 20, 21, 31, January 3 and 4): Need a little holiday pick-me-up? Just find one of the Comfort Teams that will be roaming around Old Montreal handing out coffee and hot chocolate.
Say “Hey” to Santa and wish everyone a happy holiday: Find the special holiday megaphone in Old Montreal to wish everyone a very heartfelt (and very loud) happy holiday! Also on December 13, 14, 20, 21, and January 3 and 4, find Santa’s giant candy cane in Place d’Armes to have a real live conversation with him! Who knows, you might even get a special gift!
The New Year’s Eve Party in Old Montreal (December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015): The only place to see and be seen on New Year’s Eve is at Merry Montreal’s party in Old Montreal. The festivities start at 7:00 PM, but really get underway around 10:30 p.m. when Alex Nevsky, Bernard Adamus, and Les Soeurs Boulay start spinning at the DJ booth. Approaching midnight will be the Telus Fire On Ice countdown to 2015. The party will continue until 2 a.m. with more DJs and the Coca-Cola “Brigade du Bonheur”.
Photo credits: Montreal en fetes / Merry Montreal
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