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Tenth hour? 12 shops for last-minute holiday gifts in Montréal!

We know it: You had the best of intentions. You started thinking about it in November! But now you’re down to the wire, the holidays are days away, and you haven’t bought gifts for any of the dozen people on your list. Fear not: you’re in a shopping mecca! Montréal has got it all, the perfect thing for everyone from your second cousin to the lady who walks your dog. Here are 12 stores for the 12 days of Christmas, and the three seconds you have left to buy gifts. For toys and board games and more Valet d’coeur is a jam-packed mainstay on St-Denis that brims with hundreds of board games (in both English and French), puzzles, Dungeons and Dragons dice, miniature lead figurines and gaming cards. For crafts, art supplies and toys Brault & Bouthillier is known by schools, which it supplies, but this giant store on Beaumont is a secret source of art supplies, craft supplies, stuffed toys, balls, books, stickers, puppets, costumes… there isn’t much they don’t have. For cool knickknacks and home beautification One of the coolest things about the Quebec home wares chain Zone Maison is how it constantly reinvents itself to keep up… / Read More →

WHERE TO EAT CHINESE FOOD IN MONTREAL ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

If you don’t have plans for Christmas dinner or need some post-NYE food therapy, here are some Chinese spots that are open if you’re too lazy to plan something, don’t celebrate, are having trouble finding something that’s open, or, quite wisely, just love you some Chinese food…

Montreal Holiday Food Guide

Montreal steps up its already considerable gastronomic game during the holiday season, infusing festive spirit into imaginative and innovative once-a-year offerings tailored to every appetite and taste…

Montreal Holiday Guide for the Family

Deck the halls with a sparkling array of family-friendly things to do and see in Montreal this season. Dancing rats, ride-able train sets, roasted marshmallows, a veritable choir-palooza and answers to the burning question “Who Is the Real Santa Claus” are all part of the festive fun…

A Very Merry Holiday and New Year’s Eve Party In Old Montreal

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!

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai Brightens the Holiday Season

Enter the glittering forest realm of Cirque du Soleil’s myth-inspired Varekai this December. The internationally acclaimed circus spectacle returns to Montreal 11 years after its official premier here in Cirque du Soleil’s home town, with bigger and brighter than ever shows transforming the Bell Centre, December 20-30, 2013…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 1

The last week of the year is going to be a good one in Montreal, whether you’re looking for a relaxing home-away-from-home vacation or a week of glitzy shows and New Year’s Eve parties – or both, because Montreal certainly isn’t going to make you choose…

NEW YEAR’S EVE TABLES FOR TOASTING AND TASTING

New Year’s Eve is the glitziest night of the year and the time when some restaurants pull out all the stops by offering special menus and sittings to send off the old year and bring in the new with a fitting air of celebration…

WINTER VILLAGE AT THE OLYMPIC PARK

From December 15 to mid-March, the Olympic Park will be hosting a winter wonderland of free activities. You can look forward to toboggan slides, ice skating trails, mini tennis in the snow, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. And, if you get cold, there are strategically placed warm-up zones throughout the park. It seems like they really have thought of everything this year…

WONDERFUL WINTER MENUS IN MONTREAL

It’s winter in Montreal, and the menus are all about meat and more meat: Pork, especially. And pasta and anything else that can warm your insides. Here are a few dishes we love from the winter menus around town right now. Because baby, it’s cold outside…