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Free things to do this December in Montréal

We anticipate December’s holiday shopping, gift giving and celebratory meals and parties long before the first snow falls, yet Montréal also offers a flip side that doesn’t cost a thing and can often be just as glamorous. Read on for free and easy December fun! Merry making Old Montréal’s December-long winter extravaganza, Merry Montréal, adds shine to the Old World edifices and glitter to the cobblestones – drink free hot chocolate and coffee, watch Christmas-themed films like Home Alone and Elf on an outdoor screen, warm up around fires, bring kids to see Santa at the Christmas market at Place Jacques-Cartier, call the North Pole, broadcast holiday wishes on “Wish-a-Phones,” and top it all off at the end of the month with the Merry Montréal New Year’s Ball. Outdoor illumination Become a kid again – or just join the kids at play already – at this year’s edition of Luminothérapie, an interactive-art playground filled with 30 seesaws emitting sound and light at Place des Festivals, beginning December 10. Also watch for state-of-the-art video projections on nearby Théâtre Maisonneuve and UQAM’s President–Kennedy building as well as the Grande Bibliothèque, UQAM bell tower and five more looming facades. Winter in the parks… / Read More →

Things to Do in Montreal: August 22-28

The final days of August show no signs of summer activities slowing down in Montreal: from food festivals and fresh market fare to film festivals and live rock and electro shows, the city keeps on shining under the sun…

Music, Food & More Outside at Marché Des Possibles

This summer, Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood – known for its fresh-out-of-the-oven bagels, laid-back cafes and a significant population of musicians and artists – celebrates summer in its own eclectic style with the addition of Pop Montreal’s Marché des Possibles outdoor market…

Things to do in August in Montreal

It can’t be… is that really Labour Day on the horizon?! Now’s your chance to do all the things you had on your summer bucket list before the nubile lifeguards go back to school. So get started – drink up the last drops of the sweetest season of all at these events…

Weekends du Monde bring the world to Parc Jean-Drapeau

Why go to all the time, effort and expense of traveling the world in search of cultural adventure when you can scratch that itch for free in Montreal every summer? For the tenth year running, Weekends du Monde (“Weekends of the World”) showcases the rich cultural traditions of many of the diverse communities that comprise Montreal in grand multi-sensory style…

What to expect from l’International des Feux Loto-Québec

For three decades, Montreal’s citizenry have been subjected to rolling explosions, fiery night-sky flashes and the lingering smell of gunpowder throughout the summer months, though the only battle being waged is between the many pyrotechnics companies representing various countries at the annual L’International des Feux Loto-Québec fireworks competition…

#MTLMOMENTS Exhibit shares special Montreal Moments

What happens when thousands of Montrealers and visitors to Montreal take pics of their best moments and post them online? A ton of gorgeous images and over 40,000 shares since May last year, that’s what. The Montreal Moments social media movement initiated by Tourisme Montreal has taken the city by storm in the last year, inspiring people to capture everything that makes Montreal the exciting destination it is and post, and re-post, and comment, and re-comment the results. Now, in addition to having a virtual existence, the best photos have a stage all their own in the form of a summertime exhibition.

A Family Guide to Summer 2014

Every day in Montreal can become a mini-adventure for the whole family, especially during the summer months. With so many free outdoor activities – from festival entertainment to adventure parks – and numerous indoor attractions, Montreal is well-equipped to keep parents and kids smiling…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 13-19

Summer hits the city centre as French music festival FrancoFolies gets underway with all kinds of free outdoor shows, complimented by bike-worthy weather, a world-class beer fest, streets and parks filled with art and music, and more.

Things to Do in Montreal: June 6-12

The sun shines down on Montreal this week as engines rev for the Grand Prix, cyclists hop on their bikes to see the city sights, a beer festival adds fermented flavour, a yoga festival chills us out, and live music, theatre, dance, circus, professional mural making and more keep us highly entertained…